7257 Greenway Ave., University City
from the homeowners | Owner MaryJo Zipfel says she has enjoyed this 1928 Tudor-style home so much that she gets emotional at the thought of leaving it. Her family is moving to another part of town, but she says the property is so full of warmth and charm that it will be easy for its next owner to love. “We are not originally from St. Louis, so we always have visitors coming in,” Zipfel notes. “The house is ideal for welcoming guests, and the neighborhood is just as inviting with its block parties and 4th of July parade. When we were moving to this area and saw the home was available, we jumped at the chance to buy it.”
What is the home’s most unusual feature?
It has a working elevator that is original to the house. It was one of the things that attracted us most—it makes the home simpler for our parents to navigate and has made it much easier for them to spend time with us.
Has the home been updated?
We added a master suite with two walk-in closets and a bathroom, and we built a flagstone ‘patioscape’ in the back with a fireplace and grill. We do a lot of entertaining and have been able to use the outdoor space most of the year with heat lamps when needed.
What part of the house inspires you most?
I love the living room. It has beautiful, leaded glass windows and a window seat for reading and relaxing.
How has the home catered to your family’s interests?
There is a third floor with two bedrooms and an office, and the space also features a workout and dance room. Our daughter studies ballet, so we put in a barre for her to practice, and I’ve used the room to exercise. The home also has one of the larger lots in the area, and we’ve enjoyed being able to plant a vegetable garden.
What words do you use to describe the home?
Warm and inviting. The rooms are big, but somehow, they still make you feel cozy and embraced. With its lovely woodwork and floors, the house has all of the charm and character an older home should offer.
What would you say to the home’s next owner?
The neighbors are wonderful, and the house is perfect for a couple with children. That’s how we felt when we moved in with our young family! There’s nothing better than hearing kids running up and down the stairs.
from the agent
“This historic property is move-in ready, Clayton-adjacent and situated in U. City’s most sought-after community.”
Listing price | $949,900
Listing agents | Jeffrey Warner & Sam Hall
Agency | The Warner Hall Group of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone | 314.725.0009 | warnerhallgroup.com
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