Laminate floors may be all the rage these days but as far as I’m concerned, nothing compares to real wood. The unique grain. The luminosity. The beautiful timeworn imperfections. Sure, laminate may be easier maintenance, but only hardwood floors can tell a story.
That’s probably why I’m in love with this sweet little house in the city. Located in the heart of The Hill, this 1913 bungalow served as the Gentile Bakery and family home until 1952, and today, its original pine floors still bear the marks of old olive barrels and hot oven coals.
Nearly everything else here has been updated, leaving you with a delightfully modern home. But with the original tin ceiling, not to mention the original baking room and stoking furnace, you’re sure to be reminded of this property’s distinctive history.
If you want a house with unique character, in a neighborhood where you can walk to Italian delis and some of the best restaurants in St. Louis, be sure to check this place out…
Listing courtesy of Sarah Foley, Circa Properties, (314) 352-5200. More photos and info available here.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this one-of-a-kind home, I’d be happy to help!