homes for sale st louis mo: Functional design makes a small home live large - 12/15/12 10:38 PM
Renovating older homes with an awareness of functional design and quality finishes is becoming more and more important to homeowners.  A small home is kinder to our planet by using fewer natural resources in construction and requires less energy for heating and cooling.  A well designed small home generally requires less maintenance and feels cozier.  These features are very popular with the baby boomers and eco boomers.
The owners of this small 90 year old home purposefully chose living in a small home in a well established  and convenient neighborhood of larger homes.  Their goal in purchasing a home was to … (2 comments)

homes for sale st louis mo: Urban Living Reminiscent of the Turn of the Century - 11/20/12 10:23 PM
St Louis has mant vibrant neighborhoods
  The Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood is located at the western edge of the St. Louis City limits and just north of St Louis' wonderful Forest Park.  The neighborhood was founded in 1908 when spirits were high on St Louis as a result of the 1904 World's Fair which took place in Forest Park and spurred housing development in the area.  The community is very active and has its own Council which offices at 6008 Kingsbury Avenue which is sandwiched in between Gregory Freeman Park and Joe's Cafe.  There are events throughout the year for the neighborhood, … (2 comments)

homes for sale st louis mo: Floor plans evoke a "feel" in our senses - 09/27/12 07:10 AM
Time to change some of those subconscious thought patterns
Sometimes one of the first statistics we look at when narrowing the list of homes we want to see is the square footage.  This habit is troublesome for us for at least 2 reasons:  many times this figure is inaccurate; and even more importantly, the room, window and door placements in a home can make many floor plans work better than others.  During the recent (yes, it was just a few years ago) housing bubble, McMansions were replacing manageable sized homes and our subconscious was brainwashed into the bigger is better concept … (1 comments)

homes for sale st louis mo: Make Your Home Your Own Personal Art Gallery - 09/20/12 11:25 PM
Make your Home your Art Gallery

This is a view of the dining room into the living room at 7925 Glenside Place in University City.  There are a set of skylights above the one wall.  The fun part of this room though is the amount of space available for some favorite paintings, prints and/or sculptures.  The current owner has a very whimsical collection and it really makes for an interesting home.  (Why display artwork in your home)  It is a pleasure to visit and the floor plan makes it very easy to have stimulating conversations in more than one room.  … (2 comments)

homes for sale st louis mo: A 92 year old with charm intact and enhanced by facelifts - 05/09/12 09:53 PM
2934 Collier Avenue, Brentwood, MO  63144
 


Many people say that a person's inner beauty improves as they age.  The same can be said of homes.  When the inner beauty of a home has been preserved and enhanced as is the case with this refurbished cottage, it adds a charm to the home that cannot be measured.  One example is the renewed original claw foot tub.




And when the kitchen has a quality update with custom cabinets, a 3 cm granite counter top, stainless appliances and brushed nickel hardware but still has the original historic … (2 comments)

homes for sale st louis mo: Please Don't Make Me Blush - 01/04/12 12:33 AM
When Well Preserved and Modest are Compliments
A percentage of houses have had gentle owners.  These are some of my favorite homes.  Usually these homes have been occupied by conservative spenders who enjoy the intrinsic features of the home.  They spend the money to keep the home in good repair and don't "re-remuddle".  This contemporary mid fifties ranch at 1445 Midland Boulevard in University City MO 63130 is one of those homes.  It is modest in size with 1144 square feet and not much wasted space.  Two of the bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a king size bed with … (0 comments)

 
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Search for Homes for Sale in St. Louis

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