Landmark Brookside Home for Sale!

main frontHow many times have you driven by this home and admired the curb appeal…that wrap around porch!!! Was it while walking by during the Brookside Art Fair or marching in the St Pat’s Day Warm Up Parade?  It’s just as beautiful on the inside!

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Look at the stunning original woodwork!  Beautiful crown molding, wood columns, several built-ins and hardwood floors.  The living room features a fireplace and wide stairway to the second floor.

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More built ins here in the dining room, with a large bay window–note the easy flow from the living room area and newer windows throughout the house (except for living room and basement.)

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In the kitchen…plenty of counter space and a chef’s Thermador stove!  The original built-in spice cabinet is here too.  Adjoining the kitchen is a sunny breakfast room, laundry/mud room and half bath.

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On the second floor–all bedrooms are large with spacious closets.  The master bedroom has a master bath, plus a hall bath for the other two bedrooms.

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Outside–a fully fenced yard and two car garage!  Enjoy all of Brookside’s amenities just a few steps away:  the Trolley Track Trail, several shops and restaurants, services and tennis courts, plus metro bus service. 



You can live the Brookside lifestyle in this 1920s home…move in ready for new owners that will love it as much as the current sellers do!  The home is located at 6342 Main St, on the NW corner of Main and Meyer.  Three bedrdooms, two and a half baths, two car garage.  Offered at $430,000. Contact me for more information!


Sip and Shop in Brookside Thurs 9/20/18

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Enjoy strolling along 63rd St  Brookside tonight during the Sip and Shop!  Various merchants will have wine samples and restaurant specials from 5-7pm on Thursday, Sept 20, 2018, focusing on 63rd St between Wornall and Main and along Brookside Plaza.

Participating shops include Stuff, Lady Bye, Fiddly Fig, New Dime Store, Brookside Barkery, Party Warehouse and COCO.  There are some excellent restaurant deals too–at  Red Door Grill, Michael Forbes, Charlie Hoopers and several more.  You can see the complete list at  

Thank you for supporting our locally owned businesses in Brookside!


Brookside Home Sales Stats – Aug 2018

Brookside home sales are slowing down, as they typically do in the second half of the year.  Homes are sitting on the market longer, however prices are still strong, outpacing last year.  Below are the stats, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

August 2018                                                                      August 2017

Median list price:      $350,000                                    Median list price:   $376,000

Median sales price:   $337,500                                    Median sales price:  $358,750

No. of homes sold:       27                                             No. of homes sold:  24

Days on market:           23                                             Days on market:     37

The highest closed sales price last month was $780,000 and the lowest was $217,500. Prices dropped almost 6% comparing the two months.

Here are year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Aug 2018                                                                      Jan-Aug 2017

Median list price:      $399,950                                     Median list price:    $382,447 

Median sales price:   $394,000                                    Median sales price:  $370,000

No. of homes sold:      195                                            No. of homes sold:    208

Days on market:         19                                               Days on market:       19

Overall, home values are up 9.8% ytd over last year!   

Currently there are 57 active single family home listings in Brookside, with a median price of $429,000 and 66 days on market. Interesting that 24 of those homes are priced under $400K–usually those sell quickly. The lowest list price is $229,900 and the highest is $4.5 million.

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)


Flying Horse Taproom-Now Open in Brookside East

Another locally owned and operated business recently opened in Brookside East–Flying Horse Taproom at 600 E 63rd St.  I stopped by recently and talked with General Manager Philip Nixon.  The food looked so good I came back for dinner later that evening!

taproomHere’s the scoop on the bar and what’s on tap:  twenty-one craft beers, seven wines (that will rotate), Second Best Coffee Cold Brew and Lucky Elixir Kombucha.  Coming soon:  unique “oak barrel conditioned” cocktails.  I tried two drinks:  the Cucumber Ginger Lemonade and Strawberry Basil Gin. Delicious and refreshing!  Nixon emphasized they support locally based purveyors, including Restless Spirits Distilling Co, Tom’s Town, Second Best Coffee and Glace Ice Cream (Nixon is working with Brewery Emperial and Glace for a special beer inspired flavor).  


Philip Nixon, General Manager

As for the food…there are a couple of unique options on the appetizer menu, including the popular Beer Mug Pretzel from Pretzel Boys, ‘Nduja Dip (prosciutto, spices, peppers mixed with goat and cream cheeses) and Cheese Curds.  There are several salad options featuring homemade dressings.  And the flatbreads…with fresh ingredients and house made red sauce. We tried the Four Cheese Sausage Kale and The Classic; other options include Brookside Brie, the Cubano and a Thai Chicken Basil.  For lighter appetites–it’s easy to fill up sharing a salad and flatbread.

Longtime Brooksiders may remember this spot at a Mobil gas station; current owner Trey Sabates (who owns Brookside Wine and Spirits next door), had the old tanks removed, teamed up with some friends and turned the station into the restaurant with a cozy patio in front.  Inside, there is a full bar, several tables and artwork from Sabates private collection on the walls.  Nixon has an extensive background in food service and trains the staff well–our waiter was sincere, friendly and attentive.  

The Flying Horse Taproom is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-11pm and Sunday from 11am-9pm.  Happy hour features $1 off all menu items and food is available to go.  Stop by and welcome Philip and the staff to the neighborhood!


Brookside Home Sales Report-July 2018

Just over halfway through the year and home values continue to rise in Brookside.  As we get closer to the cold weather, fewer homes will be listed resulting in fewer sales. Here is the July 2018 sales report for Brookside, using the zip code of 64113:

July 2018                                                                          July 2017

Median list price:     $415,000                                     Median list price:    $394,975

Median sales price:   $415,000                                    Median sales price:   $392,500

No. of homes sold:       27                                            No. of homes sold:       26

Days on market:          23                                             Days on market:      10

The lowest sales price last month was $200,000.  The highest sold listing is located at 6505 State Line Road–the large Art Deco style home with the white exterior built in 1935.  Listed in 2015 for $3.3 million, it closed last month at $1.5 million. This home is on the National Register of Historic Places.  

Checking year-to-date figures:

Jan-July 2018                                                                    Jan-July 2017

Median list price:      $409,000                                 Median list price:       $384,900

Median sales price:     $397,000                               Median sales price:     $375,000

No. of homes sold:       169                                      No. of homes sold:      185

Days on market:            16                                       Days on market:          17

Compared to last year, median home prices are up 9%.  Fewer homes have sold, with about the same days on market.  Currently there are 60 houses on the market in Brookside, with a median  price of $507,475 and 56 days on market.  Nine of the homes are priced over $1 million; 30 total over $500,000.  The lowest listed price is $260,000 and the highest is $4.25 million.

(all statistics taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)



Brookside Market Days Begin Saturday

brookside-2018-market-daysFor the second year in a row, the Brookside Business Association is sponsoring Brookside Market Days, every Saturday in August…kicking off this Saturday Aug 4, 2018.

Start your day at the Brookside Farmers Market, then visit various shops for special events.  For example, the New Dime Store is featuring pop up shops, beginning with Betsy Roo handmade greeting cards and prints this Saturday, followed by Willett Studios (handmade earrings) and Gypsee KC (woodburning art) on successive weekends. COCO also has pop up events; Worlds Window is featuring Shibori dyeing, Charlie Hoopers will offer $1.50 hot dogs!

In addition, buy a $10 Brookside Market Days reusable totebag (available at the  market and New Dime Store) for extra discounts at places like Roasterie, Fiddly Fig, 5B & Co Candlemakers, Design in the City, Brookside Barkery and Worlds Window.

Live local!  Support Brookside businesses and participate in Brookside Market Days–every Saturday in August.  More details at

Brookside East Welcomes New Businesses

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The Brookside East area continues to grow,  with more businesses on the way! Developer Butch Rigby recently finished adding a second story on to 633 E 63rd St and has several new tenants lined up for the building:

New Strong and Counseling Services LLC  –  counseling

Wize Webz – advertising/web marketing office

Architexture Salon – hair salon

Vijay Home – home furnishings shop/design studio/showroom (Sept opening)

This building is already home to several thriving businesses, including BKS Artisan Ales, Can I Have A Bite?,  and Farm Dog Studios.

Rigby is also renovating additional buildings along E 63rd St,  and is now working on 701 and 751 E 63rd St.  The updates will feature a mid-century modern theme, with green and brown tones and rustic wood; new glass exterior and new plumbing and HVAC.  He’s hoping for more retail and restaurant space here along with office tenants, with a focus on locally owned businesses and entrepreneurs.

If you haven’t been on 63rd St east of Oak lately–take a trip!  Thanks to Butch Rigby, many new businesses and eateries to explore!