Some quick news & a few houses….

February 17, 2014 , In: Field Notes, Residential Properties , With: No Comments

Just FYI: my voicemail has been on the fritz. So if you left me a message in the past two weeks and I didn’t call you back, please call me again!

In other news, I’ve really been trying to stick to my goal of three blog posts a week, but what can I say? Life happens. My own home has been like a pet hospital/hospice lately, which is nearly as depressing as this yucky weather. But on the sunny side, I sure have seen some neat real estate!

Just yesterday, I checked out a 1942 brick cutie in St. Louis Hills. I originally posted a photo and raved about how much I liked this adorable vintage house but the agent has since asked me to remove it from the blog (??), so let’s just move on to the next house…


I’m a big fan of the Lindenwood Park neighborhood in South City, probably because it reminds me of my own neighborhood in Ferguson. Huge trees line the streets, most of the yards are spacious, and the housing stock definitely tends more toward Victorian-era farmhouses than the city’s typical sea of brick. I showed this 1915 Dutch Colonial there yesterday and I couldn’t wait to write about it. Despite the fact that the house is probably overpriced and has been on the market a very long time as a result, it still has such great potential. The “main floor master” has a separate entrance and would be ideal for a home office. The upstairs floors appear to be birds-eye maple! And the backyard is absolutely a gardener’s paradise. With some sweat equity, this could be a real gem! 7007 Pernod has 3 bedrooms & 1.5 baths in 1368sf. It’s listed by Pamela Schneider, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $140,000.


In searching for a new house for myself and my husband, I stumbled upon a sweet little FSBO in Maryland Heights. It wasn’t the right one for us unfortunately, but it’s still too good not to share. Built in 1967 by the family who still owns it today, it’s a modest brick ranch that needs an awful lot of work, but the 1.5 acre lot surrounded by a nice patch of woods and pricey newer homes might make a renovation worth the trouble. I happen to love this area because it’s so centrally located but also feels kinda rural. And I like this property because the setting is just so darn peaceful. But oh, the work! And the price! The sellers are asking around $150k, which seems way out of line to me. But perhaps there’s room for negotiation? 2860 Hathaway has 3 bedrooms & 3-ish baths in 1479sf. You can call the owners directly at (314) 753-7835 or contact me if you need a buyer’s agent and/or want more info & photos. 

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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