Stylish Kirkwood Homes

Astonishing Arthur Florian Payne Designed Home Hits The Market

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SURELY ONE OF A KIND!

The home located at 657 East Essex Avenue in Kirkwood was built in 1940 as the personal home of St. Louis architect Arthur Florian Payne. In 1997 there was an addition made and it was also updated again approximately 10 years ago by its current owner.

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It has a low-profile with elongated narrow windows and unusual brickwork unaltered by the aforementioned expansions and updates.
This home is a wonderful example of a Hollywood regency style ranch, reminiscent of a romantic Beverly Hills bungalow.

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This is a sophisticated and manageable home that is perfect for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship, colonial authenticity and top flight attention to detail. The high ceilings coupled with the custom millwork and moldings throughout, along with Jeffersonian floor to ceiling windows accentuate the homes dramatic appeal.

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The great hall measures 21′ x 16′ with 12′ ceilings and even has built-in shelves to display artwork. You will notice that decorative grecian key designs conceal all of the heat ducts. The hearth room with ceramic tile, detailed atrium doors and formal garden give this home an authentic Williamsburg attitude.

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QUICK FACTS:
Price: $449,000
2 Bed, 2 bath
Lot Size: .267 ac
Sq. Ft: 2673
Pr/Sqft: $216.59
Style: Colonial, Traditional
Listed by: The Andel-White Team, (314) 609-0139

If you are interested in seeing it, the showings start Sat. 11/12/ with an open house Sun 11/13 from 2-4pm.