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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.
This two-story marvel has a sweeping staircase that leads to the second floor featuring a luxurious master bedroom suite, master bath, loft area and one of the largest, private decks in the CWE. The first floor has two bedrooms, two full baths, powder room and a gourmet kitchen. 2 assigned, surface parking spaces.
Darn it....I am addicted to another social media site. One of my clients told me that I need to do Instagram. When she met with me the only person I was following was one of my cousin's dachshunds. Now my Instagram feeds to my new WEBSITE so I am more motivated. Follow me!
This is architect, Ralph Fournier’s piece-de-resistance built for developer Burton Duenke. Perched on a ridge 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. 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 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 cocher. Many built-ins. The neighborhood has 2 community lakes and a tennis court. Old-growth forest. Near Faust Park.
Price upon Request
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555, email@example.com
This is my second Summer in my new house and the garden and container plantings are making me so happy. It really is coming in! They say it takes 3 years for a perennial garden to look great. I can't imagine what it will look like next year!
Originally planted in urban areas, honeysuckle is spreading to the Missouri countryside and strangling native plants and trees. Once it becomes established, it is virtually impossible to eradicate. This plant kills all other plants and wildflowers and limits physical access to properties.
Please become familiar with this threat to our Missouri countryside and take action to stop it.
Today we had Buyers who closed on 107 Stoneyside Lane in Olivette (Ladue School District). This stylish home with a gorgeous, contemporary interior will be enjoyed by this charming new family who has plans to make the house even better!
This one will go quickly! Showings start Sunday, July 27th. Located in the wildly popular Hillcrest neighborhood of Clayton is this charming home. Walk to Forest Park, Demun and Clayton schools. 2.5 stories. 4 bedrooms. 2.5 renovated baths- including the master with a designer soaking tub and separate shower. New maple wood floors throughout the home. The LR and DR are large and the opening between the two rooms has been expanded to increase flow. The main level also has a small den with a powder room. Gorgeous kitchen with custom tile backsplash, marble counters, porcelain tile floors and a Wolf gas stove with a Viking hood. Deck. Patio. 2 car detached garage. Nice deck and patio perfect for entertaining.
We've learned since our last newsletter that Covington Realty Partners has walked away from its plans for a 14-story apartment tower to replace the Central West End's Optimist International Building after failing to obtain tax abatement for the project. This leaves us guardedly hopeful that a new buyer can be found who will appreciate the building for its beauty and reuse potential rather than as a tear down. Interested in owning one of the city's most important modern buildings, or know someone else who is? Check out the real estate listing here.
If you're a Frank Lloyd Wright fan looking for a once in a lifetime opportunity, this is your chance: the National Register-listed Theodore A. Pappas House at 865 Masonridge Road in Town and Country is for sale. Completed in 1964, this is one of only two Wright-designed homes in Saint Louis, the other being the better-known Kraus House in Ebsworth Park. The Pappas family is selling the three-acre property off-market; those interested in purchasing this incredible example of Wright's Usonian architecture should contact Modern STL at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jilly's Cupcakes have always been a guilty passion for a sweet bite...well their beef brisket sandwich is even more irresistible! They have recently opened up an ice cream parlor near their McKnight and Delmar establishment. I had to try it out so I could inform my dear blog readers. I tried the German Chocolate Cake ice cream, though the Peach Cobbler is next on my list! Click HERE for the website.
This morning I went for a morning walk on the new Litzsinger sidewalk in Ladue that goes by my house that ends at the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center and Tilles Park at the other end. This has been a nice additional to my area. Walking or running on Litzsinger has always been treacherous. I took a quick peek at the restored prairie at the Ecology Center which is peaking right now. Please note that this Center is not open to the public and requires a reservation.....Oops, I did not make one...though you should! Click HERE for more information.
Located in the wildly popular Hillcrest neighborhood of Clayton is this charming home. Walk to Forest Park, Demun and Clayton schools. 2.5 stories. 4 bedrooms. 2.5 renovated baths- including the master with a designer soaking tub and separate shower. Gorgeous designer kitchen with gas stove and Viking hood. Deck. Patio. 2 car detached garage.
Open for the 1st time for showings pm Sunday, July 27th 1-4 PM
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555, email@example.com
I was going through my photos and saw all of these great vintage bathrooms that I have not published yet.
A glorious Lindell Mansion in its original state.
A Mid-century Webster Park home.
A Mid-century Home on Lindell Blvd.
Ok...the next one is some tilework from a home in the Moorlands area of Clayton. It is a little shocking, though it was installed before WWII. Believe it or not several Jewish families have lived in this home and opted to leave the tile. I think the most recent owner was finally going to tear it out.
Last Saturday night I had the treat of being included at a Bourbon & Bacon dinner party hosted in one of the private residences at The Chase. Kelly Spencer of The Social Affair orchestrated and prepared the dinner. Delicious food and fun guests!
On this lovely day I took a walk down Lindell with a friend to enjoy the blue sky, fluffy clouds and admire the architecture. Last August I had the treat of peeking on the inside of the Meyer Loomstein- designed house that has been undergoing a transformation on Lindell. Meyer Loomstein was also the architect of the facade of the Dorsa Lofts downtown. I can't wait to see that the current owners did to the interior. I loved the glamorous staircase!
Charles E. King, a 1947 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Architecture, practiced in Belleville from 1947 until 1961, when his firm was purchased by Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum of St. Louis. During his fourteen years in Belleville, at least 36 of his residential designs and 19 of his commercial designs were built. All but two still stand today. Probably the most notable of King's works in Belleville is the City Hall, designed in 1957 and dedicated in 1959. In 1957, he also designed five buildings on the campus of Belleville Township High School (today the campus of Lindenwood University-Belleville).
King, who preferred to design in a Mid-Century Modern Style, went on to a very prolific career and in 1991 was named of one of Architectural Digest's "Top 100 Architects." He was also the recipient of many other professional awards. King, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died on August 16, 1993 in St. Louis at the age of 73.
I was too young to miss all of the fun on Nantucket when our entire tribe would go there each Summer for a month. My stylish grandmother (pictured below) would arrange everything. She passed away shortly after I was born. Notice her Nantucket Basket perched beside her.
In my house I have a water color of an ancestor's ship- the Caroline Ellems Mastered by Ira Brewster Ellems. My first name is really Ira....so this is where my name originated. He was a direct decendant of William Brewster who headed the pilgrim church.
The caption on the painting reads:
This is on the bottom of my Aunt's Nantucket basket with a depiction of the boat on the top.
The bottom of the basket shows the signature of the famous Jose Formosa Reyes who created the basket in 1963
Coming soon is one of the CWE’s most fabulous penthouses! This two-story marvel has a sweeping staircase that leads to the second floor featuring a luxurious master bedroom suite, master bath, loft area and one of the largest, private decks in the CWE. The first floor has two bedrooms, two full baths, powder room and a gourmet kitchen.
If you have followed my blog over the years, you know I was more into gardening posts. Since moving into my new house, I am still working on the gardens here....so not as much to show. My planters are looking lovely....I especially have become a big fan of Dragon Leaf Begonias.
I have passed Frida's on North and South in U City several times, though have never gone in. I must make a visit soon. Last night I was at a party that served the most amazing dip from Frida's- Raw Vegan Sour Cream and Onion Dip. It does not sound very good, though it was the best dip I have ever tasted.
Here are some pictures of the stylish interior of designer David Deatherage's loft where the party was located.
2014 is half over and the real estate market has been brisk. I ran a sale report including- CWE, University City, Clayton, Ladue School District and Brentwood and was happy to find out that I was #1! Yea! I have sold a bunch outside of these areas, though this is just for the Central Cooridor of St. Louis.
#1 Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty
If you have not ventured out to The Grove area of St. Louis, you are missing the hottest area of town! The area needs more residential development to really expand the area's appeal other than nightlife. I can see outdoor cafes soon!
My son Teddy and I went to Planter's House last night to check out their Duck Burger that everyone in town is raving about. It was really to die for! The french fries were the best I have had in St. Louis. The cocktails were inventive and fun also! (He is 21 now!)
We have an historic shed out at our farm in Pike County. A Spring storm sort of took its roof off and moved it off of its foundation. We are thinking that it needs to come down.....sort of a wreck...much an enchanting ruin. If someone wants some old barn wood....this could be a treasure. Contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I was poking around one of our old sheds at our farm yesterday and found these wonderful relics. A bicentennial license plate....the over 40 crowd will remember these....and an old one from Wyoming....'54....my Aunt Bunny and her family used to live in Wyoming.....you remember the cowboy stories.