Although many people think of me as a North County gal (and I am), the truth is that one side of my family actually has deep roots in South City, specifically the Carondelet area. My ancestors moved there from Germany in the mid-1800s, became prominent business owners, and eventually opened what I consider to be one of the coolest “hidden” sites in all of St. Louis, the former Ruprecht Quarry.
That’s a very roundabout way of saying, “There used to be a lot of money in the Carondelet area.” And when there was a lot of money, people built exquisite houses like this…
700 Bellerive, Carondelet – Barely on the market three days, this 1912 Arts & Crafts jewel is already under contract. But it’s so fabulous and original, you just HAVE to see the photos. They truly don’t make ’em like this anymore. 3+2, 3263sf, $269,900. Listed by Thomas Burfield, Prudential Alliance.
729 Dover Place, Carondelet – Just around the corner, here’s another fine example of Old World charm. This 1912 brick beauty is kinda meh from the front, but the rehab inside is guaranteed to knock your socks off! Enjoy three floors of living space just minutes from Soulard and downtown! 4+3.5, 2248sf, listed 14 days ago by Sara Blandino, Realty Exchange, for $289,000.
4064 Federer, Holly Hills – With adorable curb appeal and way more interior space than you’d expect, this 1938 Storybook bungalow in nearby Holly Hills is sure to sell in a flash! Original woodwork, an updated kitchen and a wine cellar are just a few of the sweet features here, not to mention walking distance to Carondelet Park! 4+2, 2123sf. Listed 6 days ago by Jenifer Garcia, Garcia Properties, for $232,500. Open 2/9, 1-3pm.
3343 Texas, Benton Park West – Head over toward Cherokee Street and you’ll find a smaller version of house #1, except with one big bonus: a 700-square-foot garage/workshop/studio! This 1937 Craftsman-style bungalow is just steps from all the Cherokee action, and did I mention the garage has an elevator?! 2+2, 1288sf, listed in November by Anne Koch, RE/MAX, for $160,000.
7046 Winona, Lindenwood Park – OK, this is a quite a bit west but still so cute and perfectly “South City,” I just had to share! Built in 1940, this Deco-inspired cottage has a sleek roofline and plenty of great updates inside. There’s also this classic rathskeller, which I am officially in love with! And Metrolink is only a few blocks away! 3+1, 1123sf, listed 35 days ago by Chase Smith, Coldwell Banker, for $155,000.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these unique vintage properties, give me a call…