Clarence Sondern Residence (1939)
Kansas City, Missouri
The Usonian home is a single level, flat roof structure in brick and Cypress. We received a quick tour of the home, and were told that a number of additions were made to the original 900 square feet structure. The French windows in the living room opens up to views to the round pond, which becomes an inviting element when walking towards the house. The living space sits a few steps below the rest of the house but the slight difference in elevation opens up the space and separates it from the hallway and dining space. The fireplace is fronted with steps, onto which nestles on a small seating bench.