Historical Gem Alert: 711 N. Laclede Station

July 12, 2015 , In: Field Notes, Residential Properties , With: No Comments


So, it turns out blogging is kinda difficult when you’re constantly showing houses. If only I could multi-task while driving from one end of St. Louis to the other, I’d be good to go! But alas, here I am a few weeks late. Sorry!

The good news is I have a bonafide gem to share. I showed this place today and I have to say it’s pretty darn magical. 711_rear

Built in 1868 as the wash house for the larger home next door, this enchanting cottage sits right on Laclede Station Road in Webster Groves. Normally I’d give thumbs down to a busy thoroughfare, but this house rests so high above the street and is so private, protected and quiet inside, I don’t hesitate to recommend it.


It actually has a very peaceful, treehouse/lake house feel and is so much more beautiful in person. Also super clean. With a few cosmetic tweaks, it could be absolutely magazine-ready.

Good bones + great character and spacious rooms! Plus, there’s potential to boost value by adding a second bath and/or making the gorgeous “den” a legal bedroom.


And did I mention there’s a screened-in porch and a huge second-floor deck, both overlooking the lush backyard?


Seriously folks. If you’re looking in the Webster area and you passed this one by, DON’T. At least take a peek and consider the possibilities. There are homes selling for significantly more in the neighborhood, and this property has tremendous charm and potential.

711 North Laclede Station has 2 bedrooms & 1 bath in 1248sf, on nearly 1/3 acre. It’s listed by Emilian Taranu, Terra Realty, for $144,900. 

If you’d like to take a look at this unique treasure, let me know!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

P.S. I want to give a special shout-out to the listing agent. Emilian belongs to a nationwide group of volunteer metal detectorists who search old properties, dig up lost objects and try to reunite them with the original owners. If you’d like him to search your property, give him a call at (314) 630-9391.



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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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