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Homes by Architects Tour

$30
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Sunday, April 09
01:00 PM
Both sides of the State Line, from Weatherby Lake to Leawood
$30
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Homes by Architects Tour

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Sunday, April 09
01:00 PM
Both sides of the State Line, from Weatherby Lake to Leawood
$30
Buy Ticket → Buy Ticket →

Homes by Architects Tour

Weatherby Lake. Westside. Sunset Hill. Leawood. Explore Kansas City like never before during KC Design Week’s Homes by Architects Tour.

See four homes built or renovated within the past 10 years and learn about their unique details from the firms that designed them: KEM Studio, DRAW Architecture + Urban Design, Generator Studio, and Wendlandt & Stallbaumer Architecture.

All homes on the tour were designed by AIA Kansas City Member Firms and selected by special committee. KCDW will provide addresses of the homes to ticket holders prior to the event.

Ticket Details
$30 in advance only
Tour restricted to ages 12 and up
Photography not permitted inside the homes

Event Schedule
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM: Self-Guided Tours




  • KEM Studio

    The concept draws from the owner’s passion as a commercial photographer and the process of capturing an experience with a still photo. The house is two, simple platonic forms, one resting on the other, pulled apart to create an aperture to Weatherby Lake. The view is revealed once you enter the house, leaving the city behind and immersing yourself in lake living. The main public space is a wood-clad, two-story volume filled with light and the lake view. This is contrasted by a crisp, white stucco volume housing the private functions. The house is physically connected to the lake with large stones extracted from the site.
  • DRAW Architecture + Urban Design

    This home built in 1890 in Kansas City’s Westside North neighborhood underwent a complete renovation and modernization. Respecting the overtly historic character of the building, the design blends new interventions with historic elements to create spaces that feel both warm and modern. The home features three levels of living space, two outdoor balconies and spectacular views of Kansas City’s downtown skyline.
  • Generator Studio

    Designed for empty nesters, the layout of this new Sunset Hills home balances daily use with the ability to entertain at a larger scale. Public spaces are separated in plan and massing from private spaces. Exterior stonework anchors the home to the ground, then extends inside. Nearly every room extends back to a landscape adorned with massive existing trees, allowing diffused light to penetrate deep into the home. Sustainability attributes include carefully placed glazing resulting in minimal use of electric lighting.
  • Wendlandt & Stallbaumer Architects

    This Old World-style home of substantial construction is ideally situated on a gated, secluded estate-like property in Leawood. Exterior materials include custom-clad windows and doors, stone, stucco and timber. Due in part to its remoteness, variances were successfully obtained that allowed for a fully detached structure on the land: an incredible private woodshop of full post-and-beam timber construction.
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