C.F. Vatterott snips ribbon for five homes on site of historic Charless School
Charless Village is first new construction in McKinley Heights in 25 years; four homes already sold
The homes are energy-efficient two-story, three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,587-square-
Performing the ribbon-cutting was 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar. "I'm very appreciative of the investment C.F. Vatterott has made in McKinley Heights," said Coatar. "I look forward to welcoming the new families that will move into these beautiful new homes in the coming months."
The homes have brick elevations historically consistent with the neighborhood, while at the same time featuring modern open floor plans, hardwood flooring, granite counters, period trim and millwork, full basements, two-car garages and high-efficiency systems as well as 9-foot ceilings on both the first and second floors. In addition, buyers of these homes will benefit from tax abatement, further increasing their affordability. Two of the five homes even feature main floor master suites – something quite rare in the city.
The ground was formerly the site of the Charless Elementary School, built in 1895, and which was torn down in the late 1980s prior to when Vatterott purchased the property. This site is also ultra-convenient, with easy access to Soulard, Downtown, and the rest of the metropolitan area via Interstate 44/I-55 access a half- mile away, and is within one mile of three city parks.
Also a block away from these homes is McKinley Heights Classical Leadership Academy, one of the premier Magnet Schools, located at 2156 Russell Blvd., reachable by a short walk up Missouri Avenue, a quiet residential street.
Funding for construction of the new homes has been provided in part by the St. Louis Community Development Agency (CDA) and utilizes Missouri Neighborhood Preservation Act tax credits to make these homes even more affordable.
To visit Charless Village take Jefferson Avenue south of I-44 to east on Shenandoah Avenue two blocks. Floor plans and details are available online at www.VatterottHomes.com. Sales are being conducted from C.F. Vatterott's South City sales office at 3832 Blow Street in the builder's Boulevard Heights new-home community. The office is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and staffed by sales representative Stirling Presson, 314-351-6700 (office), 618-910-9410 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
C.F. Vatterott holds a premier place among St. Louis home builders. Established in 1919 by Charles F. Vatterott Jr., the company is one of the oldest and most recognized names in the community, offering new homes of superior quality in many areas of Greater St. Louis including the City of St. Louis, St. Charles County, Jefferson County and St. Clair County in Illinois.