Saltbox Hideaway: 12 Carriage Dr

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

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

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

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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?)

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

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

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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
shannon@STLhomeswithsoul.com

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

The Howard Team • MORE Realtors • (314) 359-5927 • shannon@STLhomeswithsoul.com

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