Former Church Rectory Now For Sale in Dutchtown

Dawn Griffin Posted by
Rehabbing, St. Louis Feb 2008

I showed this to one of my clients last week. Lucky for everyone else, it isn’t what she is looking for. But it is perfect for someone. It is just waiting for it’s next life as a bed and breakfast, antique store, art gallery daycare/family home or any of the other endless possibilities. This is such an interesting building and is in such great shape, I hate to see it just sitting there.

This building was the former rectory of the church next door. The church sold last year for 250K and the rectory is for sale now for 118K. There are at least 8 bedrooms. The kitchen needs work but has a complete set of Geneva cabinets. The radiator is still pumping away and has probably been serviced every year since it was installed. The tax records record this at 1925 square feet but there’s no way that’s true. This place is massive. Entering from the front there is formal wood staircase and two formal parlors each with art deco style mantles fully intact and in great shape. Beyond the reception area there is another suite of rooms that look as if they were used as offices. Around the corner is the informal parlor. From there pass thru the butler’s pantry into the kitchen. On the second floor there is a suite with sitting room another great looking mantle, bedroom and private bath. In the rear of the building on the second floor there’s another parlor with mantle, a few more bedrooms and a full bath. The third floor is small with two small rooms.

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The building has been well kept and in most cases untouched where you would hope it would be…the millwork and wood floors. However, certain questionable upgrades have been installed over time. The dropped ceiling and dark paneling will have to go and there are signs of water damage from the flat roof on the second floor. But the foundation looks great and the house feels solid.

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Here’s a link to the MLS lisitng. Unfortunately the listing doesn’t show the correct photo. This isn’t a Circa listing but anyone in our office would be happy to help you tour it if you are looking to buy a unique space and aren’t afraid of a little work.

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