This one-of-a-kind home is frozen in a very groovy amber – and for the first time since it was built in 1967, it’s looking for a new owner.
The one-bedroom Searing House is one of three Kansas City properties designed by renowned architect Bruce Goff and built for his family. It has remained in their possession for the past 55 years.
Now, however, the Prairie Village, Kansas, pad is on the market for $975,000. Katherine Lee of Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.
“As a true jewel in Kansas City’s architectural crown, we recognize the importance of finding buyers who will truly appreciate the unmistakable design and are committed to living artfully,” Lee told The Post.
Shaped like an octagon, the 1,515-square-foot abode is laid out with Japanese minimalism and the ethos of communal living in mind. “The design is super unique because it’s basically one room with two bathrooms with all-wood dividers that fold up,” Lee added to Realtor, noting that today the compound is more or less as it was in 1967. here and spent years preserving and maintaining it. It’s pretty much the same as when it was built, but the bathrooms have been updated.”
The rooms are located off a circular living room, which wraps around a triangular fireplace under a central skylight. The kitchen is almost entirely wood, save for the black appliances and canary yellow countertop, and there’s barely a non-parallel line in at least one of the bathrooms. Turquoise carpeting is wall to wall throughout – and sliding doors, windows and more wood paneling abound.
In addition, as is common in mid-century modern style, the frame images show huge windows that let in natural light. The furniture – such as a leather chair in the living area – also seems to be stuck in a bygone era.
Below the ground floor, the unfinished downstairs space mirrors almost the same layout as above.
“It’s almost the exact same footprint of the house,” Lee told Realtor. “They have a workshop and a garden room there, but it could be converted into an entertainment area for the kids or even a home office.”