By Pat Eby Special at Post-Dispatch
When Tyson Patrick and his other half, Michelle Sandlin, decided to move to historic Fox Park, they knew the neighborhood was right for them.
Patrick saw the potential in the structurally strong four-family American four-square built in 1923. The building needed a lot of TLC, but they loved the booming neighborhood and the city life.
“What do I like about my life at Fox Park?” Well, I love local restaurants like Little Fox and Lona’s Little Eats. I’m a health conscious guy so I really enjoy these restaurants. Plus, I love the beautiful architecture not only here in Fox Park, but in McKinley Heights, Tower Grove and Soulard – it’s all around us, ”he says.
“I mean, we’re very close to Grand Avenue, the freeway, downtown and the Arch, and more. When my friends and family come from out of state, they are basically in the heart of St. Louis, right here in Fox Park.
The house had features the pair both appreciated – large windows that let light into the rooms, hardwood floors, original woodwork, an original mantel, and original stained glass. .
However, the house was not ready to move into when they first saw the property. Patrick, who works as a real estate agent and is part of an investment firm that buys and rehabilitates properties, knew this was a place he and Michelle could both call home.