Grab Bag: Starry Skies and a Water View

April 4, 2014 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


Last August, I wrote about one of my favorite “sleeper” subdivisions, the enchanting Lake Sherwood in Overland. Built around a beautiful spring-fed lake, it’s a total hidden gem just minutes from Clayton. And what you get for your money there is simply amazing! Take this brand new listing, for example. It’s a late 1980s Cape Cod with 2397 square feet on .629 acre, and not only does it sit right on the lake and include the magical sunroom above, but it’s also priced at just $299,900! Houses like this rarely come up for sale in Lake Sherwood, so if you’re interested, don’t miss the open house on Sunday from 1-3pm! 82 East Sherwood has 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. It’s listed by Robin Halterman, Boutique Realty. 


If you’re looking for a super cool contemporary house and you don’t need a big yard or a basement, then by all means get yourself to Mystery Hills. This sweet little subdivision just off Schuetz and Lindbergh offers a fabulous central location and a whole boatload of style. It’s also walking distance to the J1462 Pine Row Ct has 2 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1504 sf. It’s listed by Leslie Lena, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $155k.


Land, privacy and a big ol’ pole barn – that’s what you’ll find at this country retreat in Arnold. Built in 1931, the house could use some updating and better curb appeal but just wait ’til you see inside! Some of the walls feature exposed logs from the original cabin on the property! 3333 Tenbrook Rd has 3 bedrooms & 3 baths in 1960 sf. It sits on 4.4 acres and is listed by Bob Weibrecht, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $169,900. 


I don’t know why but this 1955 Kirkwood ranch gives me a real zen vibe. I love the vaulted ceilings and wonderful natural light, and the roofline is so intriguing. The seller is actually the architect, Laurance Berri, who built around an original structure that was once featured in Better Homes & Gardens as “Grandma’s House.” Today the building stretches to nearly 2300 square feet, and though it’s a slab, it sure is attractive! 708 Pearl Ave has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. It’s listed by David Nations, Keller Williams, for $440,000.

Raised Ranch c 2322 sq ft Living Area AND 1404 sq ft  raised Sto

Want to get up close and personal with one of the greatest rivers in the world? This 1966 raised ranch near Orchard Farm offers a sweeping view of the Mississippi and a unique opportunity to live the “high life.” It comes with 3/4 acre of land and a very large outbuilding, not to mention a quirky kitchen that’s truly one of a kind! 1038 Urna has 3 bedrooms & 1 bath in 2332 sf. It’s listed by Marcy Martin, Meyer Real Estate, for $165,000.


If you’ve never read “Lost Caves of St. Louis,” I highly recommend a visit to your favorite library. This out-of-print book tells the story of the numerous caves that used to rest beneath our fair city, including those used by beer barons like Lemp and Anheuser to keep their products cold. Many of the caves were located under what’s now Highway 55, and several of the homes in the area actually connected to them via tunnels. I can’t say for sure that this 1892 mansion was one of them, but given the location and the sealed up tunnel in the basement, I think there’s a strong chance! 3306 South 9th St has 4 bedrooms & 5 baths in 3704 sf. It’s listed by Stephen Jacobsmeyer, Jacobsmeyer Realty, for $499,900 and is open Sunday from 1-3pm.


OK, last one! And I’m back where I started: Overland. Built in 1954, this interesting multi-level is a great find for all you MCM lovers on a budget. It has some newer updates but plenty of original charm left, and the second floor living room is flat out gorgeous! There’s no garage but the yard is nearly a third acre, and the subdivision is filled with some real gems! 3664 Marshall Ave has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 2296 sf. It’s listed by Michelle Gegg, Coldwell Banker Premier, for $120,000.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these unique properties, give me a call…

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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