10 minutes from downtown! 5 Minutes from Soulard! My house is just a short drive off the highway, and located conveniently close to everything the city of St. Louis has to offer. The space is quiet, spacious, and comfortable. I also live in the house in a bedroom on the third floor. The first floor living room, kitchen, and bathroom is shared, but guests will have the entire second floor (2 bedrooms, Office with a futon, and 2nd Bathroom), to themselves. You will have to climb stairs to get to the bedrooms. I have a busy schedule and am not home often, and when I am I try to let guests have their space, but I am in and out here and there. The house at one point was split into two apartments, which makes the set up of it very convenient for living and hosting guests and for everyone having ample space and separation.
I do have two cats, they are sweet and cuddly, and they do get curious about guests. They mostly stick close to me when I am home. If you stay long enough, however, they will warm up and want to be your friend. If you are allergic, or do not like cats, this is probably not the house for you.
There is an elderly home across the street from my house, which is convenient, because since not many there drive, there is always plenty of street parking available. This also means, there are lots of eyes watching over the street, and I feel fortunate to feel very protected on my quiet city block.