Historic St. Louis Homes, St. Louis History

Own a Piece of St. Louis History | Seven Must See Historic Homes on the Market Now

St Louis is rich in history, and that includes our homes and condos. While some buyers view newer as inherently better, historic homes have a unique story to tell. Some come with historical legacy, quirkiness, or famous past owners. The properties listed below were all built prior to 1921 and Listed by Ted Wight of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty.

1808 Kennett Place

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Built in: 1886. Offered at: $599,000.

Lafayette Square is one of St. Louis’s premier neighborhoods- sought after for its gorgeous historic homes, walkability, and a popular culinary scene. This home is located a ½ block from 30+ acre Lafayette Park which features gardens, walking paths, a pond, and hosts summer concerts. Only 5 minutes to downtown. This century home boasts all the charm people want with all the modern amenities required for today’s lifestyle. Completely renovated, interior painted from top to bottom, refinished hardwood floors on all 3 levels. The updated kitchen boasts custom cabinets, gas range & breakfast bar. 4 bedrooms with ensuite full baths. 4 gas fireplaces. 12-foot ceilings. The lower level has a recreation room and half bath. 1 car garage. Charming garden with a waterfall pond. New stairway access to the rooftop for 360-degree views overlooking St. Louis’s skyline- ideal for watching fireworks.

11 Washington Terrace

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Built in: 1905. Offered at $899,000

Imagine owning a historic home in fashionable Washington Terrace that embodies everything exciting about CWE living- historic, grand homes with an ideal location. Easily walk to Forest Park, Metro Link, restaurants, a movie theater & more. This manse features impeccable millwork, stained glass, fireplaces, and a grand staircase. Gracious dining room with fireplace. Living room with pocket doors that lead to a family room, both with impressive fireplaces. The kitchen has been updated with granite counters, center island, newer appliances & breakfast room/ butler’s pantry. Primary suite with an updated bathroom featuring a soaking tub, separate shower & double vanity. Carriage house with 2-car garage and apartment. Heated swimming pool. Fun facts: Bob Cassilly (City Museum founder) designed the privacy wall, department store scion Julius Baer once lived here, and Washington Terrace is on the National Registry of Historic Places with a police substation in the famous gatehouse.

46 Washington Terrace

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Built in 1909. Offered at $1,189,000.

A special opportunity to be the 3rd steward of this grand 1909 manse. Washington Terrace is a private street in the CWE that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Walk to Forest Park, The Metrolink & more. Wood-paneled living room with fireplace. The spacious dining room is adorned with historic millwork & a large bay. The dining room leads to a screened porch. The kitchen boasts Viking appliances, butler’s pantry, center island with prep sink & hearth room with another bay window overlooking the deck & pool area. The primary suite is a peaceful retreat with an updated spa-like bathroom & sauna. The 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms with Jack-n-Jill bathroom & a 4th bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the backyard. A ballroom, 2 additional bedrooms, a full bathroom & 2 large storage rooms complete the 3rd floor. Expansive deck, yard & pool area perfect for outdoor entertaining. Gated driveway & 2-car garage. New boiler, new roof, entirely AC & restored windows.

1 Aberdeen Place

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Built in: 1921. Offered at: $942,000

With Clayton as your backyard & Forest Park as your front yard, who could ask for a better location. Stroll to the Art Museum, Zoo, The Muny or just walk and enjoy all that our city’s jewel has to offer. Also, you can easily go to dinner, ice cream, coffee & drinks in the Demun neighborhood. Arched windows throughout the home provide an abundance of light to all the rooms. The front foyer has a groin vault ceiling & arched doorways that take you to the dining room, living room with fireplace, sunroom & recreation room off of the kitchen with a gas fireplace. This home has great flow making it perfect for entertaining. The primary bedroom has a sunroom & bathroom with shower & jacuzzi tub. The 2nd level includes a wood-paneled study overlooking the park & 4 other bedrooms including a private “nanny suite”. The charming patio & gardens of perennials can be accessed from the dining room or kitchen area. The lower level has a recreation room with a bar & plenty of storage. 3-car garage.

2565 Melody Place

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Built in: 1875. Offered at: $1,400,000

This modernized and recently renovated 1850’s brick farmhouse sits on 111+ lush acres with two man-made lakes and a hand-built barn and stables. New kitchen with custom crafted cabinets and granite counters. The kitchen opens to a recreation area with a fireplace. The double front porch of the home creates a gracious exterior while providing a perch to view the fields and rolling hills that lead to a meandering creek. Main floor primary bedroom suite. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a recreation room with bar and two full baths. Full unfinished basement. Windmill helps lower electric costs. Schedule your showing today to experience the feeling and lifestyle this historic farmhouse brings. Utility shed and caretaker’s residence.

6936 Pershing Place 

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Built in: 1920. Offered at: $579,000

Ames Place is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in St. Louis. Easy walking distance to Washington University, Forest Park, the Delmar Loop & Metrolink. Diverse, professional neighborhood with mature trees, sidewalks, and historic structures. This classic home has been architecturally enhanced & renovated. The living room features a fireplace, tons of windows & French doors that open to the porch. The dining room is beautiful also with French doors. The kitchen has been completely renovated featuring a gas range, stainless steel appliances, center island, bar with sink, granite counters & backsplash. Powder room on the main level. The 2nd floor features 3 bedrooms, a study & an updated bathroom. Main bedroom option on 2nd floor or check out the 3rd floor- open & bright bedroom suite with a well-designed bathroom featuring dual sink vanity & shower. 2-car garage. Fenced yard with a lovely garden. Deck off of the kitchen & new patio ideal for alfresco dining.

984 Charrette Lane

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Built in: 1836. Offered at: $1,095,000

Located only 30 minutes from 270 & 44 is this enchanting compound of structures. Overlooking the Missouri River Valley is this completely private 7+ acre parcel of land with mature trees and lush woodland gardens. The main log home has been meticulously preserved and enhanced for today’s needs. A covered porch stretches across two sides of the home, providing a special vantage point of the river. The main level of the home has an eat-in kitchen and is separated from the living room by a huge stone wood-burning fireplace. Off of the living room is a parlor that can also be used as a main floor primary bedroom with another fireplace. The upper floor features a bedroom and fireplace. The lower level was enhanced to be a more modern living space with a recreation room, office, and full bath. Guest cottage below the two-car garage. There is a historic log cabin that you pass as you walk to the log chapel. This special structure has hosted weddings, and services and boasts a gas fireplace.