WHY IT WORKED: Builder Bower & Bailey touts Montclair's true bungalow architecture as the element that has made this community such a best seller. The zero–lot-line product provides both space and value in the marketplace.

  • The community is nestled atop a bluff that feels removed from the bustle of daily living but is still close to Highway 70 and the services offered in St. Charles City and St. Louis.
  • Elevated porches, a hallmark of the bungalow style, have really grabbed buyers, as has the choice between front- and rear-loaded garages.
  • The Greene and Stickley plans are attractive to empty-nesters and young professionals. Both groups like the first-floor master suite and the second-floor bedrooms and wide open loft area.
  • Project Credits

    Project: Montclair, St. Charles City, Mo.; Sales started: February 2004; Sales through October 2004: 65; Units planned: 72; Price: $180,000 to $197,250; Unit size: 1,782 to 2,003 square feet; Builder: Bower & Bailey, Clayton, Mo.; Developer/Land planner/Landscape architect: Trax Development, St. Charles, Mo.; Interior designer: June Roesslein Interiors, Manchester, Mo.