Downtown Living: Argyle on 12th

Argyle on 12th marries comfort and quality while remaining budget friendly. 

The Argyle Building housed many KC businesses over the years, and now Kansas City residents can call it home, too. Designed as an early commercial style, four-story structure by renowned architect Louis Curtiss, the building on 12th and McGee streets has since been converted to a residential property.

Argyle on 12th contains 117 one- and two-bedroom apartment units across 10 stories, all equipped with WiFi, washers and dryers, dishwashers, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and farmhouse sinks at an affordable price (one bedrooms start at less than $900).

“I think people really like the quality of our finishes in relation to the price that we’re charging,” says Tyler Smith, regional manager for Homkor of Missouri, Argyle’s management company. “Our goal is to be a place where you can live downtown and have high-end finishes and a great location but not break the bank.”

The luxury offerings carry over to amenities such as a just-completed rooftop deck with views stretching to the Western Auto sign and a window-filled fitness center that allows exercisers to look out over the city. Other complementary features include a movie theater room and a self-service pet spa where residents can bathe and groom their animal roommates (dogs up to 75 pounds are permitted, with some breed restrictions).

Argyle also pays attention to practical concerns: In addition to a surface lot, secured, covered parking is accessible through a skywalk so tenants don’t have to face the elements. That’s when you need it—with the KC Streetcar line two blocks away and Power & Light District even closer, it’s easy to get around without getting behind the wheel.