A spectacular collection of contemporary art is at the heart of an equally spectacular contemporary residence in Kansas City. Architects Hufft Projects call the home the Artery Residence, because of its ingenious ways of ensuring that art flows through every part of the building, as if it were its very lifeblood.
A main gallery space is underneath the living areas, climate controlled with lighting set at optimum levels in a white-walled space with a polished concrete floor. Have no doubt, this is a museum quality gallery. The couple who commissioned the home have been listed as among the top 200 art collectors in the world.
Art-filled double height atria link the gallery to the home's main living areas on the first floor. These are the arteries that give the residence its name. Sculptures can be glimpsed in the garden through floor to ceiling windows in the main living areas, which are cantilevered out, clad in cedar and aluminium, giving the home itself a sculptural form.
Finishes in the living areas are opulent throughout. Marble tiles run through a bespoke kitchen, elegant dining room and living areas. There's art everywhere. Truly, an art gallery for living.
Photography by Michael Robinson
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