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Creative or tacky handrail?

I was driving through Tower Grove East yesterday when I saw this curious sight. Apparently, when the owner of this building needed to put a handrail up in front of their building, they looked no further than the bedroom. I can’t make up my mind if they are trying to be creative or trying to be thrifty. Either way its certainly an unusal sight.

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Matt Kastner

Matt Kastner is an Investment Real Estate Consultant at St. Louis Real Estate Society in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also develops properties on the side through Threshold Properties. When he isn’t representing investors in the purchase or sale of multifamily properties, rehabs, foreclosures and other income producing properties, he is often taking on rehab projects himself. He lives in South St. Louis and has been in the real estate business since 2004.

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5 thoughts on “Creative or tacky handrail?”

  • Andrew

    November 6, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Right across from the shaved duck….I’ve noticed that one before too.

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  • Mike

    November 8, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Looks a little tacky to me.

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  • Brian S.

    November 20, 2008 at 11:11 am

    I’m going to go with tacky on this one.

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  • BoB

    December 3, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Tacky. Why not just spray paint a refrigerator and lay down next to the steps?

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  • Matt Kastner

    December 5, 2008 at 10:17 am

    BoB: That’s actually not a bad idea. But rather than use the frig as a rail, you could make it into some kind of planter. A good mix of annuals could really set things off nicely in the yard. I make fun of that, but if you looked in every yard in St. Louis, I bet you would find someone who has actually done that. One man’s garbage is another man’s art I suppose.

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