Mid-Century Ranch Homes, a St. Louis Architect’s View
Alan Berkowitz, a St. Louis architect, gives us his insights into the positives of renovating a mid-century ranch home.
University City, Missouri is an inner-ring suburb just west of St. Louis City and north of Clayton. It is a vibrant community of about 35,000 people and also is the location of Washington University in St. Louis.
Homes for sale in University City, MO include an array of period-revival architecture of varying sizes and price points. Vintage-loving home buyers will appreciate the brick construction, slate and tile roofs, plaster moldings, stained glass and other charming details in the many homes and condos for sale in University City. Many neighborhoods are within walking distance to downtown Clayton, Washington University in St. Louis and the “Delmar Loop” (voted as “One of the 10 best streets in America” by the American Planning Association).
At the West end of the “Loop”, The University City Library is one of the area’s most popular: children’s story time with veteran story teller, Mrs. W., is a major draw. The Loop extends 6 blocks into the City of St. Louis and offers a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment (including the legendary Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill), unique boutiques, and the Pageant, which features local and national bands. The loop is also home to the St. Louis Walk of Fame where you will find a star and information honoring famous people from the area. At anytime while visiting the “Loop”, you will see University students enjoying the outdoor cafes or neighborhood families visiting Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, or local teens visiting the unique and trendy boutiques. This is truly a neighborhood street and gathering place. Many of the University City neighborhoods are within walking distance to this destination.
The University City area also offers an abundance of neighborhood parks and playgrounds.
The Metro-link easily connects this location to other areas of St. Louis and it is an easy commute to almost anywhere from this inner-ring Western Suburb.
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