Open House Today: 426 Church

October 21, 2012 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments

It seems hard to believe now, but back in the day, some people actually built their own house. They didn’t hire a contractor or an architect. Some didn’t even use plans. They just showed up in their spare time, maybe grabbed a buddy or two, and pieced together a home step by step.

My husband’s uncle did it out in Orchard Farm, building a modest brick ranch that still stands today. So did the original owner of this unique multi-level in Ferguson, who spent much of 1952-54 crafting this house from scratch.

His one-of-a-kind creation at 426 Church Street is like no other place I’ve seen, and it just happens to be my newest listing. Sitting on a long, nearly half-acre lot in the heart of Old Ferguson East, it’s a place that won’t appeal to everyone. (It only has 2 bedrooms.) But for those who appreciate quirky vintage architecture, this house is definitely worth a look.

The kitchen is pretty dated but it’s still a great space with lots of potential. And just check out this lower level family room with a bar…

The natural light is fantastic down here, and even better in the living room one level up, where a HUGE picture window frames a lovely view of the yard…

In my opinion, this is one of the prettiest areas in Ferguson. And it’s within easy walking distance of schools, restaurants, the library and our award-winning farmers market.

This listing is brand new, and I’m holding my first open house today from 1-3pm, so stop by and say hello! 426 Church has 1234 square feet on .42 acres and is priced at $96,500. Here’s what it looked like in 1952 during construction…

If you’d like more info on this unique mid-century property, click the listing link above or give me a call!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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