Grab Bag: Five Houses & a Farewell to July

July 31, 2014 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


Ooh, look what just hit the market in Olivette! This 1956 MCM has a sleek lines, a retro kitchen, unique windows and one seriously HUGE living room. It’s just begging for cosmetic updating to match the awesomeness of its prime location. Ladue schools, people! Plus, the lot is a half acre and there’s common ground on one side of the property. WOW! I suggest you act quickly if you like this one! 724 Mansfield has 5 bedrooms & 3 baths in 2778sf. It was listed yesterday by Bruce Butler, Red Key Realty Leaders, for $249,900.

Front Elevation showing the stunning brick work!

OK, how adorable is this place? When it comes to curb appeal, this 1934 SoCo gingerbread gets an A+! It’s also cute as a button on the inside, with lots of classic Tudor features and a special treat for vintage appliance fans in the kitchen. Bonus points for the whole-house generator and deep front yard, which makes the busy roadway not so noticeable. 385 Forder has 3 bedrooms & 1 bath in 1250sf. It’s listed by Geoff Theodore, Jones Asher Realty, for $179,900.


If you’re a vintage fan on a tight budget who wouldn’t mind living 10 minutes from Clayton, don’t miss this 1953 brick ranch in Overland. “Time capsule” is an apt description here, and I mean that in the very best way possible! I love the original kitchen and tile floors, also the big ol’ backyard! 9451 Minerva has 3 bedrooms & 1 bath in 1290sf. It’s listed by Susie Johnson, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $85,000.

Welcome Home to 714 Lookout

Think you know all the cool neighborhoods in the city? How about Riverview Bluff? This hidden gem up north features amazing homes from the 1920s and 30s tucked into the hillside, not to mention a sweeping view of the Mississippi River. Most people assume this area is county, and a lot of it is, but the really special older houses are primarily in the city, and this is one of them. Built in 1931, this charming cottage sits on more than a half acre and offers a tranquil setting that would be perfect for an artist or writer. This is definitely a tight-knit community of creative spirits, all enjoying their secret corner of St. Louis. 714 Lookout has 2 bedrooms & 2.5 baths in 2100sf. It’s listed by Leslie Stocker Dill, Keller Williams, for $114,000. 


Speaking of secret corners of St. Louis, who can tell me where Greendale is located? I know because I went to high school next door in Bel-Nor, but I bet most people couldn’t find this tiny community of 651 on a map. Which is not surprising, since it’s basically just a subdivision. Although the oldest public golf course west of the Mississippi is right across the street! This 1929 bungalow sits in a really nice section of the neighborhood, within easy walking distance of St. Vincent County Park, and it comes to you in lovely condition. If you buy this house, I’ll show you my super-fast route to the Loop and Forest Park! This location is SO convenient!! 66 Greendale has 3 bedrooms & 1 bath in 1289sf. It’s listed by Rebecca Scherzer, Keller Williams, for $94,450.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these unique properties, give me a call. August is a great time to buy a house!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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