42123 McDonald Avenue in TGS is currently for sale and listed at $129,999. Not your typical TGS house, this is a one of kind. Sort of..I guess it is really one of 2498. That is how many were produced before the company went bankrupt in the 50′s. The Lustron was America’s earliest experiment with prefabricated mass-produced housing. Click here for a bit of history. Or here for something a little more local.
Circa Properties, McAvoy Realty and ReMax Results have joined together to offer an opportunity to experience what the Old North St. Louis neighborhood is all about: diverse living options in an inspirational, redeveloping neighborhood on St. Louis’ near north side!
With downtown visible from many home’s doorsteps, the ONSL neighborhood is the place to be, and now is the time to learn more and select your new home before the secret’s out of the bag!
All four of the houses listed below will be open for you to view and each will have an assortment of food and drinks, so please stop by on your way home from work and see what ONSL has to offer.
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.
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.
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.
There are so many things I like about this new listing. First is the price. For $154,900, you get gorgeous finishes with quality system updates. Between October of 2005 and March of 2006, this home was taken down to the studs and rebuilt with new wiring, new plumbing and new HVAC system. New wood floors were installed on the first floor and the original wood was sanded and refinished upstairs. The kitchen has 42″maple-stained cabinets and stainless appliances and the bathroom was completely gutted and finished with ceramic tile and new fixtures.
There are tons of renovations in the city. Many are so similar that they just blend together. This one, while being neutral, still has many significant details that set it apart from others.
I’m an experienced Saint Louis Realtor specializing in St. Louis City as well as neighborhoods like Webster Groves, Maplewood, Clayton, University City and Ladue. With an undergraduate degree in Education and Master's in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development — I have the heart of teacher.
I have been immersed in Residential Real Estate, helping home buyers and sellers understand the market, manage the ambiguities and negotiate the best terms for themselves. I am consistently voted a 5-Star Agent by clients and featured as one of St. Louis' Best Agents in Saint Louis Magazine.