Building on Soigne Property’s vision of sustainable flat-style apartment living on reclaimed urban sites, 5017 Grand in Kansas City’s South Plaza makes the most of unique vistas of the Nelsen Atkins Museum of Art to the north and the University of Missouri Campus to the east. Set steeply above Brookside Boulevard the kitchen, and living room are located away from the traditional front of house, giving these spaces panoramic views to the east and north. The three-flat apartment is set atop a garage deep below the Grand Street. The buried garage allows for a first impression, not of faceless garage doors, but of a friendly front porch approach in harmony with traditional neighboring houses and apartment buildings. Amenities here are the driver. Every inch is thoughtfully planned allowing for a full en suite bathroom for every bedroom. Photovoltaic panels covering the south facing roof in combination with groundsource heat pumps and extensive building insulation nearly eliminate the three-flat’s energy footprint.