Est. 1908 – Impressive foyer highlighted by mahogany waterfall staircase and amazing stained glass sets the tone. Living room has original fireplace, historic crown molding, hardwoods, and opens to large dining room with lead glass bay window and rare hand-painted fresco by Henry Doellner. Pocket doors are 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 and pretty natural sunlight. Opens to kitchen with cherry cabinets, garden window, and pantry. A convenient mudroom off kitchen leads to a fenced double lot and 2-car brick garage. A half bath completes the level. A grand mahogany staircase with glass imported from Germany leads to the second floor with an ensuite master featuring separate shower with bench, bay window, large closet, and sleeping porch w/beadboard ceiling. The cozy sleeping porch wis 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. A convenient 2nd-floor laundry completes this level. 3rd floor has 2 more bedrooms, huge cedar closet, 1/2 bath. Walkout basement. New(er) roof & gutters in 2012. 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.