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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is the #1 agent in the office & a top-ranked realtor in the St. Louis area.
Classic brick 3 story townhome on the outside - bold contemporary design on the inside - a perfect blend! The welcoming foyer opens to the living/dining room enhanced by a large bay window, fireplace with burnished metal surround, a striking "window wall" & light hardwood floors. A rear 1st floor addition adds a sensational kitchen/family room with a glass back wall which overlooks the deck, pool, patio & 2 car garage. The kitchen with white cabinetry, burnished aluminum hardware, granite counters, hardwood floors & high end appliances is just what the cook/family/entertainer ordered & opens to the family room with a gas fireplace. The entire 2nd floor is a master's haven with a balcony/light shaft overlooking the living/dining area. The front double bay windows fill the office & study with soft light, while the bedroom, dressing room & sumptuous bath enjoy the serenity of the back of the house. A full 3rd floor with 4 bedrooms & bath is perfect for the rest of the family or guests.
Listed by Karlene Hoerr and Susie Feinberg, Daniel Feinberg and Associates, 314-721-5600
From the moment that you walk-in to this open-concept 2,710 sqft mid-century ranch, you’ll be awestruck. An entertainer’s dream of a home with endless illuminating windows framing the park-like yard and private Pebble Tec pool that’s just perfect for everyday living or a celebration with friends. Meticulously and recently renovated, this home features a new floor plan, a master suite with private entry, his and hers walk-in master closets, updated on-suite master bath, family room, custom stone fireplace, main floor laundry and kitchen. 42” cabinets encase the sun-drenched kitchen along with stunning granite counter tops, Bosch/Thermador/Miele/Vent-a-hood appliances, and subway tile back splash for a modern feel. Thousands spent on other updates, too numerous to mention. Centrally located in a top school district and close to Missouri Baptist, St. John’s and St. Luke’s hospitals, this home is one not to miss!
Listed by Tyler Olsen, Rexax Results, 314-616-8100
"Montreal based sculptor Laurent Craste creates very unusual sculptures. While creating them Laurent transforms the act of destruction to the act of creation. His beautiful sculptures from porcelain, knives, axes and a bit were done by hand, without the use of forms. All the deformation of vessels he does before sending them into the oven. Take a look at his art works and tell us what do you think about such form of art."
15 year old custom home in the Ladue School District. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage. The first floor features a formal Dining Room with a tray ceiling, study, Family Room with a gas fireplace, laundry room, large kitchen and breakfast room. You will love the job-finished oak flooring throughout the main level. There is a screened porch off of the kitchen that is ideal for alfresco dining on a nice day/evening. The lower level is finished with a family room, gas fireplace and wet bar. The second floor has a large master bedroom suite. The master bathroom has two vanities, whirlpool tub and a separate shower. Walk-in closet. This is just what you have been waiting for! Walk to Spoede School!
Important Chesterfield home on 4.53 acres with an 8 stall barn, riding ring & pool. 9,000 sq. feet of living space. 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms & 4 fireplaces. As you enter the front gate to the courtyard, you know you are in for a treat. The enclosed courtyard has lush gardens & a bridge over the koi pond leading to the double front doors. As you enter the foyer, you are greeted by vaulted ceilings, terrazzo floors & a great sense of openness & light. The Living Room & Dining Room are expansive & open to each other. This is an ideal property for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen features granite counters, custom cabinets, bamboo flooring & sliding doors leading to a large patio. The appliances will delight you: double Sub Zero refrigerators, a 60" 8-burner Viking Range with a massive hood, double ovens, drawer microwave, Jenn Aire double in-door grill & two dishwashers. There is a lovely breakfast room and a large butler’s pantry/laundry room. The master bedroom as vaulted ceilings and overlooks the pool. The master bath is large with plenty of built-in closets, a sunken granite tub & separate Kohler DTV shower system. Past the kitchen is an in-laws suite with a full kitchen, living room & bedroom with separate exterior entrance. There is a bedroom wing with 4 more bedrooms & 3 full bathrooms. Large pool with natural bio filter & waterfall. 5 garage spaces. 8 stall professional, heated stable with office & half bath. Riding ring with mirrored arena and stadium lighting. The lower level has a walk-out to the pool area & a hot tub. Full kitchen with granite counters. Two changing areas with full baths. Large recreation room with fireplace & a wall of windows. Plenty of additional space & rooms in the LL.
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I went through this home recently and think that it has potential. I would call it Asian, Arts and Craft, California Contemporary.....if you can call a house that!
"Mid Century Modern is the way to explain this fabulous custom built home, designed by famous California architect, Warren Callister. Windows abound throughout, light pours in from everywhere. Hardwood flooring and many built ins are highlights of this one of a kind home. The 3 yr old roof with custom skylights are an added feature. Located on 1.4 acres at the end of the cul de sac, there is an abundance of privacy, lush plantings add to the privacy. Don't miss this one, you will be pleasantly surprised at the uniqueness of this home." $550,000
Listed by Jamie Merhoff, Keller Williams Southwest, 314-966-4700
Yesterday I went to a little preview luncheon at Mary Ann's Tea House in the back of Enchanted Embellishments. Located at 4732 McPherson Ave in the popular CWE. I had a cup of their Mushroom Brie Soup which was perfect. All of the other food was exceptional. They are now open for lunch!
This is architect, Ralph Fournier’s piece-de-resistance built for developer Burton Duenke. Perched on an old growth forest bluff 90’ above the Missouri River in Chesterfield is a mid-century marvel that will remind you of Hollywood Hills, CA. A wonderful party home- bright, open and spacious. A very special place and a rare opportunity to buy an important piece of architecture nominated as a Chesterfield Historic Structure that you can call home. The setting is ideal with expansive views of the undeveloped Chesterfield valley to the Missouri River. 5.88 acres. Black terrazzo floors. Large Master Bedroom suite with fireplace and a pink terrazzo in-floor tub for two! In-law wing with sitting room featuring a fireplace, bedroom, small kitchen and a large bathroom with a blue Moorish tile tub. 3 more bedrooms and 2 more full baths. Concrete pool surrounded by a cantilevered deck that is currently being used as a non-chlorinated water garden. Adjoining “tiki” house with a bar area and changing rooms. Potting shed. 3-car garage. Porte cochere. Many built-ins. Rear yard 2 bedroom guest house, 6-stall stable, riding ring and pasture. The neighborhood has 2 community lakes and a tennis court.
2+ bedrooms and 2.5 baths. 2,392 sq. ft. Enjoy this luxurious & sophisticated condominium just blocks from Clayton shops & restaurants. This professionally decorated penthouse is very private with no one above you & no adjoining walls. Shows like a display with only the finest upgrades & appointments. Very neutral decor, open floor plan, private deck, 2 car parking, secure building and condominium unit. Upgrades include wood floors, bay windows, sound system, granite in kit. and baths, adult height vanities, wine refig. in kit., ceiling fans,. all custom closets, custom lighting, remote fireplace, custom plumbing fixtures,and more. Low condominium fees. Den could be third bedroom if needed. Shows like a display!!! New carpeting and freshly painted. Enjoy Clayton amenities without Clayton prices.
Welcome to the iconic Ridgewood subdivision and this beautifully restored Fournier mid-century modern home. Historic elements from the 50s, modern finishes from today. Freshly painted exterior with Eichler-inspired colors. Other new, exterior upgrades: roof, gutters, fresh landscaping, lights, chimney cap. Interior upgrades: Beautifully restored redwood accent wall , new floor-to-ceiling energy efficient(EE) windows and wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the open concept, fully updated kitchen with solid surface countertops, stainless steel appliances, Insinkerator, Diamond Reflections cabinets and glass tile backsplash. Use extra space in bonus room off kitchen. More new upgrades: Cork flooring, carpet, water heater, EE furnace, A/C. Updated plumbing and electrical. Fully updated bath with floating vanity and lovely shower tile. EE LED recessed lighting, vintage 50s era light fixtures. EE doors, fresh paint throughout. Lindbergh schools. Move in ready!
Listed by David Kogut, Paradigm Realty, 314-413-9270
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During my recent time away in New York and Pennsylvania, we made a trip to Gettysburg. Gettysburg was pretty amazing and powerful. I knew there were battlefields, though was surprised by the shear volume of monuments. There must have been at least 500 large monuments scattered across the whole park. 45,000 people died in the battle.
When we went to my brother's house in Corning, NY, he showed me some family items from Alabama that just arrived from a distant relative. The box contained pictures, letters and certificates. In reviewing letters and looking at pictures, I was reminded what is was like to be a Southerner after the Civil War. Pictured below, is something my great grandmother needed to sign after the war to get a pardon. "Whereas Virginia Jones of Perry County, Alabama, by taking part in the late rebellion against the Government of United States, has made herself liable to heavy pains and penalties......This pardon to be of no effect until the said Virginia Jones shall take an oath prescribed in the Proclamation of the President dated May 19th, 1865. To be void and of no effect if the said Virginia Jones shall hereafter, at any time, acquire any property whatever in slaves, or make use of slave labor." I think these words are very powerful and drive home what it was like after the Civil War.
"After Lincoln's death, President Johnson proceeded to reconstruct the former Confederate States while Congress was not in session in 1865. He pardoned all who would take an oath of allegiance, but required leaders and men of wealth to obtain special Presidential pardons."
I also think the pictures below from the 1930's tell a story...the plantation house that is sort of rundown.....the African American boy playing with my relatives....though note the old slave cabins in the background. We all like to think that our ancestors had nothing to do with slavery...though most did to some degree. Boston business owners made fortunes importing slaves with their ships....and all the mills of the East were kept in business with Southern cotton.
(In case any of my Wight-side relatives are reading this.....this all has to do with my mother's side.)
Friday my Buyers closed on the purchase of 58 Aberdeen in the popular Hillcrest neighborhood. This was an "off-market" transaction between two Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty agent. I am finding that this is happening often in my office and with my transactions!
Check out the interesting windows and the interior mill-work. All made out of Sycamore.
Pictures just can't do justice to this dramatic, light-filled contemporary home. The drama is to be seen in sharp gables, angled windows, geometric spaces and a variety of ceiling shapes and heights. The large kitchen has gas AND electric cooktops and ovens, granite counters and top-of-the line appliances of every description. The breakfast room adjoins a spacious family room with a fireplace and lots of windows. The first floor master suite has a fireplace, a huge dreamy walk-in closet/dressing room, and a big master bathroom with sauna and bidet in addition to the usual Jacuzzi tub. The house has electric and gas heating (6 zones), while the lot offers privacy, beauty and could easily accommodate a pool. This property has to be seen! $850,000
Listed by Samantha Calvin and Sandy Felkner, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-725-0009
It has been about 4 years since I have been to NYC. It is surprising how Hell's Kitchen has improved. Once a dark and scary area... Now vibrant with restaurants, bars and boutique hotels. My son and I stayed at Ink 48 Hotel last night. It is part of the Kimpton chain and features a hip bar on the roof with views of the city and the Hudson River.
We had the treat of seeing Hedwig and the Angry Inch last night. Neal Patrick Harris ended his run just last week so Andrew Rannells stepped in. I thought it was amazing... Though you do think, I wonder how it would have been with Neal Patrick Harris.
I like the use of this video to highlight this exceptional $1,150,000 penthouse condo in the CWE:
WELCOME TO 110 N. Newstead! A STUNNING intimate & boutique, luxurious
building that until now, has been the Central West End¹s best kept secret.
Built only 13 years ago, this is true luxury living offering the best of
both worlds. A location that is only 2 blocks from the cafes, shops &
vibrancy of Euclid Ave., including soon-to-come Whole Foods but also nestled
in the tranquility of the beautiful tree-lined streets that are the charm of
the CWE. THIS IS A PENTHOUSE LIKE NO OTHER! 2 private outdoor spaces, 3
garage parking spots, 24-ft tall atrium windows, open 2nd level loft, 2
dining areas, beautiful hardwood flooring, private office and an amazing
chefs kitchen that is perfectly designed for the space! Try to find that
anywhere else in the CWE! And the icing on the cake is the private rooftop
terrace, truly must see to appreciate (ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS)! Add in private
laundry, extra storage, free guest parking and a low HOA fee and you will
see why this TRULY IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND FIND!
SIDE NOTE, the same unit right below (#202) is also for sale. The two units
could be combined for over 5,000 SF of living space featuring four bedrooms,
six bathrooms (4 full, 2 half), two balconies, two fireplaces, a private
rooftop terrace and FIVE garage parking spots! Price for both would be $1.75
million or $319/SF.
I have been in NYC this weekend with my son and brother. Wonderful food, shopping and museuming. The Hi Line looks wonderful since I saw it 4 years ago ... all the plants have filled in nicely. The new World Trade Center building and Museum are impressive and an important reminder. The two water falls into the footprints of the old buildings were powerful. Kinky Boots was a joy! We were lucky to see Billy Porter in the lead role that he created.
I have this great home on Berkshire coming on the market in early September. Berkshire is a highly sought-after neighborhood in the Ladue School District. This one was designed by Bernie McMahon who also designed Immaculata and the cool house at the entrance of Berkshire #12. More to come on this one! $695,000
This stylish St. Louis lady knows how to decorate her Florida home.
Danish nesting tables, Kofod-Larsen chair, Hans Wegner chair & ottoman, vintage screen, and Dansk JHQ teak tray......and a Charlie Houska Hotel pillow!
"So many contemporary MCM looks - mine with a Danish tropical twist! This is a 90's Knoll couch, Risom lounge chair, Danish hanging light, and my grandparents iconic Noguchi coffee table from 1949! Art fair ceramic palm plate & MCM painting."
"Florida room w/ '56 oil above Palacek chairs, enamel splattered table w/ Ginny Herzog rug & 50's end table w/ wine tile; shows red and green isn't just for Christmas. Lots of couches for 'hotel' extras"
Sometimes I just cannot figure out what to blog about....and then I look at other local bloggers to borrow content. I passed by Nicki Dwyer's CWE blog a moment ago and read her interesting story on CWE Parking meters. I noticed them today when I was showing a property on Laclede Ave. It is about time that we become more modern! Who carried changed? Read more HERE.
This is architect, Ralph Fournier’s piece-de-resistance built for developer Burton Duenke. Perched on a bluff above the Missouri River in Chesterfield is a mid-century marvel that will remind you of Hollywood Hills. A wonderful party home- bright, open and spacious. A very special place and a rare opportunity to buy an important piece of architecture that you can call home. The setting is ideal with expansive views of the undeveloped Chesterfield valley to the Missouri River bottom. 5.88 acres. Black terrazzo floors. Large Master Bedroom suite with fireplace and a pink terrazzo in-floor tub for two! In-law wing with sitting room featuring a fireplace, bedroom, small kitchen and a large bathroom with a blue Moorish tile tub. 3 more bedrooms and 2 more full baths. Concrete pool surrounded by a deck that is currently being used as a water garden. Adjoining “tiki” house with a bar area and changing rooms. Potting shed. 3-car garage. Porte cochere. Many built-ins. The neighborhood has 2 community lakes and a tennis court. Old-growth forest. Adjacent to Faust Park.