7040 Waterman Avenue, St Louis MO 63130

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7040 Waterman

7040 Waterman Avenue, St Louis MO 63130

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage
Priced at $429,000

7040 Waterman Avenue is located in The Flynn Park Neighborhood (officially West Portland Place subdivision) in University City.  The Flynn Park Elementary School is at the end of the block.  This home is only 3 minutes walking distance to the northwest corner of the Washington University main campus and the Blue Line Metrolink.

The gracious center hall entry to this 4 bedroom is an indication of the classic design features in this 2400 square foot home.

The first floor features a large dining room, living room, family room, butlers pantry and multi function room.  There is abundant light in every room with light pouring in from windows (newer thermal) from two sides.  The living room and family room connect.  The living room faces north and the family room is southern facing and overlooks the backyard.  The multi-purpose “family room” has served as an office, a breakfast room and playroom for the current owners.

One of the special features of this home is the multi-function room across the back of the house.  This room walks out to the deck and level back yard.  It is bright with plenty of windows (southern).  It has a utility sink, storage cabinets and a work-counter. It is a great family area for homework, art, games and all round fun projects.  Oh, it has a tile floor for easy clean-up and it also houses the full size washer and dryer.
Level back yard off the deck and a 2 car oversize garage with extra parking.

The updated kitchen has plenty of storage and also sports an adjoining utility/pantry area.  The kitchen has a European flair with it’s open shelving, glass cabinet doors and greenhouse window.  It also has light from 2 sides.  The granite counters and stainless appliances along with the hardwood floors finish off the handsome look.  As you can see from the photos it is the work hub with easy flow to the other rooms on the first floor.

There is a full bath on the first floor.  The dining room is very spacious.  There are hardwood floors throughout the home.
Upstairs has 4 large bedrooms.  The closets have all been designed by St Louis Closet Co.  There is also easy access to the attic which has a cedar closet and trunk and other room for storage.  The full bath with stained glass windows has been updated.

This home has the luxury of hot water heat which emits an even and moist heat, very comfortable.  It has zoned air conditioning, one for each floor.  The average gas bill for 2018 was $190/month; the average electric is $168/month;the sewer bill is going up to $37/month in June of 2019; the average water bill is $22.

Location

7040 Waterman is in a little section of University City that is bounded by Delmar on the north, Big Bend on the east, Forest Park Parkway on the South and Flynn Park on the west (2 blocks by 4 blocks).  It has long been a popular community in University City.  It is in the Flynn Park Elementary School and it is also in Lourdes Parish which is a popular Catholic elementary school (not walkable but close).

This block of Waterman dead ends into the Flynn Park Elementary School so on school days it is a pleasure to watch the little tykes walking to school.  On the last day of school when my son was attending Flynn Park Elementary, we would meet at our friend’s home in this neighborhood and would all walk to The Delmar Loop to celebrate the last day of school.  By the kiddos choice, we would end up at Blueberry Hill where the youngsters could feel somewhat naughty while reading the grafiti in the bathrooms.   I have very pleasant memories of this neighborhood.

It is a three minute walk to the northwest corner of the Washington University campus and the Blue Line Metrolink.  Additionally, it is about seven minutes to get to The Delmar Loop for eclectic dining, shopping and entertainment.  Clayton and Forest Park are healthier walks but many people from this neighborhood walk to their office in Clayton and bicycle to Forest Park for stress relief.

Public Transportation7040 Waterman Avenue is approximately 5 minutes by car to the Clayton Business district and 15 minutes by car to the downtown business district.

Schools

This neighborhood of University City is surrounded by universities:  Washington University and Fontbonne College are walkable.  St Louis University is within 15 minutes by car to the east and the University of Missouri-St Louis is also 15 minutes by car.
Flynn Park Elementary School is part of the University City School District.  Homes in this neighborhood are sought after by people want to be in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes School.  There are a host of other private schools in the University City area.

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