New Home Coming to St. Louis Hills (6474 Kinsey Place)

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A new single family home will soon be constructed in the St. Louis Hills Estates subdivision of the St. Louis Hills neighborhood. The address is 6474 Kinsey Place. The permit amount is $300,000. The builder is McKelvey Homes.

A small ranch-style home was torn down earlier this year to make way for this new, larger house. Demolitions are extremely rare in St. Louis Hills, making this teardown a significant change to this otherwise quiet, proto-suburban enclave of the City. St. Louis Hills Estates was one of the last large development sites left in the City of St. Louis corporate limits after World War II. It is one of the only places within city limits that one can find a large concentration of ranch-style homes.

Below is a rendering of the new home from a sign posted at the construction site.

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  • samizdat

    Nice garage.

    • samizdat

      Snarky, I know. And the fact that someone is spending 300K to tear down an unimportant residence in the City, and build anew is not something to criticize. However, with all due respect to the builder and the homeowner, is a three-car garage the primary takeaway you want for your new home? Instead of a snarky “nice garage”, I may have been prompted to critique the English Tudor, half-timber appearance of the home (t’ain’t bad, but it is more appropriate along Holly Hills Ave). No doubt the size of the lot may preclude the construction of both a driveway and a rear-facing garage, but I get the distinct impression that this wasn’t even considered in planning, as this is something that McKelvey simply does not do, at least in the suburban/exurban developments I’ve seen with their moniker applied.

      So, due to the presence of the garage in the front, I give this design a C-. (Don’t feel too bad; there’s new construction in Soulard on 10th that has a two-bay garage facing the street, not to mention the ugly brick work. How the Hell the neighbors and the Soulard design standards board ok’d that pig is beyond me).