Wednesday, July 24, 2013
"Blossom House" Can Be Yours to Rehab for $1.00!
Monday evening the Preservation Board unanimously denied the proposed demolition of the so called "Blossom House" at 5331 Enright, just west of Union. I was unable to attend, but Michael Allen of Preservation Research Office was there to present a couple of National Register nominations. He spoke to the owner who said that they had acquired the house as part of a package of properties that they purchased from the Roberts Brothers that included the historic loft apartments housed in the former Smith Academy and Manual Training School as well as the large chunk of land fronting Enright where the Roberts had planned single family homes (they only built 3 on the site).
The owner said that they would be willing to sell the Blossom House to anyone willing to rehab it! Like many real estate deals of this nature, Helix likely ended up with the house whether they wanted it or not so they could buy the lofts. If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, please contact Helix Realty at (314) 367-7646.
As I mentioned in my previous post, the house has been readied for rehab by having the interior walls taken to stud and the old MEP systems cleared out of the way. This could really be a fantastic house or possibly conversion to a couple of condos or apartments. This is an opportunity that does not happen often.
The decorative stair railing at the 2nd floor is in excellent shape.
The finished attic over the front of the house is spacious and has a lot of potential.