The Kansas City, MO, home of David Glass, the former CEO and owner of the Kansas City Royals, is now on the market. Glass died in January at the age of 84.
Built in 2004, the European-style villa sits in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood and offers “maintenance-free living,” the listing states. It’s just across the parkway from Brush Creek, a few short blocks from the Mission Hills Country Club, and about 7 miles west of the Royals’ home ballpark of Kauffman Stadium.
The sprawling 7,722-square-foot mansion sits on a compact quarter-acre lot and includes a three-car garage. The layout features a formal dining room and living room, and a massive kitchen with a “hearth” room with exposed beams, a breakfast nook, and cozy fireplace.
The four en suite bedrooms include a master suite with a sitting area and fireplace. In addition, the square footage includes a library and an office.
The walk-out lower level comes with a family room, wet bar, and another fireplace. Architectural details include vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, wrought-iron staircases, and limestone fireplace surrounds.
Outside, two spacious terraces are designed for dining and lounging.
Glass took over as CEO of Walmart from founder Sam Walton in 1988, holding the position for 12 years during the retail giant’s massive expansion.
After retiring in 2000, Glass bought the Kansas City Royals baseball team. The team struggled for years with mediocre play and inept management, but it eventually rebounded, making the World Series twice and winning the title in 2015. Glass sold the team in 2019 for $1 billion.
The Nancy Ward Group with BHG Kansas City Homes holds the listing.