Living Large: Million Dollar Mansions
Got a couple million dollars (or more) to spend on a home? Here’s what your big bucks can buy you in the metro.
6405 Wenonga Road, Mission Hills, KS
(down from the original asking price of $10.55 million)
Currently, this is one of the most expensive residences on the market in Kansas City. Home to former Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, this 12,260-square-foot, 85-year-old Mission Hills mansion is rich with luxury amenities. The three-story, five-bedroom, six-bath abode that realtors are calling a “landmark French country estate” features a sauna, walk-in closets the size of most people’s first apartments, a wine cellar, a home theater, a spa and a custom chef’s kitchen. Surprisingly, for $9 million and change, you don’t get a pool.
6544 Wenonga Circle, Mission Hills, KS
Another Mission Hills beauty made the list, and at 17,600 square feet, this one has 5,000 more square feet to play with than the ex-Sprint’s CEO $9-million manse. With five bedrooms and 11 bathrooms (yes 11), this Georgian-style estate built in 2002 in the Indian Hills subdivision is perched on almost four acres and boasts an infinity pool, a two-story cabana and a spring-fed pond. Inside it gets more lux, with Venetian hand-plastered walls and flooring imported from Europe.
1200 W. 55th St., Kansas City, MO
This estate was built by Kansas City entrepreneur Bernard Corrigan in 1912. Corrigan made his fortune as both a contractor and a streetcar and real estate maverick. Sadly, he died two months before this house was completed. The almost-15,000-square-foot home is on the National Register of Historic Places for its prairie-style architecture, with design odes to both art nouveau and Frank Lloyd Wright. In the last century, the mansion has been home to several legendary Kansas Citians.
10000 NW 75th St., Kansas City, MO
If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a castle near the water, this house fits the bill. Bonus: there’s a turret. With 15,000 square feet, five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, this mansion in Lakeview was constructed with centuries-old limestone and European blue slate. It has majestic appointments like carved marble mantels and stained glass worthy of King Arthur’s Court. What’s not very royal is that at almost $7 mill, you still have HOA dues.
11513 Pawnee Circle, Leawood, KS
You can get a real polo club vibe in this oh-so-proper, 11,000-square-foot English manor estate. The home oozes luxury with St. Laurent and Carrera marble floors, silver and crystal antique fixtures, and six large fireplaces that make it easy to imagine hosting members of the British aristocracy for tea. With five bedrooms, nine baths and an enormous kitchen, there’s certainly enough room for entertaining hordes of lords and ladies.
2405 SW 19th St., Blue Springs, MO
Country living with an elegant flair is for sale in Blue Springs. This house sits on more than seven acres in the woods, and the four-bed, five-bath home has top-of-the-line finishes from Brazilian cherry wood floors to mahogany doors and trim. There’s also an indoor lap pool and an eight-car garage.
6924 Watson’s Country Lane, Parkville, MO
Golf course views are abundant from the windows and decks of this house located on the 18th green of the National County Club in Parkville. The 8,444-square-foot home was built on two lots, and each of the six bedrooms has its own private bathroom and balcony. There are also two master suites and plenty of places to have family time, including a movie theater and an indoor basketball court. For car enthusiasts, there’s a heated seven-car garage. Unfortunately, this multi-million-dollar home doesn’t come with a golf membership to the National.
400 NW Lakewood Blvd., Lee’s Summit, MO
Viva la France and this almost-8,000-square-foot French chateau situated on 16 acres, which include a pond, dock and a horse barn with living quarters. This five-bedroom, five-bath house has six fireplaces, along with a library and in-law quarters.
*Housing prices shown reflect the list price as of press time.