Chuck Berry’s Former Home Is for Sale, and It Will Have You Reelin’ and Rockin’


Not only is this house gorgeous and charming, but it used to be owned by St. Louis' very own rock & roll daddy, Chuck Berry. That’s right, the man who invented rock & roll once lived in this Visitation Park stunner. Berry bought it in 1958, the same year that “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen” took over the charts, and owned it for close to two decades.

Berry’s previous home, located in the Greater Ville at 3137 Whittier Street, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but so far this huge three-level home has escaped assured preservation. And though it’s currently zoned for residential use, it’s easy to imagine this place serving as the future site for a Chuck Berry museum.

And even without that Berry pedigree, this home would still be a steal. Located not far from the Central West End, it's situated on a beautiful tree-lined street just north of Delmar Boulevard. It includes stained glass windows, pocket doors, a game room, a two-car garage and even a carriage house. The house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, including one with a big marble tub. (You know Chuck was into those.)

The property is listed for just $399,000 but it might be wise for future owners to budget a little extra money to have the bathrooms professionally checked for hidden cameras. Because, well, you never can tell.

For more information on the home, contact Leigh Leonard at Coldwell Banker Gundaker - St. Louis at 314-351-6005. All images courtesy of

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