If I didn’t know any better, I’d probably guess that this grand Tudor-style mansion was plucked right out of the English countryside. It looks like a set for Masterpiece Theater, where the butler and maid conspire to do something dastardly. But no, this exquisite architectural gem is actually located right here in St. Louis County – in a gorgeous corner of Overland where you’ll also find a house inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Built in 1901 by Scottish architect William M. Sutherland, who later worked on the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, this three-story, 4,800-square-foot home features a classic brick and stucco exterior, and actually has a formal name: Keith Inch. Sutherland named it after Keith Island in Scotland, from which his wife’s family hailed. And in 1912, he sold the property to Judge John Harrison, a descendent of the original Jamestown colonists, who used it as his country home. Harrison’s grandson sold it in 1965.
Obviously, when you buy a place like this, you aren’t just an owner. You’re the caretaker of a legacy. So while this beautiful old house definitely needs some TLC (and is likely selling via short sale), I have no doubt that some brave and committed soul will step forward to be its next guardian. I mean, somebody has to care for the unique World’s Fair mirror, fabulous built-in dining buffet, four fireplaces, and salt water swimming pool. Right? Maybe it’s you…
Listing courtesy of Catherine Doyle, Coldwell Banker Premier, (314) 647-0001. Many more photos and additional info available here.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this one-of-a-kind landmark in a convenient Mid-County location, I’d be happy to help!