The Amazing Transformation of 5406 Idaho: Before and After Shots of My New Listing in Carondelet

Dawn Griffin Posted by
New Listings Nov 2009

5406 Idaho, 63111 has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2 car garage. It is currently available for $200,000 where nearby houses of this caliber are selling for 220-240K. Come by this weekend to experience it for yourself (Open Sunday, November 15, 1-3PM). For now check out the other photos and floor plans at

LOCATION: While Carondelet Park itself is reason enough to love this location, especially interesting are all the other amenities within walking distance. According to Google Maps, it is exactly 1.2 miles from 5406 Idaho to Loughborough Commons. That means that you can skip across the supremely well manicured park to Schnucks, Lowes, Panera or Starbucks without having to get in your car. Around the corner is a Walgreens in case you need to make a mid-night run for cough drops. If you are craving Mexican, El Burrito Loco is just a 7 minute walk from the front door. Want something a little more upscale? Try Iron Barley, that’s just a quarter mile in the opposite direction. Hate having to get in your car for a 45 minute round trip to the gym? Problem solved, the new Rec Plex is opening in Carondelet Park on November 19th where you can take a spinning class or go for a swim.

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Interior Finish Quality: This is really a before and after moment. This home was not simply “rehabbed” it was RE-Imagined. What was once a dark, choppy ,claustrophobic interior is now a bright and versatile floor plan. The public and private spaces are perfectly separated and the magic equation of 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2 car garage has been achieved without any of the awkwardness that sometimes accompanies this kind of transition. QUALITY is the the first word that comes to mind when I think of the work done here.

A couple of quick examples: All the original wood windows have been re-glazed, with sashes re-aligned and hardware updated. All of the bedroom closets are furnished with Saint Louis Closet Co. built-ins, all bathroom fixtures are MOEN and the kitchen exhaust really vents to the outside. In addition to QUALITY workmanship the interior is also highly FUNCTIONAL. One of the bedrooms is on the first floor. Since it has it’s own private entrance, it is perfect for a home office. For those of us who work from home and who have clients coming and going, the private entrance will be a coveted benefit. The master bedroom is a TRUE suite with a lovely master bath and walk-in closet. The mudroom is full of windows and offers a great space for taking off shoes, storing bags and bringing your plants in during the cold. And the large, open great room is perfect for entertaining friends.

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Value: Below is a CMA report from the St. Louis MLS. This search includes all homes within 1/2 mile radius that are either ACTIVE or have SOLD within the last year priced above 150K. The tax records do not accurately reflect the square footage at 5406 Idaho. Architectural drawings show the space measures nearly 2100 square feet. Based on size, layout, amenities and quality of construction, 5406 Idaho blows the competition away. Looking at the comps below Idaho proves itself a real value.


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