Grab Bag: five fab 1950s houses

December 17, 2012 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


I stumbled upon an incredible 50s ranch this weekend. Seriously, the stuff of dreams. But until it hits the market and I can scoop it up (or sell it to one of you!), I might as well dish on a few other gems…

6220 Eichelberger – If you liked my post on this mid-century ranch, I bet you’ll love this cheaper option even more! Both properties are located in desirable St. Louis Hills, but because this one is slightly smaller and sits on a main drag, it can be yours for south of $200,000. Built in 1951, it has all the charms of 5931 Hilgard – solid brick, vintage details, nice curb appeal – but it also has a few extra bonuses, including super close proximity to Francis Park and a fabulous open living area. There’s also a sunroom off the back, an updated kitchen, and a big ol’ backyard. So big, it’s almost hard to believe it’s in the city! 1295 square feet, 2+2, $195,000. Listed by Sandy Hea, RE/MAX. 


7425 Shaftesbury – Here’s a quirky little house for someone who likes their privacy. It’s just shy of the 1950s (built in ’49) but it has so much style, I just had to include it. It sits on a pie-shaped lot bordering a creek in the heart of U. City, and the interior is bright, open and colorful, with plenty of updates. I’m guessing the photos don’t do it justice, so I’d really like to see this place in person. 1586 square feet, 3+1, $129,900. Listed by Benjamin Nichols, Women Owned REO.


75 Wildwood – This may not look like a classic mid-century home, but I assure you this charming oddball is worth a peek inside. Bordering Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood, it’s a 1959 multi-level that needs TLC and a good scrub (like many foreclosures), but oh my, what potential! LOVE the see-through fireplace, funky kitchen and architectural window. Also the fact that surrounding homes sell for significantly more. How cool would it be to revive this house and make it shine again?! 1192 square feet, 4+3, $164,900. Listed by Brian Ellsworth, Weichert Realty. 


3644 Marshall – If you’re looking for a neat vintage house on a modest budget, I always recommend the Overland/St. John area. Even though prices there have fallen and quite a few foreclosures have occurred, there are still some very nice pockets in both communities. This unique 1954 multi-level sits in one of them, conveniently located to the central corridor, and it’s basically a fully updated house. The decor may not be to your liking but the good vintage bones are definitely there. And you get a large fenced yard too! 1344 square feet, 4+2, $124,900. Listed by Kevin Wood, Executive Realtors. 


9 Grand Circle – My husband works in the West Port area, so I keep a close eye on this tiny hamlet of 50s bliss near Lindbergh & Midland. Grandview Hills only has a few dozen homes but most of them are sweet sprawling ranches just like this. If you like retro flavor, this 1956 beauty, complete with a rathskeller and pink & black bathroom, should rock your world. The half-acre lot ain’t half bad either, especially in this primo mid-county location. 1870 square feet, 3+3, $168,000. Listed by Terry Gannon, RE/MAX. 

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these great mid-century properties, give me a call!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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Shannon Howard

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