Artery Residence

Art is the heart of this home. Hufft designed a custom residence for two of Kansas City’s most prominent contemporary art collectors and philanthropists. The design centered around a sub-grade gallery space that houses paintings, photography, and sculpture amassed from 20 years of collecting. The abundant collection seems to pump out of the gallery and into the double-height atrium nodes that connect the gallery and living spaces, and the art-laden circulation paths become the “arteries” of the home. 

The upper level of the home contains five bedrooms, ‘his’ and ‘hers’ offices, a kitchen and dining room, all of which contain curated works of art. The living spaces reside in cantilevered horizontal bars, clad in cedar and aluminum. The home’s landscape design is an additional gallery space, and blurs the line between residential yard and sculpture garden. Large sculptures are intentionally placed around the home, creating moments of interest. 

Status: Built
Location: Kansas City, MO
Firm Role: Architecture, Interior Design, Fabrication