6 Awesome Properties with Character to Spare

August 1, 2016 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments

If you’ve been house hunting in metro St. Louis recently, you probably know that inventory is low and demand is high, especially in prime areas. But if you happen to be flexible on budget & location (like really flexible), you’ll find some incredible properties out there right now. Seriously, the stuff of dreams!

Like this magical cottage in Crystal City, above. Built in 1922 by a soldier returning home from World War 1, this storybook treasure was inspired by a house in Brittany, France. The craftsmanship & architectural detail are so amazing, you’ll be absolutely floored! It’s your own little slice of Europe! Check out more pics by clicking on the address>>  324 Mississippi Avenue is listed by Frank Ciliberto, BHHS Alliance, for $349,900.


It’s not very often you find a home with a 3rd-floor ballroom, but that’s exactly what you get with this 1912 Tudor mansion modeled after an English estate. Sitting on 2.39 wooded acres in Ferguson, this elegant abode offers 7 bedrooms, 10-foot ceilings, nearly 7000 square feet of living space and a stunning carriage house. It’s Downton Abbey meets suburban St. Louis! Love it! 100 South Clay is listed by Sandra Cooper, Dielmann Sotheby’s, for $349,000. 


While we’re talking NoCo, I might as well mention this spectacular property in Old Jamestown. It’s an opportunity truly unparalleled in St. Louis County, where you can get 24 ACRES of natural wonderland + a huge 1959 ranch house, a 3-acre stocked lake and a sweeping view of the Missouri River! There’s wildlife galore here, not surprising given Pelican Island is right next door. And the best part is the price: $330,000! WOW! 42 Carrico is listed by Jessica Bennett, Keller Williams Realty West. 


Like the acreage but not the area? Here’s another fun option, a bit further out…. 21 acres bordering Calico Creek + an adorable stone bungalow built from rocks gathered from the creek in 1930! This property also has a pond, two small springs & an artesian well, not to mention several outbuildings and unique geological features. It’s in DeSoto, about 45 minutes from St. Louis County, so the price is nice at $175k! Perfect for a weekend retreat! 7657 State Road H is listed by Kelly Johnston, Living the Dream Inc.


Ready to be a gentleman farmer? Then check out this incredible historic property in Labadie! Built in 1854 by a former governor of New Mexico, this Federal-style home sits on 45 acres overlooking the Missouri River and includes 2 barns, a smokehouse, a 3-car garage, a wine cellar and even a small cemetery! 100 Riverhouse Road is listed by Fred O. Thatcher for $1,199,000. 


OK, so this isn’t just a house. It’s a lifestyle!! If you’ve ever wanted to run your own vineyard & winery, here’s your chance! Comprised of 482 acres in the heart of Missouri Wine Country, this delightful property is about 90 minutes west of St. Louis and includes multiple barns & buildings, the full wine inventory, all recipes & equipment, and a working dairy farm. The sellers are even willing to help with the transition. For more info on the Wenwood Farm Winery, visit their website. 1132 Brick Church Rd is listed by Drennan Bailey, Bailey Properties, for $2,466,500. 

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these properties or answer any questions, let me know!

Shannon Howard
Realtor / Vintage House Specialist
The Howard Team

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