Saltbox Hideaway: 12 Carriage Dr

March 30, 2013 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


If you’ve ever been to New England, chances are good you’ve seen an authentic saltbox house. It’s a classic colonial design that looks like a simple two-story in front but actually features a dramatic sloping roofline in the back, reminiscent of a lean-to or shed being added to the rear of the home.

Saltbox houses first appeared in the US in the 1650s, and they’re known for their large central hearths. This vintage/modern example, built in 1974, certainly meets that requirement with its massive brick fireplace. It also has great style to boot…


LOVE the vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and ample natural light!


And bonus points for the huge size of the living area! The great room is 27 feet long!


The kitchen does need some freshening up, but hey, who’s complaining? It also has a fireplace! (Wonder if it could be used as a pizza oven?)


Out back, there’s also a sweet three-car garage…


Which is sitting on a big ol’ lot – 1.56 wooded acres in all…


Pretty awesome pad, huh? And a rare style of architecture for this area.

12 Carriage Drive has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 2188 square feet. It was just listed today by Carol Weber, Coldwell Banker, for $219,000. 

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this unique vintage house, which is located about 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis, in Villa Ridge near Purina Farms, give me a call!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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