from the homeowners | Located in Clayton Gardens, 8108 University Drive is a home that was made for family. Whether it’s the large back yard, extra guest rooms or remodeled kitchen, it’s the picture perfect space to gather and spend time together. After 25 years in the home, the current homeowners are relocating to be closer to their grandchildren and are ready to pass the property to a new family.

What have you enjoyed about the home’s location?
Clayton Gardens is a very friendly neighborhood and a great place to raise kids. It’s a nice quiet street. We will miss it. As they say in real estate, location, location, location. You’re in the center of Clayton. We enjoyed being able to walk to the library or coffee houses and restaurants. We would walk our kids to the corner to catch the bus, and the Clayton schools are great.

Did you make any changes to the home?
It’s an older home, so we did a lot, including a complete kitchen gut and rehab. We dug under the house to add a second garage and more storage. When we moved in, there were just two bedrooms upstairs. We added a little office space and three ensuite bedrooms and bathrooms, two of which have walk-in closets. There’s still some attic space, and we were able to add a lot of living space by changing the bedroom configuration.

Tell me about the outdoor spaces.
The house actually sits on a lot and a half, so we have a nice backyard. That can be difficult to find in Clayton. We have a great patio area, which was especially nice during COVID. There is a screened-in porch where we would often eat or sit outside and listen to Cardinals games. The backyard is very private. We have a dog, and she loves being able to spend time outside.

What are some standout features of the home?
The hearth room has two fireplaces, and it’s really comfy. For an older house, the main floor is very open, and we love the flow. The kitchen opens to the dining and hearth rooms. Because of the openness, people tell us it’s a great party home. We do a fair amount of entertaining. We’ve hosted family Thanksgivings and Christmas parties.

What would you most like the next homeowners to know?
It’s a well loved house that has been the perfect place to raise a family. It’s in a great neighborhood, and Clayton is a wonderful community to live and work in.

from the agent
“The home is a combination of an exceptional floor plan in a desirable location.”
– Sabrina Rob

Price | $1,475,000
Listing Agent | Sabrina Robb | Sabrina Robb Partners
Agency | Compass Realty Group
Phone | 314.283.7590

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