6 Stunning Properties with Unique Charm

February 7, 2017 , In: Residential Properties , With: One Comment

I happened upon this house in the city yesterday and just had to share! I mean, who would ever guess that this contemporary gem (above) is hidden inside this classical brick home in the Central West End?? Not me!


This dramatic interior was created in the 1980s and could probably use some updating today. But it still has great potential, and the property offers two other intriguing features: a dreamy backyard/pool that was featured in Better Homes & Gardens, and a separate 2-bedroom unit that would be perfect for AirBnB! Even better: Left Bank Books is right up the block and Dressel’s is just around the corner. 4942 McPherson has 3546sf and is listed as-is by Nancy Yuille, Laura McCarthy, for $485,000.


If you prefer your contemporary style with a rustic flair – in a much more rural setting – don’t miss this one-of-a-kind property in Perryville. Soaring ceilings, interesting woodwork and fabulous indoor/outdoor spaces are the hallmark here. Also private suites (perfect for guests!) and a massive workshop/studio. 190 Northside Drive has 2886sf, 2.44 acres, and a front row seat to the August 2017 solar eclipse. It’s listed for $359,900 by Jennifer Janet, CBG.


I don’t know why but this kitchen makes me think of Paris. Which is crazy, because where in Paris can you get a kitchen this big? Especially leading to a deck that’s even bigger…


Nope, this sweet historical home is right here in St. Louis….Soulard to be exact. And this kitchen (one of 3 on the property) is just a small piece of what makes this place so special! There’s so much to love here: prime location, 3rd floor master suite, exposed brick walls, double lot, carriage house, gorgeous garden. And if you want to try your hand at AirBnB, this is another great candidate, with a main home and 2 other rentable units. 1010 Allen Ave is listed by Dana Eller, Lou Realty Group, for $420,000.


Meanwhile, over in Bridgeton, this cheerful modern abode is masquerading as a typical suburban ranch! You could never tell from the front facade that the interior is this wide open, but it is! And it looks out over 2.76 acres, tucked away off a private road, and includes a 4-car garage, granite floors and a sleek updated kitchen. 11865 Locust Lane has 1865sf and is listed by Kathleen Renaud, CBG, for $325,000.


Twenty years ago, when I was living in Los Angeles, I purchased 6 little lamp shades from Farrah Fawcett’s estate sale (true story). So I definitely appreciate the “recycling” of celebrity goodies. But here’s something I never expected to see: a parquet floor salvaged from the home of Barbara Eden, star of I Dream of Jeannie! Yet here it is (above) in a loft in downtown St. Louis!


An epic loft, really. More than 9000 square feet, where you’ll also find the marble staircase salvaged from Loew’s State Theatre. And a zen garden. And a frieze made by Bob Cassilly. And a rooftop deck with a view for miles. Seriously, what a score! Especially if you can afford the price tag. 1310 Papin St #500 is listed by Meg Coghlan, Dielmann Sotheby’s, for $949,900.


Finally, if you need even more space to spread out, may I suggest this historic homestead in the Pevely/Barnhart area. Owned by the same family for 100+ years, this enchanting property includes 112 acres, a Georgian-style farm house, a lake with a beautiful bridge, multiple barns & charming old outbuildings, 2 separate apartments and tons of privacy. And it’s only minutes from St. Louis County! 1763 Moloney Drive is listed by Cindy Coleman, Real Living Gateway, for $825,000.

If you’d like to schedule a showing at any of these listings or you need help buying or selling another unique home, let me know! My husband, Keith, and I can also provide guidance on owning vacation rentals for AirBnB & VRBO!

Shannon Howard
Realtor / Vintage House Specialist
The Howard Team, RE/MAX Results

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