Moving from a small condo in the busy Market Street to a more tranquil, contemporary home in the West Plaza neighborhood of Kansas City, the homeowners of Carpenter Residence wanted a residence that has the appeal of a loft. Since the couple worked from home, incorporating a full-fledged home office that offered privacy and smart functionality was another important part of the home’s design. Built on a tight budget by KEM STUDIO, the inviting house uses a white and wood color palette to usher in a sense of harmony even while inviting the outdoors inside.

Contemporary family house in West Plaza, Kansas City

It is the wooden balcony and the stained cedar-clad walls on the upper level that give a certain amount of contrast to an otherwise monochromatic street façade. Keeping out noise and unnecessary intrusions, the basement home office towards the south corner of the house lets the homeowners work in peace. It is the lower level that holds the open plan living area in white along with the modern kitchen and a dashing dining space. A woodsy dining table and matching benches break the visual monotony here with natural light creating a cheerful setting.

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Stained cedar adds warmth to the modern home in white
Extended wooden balcony of the modern home
Modern home office in white with ample shelf space
Exquisite wooden dining table and benches bring uniqueness to the interior in white
A look inside the polished and relaxing interior of the West Plaza family home

Overlooking the park outside and disconnecting with the landscape when necessary, the house offers best of both worlds. A curated art collection and comfy modern décor complete this Kansas City home where life feels breezy and beautiful!

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Framed flag and art work adds color to the neutral interior in white
Budget home in Kansas City with a stylish kitchen in white
Modern bedroom in white with park views and pops of blue
Basement home office with concrete walls
Street facade of the contemporary Carpenters Residence in Kansas City

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