Grab Bag: 6 Quick Picks for the Holiday

May 24, 2014 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments


Like many realtors, I spend a lot of time in my car. So while I’m driving from one end of St. Louis to the other, I like to take note of interesting properties along the way. I actually spotted this delightful 1954 ranch ages ago, so I was thrilled when it hit the market recently for the first time in 50 years!

Sprawling over 1 fully fenced acre on one of my favorite streets in Bridgeton, this place has a very peaceful, rural vibe despite its proximity to the airport. And though the interior could use some cosmetic updating, the major systems are all updated and the property has been very well maintained. There’s SO much potential here! It’s a mini farm waiting to happen! 4055 Locke has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1460sf. Also 3 garages and a nice outbuilding. It’s listed by Greg Kilper, Infinity Properties, for $143,500. 


It’s a little hard to tell from this angle, but the roots of this 1939 Shrewsbury multi-level are definitely Art Moderne. The horizontal brickwork and corner windows are classic features of the Streamline style, though I’m dying to know what the original front entry looked like! And the original garage door! Still, there’s plenty of vintage charm left to appreciate! 5004 Annette Ct has 3 bedrooms & 1 bath in 853sf. It’s listed by Matthew Litwack, Prudential Alliance, for $149,900. 


Looking for a cheap 50s fixer with lots of drama? Then don’t miss this Overland ranch and its enormous vaulted living room! You’ll need to invest some sweat equity to make this house really shine, but the good news is the electric & HVAC were updated recently. And the central location is pretty darn convenient. 1802 Uceyle has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1887sf. It’s listed by Kathy Koutsobinas, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $69,900.


Some houses have a very magical feel, and this whimsical gem in Tower Grove East is certainly one of them! Built by the owner of a toy company in 1908, this amazing house not only features exceptional woodwork and elaborate stained glass. It also has an original hand-painted mural depicting the toy maker’s hometown of Nuremberg, Germany!! I’ve showed this place a few times and, trust me, jaw-dropping doesn’t even begin to describe it! WOW!! 3508 Crittenden has 4 bedrooms & 2.5 baths in 3598sf. It’s listed by Tim Meyer, Red Key Realty Leaders, for $534,900.

Contemporary 3BR ranch with lush, level backyard. Walking distan

Want a slice of California right here in St. Louis? The Willow Brook subdivision in Mid County serves up some very cool contemporary lines, like this 1959 MCM that was clearly designed for indoor/outdoor living. Yes, it sits on a busy street. And yes, the driveway is a little wonky. But the yard is lush and private, overlooking a lake, and the interior could be absolutely slammin’ with just a bit of cosmetic updating. I’ve seen this one in person and it’s a real find! 11116 Schuetz has 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths in 1134sf, not counting the finished basement. It’s listed by Carol Katz, Prudential Alliance, for $148,500.

View from Living Room

Finally, here’s a house that I’ve driven past for years, always wondering what it looks like inside. Built in 1950 by renowned architect Bernard F. McMahon, this Richmond Heights MCM has been in the same family since it was built and just hit the market for the first time yesterday. Judging by the sleek facade, I wasn’t expecting the interior to be so formal. But that’s ok, because the contemporary bones are still there! In fact, I suspect someone will scoop this house up and revive its modern pedigree in a flash. What do you think? 12 Berkshire has 5 bedrooms & 3.5 baths in 2809sf. Also an acre of land. It’s listed by Toyin Oduwole, Coldwell Banker Premier, for $525,000.

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

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

TIP: When you click on each of the bold “listed” links, it will take you directly to the MLS listings. At the top right of the MLS page, select the “display” dropdown menu and choose customer summary. Then you can click on each home’s main photo and it will open a larger window with all of the interior pics. If you want to see details about the house, close the large photo window and click on the bold blue MLS number at the top of each listing.

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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