When searching for old homes or old schools for sale in the area, don’t limit your search to the Kansas City MLS or Weatherby Lake MO real estate (also searched as Weatherby Lake MO realestate).
You can also view Rocky Point School House on historicproperties.com. Historicproperties.com was conceived by and for historic house lovers. The two women who run the company state they appreciate older properties for their uniqueness and architectural style. They have owned and lived in a number of old houses and have undertaken the renovation and restoration in the past.
The mission of Historicproperties.com is to encourage preservation of our nation’s residential and commercial history. All homes listed on their site are at least 50 years old for sale.
View Rocky Point School House on the historicproperties.com website and buy your dream property, adding your name to the legacy of reusing our nation’s building heritage.
Rocky Point School House isn’t just listed on the Kansas City MLS. You can find the school house on historichomesteads.com.
Historic Homesteads was established in 2004 by a Licensed Real Estate Broker who had a passion for old homes. Their goal is to offer a premier marketplace for historic properties while promoting awareness and preservation of our history.
Importantly, Historic Homesteads donates a portion of every listing fee towards historic preservation all across America and Canada
Click below to view Rocky Point’s historic home listing #82301.
The kitchen was in dire need of updating. The cabinets were dated beige particle board with laminate countertops. This project, was perhaps the longest task and certainly the most expensive for the homeowner to complete.
The cabinets were gutted and replaced with all wood construction cabinets in a cream white with a brown glaze overlay finish. Due to the square raised panel on the cabinet doors and drawers, the antique brown glaze is defined, offering warmth and exceptional beauty to the kitchen. The kitchen island was surrounded with bead-board paneling and painted a high gloss black to contrast the cream white cabinets.
The electric was rewired, a gas line was run to the kitchen to accommodate the new 6-burner Viking cooktop and a new Bosch double convection oven was installed. A new sink and Moen faucet installed at the same time the new granite countertops were installed. The granite, imported from Brazil, is a brown granite with gray, beige and black flecks, tying in the black kitchen island for a finished look.
The outdated canister track lighting was updated with new tracks and small, white track lights. The kitchen pendant light replaced with a black fabric shade pendant fixture.
To tie the kitchen flooring in with the original schoolhouse Tuscany Oak flooring that was installed and the schoolhouse addition refininshed floor, a creative stencil design was constructed. A cocoa bean paint was blended with the same gloss black to create the dark 6″ border around the kitchen. The cocoa bean paint was then used to create a diamond-like grid on the kitchen floor. The result is like adding a delicate piece of jewelry to a classic outfit.
Please refer to the slide show for photos of completed kitchen.
The upstairs bathroom in the addition section of the home needed a face lift. In early 2010, the homeowner removed the laminate flooring and replaced with the rich Tuscany Oak used previously during the renovation. A high performance toilet was installed and the dated pedestal sink replaced with a white ceramic vessel sink and chrome faucet installed on an antique sofa table. The room was completed with a wall of Arctic White glass tile behind the sink, new lighting and a fresh coat of white paint.
Due to a previous water leak in the original upstairs bathroom, the homeowner had a leak detection company review the bathroom and determine the location of the leak. The results reflected that the sealant around the bathtub was lacking, causing a slow water leak when the bathtub or shower was in use. When the laminate bathroom flooring was removed, it was also discovered that the sub-floor around the toilet rotted and a few planks of wood were cracked. The planks were replaced and the section of the sub-floor replaced. Once complete, the same Tuscany Oak flooring was installed, giving the bathroom a warm finish. As with the previous bathroom, great care was taken to ensure the areas where water resides was properly sealed to avoid future problems. A high performance toilet was installed. The keep the period look of the original bathroom, the bathroom cabinets were retained. Etched glass inserts were installed on the wall cabinet doors and a fresh coat of paint was given to both cabinets. The room was painted a warm, sunny yellow to compliment the wood flooring.
The downstairs 1/2 bath received the same Tuscany Oak flooring makeover, with the addition of a new pedestal sink and Moen faucet. A local artist was commissioned to assist the homeowner with the wall mural she had begun. The local artist completed the tree and rose acrylic painting, while the homeowner painted the birds. The mural was then glazed with an antique finish to age the overall appearance.
If you are interested in using the services of the artist, you may contact her directly: Dee Bottorff at 816-214-5906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. She has been a professional artist and instructor for over 30 years and recently moved to the Parkville area. She has an inhouse studio for teaching private stress free fine art lessons in oil, watercolor, acrylic and drawing. If you have been thinking about “picking up the brush” again, and are having a difficult time finding a class….give her a quick call for the details of private art classes. She states she is guaranteed to improve your skills and put a smile on your face.
The game room is typically a family and friends gathering place. As such, it is also a heavily trafficked area. This holds especially true to the schoolhouse game room due the walk out to the flagstone patio, which the homeowner has furnished with four red adirondack chairs and a fire pit. And although this extended outdoor living space encourages the easy transition from the bar and/or game room to the outdoor social area, it also invites a heavily soiled entrance.
To keep the flooring low-maintenance, the homeowner removed the previous wall to wall carpet and installed carpet tiles. Now if a section of the carpet tile becomes dirty or damaged, just lift out the offending piece and replace it with a new one; or, you can wash and treat the carpet tile and replace it.
The bar green laminate counter was removed and replaced with glass mosaic tile. To bring the dark wood of the main floor and upstairs to the basement, the dated 70′s mirror wall was removed and replaced with wood flooring.
The clear finished oak wood was stripped, sanded, primed and painted the same crisp white as the remainder of the house. The wall cabinets were customized and wired to hold a large flat screen television, perfect for watching games while playing pool, sitting at the bar or playing cards at the card table.
New white glass pendant lights were installed behind the bar. A light that spans over 40″ wide and has a white paper shade with PVC liner and matching diffuser was installed above the pool table, creating ice-white light easy on the eyes. A fresh coat of light beach colored sand finishes the walls and makes this game room a hit for hosting football parties, entertaining or simply enjoying with the family.
Please visit the slide show for a preview of the finished room.