Ghost Street Gem: 1102 Murcia

June 26, 2013 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


Back in the 1950s, when the suburban boom was just starting to push Spanish Lake beyond its rural/agricultural roots, some developer plotted a street called Murcia. Carved from old farmland just a short way from the Confluence, it was soon dotted with houses in the Eldorado subdivision. But for some reason, even though it still shows up on maps, the entire center section of Murcia was never actually built!

In place of this “ghost” street, a lush forest has gradually filled the landscape, giving my newest listing at 1102 Murcia a fabulous “private island” feel. This 1956 brick ranch appears to sit backwards on its half-acre lot, but that’s ok. Because the views out every window are so divine!


In the living room, a huge picture window overlooks the front yard (where Murcia Street should be). It’s a perfect spot for bird watching!


And in this fresh, modern kitchen, you’ll find equally huge windows overlooking the backyard. Did I mention how much I adore this kitchen?!


It’s so cool. I love the open layout and the clean, minimal design. I also love the seamless connection with the patio right outside…



And if that’s not sweet enough, check out the detached garage, which also has a separate workshop/studio…


There’s so much to like about this unique property, not the least of which is its bargain price! For just $89,900, you can have a beautifully updated pad with great vintage flavor, in a friendly neighborhood just a stone’s throw from Columbia Bottom Conservation Area!

1102 Murcia Street has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1500 square feet. You can see more photos here. And if you want a private tour, give me a call!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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