Where can you find a house in Clayton with a large yard? There is always Brentmoor Park or Carrswold Drive, but some buyers feel overwhelmed by the size of these lots and the enormous houses and by the budget-busting asking prices. Our current listing at 20 Carrswold Drive is a prized exception. Otherwise, if you want a large backyard in Clayton, your best bet may be either a house on Southmoor Drive or on Polo Drive. Both are beautiful neighborhoods and owners love the feeling of being close enough to next door to know their neighbor, but also have the privacy a larger lot can provide. Homes do not come up for sale very often in these neighborhoods. Some of the houses never make it to the open market and many owners settle in for the long haul.
There weren’t any houses that were offered on the market this year on Southmoor Drive. There are some homes in the neighborhood that are located on lots that are nearly an acre.
Take a look at a few of houses that sold in the last couple of years:
3 Southmoor sold for $1,200,000 in 2010. This 4,917 sq ft home sits on a .53 acre lot.
9 Southmoor sold for $880,000 in 2010. This 3,695 sq ft home sits on .5 acre lot.
1 Southmoor sold for $975,000 in 2011. This 4,544 sq ft home sits on .74 acres lot.
Commonly known as “Polo,” the Country Club Place subdivision offers a number of properties on acre lots that back to an old Polo field. Homes on Middle Polo and on the exterior of Polo drive are mostly .3 - .4 acres with a few exceptions. There were 6 sales in the neighborhood in 2011. There is only one home that was offered for sale on the open market in 2012. Take a look at a couple of the most recent sales:
649 West Polo sold for $975,000 in 2011. This 4,100 sq ft home sits on a .3 acre lot.
610 West Polo sold for $1,500,000 in 2011. This 5,385 sq ft home sits on .960 acre lot.
630 West Polo sold for $1,550,000 in 2011. This 5,556 sq ft home sits on .930 acres lot.
709 West Middle Polo Dr is currently offered for $1,370,000 with Janet McAfee. This 4,212 sq ft home sits on .42 acre lot.
Of course there are other places to find wonderful yards throughout Clayton. Those with larger yards are reminded just how large they are during raking season!
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About this Column: The market data is pulled from the Mid America Regional Information System. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.