When I think of the city of St. Ann, the first thing that comes to mind is the vast tapestry of post-war bungalows. Street after street, modest little cookie cutters dot the landscape, recalling that boom time in the 1950s when St. Ann was like our very own Levittown.
Most of the houses there look exactly alike. Even the lot sizes are pretty standard. That’s why I was delighted to visit a St. Ann outlier today – a big ol’ 1920s farmhouse on a dead-end street I never even knew existed!
Built in 1927, likely by farmer John M. Wright and his wife, Mary, this quirky two-story could be a true find for the right person, especially somebody who appreciates space, vintage character and privacy. For one, it sits on an acre. An acre that’s mostly flat and partially fenced. Two, it has soaring ceilings, gleaming hardwoods, great light, a neat back staircase and some of the widest doors I’ve ever seen. And three, it comes with a massive 840-square-foot garage that would make one heck of a workshop or studio!
Of course, the house sits at a weird angle on the lot and could probably benefit from some privacy-minded landscaping and/or fencing. It also has a cellar for a basement and needs some updating on the inside. Then there’s the issue of stucco on the exterior, which can be a real challenge in St. Louis.
BUT, this place has so much potential! And the price cannot be beat! All I want to know is why it has two front doors, and how soon can I move in…
Listing courtesy of Cathy Perry, Prudential Alliance, (636) 537-0300. More photos and info available here.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this great little mini farm (and tell you about my favorite taqueria nearby), I’d be happy to help!