Historic Northeast

Kansas City has a rich history. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Historic Northeast.


Home to the first residential neighborhoods in the city, Northeast has seen its share of challenges during economic downturns.


In the past 10-15 years, however, things have been improving throughout the area.


It is also in a great central location for those visiting Kansas City. Historic Northeast is close to the Sprint center, the convention center, highways, shopping, cultural events, downtown, the Plaza and more. If you work in downtown Kansas City, you are just five minutes away from your place of employment!


These rental properties are less than a block away from Whittier Elementary, a school filled with committed teachers and enthusiastic students…

Seconds away from I-70, and the I-35 interchange, visitors are within quick reach of the Northland and Kansas City International Airport, Independence, Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs to the east, and minutes from downtown.


The Cottages consist of four rentals located on East Tenth Street between Benton Boulevard and Indiana Avenue, in the Lykins neighborhood.

Cottage West in its current state. New roof, new windows, wiring and plumbing and walls all waiting to be re-done. We have it down to the studs. Next year we focus on this after getting Cottage East’s exterior fixed up.
  • Cottage West A – 3215 E. 10th Street – a 900 square foot bungalow with two bedrooms, one bathroom – with additional space in the dormer attic for a third bedroom or office space
  • Cottage West B – 3215 E. 10th Street – a 500 square foot basement apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom and a private entrance at the back of the house
  • Cottage East A – 3231 E. 10th Street – a 1,350 square foot home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Cottage East B – 3231 E. 10th Street – a 500 square foot basement apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom and a private entrance at the back of the house
The Cottage East in its current state. It has a new roof and the siding, brick work, and new windows will be installed this year.
Our home – circa 1940 – nestled in between Cottage East and Cottage West

The neighborhood was named after the first mayor of Kansas City, Dr. Johnston Lykins,  a self-taught doctor, Baptist missionary, and realtor.


Real Northeast encompasses several eras of architecture – and includes a melting pot of cultures within its borders.


Historic Northeast continues to grow, improve and revitalize with the long-term commitment of neighbors invested in bringing older architecture back to life. These homes have decades of life left in them!