Est. 1908: Just the third time in 111 years offered. Updated Compton Heights Victorian gray brick stunner by noted architect William Gruen. Welcoming curb appeal and front porch with original hexagon tile. This historically significant home has a wonderful location just a block from Compton Heights Reservoir Park.
Impressive foyer highlighted by mahogany waterfall staircase and amazing stained glass sets the tone.
Living room has original fireplace, historic crown molding, hardwoods, and pocket doors of mahogany and tiger oak.
Living room opens to large dining room with lead glass bay window and rare hand-painted fresco by Henry Doellner. Note the beautiful woodwork throughout.
Breakfast room has built-in china cabinet, stained glass in doors, and fantastic sunlight.
From here, enter the kitchen that maximizes efficiency and is highlighted by hand-painted mural by local artist, Julie Malone. Enjoy custom cherry cabinets, garden window, and pantry. A convenient mudroom leads to the backyard a a half bath completes the level.
A grand mahogany staircase with glass imported from Germany leads to the second floor. Here you will find a ensuite master highlighted by a separate onyx-lined shower with bench, large closet, and pretty bay window.
A cozy sleeping porch with beadboard ceiling can be accessed from master ensuite and is the perfect spot to read and enjoy a morning coffee or after work drink.
Two more bedrooms on this floor are serviced by a full bath with original marble walls and clawfoot tub that can easily have a shower curtain holder installed. There is a convenient 2nd-floor laundry.
Third floor has two more bedrooms, huge cedar closet, and cheerful half bath.
Mudroom off kitchen leads to an enchanting fenced double lot and 2-car brick garage. Walkout basement. Newer roof and gutters (2012), with refurbished slate on sides, by Old World Roofing. Updated plumbing & windows. This well-maintained home offers tons of space, Old World Charm, and a location close to parks, restaurants and easy highway access for commuting.
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The Compton Heights historic neighborhood, located near the south side of St. Louis, Missouri in the shadow of the great water tower of Reservoir Park, is one of the earliest planned residential developments of the American nineteenth century. Laid out in 1889 in accordance with a plan that viewed nature as neighbor and not as an enemy to be subjugated by some rectilinear grid, its wide setbacks and curving streets create remarkable vistas, which are punctuated by more than 200 homes of extraordinary and varied interest. The entire neighborhood is a national historic district. Find out more at the Compton Heights Neighborhood Association site.