1965 Ranch – Saint Joseph, MO – $155,000

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Added to OHD on 11/29/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/6/18   -   18 Comments
2101 N 35th St, Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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This true ranch home is a rare find as it is wheel-chair accessible. The spacious living/sitting room and family room, w/gas fireplace, provide ample space for your family gatherings. Gleaming wood floors. Large country kitchen w/lots of cabinets and counter space. Main floor laundry (W/D included). Patio overlooks the private, fenced backyard having lots of lush greenery in the Spring and Summer months. This home has great bones and, with some updating and your creative touch, it could be your dream home.
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Shevonne Mercer, ReeceNichols
(816) 781-9494 / 816-383-2738
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18 Comments on 1965 Ranch – Saint Joseph, MO – $155,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9414 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    No, haven’t lost my mind yet. 🙂 Saw this when I was posting yesterday’s St. Joseph home, thought the exterior was cute as heck.

  2. Doug GreenDoug Green says: 84 comments
    1929 Spanish Revival
    Glendale, CA

    This is the style of house that made Southern California in the fifties and sixties. If you are interested in this style, Google William Mellenthin, the builder. There is a lot of information on what will probably be future historic houses.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9414 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      “There is a lot of information on what will probably be future historic houses.”

      Thanks for saying that. There are some really nice and unique homes built in the 1960’s and ’70s that will eventually become National Register homes (already are a few on it.)

      I hope to be around in 50 years to see what kind of homes will be put on the Register that are built today.

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4455 comments
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        1889 Eastlake Cottage
        Fort Worth, TX

        Interesting to learn about the California connection. On an HGTV Flip or Flop episode, Tarek and Christina flipped a Los Angeles area cottage that was almost a twin to this house. I distinctly recall that ornamental sweeping gable which seems to give a stylistic wink towards the Storybook (1920’s) style but overall the house still fits into the Ranch category as it was interpreted in the 1950’s and ’60’s.

        For those unfamiliar with the old Pony Express town of St. Joseph, MO, it is far better known for its rich collection of late 19th and early 20th century homes but those are primarily found around the old downtown on the banks of the Missouri River. A belt highway goes around the old city on the east side and here are found the newer homes from the post WWII era. Development continues in this area because it is also near Interstate 29 which connects Kansas City to the south with Omaha to the north. This 1960’s house looks to be well preserved inside.

    • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      Thanks. Here’s a good link: https://archpaper.com/2018/02/birdhouse-ranch-book-delves-legacy-l-suburb-builder-william-mellenthin/

    • Marc says: 171 comments

      I was going to say jokingly that I’m certain this house was moved from the San Fernando Valley. Our 1955 SFV ranch is similar and has original, unpainted, vaulted beamed ceilings and T&G paneled walls. A guest commented that it felt like Hansel & Gretel’s house and we took that as a compliment. Our house is the one of the very few we’ve seen in the valley with so much original integrity and we absolutely love it. Sadly, these houses are being flipped at an alarming rate here and turned in to trendy grey and white drywall & laminate nightmares. I hope someday more people appreciate these house. It’s also fun that our house can clearly be seen in the movie “Superbad” when the cop car does a three point turn in front of our house in the chase scene after busting the house party. The Superbad party house is just down the street from us, and the mid-mod house from “Knocked Up” is two doors away from us.

  3. Steve H says: 157 comments

    Nothing cookie cutter about this ranch. I like the “Swiss Chalet” vibe of the exterior, and the paneled frames on the interior doors. It looks like it has been well cared for all its life.

  4. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 865 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    This style fell out of favor by the 1980s and 90s and saw a lot of ‘remuddle’. This one is refreshingly original and you’re right Kelly, cute as heck. Even though sort of late mid century, people are beginning to appreciate them again for the charm they certainly have.
    I agree with Steve H—-sweet “Swiss Chalet” look!

  5. Kristl DeBord says: 31 comments

    I like it! I don’t usually care for mcm/60’s style homes, but I’m a sucker for the diamond window panes!

  6. BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    “Swiss chalet”! That’s it! I could not put my finger on what to call those exterior details. I’m surprised to hear that this style was popular in Southern California. It doesn’t seem to have ever made its way to anyplace else I’ve been!

  7. bsakruzz says: 3 comments
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    I grew up in a neighborhood full of these style homes in SoCal. They were called “Storybook” or “Cinderella” Ranches. The homes in my neighborhood were built in the 1950s and looked a little different inside then this one. The homes had lots of gingerbread trim inside and some even had wishing wells in the front yard 🙂

    • Marc says: 171 comments

      We live in Northridge in a similar house, and there’s a house on our street with an original wishing well covered by an extended roof overhang. It was also the party house in the movie Superbad.

  8. Doug Augustin says: 2 comments

    Story Book Ranch. Very popular in California in the 1950s and 60s. Love the style!I

  9. Woeisme says: 86 comments

    I live in central California near Sacramento and there are many of these little cuties in my town. They are charming.

  10. Andi says: 19 comments

    This is just like my Grandpa’s old house in the burbs of the Twin Cities. Although dated, it’s very well maintained like his was before they sold it. Hopefully it goes to someone who takes care of it & doesn’t gut it.

  11. Carolyn says: 223 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    I smiled when I saw this. It is very similar to my current home right down to the board & batten siding, scalloped edge trim and spindled half walls. My kids called it The Swiss Ski Lodge when we first bought it. It was quite a change from the 1902 Queen Anne I was leaving but I’ve grown to love and appreciate it.

  12. JKleeb says: 124 comments

    I grew up in one of these and never knew what to call it since it was clearly much fussier than the most of the streamlined ranch houses in our neighborhood. I appreciate it more now than I did then (we left a great Queen Anne in the city for one these in the ‘burbs).

  13. Mississippi Dude says: 29 comments

    Thanks to all for the interesting information. There are similar style homes of that era in El Paso TX and Albuquerque NM.

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