Price reduced to $159000 for house with buildable lot
7245-7249 Arsenal Street St Louis MO 63143 Offered at $159000
Ooops am I on the East Coast? 7249 Arsenal Street St Louis MO 63143 sits on a double lot with a garden gate leading you to the front door and a gravel drive leading you to a 30×30 workshop. The lot has mature trees that shade the house and give you great areas for picnics and the like. It is a 1.5 story home from the mid 1890’s. The lot at 7245 Arsenal is included in the package. The lot is buildable.
The front and back door of the home are original with the wavy blown glass. I love the back door. As you enter, the hallway has built-in shelves and columns. None of the woodwork has been painted in its hundred year history. The kitchen, dining room and bedrooms have refinished pine floors.The living room is hardwood. The windows in each room are essentially from floor to ceiling.
The kitchen and bathroom have been updated but the charm has been maintained. The kitchen has refinished pine floors and vintage wallpaper. The bathroom was taken down to the studs but the owners kept the claw foot tub. The plumbing is newer as is the electric.
The home has a cellar door for entry to the basement. The basement is clean and light. The original pine floors in the dining room and kitchen add an element of farmhouse feel.
This home is just a short walk to the bustling Maplewood Loop. It is a five minute drive to downtown Clayton. Forest Park is a bike ride away. Access to Highways 40/64 and 44 are within minutes.
The property includes an incredible workshop on the lot. It is a 30×30 area that is excellent for a home office, a mechanic or a wonderful garage/workshop.
7249 Arsenal Street is in the Ellendale Neighborhood of the city of St Louis which is bounded on the north by Manchester, on the south by I-44, on the east by McCausland and Maplewood city limits on the West. It is an isolated and somewhat forgotten neighborhood of St Louis which results in a lot of privacy. This part of Arsenal Street is only 2 blocks long. The neighborhood has been a stable area over the years. The neighborhood is surrounded by Lindenwood Park, Clifton Heights, The Hill, and the other “Dogtown” neighborhoods of Clayton/Tamm and Franz Park.
Ellendale was first opened to industrial activity in the 1850’s because of the construction of the Pacific Railroad and mining of clay for fire brick. Scullin Steel stood as a landmark in the neighborhood until it closed production in the 1970s.
It is now a very residential area with some commercial and office space. The housing is mainly single family units with a household size averaging only 2.3 per household. It has a low crime rate. It has a small town feel.
For entertainment, The Maplewood Loop, Forest Park, the St Louis Science Center are nearby. There are plenty of dining experiences in the vicinity and it’s close to the Hi-Pointe movie theater.
Francis Slay Park is located at all 4 corners of Arsenal and McCausland. The park has a playground, soccer and baseball fields, walking trails and a lighted tennis court. There are several other parks in the area including Forest Park.
The neighborhood is considered car dependent by walkscore.com. However, it is incredibly convenient for getting around by car. It is minutes away from both Highway 44 and 40/64. It is .9 miles from the Metrolink Blue Line and .3 miles from a bus line. Travelling to downtown Clayton, as the owner says, is 7 minutes from door to door. Downtown St Louis is well within 15 minutes. It is also close to Washington University, St Louis University, Concordia Seminary and Fontbonne.
Movoto rates the Ellendale neighborhood as one of the 10 best neighborhoods in St Louis City.
Mason Elementary School at 6031 Southwest Avenue is the St Louis Public School for the area. Total student population is 362 from PK-6. The St Louis Public School for 6,7 & 8 is Long Middle School and High School is Roosevelt High School. The map below shows other options. One of these options is a STL charter school, Gateway Science Academy at 6576 Smiley Ave with 340 students in grades K-8. Wilkinson Early Childhood Center is a public school serving 198 students PK-2. Click here for a list of other schools in the neighborhood.
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