Lakeside Hideaway: 2 Longbow Ct.

August 22, 2013 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


If you’ve been house hunting in the prime Mid-County zip codes lately, these stats probably won’t seem too unusual: 4500 square feet, 1.5 acres, 4-car garage, inground pool, private gated community, 10 minutes to Clayton. Standard stuff, right? But what if you could get all of it for a fraction of the usual price?

Located in one of my all-time favorite subdivisions – the delightfully hidden Lake Sherwood – this 1940s Colonial mansion offers exactly that! It’s currently on the market for the first time in 50 years, and now, thanks to a recent price reduction, it can be yours for just $395,000!

Architecturally, it’s pretty spectacular. Definitely refined and classical. And huge…





Vintage fans will also be glad to know that the home’s SIX bathrooms offer a brilliant array of original fixtures & tilework…




And did I mention the best part? This big ol’ gorgeous property is just a short walk to the actual lake in Lake Sherwood…


Known as Lake Laughlin or Loch Lin in the 1800s, this 12-acre spring-fed lake was the site of the 1904 Olympic diving trials and once part of a large private estate. But these days, it’s just a little slice of heaven at the heart of a beautiful upscale subdivision that most people don’t even know exists.


I almost hate to name the city where it’s located, because that will instantly trigger a knee-jerk in many readers. But what the heck. It’s in Overland, an incredibly enchanting sliver of Overland where very few houses come up for sale because the location and setting are truly fantastic.

Don’t believe me? Do a drive-by. And then notice how convenient you are to Clayton and pretty much everything else in St. Louis. But first, check out this virtual tour of #2 Longbow. (I’m crazy for the red linoleum servants staircase around 5:38!)

2 Longbow Ct has 5 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms in 4444 square feet. It has been listed since March by Julie Pfeifer, Boutique Realty, for $395,000. The original list price was $575,000.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this finely crafted vintage home, which has a brand new roof, extensive hardscaping and a rear facade that’s even prettier than the front, give me a call…

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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Shannon Howard

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