Vintage Bargain for an Artist: 9163 Ramona

February 19, 2014 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments

One of the most admired homes in the neighborhood

As regular readers of this blog know, I love to showcase neighborhoods that are often overlooked. And when I see a cool house that deserves attention, I’m going to feature it even if most people think it’s in a “bad” area.

That’s the case with this 1946 St. John treasure, which is one of the cleanest, most well preserved vintage homes I have ever seen. Owned by the same family for 46 years, it has the unfortunate distinction of falling within the Normandy School District, but on every other count it is simply amazing!

Living room

Surrounded by a sweet little enclave of older houses, it sits atop a high ridge overlooking beautiful Endicott Park, known for its disc golf course. Just 10 minutes from Clayton, the home is also absolutely remarkable in terms of condition. Seriously, you would not believe how pristine that green carpet is! It looks like it was just installed yesterday!


The kitchen is probably not original but it’s still a good size and has a neat cedar peninsula. It also opens onto a lovely breezeway, which leads to two of my favorite features here: the walk-out basement and the workshop/studio.

Rec room in basement

The basement has more immaculate vintage carpet and an adorable bar area, not to mention an incredible amount of highly organized storage space.

Oversized detached garage with work shop extention

The workshop, located near the back of the .393 acre property, offers 1600 square feet (!!) and can be accessed directly from the street. As a bonus, there’s also a large one-car garage attached to the house.

I visited this property a few days ago and was so impressed. It only has two bedrooms and 1197 square feet on the main level, but I dare you to find a nicer vintage home for the money! The photos truly do not express how gorgeous and special this place is!

9163 Ramona Avenue is listed by Emilian Taranu, Terra Realty, who happens to live nearby. The price just dropped yesterday to $74,900. 

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this immaculate mid-century find, give me a call…

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927



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