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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.
Set in the rolling hills of Lincoln County, this country retreat would be an ideal primary residence or weekend get-a-way. Only 50 minutes from St. Louis with easy access to Highway 61. About 16 acres of the property is wooded offering deer & turkey hunting. The rest of the property is fenced pastureland- ideal for horses or cattle. The custom log home is only 8 years old. You will love the beamed, vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace & open floor plan. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths & a bonus loft space that could be made into a 4th bedroom. Lovely kitchen with custom cabinets, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. A large 47x10 deck is off of the kitchen with stunning views. Master BR w/luxury Jacuzzi tub & sep shower. Lower Level has is a walk-out complete with a family room, fireplace, wet bar, full bath, walk-in cedar closet. Zoned HVAC. Central AC . New hardy Wood Stove that can assist in heating the home- provides energy savings. Grounds contain a vast 60x36 detached outbuilding which can garage 4+ vehicles accessible from front & rear 9 ft. doors & a 40x30 2-stall horse barn w/tack room, hay loft & overhang. Electric fencing, spring-fed creek & an old barn on property. $399,000
Special opportunity to have a beautiful contemporary home designed for today's lifestyle with many windows and large, open spaces. The character of this home is most defined by the cedar siding and modern elevation that opens to bright, cheerful spaces. First floor is ideal for entertaining with an open living room and dining room including a fireplace, clerestory windows and patio doors to the rear deck and in-ground pool beyond. Through the dining room is a fabulous kitchen with oversized island surrounded by custom cabinets, 3 sinks, GE Monogram appliances including a 5 burner cook-top, double convection ovens and two dishwashers. A generous space for a kitchen table is next to the desk area with additional storage cabinetry and door to deck. Completing the first floor is the powder room with large modern sink, access to the garage and finished basement with bath, rec room and storage. Second floor has three bedrooms, fabulous laundry room, family room and loft/office. $539,000
Listed by Meg Coghlan, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-640-6343
Spring is going much too fast. The Red Buds are almost over....daffodils gone...we will be done with Spring flowers by the middle of April!
Today I saw a lovely garden in Clayton and so envious of their wisteria. Covered and buzzing with bumble bees!
When I was growing up we had a wisteria vine that never bloomed. I have been told that the best bet when buying wisteria is to buy a vine that is in bloom already. Someday I want to try wisteria again....though it is like bamboo.....you have to have nerves and be ready to maintain it! The tendrils can grow 12 feet a year.
Calling all students, grad students, residents and professionals! We will have a multitude of condos available to view in the DeBalievere neighborhood this Sunday. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors...all starting for only $99,000.....and that is not an April Fool's Joke.
It has been a busy Spring! Today a great investment property in U City closed and the famous Tree House Home located at Berry and Bismark closed. Showing the Bismark home was always such a treat and the Open Houses attracted swarms of people. I will sort of miss it!
Last Wednesday night I went to the reading and book signing for William Donius' new book- Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius. It was a jammed crowd at the Schlafly Branch in the CWE. Bill's book is already ranked #4 on the New York Times' Bestsellers list!
Charlie Houska, Mike Livingston, Debra Bass and Jay Perez
Last Summer I had the treat to visit with Egon and Irene Schwarz at their Harris Armstrong house in Oakland. Amy Burger from the Post was looking for a unique home with interesting owners....and I knew she had to meet the Schwarzs and see their lovely home.
Read Amy Burger's article in the Post Dispatch HERE.
I used to have the best dwarf apple tree out at our farm that produced a bounty! My sons were younger and had so much fun picking them each Fall. Well a bull got loose in the yard and knocked it down. :( I bought another apple tree and planted it about 8 years ago. It is very large now, though does not produce apples. I finally realized that it is not a self-pollinating apple tree. Now that Spring is in full blast and knowing that my apple tree was ready to bloom....I scurried up to Stark Brothers in Louisiana, MO to pick up some mates for my tree. I have no idea what kind of apple tree I planted 8 years ago, so I bought one self-pollinating tree that will mate with any tree and then two other varieties. Granny Smith, Golden Crisp and a Candy Crisp. Now I just need bees!
Stark Brother's Nursery
Here is a lovely peach tree at our farm....I planted it a while ago....now I have been told it is just an ornamental peach tree....it is pretty!
Getting this house finally closed for my Buyer was quite a journey. Last Summer we put it under contract as a Short Sale. Let's just say that the Short Sale was complicated and the lender just decided to foreclose on the property. Next we went to the County Courthouse in Clayton and watched the property not be bidded on by anyone, so the bank bought it back. You may ask, "Why did my client not just buy it at the courthouse steps?" Well you need cash and can not have the purchase based on a loan. We went to see who bought the house so we knew how to track it. There are investors who will buy it for you, though this can be risky. By-the-way....the courthouse auction takes place in a hallway in the courthouse. Well the bank did not want to deal with selling the property so they just added it to an auction of several properties. Williams and Williams conducted the sale. There was a hoard of people in the house. It was nerve-racking, though my client was the final bidder. She saved $20,000 compared to the Short Sale contract, though she probably would have paid $20,000 to not have gone under all of the stress!
Lovely home....backs to woods and a non-flooding stream complete with minnows, a duck family and more.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host: Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel.
Please join us for the opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
A Marianist brother since 1949, “Brother Mel,” as he is affectionately known, has lived in the St. Louis Catholic community for more than 60 years, and has enjoyed success as a modern artist for more than 50 years.
Brother Mel’s art captures a decidedly modern whimsy that comes through in a variety of sculptures, paintings and frescos. His creations bring a sense of devotion, joy and wonder. His understanding, vision and humor have enriched our lives, while his character has brought us authentic talent mixed with a palette of hope and a legacy of inspiration. Brother Mel has fulfilled his goal to create art in a host of media ― everything from metal and stone, to watercolor and acrylics, to fresco and handmade paper.
Several of his pieces are already familiar to those in the SLU community. Located in the Ellen Clark Sculpture Park at Grand Ave. and Lindell Blvd., these decidedly modern flights of fancy include Blue Moon made of bright blue painted steel, as well as Circle of Green, which features larger-than-life bright green steel figures, reminiscent of blades of grass.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Melvin Meyer was born in Florissant, MO in 1928, the second of seven children. After becoming a member of the Society of Mary in 1947, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Dayton.
As a young artist, he was sent to work with masters in Paris. In 1960, he earned his Master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. In the decades since, his Catholicism has continued to feed his creative spirit.
Brother Mel currently resides in St. Louis and continues to create and design art in his studio located on the campus of St. John Vianney High School.
My listing located at 2137 Sidney in lovely and fashionable Benton Park closed on Friday. I am glad that we had it on the market in January when it went under contract. I handled the whole negotiation when I was in Puerto Vallarta.
Two-story brick home located on one of U City's most sought-after streets. Priced to sell. Hurry! This one will go quickly! Elegant entrance foyer with curved staircase. Great architectural details throughout: arched entry ways, high ceilings, large windows & built-in shelves. Recently refinished hardwood floors. Freshly painted throughout. Gracious Living Room with wood-burning fireplace. Formal Dining Room with box bay window. Sunroom with terrazzo floor off Living Room overlooking back yard. Large kitchen with separate breakfast room: ideal for creating open kitchen/family area. 4 Bedrooms with bonus room/study off one bedroom. Large front and back yards. Lower Level with wood paneling, fireplace, beamed ceiling, oak bar & terrazzo floors. Large Attic storage room. Slate roof. 2 car garage. Meets U.City occupancy code requirements.
This is the ultimate contemporary home that is so hard to find in St. Louis. Built in 2007, this home features everything that a sophisticated buyer is looking for: open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, 10’ ceilings, job-finished maple flooring, expansive windows and cool bathrooms. This all-brick custom home is in walking distance to Clayton. A true work, live, play lifestyle! The professionally-equipped chef's kitchen features 2 islands with Caesarstone counters and top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances: convection oven, steam oven, dishwasher, gas cook top & island vent hood. Thermador 48'' refrigerator. Enormous walk-in pantry. 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a luxurious bath featuring: white marble, dual Duravit vanities/cabinets & separate shower and bath. 2 walk-in closets. 2nd floor washer/dryer. Finished basement with a guest bedroom & full bath. Great backyard with a cool, outdoor fireplace. 2 car garage. Extensive A/V and technology wiring.
Yesterday I had the Buyers who closed on 98 Aberdeen in Clayton MO. Aberdeen is one of the hottest streets in Clayton. Houses sell almost immediately and usually at close to full price. My Buyers are a young couple who just had their first baby! The husband loves the location since it is close to the Metrolink station so he can get down to BJC easily.
Last night I had cocktails at Nico on the Delmar Loop that is in the old Brandt's spot. It is a lovely restaurant and I have to go back to eat there. The Delmar Loop needed a fine-dining restaurant. Afterwards, I did eat at Ranoush on Delmar. Having walked by it hundreds of times, I had never been inside. It was delicious. My lamb kabob was perfect!
Earlier in the day I had lunch at Protzel's Deli on Wydown for the first time. I know...where have I been! I had a wonderful Reuben sandwich....today to the gym!
I am forecasting a big year for hydrangeas....as long as we do not get a frost. Normally my blue hydrangeas die back a little each year and this cuts down on their big first bloom. You can wrap them in burlap over the winter, though I don't want to look at burlap bags in my front yard all winter. Check back in June and see what happens! My front yard may look like Nantucket!
This morning I had the treat of having Alan Lorence, a local bamboo expert, over to help me with my bamboo groves. We had fun tracking stray shoots that had escaped my boundaries, talk about managing bamboo and dug trenches. This was back-breaking work that I would have never done without his help. I know I will be sore tomorrow. Check out Alan's blog HERE. Read about our dig HERE.
Sunswept is one of the coolest Mid-century (MCM) lanes in St. Louis. I think every house was designed by Ralph Fournier....so the neighborhood is consistent in its style. The home located at 1 Sunswept is a Fannie Mae property. It really is a nice space! Needs some stylish enhancements to rid it of its early 90's renovation, though surprisingly very nice. It even has a pool!
Listed by Clay Reese, One West Properties 314-997-2600 or call me if you need a Buyer's agent and want to see it. Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty 314-607-5555
Today my listing of an 18-unit apartment building in Clayton closed. Investment property is hot. The last few sales in the area have gone to doctors looking for safe investment property with a nice return.
This is the ultimate in contemporary home that is so hard to find in St. Louis. Built in 2007, this home features everything that a sophisticated buyer is looking for: open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, 10’ ceilings, job-finished maple flooring, expansive windows and cool bathrooms. This all-brick custom home is in walking distance to Clayton. A true work, live, play lifestyle! The professionally-equipped chef's kitchen features 2 islands with Caesarstone counters and top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances: convection oven, steam oven, dishwasher, gas cook top & island vent hood. Thermador 48'' refrigerator. Enormous walk-in pantry. 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a luxurious bath featuring: white marble, dual Duravit vanities/cabinets & separate shower and bath. 2 walk-in closets. 2nd floor washer/dryer. Finished basement with a guest bedroom & full bath. Great backyard with a cool, outdoor fireplace. 2 car garage. Extensive A/V and technology wiring.
If it looks like I have put on a few pounds lately, part of the reason is you can get Graeter's ice cream at Schnuck's Ladue Crossings. Originating from Cincinnati....this really is the best ice cream. I like the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip. I think you can also get Graeter's at Whole Foods now.
This newer home could be your perfect country retreat or primary residence. Located in picturesque Pike County. Rolling hills, lovely farms & historic homes. Close to the charming Mississippi river towns - Clarksville and Louisiana with restaurants, antique shops & more. You will be astounded by the views from this house. It is located up on a hill where you can see for miles. The home is open & bright with tons of windows. Soaring vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors & a large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Open staircase & loft lead to the 2nd fl. Upstairs there is a large master bedroom, full bath & an extra bedroom. Two bedrooms & a full bath are on the 1st level. The LL features a large recreation room with a walk-out & another full bath. Extra-large deck ideally for enjoying your views. 1st floor laundry. Bonus rooms. The lot is 3.8 acres which includes a paddock for a horse & full fencing for dogs. 30X30 metal building with water & electric.
This home is located about 1.25 hours from St. Louis most of it is on a separated 4-lane Highway 61.
My oldest son is in town for Spring Break....who needs to go to Florida when you have St. Louis's lovely weather! We went to check out MEDIAnoche....Half & Half's alter ego in the evenings. It was pretty crowded and we did not have a reservation so we sat at the bar. The highlight of our evening was watching the bartender create all of these specialty drinks. Served in vintage glasses and sometime on fire...they all looked like so much fun. I was boring and just had a glass of wine, though I have to go back to sample the drink menu! Our dinners were quite good. I had the Dos Carnas- flank steak and beef cheek. My son had the duck...which I really thought was the standout dish. As with Half & Half, the service for food, not drink, is a little slow...though it gives you time to talk and have a drink!
I think I am going to change my name after 5 PM and have an alter-ego!