Grab Bag: Friday evening favorites

September 20, 2013 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments

View of alley side of old barn. Lots of options for use of this

120 East Second, Hermann – Many moons ago, I was lucky to be the staff writer for the late, great magazine Mary Engelbreit’s Home CompanionIf you’re not familiar with it, just know that it was wonderfully inspiring and featured some of the most unique, artistic homes in the country. Homes like this 1843 brick shotgun-style in downtown Hermann, where you’ll also find the amazingly quirky barn pictured above. Formally known as the Prager-Jaenecke House, this live/work property is on the National Register of Historic Places and is about as colorful and cheerful as they come! Just looking at the photos makes me smile! 1+2, 1314sf, listed 3 days ago by Betty Stevens, V. Oelschlaeger Realty, for $179,000. 


9678 West Vista, Hillsboro – If you’re like me and your “dream house” has a huge open living area with vaulted ceilings and a waterfront view, you may want to check out this brand new listing in Raintree Plantation. Built in 1988, it’s about 48 minutes from St. Louis County and offers a lakefront lot, a boat house, and 3700 square feet of living space. A little too far and too big for me, but I love dreaming of the potential!  Listed today by Dawn Krause, Keller Williams for $325,000.


4455 Robbins Mill, unincorporated NoCo – Here’s a house that will totally fly under the radar, but if you’re searching for a 50s ranch on acreage, please give it a try. It sold for $184,000 in 2005, when it was listed as a 3-bedroom, 1-bath. Today it’s being marketed as a 2-bedroom, which reflects county records. (There’s probably a bedroom-like room that’s missing a closet.) It’s also being sold “as-is” with zero interior pics, so I have no idea on condition. But I can tell you this….I grew up nearby and this section of Robbins Mill is gorgeous! So if you think you’d like 3.4 wooded acres and 1400 square feet + a full basement in the beautiful Old Jamestown area, let’s go take a look! Listed 4 days ago by Michael Zouglas, REO Xpress, for $124,900. 


1908 Rutger, Lafayette Square – Many people will look at this dramatically renovated 1880s house and absolutely hate it. But if you’re an outside-the-box type of person and you want to live in the city, I’ve seen few properties that can match this place. It has been for sale, off and on, since 2008, and I showed it last year. It just hit the market again and I really hope it finds its mate this time. Because if you can roll with a “basement” kitchen and a glorious three-story atrium, this house is a real prize. LOVE the location, the natural light, the funky architecture, and the sweet little backyard! 3+2, 1650sf, listed a few weeks ago by Gina Koerner, Keller Williams, for $299,900.


10822 Kennerly, Sunset Hills – OK, there’s really nothing I can say that can out-do the photos here, so just go ahead and click the listed link below. This 1930s storybook treasure looks like it was plucked straight out of the European countryside or Napa Valley. I’m especially in love with the pool room and its one-of-a-kind fireplace! I’d also like to steal the big, bulbous pizza oven and adorable detached garage (which you can see here). Talk about a WOW factor! Happy weekend, folks! Enjoy! 4+5, 4388sf, 2 acres. Listed by John Mathews, Dielmann Sotheby’s, for $1,250,000. Open Sunday 1-3pm

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these unique homes, give me a call…

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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