WELCOME TO THE COTTAGES
Honoring Our Neighborhood's History
We first moved into our 1899 Victorian in Historic Northeast Kansas City in 2013 and it wasn't long before we were in love with the area. This area, filled with homes built in the late 19th and early 20th century has had its ups and downs, but the history is rich and varied! We were determined to create a sanctuary for our family and yours.
Cottage West was our first project. Built in 1910, it had sat abandoned, and unloved, for a decade. We purchased it in 2014 and spent the next five years slowly improving it. Inside you will find a sweet two bedroom one bath bungalow filled with history and charm. It has been available for short-term stays since October 2019.
In the spring of 2018, our first foster child joined us and we became a foster family to her as well as two more (one in 2020 for five months and the other in September 2021). As our family has grown, so have our visions for the future of this neighborhood and our own properties. We hope to leave a legacy of hard work and responsible home ownership to the next generation.
In May 2021, we finished decor and a large deck on a 1956 Flying Cloud Airstream. Perfect for the single guest or a couple, the Airstream is a step back in the past. There is no tv. Just a peaceful, large deck (enclosed for your privacy), an outside bbq grill, and even a hammock to swing on! It is a great place to decompress and relax. Don't worry, you won't have to be completely off-line, there is still wi-fi and a vintage-inspired radio/CD player!
We are considering another Airstream or tiny house project in the years to come. We are also working on renovating Cottage East, a four bedroom, three bath home to the east of us to become a long-term rental in 2025.
The Cottages aren't just our business, they are an extension of our home. We have researched the history of our properties and seek to honor the families and lives that have been lived in these homes since long before we arrived. Come and visit us or check out the gallery for more pictures of the property!