In the early 1950s, when my latest listing was built, St. Louis was in the midst of an aviation boom. Companies like TWA, Ozark Airlines and McDonnell Aircraft were at the forefront of the industry, drawing countless workers to the area and spurring numerous housing developments near the airport.
Norshire, a subdivision of just 12 homes, was one of those. It sits in a hidden pocket of Hazelwood at Lindbergh & 270 that’s like a lush residential “island.” Bordered by Boeing and other commercial property, most people probably don’t even know it exists, but I’ve been keen on this area for many years.
It’s almost the history of North County all contained within one little neighborhood. The Utz-Tesson house, dating from the 1780s, is the oldest structure here, followed by “Windswept,” built by the St. Cin family in 1850. Then came a wave of sprawling ranches in the 1950s & 60s, a handful of organic/rustic/contemporary homes in the 70s & 80s and another round of new construction in the 90s & 2000s.
This streamline brick beauty is from 1953 and sits on .38 acre with big beautiful trees. I like to imagine it belonged to a dashing airline pilot back in the day, or maybe a brilliant engineer who worked on the space capsule! Who knows? All I can tell you is, right now, this place is a large, fabulous, updated home that’s a steal of a deal at this price!
Three bedrooms, 2 full baths, more than 2300sf of finished living space. 15 minutes to Clayton, 13 minutes to Westport. All for $149,900!!!
Here’s the full listing info. If you’d like to take a look at this unique vintage home, let us know! OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, June 26, 1-3pm
The Howard Team