Not every residential rehab in the City of St. Louis is an historic gem. In some ways, the remake of an 1890s brick beauty seems to be so commonplace as to be easy (of course they’re not, and a few thousand more are needed!). Still, it’s when the unattractive, unloved, unremarkable home gets rehabbed that our eyes open a little wider. Here is 3961 Botanical in the city’s Shaw neighborhood, a one-story ranch built in 1961.
The home at 3961 Botanical sold in 2015 for $91,000, which itself is a surprisingly high price for a small home in this condition, even for a very popular part of the city. Now a 3BD, 2BA 1,546 sf, home, it is now listed for sale at $269,900 (the listing). The before and after glory: