3815 McCausland #1, South City – I’ve already professed my love for the Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon – a 1920s grade school-turned-unique hotel & brewpub. So it should come as no surprise that I give a huge thumbs up to the Lindenwood Lofts here in St. Louis. This South City condo development created from the beautiful old Lindenwood School building is incredibly cool. I especially like this unit with original glazed tile walls & a 7-year tax abatement! 1133 square feet, $186,500, listing courtesy of Lynne Steinert, Boutique Realty.
271 Geremma, Ballwin – I wonder how many people have skimmed by this house and had no idea that THIS is what’s inside? From the front, it looks like a plain ol’ 1958 ranch, but WOW, what a difference a sun room can make! This property also has a neat little gazebo in the woods, and a separate workshop. 1702 square feet, $225,000, listing courtesy of Jim VonDerHaar, Prudential Select.
4255 Old Highway 100, Washington – In the late 1700s, Jean Baptiste Bequette built a Creole-style home overlooking the fields of what’s now Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Today, it’s one of only five “poteaux en terre” (or posts in the earth) houses left in the country, and certainly the only one that has its own exact replica! That’s what you’ll find on a gorgeous river bluff in Washington, MO, where the owners spared no expense to build a truly authentic historical copy, complete with all the modern conveniences. Enjoy 8 acres with a fabulous view, plus a 3-car garage and a horse barn. 2052 square feet, $699,000, listing courtesy of Roberta Rollins, Prudential Alliance.
6116 Blackberry Meadows Lane, Hazelwood – I can’t decide what I like more about this place. The tropical paradise bathroom or the AWESOME party pad out back, complete with a tether ball court!!!
In case you can’t tell, the entire surface area is wood decking, much of it laid in a lovely herringbone pattern. I think there used to be a pool where the tether ball is. Either way, this is a great house for the money, in a nice hidden neighborhood that I’ve always liked. 1852 square feet, $150,000, listing courtesy of Carol Stroker, Prudential Select.
17 Tealwood, Creve Coeur – I can’t believe this one is still on the market! My guess is price, because there’s no denying how fabulous the style is! Built in 1956 by renowned architect Harris Armstrong, this one-of-a-kind tri-level in Creve Coeur sits on 1.46 wooded acres and is perfectly designed for entertaining.
Short sale, 2552 square feet, $449,000, listing courtesy of Virginia Irwin, Coldwell Banker Gundaker.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these unique properties, I’d be happy to help!