You’ve never seen a house this special in all of St. Louis. Called the “Keyhole House” because of the shape of its rounded brick entry, this four bedroom, three bath house is even more magical once you get inside.
The house was built in 1890 by Michael Reinagel, St. Louis’ premier brick mason and no expense was spared. The listing says the home features ”more styles of ornamental brick, sandstone, and terra cotta than any other residence in St. Louis.”
Though there are thoughtful, luxury upgrades throughout, the home retains its vintage charm. In addition to the stained glass tile, built-in bookshelves and original pocket doors, the home includes a professional grade Wolf range in the kitchen, granite countertops, Kohler fixtures and custom closets.
The beautiful fenced yard out back includes a brick patio, a deck and even a small English boxwood garden for elegant after-dinner strolls.
This place has been a boarding house, a multi-family dwelling and even a brothel before, and its history and the details involved add to its charm. The more you know about it, the more you’ll love it.
For example, bricks for this house were produced at the Ittner Brick Company, located just down the street at the corner of Sidney and California Streets. And that gold ornamentation on the façade? That’s not gold paint, that’s 23k gold leaf. And the stained glass windows in the hallway on the first floor are from one of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil office buildings in Ohio.
The house also qualifies for National Historic Register status and it is considered “Historically Significant” by both the City of St. Louis and the State of Missouri.
For more information on this $695,000 property, visit the listing page or contact Ted Wight of
Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty at 314-725-0009.
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