Editor Charmaine checking in. I noticed a home for sale in Midtown KCMO with a building connected that didn’t look like a garage. After digging (searching on Zillow) I learned it was a pool house. Yes, that’s right, a house with an indoor pool is located just five minutes from downtown — at 801 Valentine Rd., KCMO.
I toured this amazing anomaly. Here’s what I saw.
Enter and you’ll notice the home is two-in-one. Turn to the left, and you’ll see the original house built in 1928. Turn to the right, and you’ll find a two-story addition added around the 1970s. The two-story Tudor has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a basement with a bar + cabana, a sunken garage, an attic, a large backyard, and a pool house.
There’s plenty of perfectly preserved vintage relics, too — like a Cadillac stove to rev up your cooking.
Walk through its 5,242 sqft and you’ll notice built-in storage everywhere. There are racks for your glasses in the basement bar, the sunken garage’s walls are made up of hidden storage, plus the kitchen has built-in china cabinets. And that’s not even close to all of it.
But why did this historic Roanoke home end up with an indoor pool? According to the listing agent, a chiropractor previously owned the home and added the pool for fun + therapy sessions.
The bromine pool is roughly four feet deep and is accompanied by a Jacuzzi. The pool house is both heated and cooled with dual entry options — enter from the house or through sliding doors that lead to the backyard.