Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Then and Now: 710 Clark

If you follow me closely on Instagram or Facebook...
... you are aware that my clients who purchased the century old Dutch Colonial on Clark in Webster, recently had the opportunity to meet with the Listing Agent Seller who furnished them with the full history of the house. In my opinion, the most significant gift that a Seller can furnish the Buyer of a historic home is the full history.

My clients are incredibly fortunate to have purchased this home from a Seller who has researched the home for years AND is willing to share!


Such an amazing morning and gift to my Buyers!  Anyhoo, within the treasure trove of old stories and goodies were several old photos. 

 I give you lovely #710 Clark, then and now...
Another interesting Clark tidbit?  He disclosed that the porch was originally enclosed with portable wooden walls that run on a track.  Not only did the Seller furnish us with a photo of the porch walls attached (top is now, bottom is enclosed)...
... we were informed that all of the original parts/doors/pieces are stored safely in the garage.  Score!  I love a historic house with a story.  I am so excited for my clients!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Summer fun in Clearwater Beach...

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We took a little break from the frenzy of summer and snuck off to the beach for a few days of rest and relaxation with friends. A teeny tiny peek at the fun...














Sunday, July 9, 2017

Under Contract: #3564 Swan Circle South in 63010

When you are headed to your scheduled Open House, turn around, and end up negotiating a contract instead...  

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Swan Circle sold to the very 1st Buyer who walked through the door and closes escrow next month. 
Yippee for my awesome Sellers and these lucky Buyers- great day in St. Louis real estate! πŸΎπŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Friday, July 7, 2017

Just Listed: #3564 Swan Circle South in 63010


#3564 Swan Circle South boasts a fabulous location just minutes from shopping, Pomme Creek Golf Course, the Strawberry Creek Nature Area, and highways 55/270/141, tucked away in the heart of the popular Linderhof Estates subdivision! 

This meticulously updated split boasts an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and natural light galore... 

  
A sizable Kitchen with ample cabinet space, a pantry, and a center island...
...and an  INCREDIBLE fully-fenced party backyard with a covered twinkle-lit deck, patio, an outdoor wood burning fireplace, and perennial landscaping... 




Home features: 3 sizable bedrooms including a private Master Suite...


2.5 updated bathrooms... 



A sunny great room with vaulted ceilings and a bay window...

And a basement family room with a gas fireplace... 



Complete with an enormous 3 car garage, high quality Pergo flooring, a main floor laundry room... 

Fresh paint, plentiful closets, new AC/roof/siding/gutters, a storage room, the most charming backyard in the neighborhood, and maintenance-free living from the inside to out... this home is a complete package! Beautifully maintained and move-in ready in the City of Arnold, that boasts amenities galore from a pool and recreation center to parks and a golf course.

Offered for $249,900.  Showings begin Saturday, 7/8 at Noon.

See the full MLS listing HERE.  Contact me directly for a private showing...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Under Contract: 255 Glandore, Unit B in Parkway South

As I headed to bed last night, a contract rolled in on Glandore... 
With less than two weeks on market, this cutie is SOLD and closes escrow by the end of the month!  Late night, totally worth it- Congrats to the S Family on a quick sale!

In St. Louis and ready to make a move? The 2017 market is still rocking and rolling!
Let's connect...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Just For Fun: Fourth of July Weekend

We were blessed to have Steve's entire out-of-town family join us for the 4th of July weekend. From toasted ravs and Ted Drewes to the Cardinals game, we took St. Louis by storm! 

 A teeny peek at the fun...

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Under Contract: #710 Clark Avenue in Webster

Hey, hey... the 1910 Dutch Colonial with the chef's kitchen ended up being "The One"...

First day of showings, we managed to be the first Buyers in.  It was a late night of negotiation but my clients cast the winning bid and close escrow in August! Exciting kick-off to the weekend for this awesome family. ♥

The perfect historic house find is one that has been beautifully updated over the years while maintaining the original design, charm, and architectural integrity of the home.  This Seller knocked it out of the park and my Buyers, rightfully so, are tickled pink.

A teeny-tiny peek...

See the full listing HERE... Congratulations to the S Family! 

In St. Louis and ready to make a move? Let's connect...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CLOSED: 14904 Greenberry Hill Court in Chesterfield

Exciting morning at the office...

... Greenberry closed escrow today.  

I felt so incredibly honored to help this family sell their gorgeous home of 20 years to help transition into their exciting new life adventure!  J and P- you are not only clients, you are great friends.  We have known you guys for so many years and have had so many fun adventures as the kids have grown up.  I feel so lucky to know you and truly THANK YOU for trusting me with this gem.  I am so thrilled for you into making the home of your dreams a reality with this amazing construction project.

So inspiring, so exciting.  Congratulations, guys. ❤

Saturday, June 24, 2017

TRENDING: Plunge Pools and Stock Tank Pools

If you spend time on the Internet (or touring homes like I do), you know that Summer 2017 is the summer of the POOL. Pools are making an enormous comeback, in a miniature way, via the plunge pool craze...  
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Cannonballs may be out of the question, but these small, decorative deep pools provide the perfect place to splash around and cool off in the summer! Is it a water feature, is it a pool... plunge pools started popping up in exclusive spas and resorts years ago.  The trend has now hit the residential sector as they are inexpensive, economical, easy to maintain, and can even be customized to include fountains, spa jets, heaters, benches, lights, or even a counter-current system so one can swim laps!

As with  ALL luxury trends, the small-pool concept has also hit apps like Pinterest and Instagram in droves with a funky shabby-chic DIY twist...
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Homeowners across the country, from rural to urban areas, are ordering stock tanks by the thousands from farm supply stores and retrofitting them with above-ground-pool pumps and filters.  This quirky upcycled backyard retreat can be easily executed for less than $600. Find tips HERE.

Having grown up in a home with... 
My now 15 year old floating in my parent's pool as a chubby little infant in 2002.

... an enormous inground concrete and tile pool, I know the expense, upkeep, and headache all-too-well.  That being said, the plunge pool trend totally changes the game, don't you think?

See more home trends HERE.