DRAW Architecture + Urban Design

DRAW Architecture + Urban Design

Kansas City, MO


Serra Residence

This DRAW project, for a young family in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, modernized a home built in the 1930’s as well as transformed the backyard with a series of modern pavilions.

The interior spaces were designed to provide better visual connection to the back yard (with a landscape concept designed by Kevin Yates, The Muddy Gardener, LLC.), its new deck and children’s play area. The material palette and details complement the existing stucco clad home, but with a distinctly modern aesthetic.

Constructed in phases, a garage addition and shed we call the “mini/MAXI” provide much needed overflow space for the main house and also frame an outdoor living space used for play and entertaining. The mini/MAXI pavilions, designed in collaboration with the landscape designer, while functional storage spaces, also offer play areas for the client’s daughters who use them as a playhouse and stage area for impromptu performances.


Green design elements included — Durable finishes, Recycled content and reclaimed flooring, Low VOC paint, Bamboo- rapidly renewable interior finishes

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Status: Built
Location: Kansas City, MO, US
Firm Role: Lead Architect
Additional Credits: Kevin Yates, The Muddy Gardener, LLC - with landscape concept design

kitchen design featured in Dwell's - 100 kitchens we love | summer 2011
kitchen design featured in Dwell's - 100 kitchens we love | summer 2011