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At $840K, new Kirkwood traditional is aiming high, but not reaching for a record

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In the shadows of well-established oak trees, this five-bedroom offering is a large addition to Delano Drive

Two-story gray house with covered front porch.
Keeping it classic in historic Kirkwood.
Keller Knapp Inc.

This recently finished, 3,199-square-foot traditional in Kirkwood checks off many of the boxes for most larger new intown homes: open floorplan, gray/white color palette, off-street parking, and rooms galore.

Within walking distance of both Bessie Branham Park and downtown Kirkwood, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home offers a plethora of windows that take full advantage of natural light pouring in from outside. (Note: Keep room in the budget for a lot of window treatments.)

The listing touts the home’s high-end millwork, designer fixtures, and hardwood floors, but there’s also more than enough shiplap to make Chip and Joanna proud.

Potential buyers can’t overlook the “endless potential” of the unfinished basement, which could make a swell recreation room given that it opens up onto a terrace under the deck. But that’s a costly undertaking, obviously.

Both the front and back yards underwent a remodel during construction, adding pleasant outdoor spaces to complement the covered front porch and expansive back deck.

While not a neighborhood record, the asking price of $839,900 most certainly is on the high end for Kirkwood, which could explain why it’s been on the market for nearly 250 days. (Although, in fairness, it’s been a listing of unfinished blueprints and renderings most of that time).

However, a slightly larger home on Lakeview just sold for the same price—and another on Howard Street bagged $875,000 last year—so that could bode well for this listing.