Open House Blog of the Week – Fall for Shaw – 10/7/12

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New Listings Oct 2012

The Shaw Neighborhood Housing Corporation will host its annual Fall For Shaw House Tour on October 7, 2012 from 12pm to 4pm. Over 15 for sale homes of varying price ranges and sizes will be on display and open to the public. The tour is free of charge!

The Fall For Shaw event coincides with the Shaw Art Fair as well as the Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Best of Missouri Market“. Please stop by the SNHC tent at the Shaw Art Fair for a tour program (Saturday and Sunday) and during the tour on Sunday from 12pm to 4pm at their office located at 4103 Shenandoah. You may also download the tour program here.

From the tour program:

A premier location when it was founded in the 1880s, the Shaw neighborhood has undergone a rebirth with the past decade’s renewed interest in city living.

With both the Missouri Botanical Garden and Tower Grove Park literally in Shaw’s backyard, there are ample opportunities to jog the pathways, play tennis at a first class tennis club, take the kids to playgrounds, picnic at nearly 150-year old pavilions, see the beauty of many picturesque gardens, attend free concerts and have brunch surrounded by historic fountains and lush ponds. Within Shaw itself is the Shaw Dog Park, private religious, public and magnet schools, restaurants, a wine bar and many other small businesses.

Shaw has a wide range of housing stock, primary built between 1880 and 1930. From Georgian to English Tudor, Arts and Crafts to Romanesque – the commonalities are sturdy, mostly brick construction coupled with fine craftsmanship seen in the art glass, hardwood floors and ornate millwork. Each home reflects the architecture of its time reminding us of the fine art of home building from a century ago.

Get out and find your new home in a fantastic neighborhood this weekend!  Word to the wise – what with the two major events going on at the same time, budget time for parking!  Looks like weather is shaping up to be a brisk, crisp, sunny autumn Sunday!

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