from the homeowner | Built in 1902, this home on Pershing Place combines timeless elegance with modern amenities. Plus, the home is only a short walk away from all the vibrancy that the Central West End has to offer. The current homeowners are leaving the area so their dogs can enjoy more acreage, but they hope the next homeowners will love the historic home and unique neighborhood as much as they have.

What initially attracted you to the house?
We moved from Atlanta, where the commutes are terrible, so we wanted to be as close to St. Louis University High School as possible. The location is great—it’s easy to get anywhere. We also love historic homes because they are made to a standard you don’t see today. This house has details and craftsmanship that you only find in older homes. Everything about it is gorgeous.

Did you make any major changes?
We didn’t have to do anything major. The previous owner had more millennial design sensibilities, so we changed things like window treatments and light fixtures that better suited the age of the house. The fixture of the dining room is very unique. It features fleur de lis, and the only other one of its kind is actually in the mayor’s home.

How is the home for entertaining?
It’s really nice for hosting parties. Just recently, I hosted a Kentucky Derby-themed bridal shower, and we’ve entertained a lot for school, church and more. The front room is huge—you can easily have 60 people for a wine and cheese gathering and have room for a nice spread and everyone to move around. It’s a great house for entertaining. What I’ll miss the most are the memories we’ve made and the fun we’ve had here.

Tell me about the outdoor spaces.
It’s not a big yard, but it’s very tranquil. You can sit on the patio and listen to the water feature in the koi pond. Even though you’re in the city, it’s very peaceful. We enjoyed watching the birds and put in bird feeders. We also kept chickens for a while.

What would you most like the next homeowners to know?
I hope they really enjoy the neighborhood. One of our  favorite things has just been walking the dogs around the block—there are so many pretty things to see. The Central West End is a very vibrant and fun community; there are so many great shops and restaurants. My husband and I have spent many happy hours at Evangeline’s. I think if someone didn’t take advantage of the area, it would be a loss.

from the agents
“This architectural masterpiece offers quality and elegance with spacious rooms, original millwork, glowing hardwood floors and an impressive backyard.”
–Joan Schnoebelen, Megan Rowe and Lizzy Dooley

Listing price | $1,099,000
Listing agent | Dooley Rowe Schnoebelen
Agency | Compass Realty Group
Phone | 314.252.8520

Exterior photos: Front Door Media | Interior Photos: Square One Media