I love this house. Not just for what it is (which is the most romantic little bungalow under 114K) but for its history. My client has lived here for 20 years. Before that her grandmother lived here since 1952. Her mother grew up in the house and when my client turned 21, she bought it from her grandmother. It has been meticulously cared for and is just about to get a brand new roof.
I just listed it in University City. It has only been on the market for 4 days and has gotten great reviews from the few agents who have managed to get in in that short time. It is right off Midland between Olive and Page. It has 2 beds and 1 bath. The bedrooms are big with actual closets and the bathroom has updated fixtures with original honeycomb tile. The kitchen has new IKEA cabinets and bamboo floors but retains the charm of the original home. The main floor has wood throughout and special features include a decorative fireplace (could be wood burning with some work) a bay window in the dining room and French doors that open to the enclosed front porch. About 5 minutes from Clayton, The Delmar Loop and Forest Park.
The layout is ideal. The living room is extra large so that it can be divided into two areas. Right now my client has it divided into a bright sunny reading area and a formal living room centered around the mantle. The living room opens into the dining room which makes it perfect for entertaining. Next is the kitchen situated in the center of the home dividing the public space from the private. The two bedrooms are in the rear of the main floor each with large windows and plenty of light.
The home itself is situated on an almost double lot and completely fenced. The yard is enormous with large, old trees (recently trimmed) offering plenty of shade. In back there are hosta gardens and fern gardens and a rock garden. The brick patio is on the side, easily accessed through the kitchen door so it is perfect for outdoor meals.
It is still available so contact me directly if you’d like to see it. Or call your agent. It is currently listed in the MLS for $113,900.