Whatever your opinion of North County today, the fact remains that many of the areas near the Missouri River bluff have been thriving communities for at least 150 years. Florissant, for example, dates to the late 1700s, while Spanish Lake welcomed immigrant settlers in the early 1800s. And Black Jack, which many St. Louisans think of as modern suburbia, actually served as a center of farming and commerce as early as the 1840s.
Black Jack is where you’ll find my latest listing, just a stone’s throw from the original blackjack oak tree grove for which the town was named. It was built in 1874 and is officially known as the Charles Hamel house. And though I don’t know all the details yet, I still think this place is pretty sweet…
If you appreciate original hardwood floors, tin ceilings and quirky details that only old houses can provide, you should definitely check out my open house Sunday from 1-3pm. Because the cool thing about this particular home is that all of the modern amenities are fully updated! Roof, windows, HVAC, plumbing, sump pump, appliances, bathrooms – you name it, it’s probably new! And yet the charm remains.
The other awesome feature at this property is the half-acre lot, which backs to woods and features a massive parking pad and two-car garage. It’s also zoned R-6A, which means you can operate a home-based business in a high-traffic location, even your very own church!
4605 Parker Road has 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths in 1428 square feet. I just listed it Wednesday for $85,000.
If you’d like more info on this unique historical property, give me a call. Or swing by Sunday, 1-3pm, and I’ll tell you why the house has two front doors!