Feb. 3, 2010

We take a bit of a departure this week from our typical single family or commercial property for sale and offer historic living fans the opportunity to review two second story rental units — or flats — at 305-307 Olive St, which are managed by Eric Bellamaganya of Eric B Sells K.C.

Available immediately for discerning renters interested in living in one of Kansas City’s most historic areas are two units that have been painstakingly restored to their original luster.

Each unit measures roughly 1,200 square feet and features two spacious bedrooms and a large bath. The hardwood floors have been sanded and refinished and accentuate the original quarter-sawn golden oak woodwork that prominently graces each flat. Box-beam ceilings, the original mantle and tile on the fireplaces and a unique built-in cabinet in each dining room make for an elegant living area in a great neighborhood.

And because both of these units are second floor units, each offer views of North Terrace Park, the Kansas City Museum and a lovely vista of the downtown skyline from your own private colonnaded porch.

The particulars include paid water and on-site laundry facilities in the basement, offered free to tenants. There’s sizable storage space in the basement as well. New forced-air gas furnaces keep everyone cozy in the winter, along with the gas fireplaces in the living rooms. In the kitchen, the original porcelain sinks and sideboards have been retained, and a retro gas stove has been added for cooking.

Eric wants everyone to know there’s a winter special right now, and monthly rents have been reduced to $600 a month through the winter months. Situated on the corner of Lexington Avenue and Olive Street, it’s right on the No. 30 bus line and is minutes away from grocery shopping, historic Cliff Drive and the Kansas City Museum.

Call Eric B today at (816) 529-7171 for a private screening of the historic Olive Street Flats. For more photos of these treasures, see our Web site at www.northeastnews.net.

– Michael Bushnell