A Toast to Whimsy: 11915 Spring

February 15, 2013 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of quirky little neighborhoods that most people don’t even know exist. And right at the top of my favorites list has to be Crystal Lake Park, a mini-city of just 500 people that’s wedged between Frontenac, Town & Country and Des Peres.

Created as a resort community in the 1920s, Crystal Lake Park has always reminded me of small coastal towns in California. Maybe because of the eclectic architecture, or maybe because the houses are all clustered together on adorable little streets. I don’t know. All I can say is I love this place, and I’m super intrigued by this 1933 bungalow that’s been for sale there since July.


It may not look like much from the front, but this house is full of neat surprises and unique features. Like this gorgeous sun porch…


And this open layout kitchen with super cool tiled floors…


And this sunny office nook…


And this….well, I don’t know exactly what you call this, but it sure looks like a Gothic chapel in the basement….



Perhaps it dates from the last days of Prohibition era, when this property was the original speakeasy for Crystal Lake Park?!

It does have hidden compartments! And the entry door sure looks like it needs a secret knock…


11915 Spring has 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms in 2907 square feet. It sits on .23 acres and comes with a 2-car garage. Carol Koch of RE/MAX has it listed for $330,000.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this unique vintage house, which has lots of nice updates and is conveniently located near restaurants, shopping and the Plaza Frontenac cinema, give me a call!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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