Monday Medley: 7/16/12


7717 Natural Bridge, Normandy – Formally known as the Wilson Price Hunt house, this exquisite 1906 Colonial Revival mansion is intriguing for many reasons:

  1. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
  2. It’s the last remaining home built by the Lucas & Hunt families, who played a vital role in the early development of St. Louis.
  3. It’s incredibly beautiful & original, inside and out.
  4. It’s just up the street from UMSL, right in the heart of a $14 million community rejuvenation project.
  5. It’s zoned commercial and is nearly 6,000 square feet.
  6. It’s rumored to be haunted.

Of course, I can only vouch for the first five, but this amazing local landmark is worth a look nonetheless. $275,000, listing courtesy of the Gellmans, Coldwell Banker Premier.

3500 Utah, Tower Grove – I spent years trying to develop an artists’ studio space in Ferguson, so I have total respect for the folks behind this cool little artist collective in South City. The building is filled to capacity with photographers, print makers and other creative tenants, yielding a nice monthly cash flow. Seems like a unique investment and a great deal! 4,928 square feet, $199,900, listing courtesy of Patrice TenBroek, RE/MAX Results.

27 Wydown Terrace, Clayton – Renowned architectural firm Maritz & Young was responsible for many of the high-end houses in St. Louis County, and this Spanish Revival gem in Clayton is what Ridgley Young built for himself in 1923. When an architect designs his own home, you would expect it to look like this! WOW! 2,813 square feet, $665,000, listing courtesy of Jill Malley, Laura McCarthy. 

315 North Sappington, Glendale – Oooh, I just love an old house with original decor! This all-stone cutie in Glendale not only has a rockin’ retro bar, it’s also full of great vintage details throughout! Huge lot too! 1,908 square feet, $349,900, listing courtesy of Berkley B. Land, Prudential Alliance.

3004 Lemp, Benton Park – I looked at this property for a client and it is flat out AWESOME! Some of the same City Museum artists who made 1816 Klemm so fabulous also did work here, creating a one-of-a-kind abode within walking distance of the Venice Cafe & Soulard. 1,530 square feet, $132,000, listing courtesy of Leigh Leonard, Coldwell Banker Gundaker.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these unique properties – with commission paid by the seller – give me a call!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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    • Becky G
    • July 16, 2012

    Where have you been all my life?!! I absolutely **LOVE** this blog and I can’t wait to go house shopping with you!!! Finally, a realtor who understands buyers that want something a little unusual!! Thank you, Shannon!!

    • Becky O'
    • July 16, 2012

    I love them all, but I’ll pick Wydown Terrace for my house crush of the week! Thanks for making me look forward to Monday!

  1. WOW – The Wilson Price Hunt house is amazing. I hope whoever buys it does not “re-muddle” it and make all plain and modern. Just beautiful.

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