My Latest Listing: 26 Black Oak

June 13, 2014 , In: Field Notes, Residential Properties , With: No Comments


Whenever I’m working with buyers, my ideal scenario is finding a house that has been loved and maintained for many years. Of course there are bargains to be had in foreclosures and rundown properties, but for most people, a well cared for home is usually the best buy.

Take this 1960 gem in Sunset Hills. Designed and built by the owner of a construction company, this was the lone residential project of a meticulous man who aimed to create the perfect home for his growing family. And though it may seem a little dated now, it is still an amazing example of mid-century craftsmanship and quality.


“They don’t build ’em like they used to” definitely applies here, especially in the living room. That’s where you’ll find custom walnut woodwork, just a few yards from the main staircase built out of mahogany.

The basement rec room is also impressive, with 9-foot ceilings, oak paneling, a stone fireplace and terrazzo floors warmed by radiant heat…


The adjacent workshop is pretty awesome too, measuring a whopping 28×12’…


I could also tell you about the heated driveway, screened-in porch, incredible closet space, oak floors, hobby room, main floor laundry, in-law suite, zoned HVAC and a dozen other cool features, but you might as well just come to the open house on Sunday.


This place definitely needs some cosmetic updating but the rock solid bones are there and the 1-acre yard is flat out gorgeous….




26 Black Oak has 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms in 3343 square feet. Total living area is actually more than 5000sf!! The property is listed by me for $425,000 as-is. OPEN SUNDAY, June 15, 1-3pm.

If you’d like more info on this large vintage home in a prime subdivision in the highly rated Lindbergh School District, give me a call…

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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