Midcentury Modern

MCM Monday: Charles King House in Belleville

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Price: $239,900
4 Bed, 3 bath
Lot Size: 1.29 acres
Sq. Ft: 2,750
Pr/Sqft: $87
Architect: Charles King
School District: Ladue
Listed by: Carol Derossett, (618) 277-1910

13 miles from downtown St. Louis on a quiet wooded cul-de-sac is this home designed in 1957 by modernist Architect Charles King. The home has two master suites, 2 other bedrooms as well as 3 baths all sitting on a 1.29 acre wooded lot.

It features floor to ceiling glass windows offering breathtaking views from three of the bedrooms, the great room and also the sun room. It has an open floor plan which is great for entertaining with fireplace; surround sound, dining area and pass thru kitchen.


The bedrooms are located in the more private section of the home and can be closed off from the rest of the living area. The main living space features gorgeous faux-marble 24″ x 24″ porcelain tiles while the private areas feature comfortable carpeting. This distinction helps to define the function of the two ends in the home. You will notice large skylights that illuminate the interior of the kitchen, utility room, and two of the 3 bathrooms.

Additional features are the two car garage and massive deck – perfect for large gatherings.

About the Architect:

He is one of the more prolific but lesser-known modernist residential architects in the St. Louis metropolitan region. His work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, on Good Morning America, and in 1991 he was chosen by Architectural Digest as one of Americas top 100 Architects. Read much more here.

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