93 Clay St SE
There’s no need to choose between old-world charm and new-home design. This five-bedroom modern Kirkwood farmhouse brings bold, exposed wood treatments throughout a bright, luxurious open design you expect from a newly built home. And its Kirkwood location, a mere block from the Kirkwood Urban Forest Preserve, further enhances its rustic appeal.
The house makes a bold statement right from the curb, with shiplap siding and a full-width porch and full-width balcony above – each spacious enough for both rocking chairs and porch swings, and supported by broad, gorgeously stained wooden columns. Through the glass front door, step into a deep, lovely common area where rich hardwood floors are highlighted by heaps of natural light during the day, by the recessed lighting above at night, or by the glow from the large fireplace, surrounded by marble, on cool nights. Step toward the kitchen and you’ll pass by a number of special spaces: First, double doors lead to a home office, which, with it’s wide closet and tiled full bathroom, could serve as a guest room or extra bedroom. Then there’s a centrally located mudroom, followed by a passageway to the stairs leading to the main spaces on the second floor. But don’t be sidetracked until you’ve stepped into that kitchen, which will dazzle you with quartz counters with decorative wood backing, a herringbone backsplash, stainless appliances (and a pot filler for the stove), and walls of custom cabinetry and floating wood-plank shelving. To the side is a generous dining space for 10 or more lucky guests, and a doorway that can lead you to the garage, the backyard, or to a set of stairs to the second-floor in-law suite.
The master suite, on the second floor, has the balcony over the front porch all to itself. Inside the lavish en-suite bath, find floors and walls covered in large marble tile, both a glass walk-in shower and a free-standing tub, a double vanity, and a walk-in closet. Upstairs also features a roomy open area as lounge or family space. Two other bedrooms here each feature roomy, double-door closets. They share a full bathroom with a double vanity and a tiled combination tub and shower. The upstairs in-law suite, accessed from the kitchen passage, includes its own full bathroom, cabinets and even a wet bar sink.
If all the farmhouse finishes only whet your appetites for the great outdoors, you’re in luck. Aside from the nearby urban forest, you’re just blocks from Coan Park, Gilliam Park, and dog-friendly Walker Park. And speaking of appetites, you’ll also appreciate the neighborhood’s great eateries like Elmyriachi Mexican restaurant, Taproom Coffee, and Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe. And you can hit Ration & Dram after taking in the nearby Van Gogh expo.
Address: 93 Clay St SE
Square Feet: 3,466
Year Built: n/a