Castlewood Cottage Bargain: 312 Crest Dr

February 5, 2014 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


Looking for that country feel but still want to stay in St. Louis County? Do you like your houses small, quirky and cheap? If so, check out this adorable 1920s cottage on the Palisade Bluffs near Ellisville.

It’s located in the heart of the Meramec Greenway, where you’ll find a beautiful trail network connecting Castlewood State Park to Sherman Beach Park and points beyond. It’s also most certainly an original remnant of the old Castlewood resort community, which thrived in the area from roughly 1915 through the 1940s, though I’m pretty sure the house has a newer addition…


Tax records say the square footage is 1016, with 3 bedrooms & 1 bath, but I can’t tell you a whole lot more. This is a HUD foreclosure, being sold as-is with these dreadful photos. But still, I can see potential…




You get a lovely view toward the Meramec River. There’s a cute matching garden shed out back. And according to the 2009 listing, when the house sold for $77,500, it had new HVAC, windows, cabinetry, landscaping and flooring.

I’m not sure what the condition is like today, but I can tell you the price is now $35,000! That’s cash or conventional loan, of course. And it looks like one contract just fell through. But for the right person, this could be a sweet little property!


312 Crest Drive was listed 39 days ago by Rickie Farris, RE/MAX.

If you want to go take a look, let me know! There’s also another quirky house for sale just up the street.

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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