Grab Bag: Fresh on the Market

October 24, 2013 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


4 Lombardy Way, Spanish Lake – Looking for a home with a jaw-dropping view? How about 4 acres of wooded privacy in a gated subdivision? You can have all that and more, including an easy commute to downtown, at this exquisite Missouri River bluff estate. Built in 1938 in one of the most beautiful corners of NoCo, it offers loads of space and character, and sits right next to one of St. Louis’ most magical places, the sunken gardens of Kuhs Farm. 4+5, 3300sf, listed yesterday by Maureen Tabacchi of RE/MAX Gateway Realtors for $439,000.


12 Birnawoods, Olivette – Showings start on 10/28 for this classic mid-century ranch in the Pricewoods subdivision. I see some original light fixtures still present so I wonder what other vintage goodness this 1958 gem has to offer? Bonus: the third-acre lot is of one of the largest in the neighborhood! 3+3, 1800sf, listed yesterday by Dorothy Waite of West County Realty for $269,000. UPDATE 10/29: I saw this house yesterday. It is definitely a fixer-upper, and the layout is kinda boxy. Email me if you want details.


24 Elm Place, Webster Groves – If you missed out on the adorable 862 Greeley, here’s your second chance at a Webster Groves charmer! This 1915 bungalow also has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and tons of curb appeal, but location is Central Webster vs. Tuxedo Park. I predict it sells quickly! 2+1, 1240sf, listed yesterday by Marty Levison of Coldwell Banker Gundaker for $232,500.


1129 Penrose, North City – OK, this one is a heartbreaker. Built in 1905 in the Hyde Park neighborhood, this historic mansion on a half-acre lot was actually getting some love about 10 years ago. The city had passed a redevelopment ordinance allowing for tax abatement, and the property was looking pretty swell…


Unfortunately, none of that momentum took hold and the house eventually went into foreclosure, deteriorating like much of the area around it. I started to research its history but found it just too darn depressing. So I’m hoping someone will scoop up this faded old gal and bring her back to life! 5+3, 3577sf, listed yesterday by Paul Morad of Coldwell Banker for $25,900.


18720 Doctors Pass, Wildwood – If I had $800,000 or more to spend on a house, I have to be honest, I wouldn’t be living in St. Louis. I’d be ocean-bound, baby! But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate our higher end housing stock, especially when it’s as cozy and lovely as this 1991 custom home in Wildwood. I LOVE the unusual angles and exposed wood inside! But do I like it more than the giant atrium in the bigger, cheaper house up the street? I can’t decide. Follow the listed link to see gorgeous photos of both! 4+6, 4299sf, listed yesterday by Stephanie Connell of Gladys Manion, Inc. for $969,000.

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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