“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
This has been a week of interesting experiences for me. First I was interviewed by a national real estate magazine about the impact of foreclosures on North St. Louis County. Then I welcomed a new client from Los Angeles, spending much of Saturday giving her a grand tour of the metro area.
In both cases, the subject of St. Louis’ blighted neighborhoods and numerous challenges came up for discussion. And because I always try to be an optimist, I did my best to focus on our positive progress and the myriad people working to make our community better. People like Andrea Avery Durway.
Andrea is a co-founder of the St. Louis Kick Ass Awards, a yearly event that receives little attention in the regular media but nonetheless recognizes some of the neatest, most innovative & passionate folks in St. Louis. I was deeply honored to receive a Kick Ass Award in 2010, along with a dozen other impressive and inspiring winners, each of whom made me so proud to live here.
And since today’s MLK holiday celebrates courage, community service, and spurring change through grassroots action, I thought it was only appropriate to give a shout-out to a local hero like Andrea, whose hip city bungalow hit the market 13 days ago.
Built in 1926, this Clifton Heights home not only has great vintage style and a sweet walkable location near Clifton Park. It also has artistic flair, crazy good vibes and fantastic natural light…
The whole house has been updated, and the decor is just plain lovely. I especially like the dreamy original stained glass and gleaming hardwoods, and the open layout is pretty great too.
I predict a quick sale, so you better check out the rest of the pics soon. 6262 Magnolia has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1562 square feet. It’s listed by Dawn Griffin David, Circa Properties, for $169,900.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this fab city house, restored with love by an even more fabulous owner, give me a call! By the way, you can also track Andrea’s progress at her new house, a gorgeous 60s ranch in Grantwood Village.