6718 Arthur Avenue St Louis MO 63139
NEW NEW PRICE of $129,900
One of the things the current owner is going to miss the most, she tells me, is her neighbors. When you walk into the backyard of 6718 Arthur Avenue, you will notice a white plastic chair hanging over the chain link fence on the east side of her driveway. That is the chair she pulls down to sit and visit with her neighbor. This kind of neighborliness runs rampant in the Lindenwood Park area.
Tiny houses are big with owners seeking financial freedom. 6718 Arthur Place is a cottage style home that makes the most out of small square footage. The current owner finished the attic space since she’s been there. She did a rustic finish because it fits her style but for very little investment the area could be made more traditional. She installed the electric, the studs for drywalling, the skylights (one opens) and a small portable air conditioner that is vented through the roof. This “new space” is very very charming and adds just that extra room that a one-bedroom house needs.
The first floor of this home has refinished hardwood floors and newer windows. It has retained the charm of a 90 year old home with the comforts of contemporary living. There are original stained glass windows in the bedroom and living room. The current owner uses the basement for a little family room and has a guest bedroom set up here. The walls and floors are freshly painted.
The yard is another gem in this home. It has 2 patios that are perfect for entertaining. The patio at the back fence seems like a great spot to have a one-on-one tete-a-tete with a special friend while the patio just off the back door is a great outdoor dining area. The yard is level, there is a potting shed and a garage and many lovely plantings. The 2 trees in the backyard are among my favorites – a catalpha tree and a mimosa tree (throwbacks from my childhood). The butterfly bush at the side of the patio actually draws butterflies.
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Lindenwood Park Neighborhood
Lindenwood Park Neighborhood is a southwest neighborhood of St. Louis City south of Arsenal, north of Chippewa, east of I-44 and the city limits and west of Hampton. 6718 Arthur Avenue fits right in this neighborhood of well constructed and sturdy single family brick bungalows and 2 story homes. The homes are architecturally interesting showing off the craftsmanship of builders of the 1930′s to 1950′s. There are a few multi-families interspersed in the neighborhood.
The actual park is located between Jamieson and Prather on the east and west and Pernod and Lindenwood to the north and south. Lindenwood Park has a playground, skating rink, soccer field and softball field and tennis courts. The park is enjoyed by joggers and walkers. Many times the community has movie night at the park.
Tje Lindenwood Park Neighborhood is active. They have their own website. They have many scheduled events. This week of July 20th they had a concert in the park on Sunday; a retirement party on July 21st for Nancy Doerhoff, manager of the Machecek Branch Library; an overview of VA Resources for Veterans on July 23; a birthday celebration for Henry Shaw on the 24th and Trivia Night on July 26.
The Lindenwood Park neighborhood was named best restaurant neighborhood in 2010 by the Riverfront Times. It doesn’t have a high walkscore but it is very walkable. It is only a few minutes from the Italian Hill for some toasted ravioli. The Farmhaus and Babe’s Tavern on Ivanhoe are only about 2 blocks from this home. The Farmhaus serves local products.
Schools in the area
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.
I have been through a number of STL charter schools and have liked what I saw. I have not been through this one however. To look up information on other schools in the neighborhood go to www.greatschools.org. This link will take you to St Louis Charter Schools.
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Contact Barbara Heise for buyer or seller representation – 314-448-4768 or Barb@AtHomeInStl.com.