Grab Bag: A Bevy of Modest Brick Ranches

June 25, 2014 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments

I don’t know why but I have brick ranches on the brain today! Here are some of my favorites to hit the market lately, all of which happen to be under 2000 square feet…


If you’re looking in the Olivette area and open to some rehabbing, don’t let this 1956 ranch fly under the radar. It only has 2 bedrooms and the foundation is a slab, but the yard & location are fabulous and the potential is definitely there! 6 Branford has 2 bedrooms & 1.5 baths in 1550sf. It’s listed by Maya Kefalov, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $229,000.


When I think of solidly built houses, this lovely mid-century neighborhood near Old Town Florissant always comes to mind. Every house is brick, all the trees are huge, and most of the properties are just as beautifully maintained at this one. Built in 1948, this ranch just hit the market today, and there are no interior pics yet, but I’m going to bet this is a real prize. 28 Spring has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1633sf. It was just listed yesterday by Cassie Kramer, Red Key Realty, for $134,000.

Beautiful updated ranch style home in popular Oakbrook Forest su

A bright, open living room is the key feature in this 1949 U.City ranch, but the updated kitchen, finished basement and large private yard don’t hurt either! Bonus points for the coved ceilings and walking distance to Jilly’s Cupcake Bar!! 8350 Cornell has 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths in 1591sf. It’s listed by Joanne Iskiwitch, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $279,000.


Gravois Bluffs, anyone? If JeffCo is more your speed, this 1960 ranch may have the makings of a dream house. The sweetest feature here is the finished basement with huge picture windows overlooking the backyard. So much potential! And so many places to lounge and entertain! 3 Delores has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1216sf. It’s listed by Shanna Hall, Real Estate Solutions, for $149,999.


Awww, I’m such a sucker for original owner houses! This 1956 ranch in the Lindbergh School District has seen 58 years of love and care, and now it’s ready for a new owner who appreciates vintage woodwork, a finished basement and a half-acre lot backing to woods! 4963 Saint Gemme has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1143sf. It’s listed by Kitsy Sheahan, Jon Mendelson Realtors, for $159,000. 


What’s so great about this 1955 U.City ranch? Number one, the fab vaulted ceilings in the living room. Number two, the absolutely classic 50s rathskeller in the basement.  I also think the central location is pretty swell, with Heman Park within walking distance and the Loop just 5 minutes away! 1131 Wilson has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1695sf. It’s listed by Melissa McLain Zimmerman, RealtyNET, for $111,000.


This is one of those listings where you may look at the photos and think, “This lady is crazy.” But trust me, there are good bones here! I happen to adore this awesome retro kitchen, which could be made to look so fresh. I’m also sweet on the inground pool, funky finished basement and great mid-county locale. I could be totally wrong, but something tells me this 1961 gem is better in person! 1219 Port Royal has 4 bedrooms & 3 baths in 1591sf. It’s listed by Thallis Malone, Thallis Malone Real Estate, for $160,000.

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

TIP: When you click on each of the bold “listed” links, it will take you directly to the MLS listings. At the top right of the MLS page, select the “display” dropdown menu and choose customer summary. Then you can click on each home’s main photo and it will open a larger window with all of the interior pics. If you want to see details about the house, close the large photo window and click on the bold blue MLS number at the top of each listing.

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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