Zen Contemporary: 3 Sassafras Ln

February 19, 2013 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


I come across a lot of houses that excite me or make me want to move, but this 1951 Mid-Century Modern in Calverton Park is the first one that actually prompted me to call my loan officer. I have loved this home for 20+ years, and I was beyond thrilled to be able to finally see the interior this week.

But alas, it sits on a slab foundation, so my husband would not budge. So if I can’t have it for myself, at least I can find some other lucky soul to scoop it up.


Situated on a private, wooded acre, on a tiny street with just a handful of houses, this place was clearly “site-built,” or built specifically for this piece of land. It hugs the hillside and connects seamlessly with the landscape, allowing loads of natural light to just pour right in.


Every single room has high ceilings and large windows, giving the house a real Zen/California feel. And while so much is still original, the updates that have been made are pretty fabulous. Like the kitchen, which I ADORE…



No, there isn’t a basement here. So if you have a ton of stuff, this probably isn’t the house for you. But I personally found the storage to be ample, with several large closets doing the job just fine.

And besides, for the chance to live in a house this cool, I could definitely be motivated to pare down.


#3 Sassafras Lane has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1667 square feet. It was listed six days ago by Dorothy Waite, West County Realty, for $129,900.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this amazing contemporary home, which is just 2 miles from the award-winning Ferguson Farmers Market, give me a call!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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