Set in Stone: 5471 Ringer

February 6, 2012 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments
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Last July, before I even had my real estate license, I drove down to South County to see this very unusual stone house. Built in 1935, it has been on and off the market for 10+ years (always with dreadful photos), so I had to know… What does it look like in person? And what the heck is wrong with it?

It used to sit on 2.3 acres, but that has since been subdivided and whittled down to a half acre. What’s left is a quirky little hillside with a McMansion next door and a new subdivision behind, and of course, this one-of-a-kind raised ranch.

As I was just telling a client today, true raised ranches are pretty unusual in St. Louis, and many people flat out hate them. But this place actually has the entry on the main level, as opposed to the basement, so that’s a big plus. Other unique features include the huge carved front doors, the three-car garage with a rooftop deck, and the fact that the “raised” living area feels just like a treehouse.

The systems, bathrooms, kitchen and roof have all been recently updated, and the stone exterior is absolutely gorgeous. The price has also dropped from $250,000+ to the current list of $112,000. So other than a potential water issue in the basement (??) and the odd layout of the yard, I can’t understand why this house hasn’t sold. With some privacy-minded landscaping and a bit of creative vision, it could be one very cool vintage pad.

By the way, it’s actually much more attractive in person…

Listing courtesy of William Keefer, Keller Williams, (636) 534-8100. More photos and info available here.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this one-of-a-kind 1930s abode, I’d be happy to help!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927
shannon@STLhomeswithsoul.com

 

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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