A Secret Oasis: 15 Birlin

January 31, 2012 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments

Like your privacy? Enjoy the idea of having parking lots for neighbors? Then don’t miss this out-of-the-way gem in Old Ferguson East. Built in 1899 (despite what county records say), it sits on a tiny private street behind Ferguson City Hall and is truly a great find for the money.

Actually, you have to drive through the city hall parking lot to get to it, so unless you already know about this hidden corner of town, you’d probably have no idea it’s even there. But it is, and this is one of just five homes in the area, all within walking distance of the Ferguson Farmers Market and the local coffee house.

At one time, 15 Birlin was identical to houses at 13 & 17 Birlin, but those have since been demolished. A farmer and cabinet maker by the name of Casper Birlin bought two of the properties, including this one, in 1905. Today, #15 has the honor of being a Ferguson Century Home.

It also happens to be loaded with modern updates, making it so much more attractive than these photos reveal. The kitchen is especially gorgeous, and you’ll love the finished basement and the big deck…

Listing courtesy of Randy Alaniz, Prudential Alliance, (636) 537-0300. More photos and info available here.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent who knows Ferguson inside & out to show you this lovely Victorian farmhouse (which could also be a rockin’ bachelor pad), I’d be happy to help!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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