1013 Dolores Avenue, Olivette, MO 63132
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Offered at $250000
1013 Dolores Avenue in Olivette is a 1935 brick bungalow. It is situated on a dead end street. It is an updated and trendy home with landscaping that is sustainable. The landscaping has a Silver Audubon Certificate. The buyer of this home has the option to purchase the lot at 1011 Dolores Avenue for an additional $50000.
The first floor has the charm of the 1930’s with archways and solid oak hardwood floors.
One of the best features of 1013 Dolores Avenue, personally, is the amount of natural light. If you will notice, the master bedroom and the public areas of the home have light from 2 sides. With the amount of gloomy days we are having in our fair city, this is a big deal.
1013 Dolores has been strategically updated with attention to the mechanics as well as the aesthetics. The hvac was updated to 97% efficient. The electric panel was updated to 200 amp and the electric to the kitchen was updated at that time also. A new plumbing stack and water lines were installed. It has newer vinyl windows. The garage has newer doors, shelves and openers.
The kitchen has been updated with ceramic tile floors, newer cabinets and newer stainless appliances (refrigerator in 2017). The first floor bathroom was brought to a new life by changing the tile and adding a new vanity. A full bath was added in the lower level.
And oh my, my, my. The new native landscaping has added so much outdoor space to this home. The current owners collaborated with the St Louis Audubon Society to create a pleasurable yard featuring native plants. There are several bushes that attract hummingbirds (Red Buckeye, Red Columbine, Coral Honysuckle). It has a Spicebush which attracts swallowtail butterfly. There are edible berries – elderberry and nannyberry. The Native Persimmon and American Plum trees produce edible fruits. Contact me for a complete list of the plants and trees.
If you are unfamiliar with native gardening, here are some resources that can guide you to its values. Resources: St Louis Native Plants Blog; Missouri Botanical Native Landscaping Manual; St Louis Audubon Society.
1013 Dolores Avenue is located in the municipality of Olivette, Mo. Olivette is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,737 at the 2010 census.
Olivette was settled in the mid-19th century as a small farming community along an old Indian trail originally called the Bonhomme Road (now known as Old Bonhomme, which meets and essentially turns into Olive Boulevard). Olive Road is a ridge road and at one time served as a de facto boundary for housing segregation in outer St. Louis.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,737 people, 3,068 households, and 2,216 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,783.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,074.6/km2). There were 3,275 housing units at an average density of 1,178.1 per square mile (454.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 60.9% White, 23.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 10.7% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.
There were 3,068 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
Walkscore.com rates 1013 Dolores Avenue as car dependent but it is within walking distance of Starbucks, Sugarfire BBQ, Fallon’s Bar, and CVS.
By car, it is easily accessible to major highway arteries. Downtown St Louis is a 22 minute commute, Clayton Business District is 9 minutes and the St Louis airport is 13 minutes. It is also near the Shaw Park to Olive bike path which is rated to be good for kids.