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My Latest Listing: 26 Black Oak

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

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“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…

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

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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.

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

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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
shannon@STLhomeswithsoul.com

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

The Howard Team • RE/MAX Results • (314) 359-5927 • shannon@stlhomeswithsoul.com

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