YEAH!!!! It’s time for The big BIG Tour! If you like looking at houses just for fun or you are thinking about getting into the market to purchase, this is THE weekend to view open houses. Once a year Revitalize St Louis sponsors a FREE city wide open house tour. This open house extravaganza includes an opening ceremony at Mullanphy ILC Elementary School at 4221 Shaw Boulevard near Missouri Botanical Garden. Want to take the tour? Click here.
Five of my listings will be on the tour this year.
City houses come in all colors and sizes! This is great opportunity to get out, explore neighborhoods and see what St. Louis City has to offer in terms of architectural diversity. And its FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This Sunday I will be holding 6405 Ruth open on Sunday from 1-3PM. Ruth sits at the edge of Christy Park. In front of the home there’s a bike path that runs past, a connection from Carondolet Park to the Metrolink. The home itself is bright and peaceful, light floods in from all directions
From the outside you would never know how much space this home offers. The first floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, a full bath and a family room. The lower level is completely finished with a bar (is there a south city home without one?) a large but cozy family room, playroom, office and full bath. One of my favorite things about this home is that there are two FUNCTIONING wood burning fireplaces: one upstairs and one down.
The kitchen was recently updated and is large enough for a built-in desk and table. When it was remodeled every inch of the kitchen was thought through. There’s plenty of prep space and tons of storage.
Below is a photo of the finished lower level. Note the recessed lighting, crown molding and fireplace. Much nicer than you were expecting, right?
This a true ranch, built with pride, maintained over time and updated with a sense of history. If you think you don’t like “ranch style” homes, one tour through this one will change your mind.
Well, it was going to happen sooner or later. With all the good deals out there it’s hard to resist them. Recently I bought a little bungalow and am working with two other people to renovate it and get it to market before the end of the Spring. It’s not much right now, but soon it will be a solid two bedroom bungalow with spectacular kitchen, new windows, new HVAC, sparkling wood floors and updated plumbing and electric.
After looking at 12 homes in the South City area we settled on this one for a few reasons. First, we really liked the layout. It is a proper 2 bedroom with a large living room and separate dining room. There’s an entry way, so you aren’t dumped into the living room as soon as you walk-in. Second, the demo was mostly done, so we could get right to work. And finally the location is superb. It’s tucked right in the middle of Tower Grove South walking distance to Grand, Morganford and the park.
Click here to find more opportunities. All homes in this link are under 50K and will require work. Some need everything, some just need a little TLC. If you need contractor recommendation, no problem, I am happy to pass on names and numbers of those who have proven that they can show up on time and understand how to coax a beautiful rehab out of an ugly shell.
Dawn Griffin Real Estate Blog
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.