Grab Bag: Just a Few Cool Finds


Facade has elabrorate victorian cornice brackets and mouldings,

2359 South 13th, Soulard – When this big brick mansion was built on the west side of Soulard in 1882, it must have been pretty darn impressive! At 3772 square feet, with elaborate Victorian woodwork and a slightly Gothic vibe, it still is today. And that’s before we even talk about the great hilltop location, the stone wine cellar or the octagonal balcony…

View of two story opening in second parlor.

Not to mention the FIVE lots that come with this property, giving it a true “city estate” feel. Like your very own half-acre park! No doubt about it, this is a one-of-a-kind gem! And since it hit the market 100+ days ago, perhaps you could negotiate a better price? 4+3.5, listed by Dean Bellos, Coldwell Banker, for $550,000.


9410 S. Broadway, Lemay –  I don’t know about you, but I can think of all kinds of fun things to do with a 1938 Knights of Columbus Hall. This all-brick beauty sits on a very visible half acre in Lemay, and comes with 7760 square feet of pure potential! It has a huge dance floor, two vintage bars and several kitchens, so I’m thinking a restaurant, brewpub or wedding venue would be a perfect fit. If it were mine, I’d consider restoring some of the original windows that are now bricked up. I’d also love to see a mural on one of the exterior walls. Such a perfect canvas! And just a whisker shy of the South City border! Listed by Constantine Benos, Realty Exchange, for $184,700.


400 Himmel, Moscow Mills –  Some houses just radiate good vibes, and this 1989 contemporary in Lincoln County is definitely one of them! Nothing I say can really describe the “jungle fever/tropical paradise” theme going on inside. Just do yourself a favor and look at the photos (via the bold listed link below). Smiles guaranteed. 3+3, 3.47 acres including a horse stable, listed by Nancy Behlmann, Meyer & Company, for $275,000.


22 Arrowhead Estates, Chesterfield – If you’re looking for a Mid-Century Modern home in an amazing natural setting that’s close to it all, do not miss this 1967 California ranch near Faust Park! I love this hidden little subdivision, nestled around two lakes just off of Olive. And if I could afford the newly inflated price tag on this fabulous waterfront property, you can bet I would! I’d just have to budget for some renovations as well, because this place is being sold as-is. 3+3, 1929 square feet, 2.137 acres, listed by Karen Wagner, Prudential Alliance, for $550,000 (previously $305,000).


4311 Roland, Pasadena Hills –  Years ago, I interviewed the well-known modern architect Lee Ledbetter for a book project I was working on. At the time, he was living in the French Quarter of New Orleans, in a classic old brick building that was surprisingly clean & contemporary inside. This house – a 1967 French-inspired abode in one of my favorite NoCo neighborhoods – reminds me of that wonderful vintage/sleek look that Lee’s house achieved to perfection. It’s very NOLA on the outside but oh so chic on the inside. Love it! 4+3, 2374 square feet, listed by Christopher Thiemet, Circa Properties, for $189,900. 

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these unique listings, give me a call…

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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