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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is ranked in the Top 10 of all St. Louis Realtors
Open for the 1st time Sunday, July 1st from 1-3 PM.You have to see this spacious ranch home! Much larger than it looks from the street. Enjoy the rest of your summer enjoying the 32’ x 16’ in-ground, private pool! New gourmet kitchen with a bright breakfast room, Quartz counters, custom wood cabinets, GE Profile stainless steel appliances, stone backsplash & a ceramic tile floor. Living Room & formal Dining Room. Large great room with vaulted ceiling & a wood-burning fireplace. Den/study with a vaulted ceiling that leads to a 1 yr old upper deck. Spacious master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet & a gorgeous bathroom. Walk-out Lower Level that includes a 4th bedroom, full bath & a complete 2nd kitchen. Also on the Lower Level is a large family room with a gas fireplace, game room & an exercise room/office. The backyard is private. Quick access to everywhere via 141. Main floor laundry. Anderson windows. Located in the coveted Parkway Central School District.
Yesterday I closed on one of my listings that was for sale in the Frontenac area- 3015 Regis. I was the second agent to list the property and got the deal done! Lovely, sprawling ranch on over an acre with a dynamite pool. I bet the buyers are enjoying the cool water on these hot, St. Louis days!
Perched on the side of a hill right off of Carman between Doughtery Ferry and 141 sits a gem of a house on a large 3.56 acre lot. The house was lived in and designed by Robert Elkington who was an esteemed architect in the nation. Robert was a Japanese American who changed his name in the 40's to avoid problems associated with being Japanese at that time of our country's history.
This house needs some TLC, though is very special. A bargain at $250,000......and at real risk of being torn down!
Listed by Donna Zerega, Prudential Alliance, 314-412-2497
Today I found myself in the beautiful and impressive town of of Quincy, Illinois. I went up with a friend to celebrate his mother's 74th Birthday. I have heard about Quincy for a while and the impressive houses. I was amazed and delighted! Today I am featuring some of the Art Deco/ International-styled homes.
Located in the popular South Kingshighway Princeton Heights neighborhood is this perfect building perched at the corner of Macklind and Rhodes avenues. The first floor of the building is currently used as a studio by an acclaimed artist. The space is large and full of light that streams in from the arched windows. There is a basement apartment available to the first floor tenant. This space could be an office, shop, restaurant, bakery, art studio or any dynamic business. The building has two 1 bedroom rental units in the upper level. These units are bright, large and have nice hardwood floors. Two car detached garage. Fenced backyard. This building would be great for an owner occupant with a business.$225,000
Open for an hour on Tuesday, June 18th 12-1 PM
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty, 314-607-5555 email@example.com
My sons were still in California yesterday so I we are going to celebrate Father's day today. Last night I went to dinner with some friends at Katie's Pizzeria and then we went to the Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. You have to see it! & at night when it is lite up! The exhibit runs through August 19th. You will be surprised by how large the exhibit is that is placed throughout the Garden.
I promised more pictures from the house concert that was held at my listing at 3406 Hawthorne in Compton Heights. Brian Owens wowed the crowd at a Mad Men Themed evening. The acclaimed Peter Martin accompanied him on the piano. More pictures can be seen HERE.
Last night there was a special house concert at my listing- 3406 Hawthorne in Compton Heights. Brian Owens performed to a group of enchanted guest. The evening was sponsored by Sterling Bank. I left my camera at the house so I will follow up with video and more pictures!
Over the years I have been giving advice to my Sellers on how to get their property sold quickly and at a good price. I decided to follow my own advice. Here is what I did starting about 2 months ago.
Tried to grow grass in spotty areas
Boosted a regular watering schedule of the lawn and gardens
Visited with Nancy Spewak of Property Enhancement at my house to give me an hour of staging and decorating advice- $75/ hr
Took all of the clothes I have not worn in the last year to the Goodwill
Boosted my maid to come once a week to clean and do special projects like clean closets, cabinets, etc- last month and until the house was under contract- $70/week
Bought extra bedding plants for the garden- $100
Decluttered all closets
Replaced windows in my sunroom/office- the old ones were crank windows and some had some rot - $1800
I bought new duvet covers, accent pillows and sheets for two beds- $600-$700 (At least I get to take these with me!)
Order and installed a new glass shower door in my master bath- $800
Contracted with Absolute Tile and Stone to redo my kitchen with a travertine tile floor, granite counters and subway tile- $11,000
Had Voss Painting come in to spray my cabinets off-white. They were an odd, peachy wood color before- $2000
Repainted several rooms, the front door, exterior siding and interior woodwork. $1500
Replaced the carpeting in my study- $800
Had my carpet in the Lower Level cleaned- $65
Stopped cooking smelly foods
Cleaned the oven
Removed family photos
Professionally washed all of the windows- $175
Had my yard professionally edged and mulched by Cut Pro $300
For all showings: turned on music, lite a candle, turned on all lights, cut fresh flowers and mowed the lawn
Viola....it sold quickly. I keep thinking if I needed to do so much and spend all of the time and money. I guess I would rather be in the position I am now with a contract in place than wondering why my house has not sold....and making $10,000 price reductions.
The general rule is to spend about 2-5% of your sale price of your home on preparing it to go on the market.
After-Work Schweiss House Tour on Thursday, June 14
Photograph by Ted Wight.
Join Modern STL for a casual after-work happy hour tour of William A. Bernoudy’s Schweiss House!
Thursday, June 14 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 4 Daniel Road Free and open to the public
In 1951, Bernoudy-Mutrux (the firm of architects William A. Bernoudy and Edouard Mutrux) designed a small, innovative house for sculptor Ruth Schweiss and her husband Frank. This house was laid out on a plan of parallelogram modules, and featured a central hearth and carport integrated in the design — details congruent with Frank Lloyd Wright’s approach to the noted Kraus House (c. 1949 – 1956) in Ebsworth Park.
In January, there Schweiss house was for sale — with the dreaded “tear-down” as a possibility. Realtor Ted Wight and others wrote blog posts and led tours to showcase the significant home and its plight. The owner has since taken the house off of the market, but its future is far from secure. Please come see the potential, and spread the word!
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Yesterday I went to the annual party at the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Ebsworth Park. It was a lovely day and a large crowd! Check out the current exhibit which is objects created by mid-century architects. I won the raffle at the party! 4 tickets to see the Farnswoth House in Plano, IL outside of Chicago. I can't wait to go!
Today my house will still be open for viewings from 1-3 PM, though it is under contract! A contract in less then a week! An associate of mine gave me a St Joseph statue to bury in my yard...upside down and facing the house. I buried him early Friday morning and by Friday evening I had a contract! Buy St. Joseph at Catholic Supply near Ted Drewes.
Today I had a luncheon and tour of Pike County highlights/ landmarks for a group of 20. I donated an auction item to the HRC last year. We had a lovely day. I served chicken salad, curry rice salad and watermelon/mint/feta salad. We toured St. John's Church (1st Episcopalian Church west of the Mississippi), the Rockford School House, the historic McIlroy farm & the Elgin Cottrel House in Clarksville. After the tour we feasted on blackberry, cherry and peach pie with ice cream!
Above is the historic McIlroy farm (circa $1850's). For sale for in the $230,000s....fabulous with perfect views...needs a bit of work.
Lunch on the lawn of our farm house- Griffith McCune House....under the 100+ yo oak tree
I helped the owners buy this fun MCM home in U City. We bought it off the market. It has a California or Florida feel about it. Look what they have done to the garden outside their Dining Room. There is nothing more fun than home improvements and Before and After shots! HERE is a link to more pics of this home.
A couple of years ago I represented the Sellers and Buyers of this contemporary home in Olivette. I was able to match the couples up without putting the house on the active market. Check out the Post Dispatch article HERE written by Amy Burger.
The Sheldon's Mid-century Modern event was a great success on Sunday. Attendees were treated to an Isadore Shank home in Westwood CCG, A Paul Rudolf home in Warson Woods and a Bernoudy in Town and Country http://conwayrd.canbyours.com
The Bernoudy is one of my listings....where we had the VIP After Party. It was fun to see this house full of people and live music...the deer even came close to see what was up. The VIP guests also got the bonus of seeing a fabulous Ted Christner home in Westwood.
As you know, my own person house is for sale. I always tell my clients to invest some money in their house to get it ready for sale. Price reductions come at about $10,000 a pop....it is better to invest $10,000 in your house and get it moved quickly at a better price. I redid my kitchen over the last couple of months.
I probably spend more on the kitchen than I had to, though it does look nice! I could have gone with a cheaper floor tile, though I liked the travertine. I used Absolute Tile and Stone for the tile, floor and counters. Voss Spray Painting to redo the cabinets.
Travertine Floor $4,745
Subway Tile Backsplash $1,382
Granite Counters $2,683
Spray-paining cabinets $2,075
Painting wall and woodwork $450
I should replace the fridge and oven with stainless steel, though it looks pretty nice!
I love my Hipstomatic ap! I saw these fairies perched in a bed of silk ivy in a house I showed yesterday way out west. Now they look interesting .... not that I am going to decorate my house with then!
Open Sun., June 3rd from 1-3 PM.The perfect family home located in popular Moorland Estates. Built by Taylor Morley- only 16 years old. Located on a cul-de-sac & backs to woods. 2-story entry foyer is flanked by a LR & separate DR. The back of the house has a 2-story Great Room with a wall of windows that look out onto your private setting, wood-burning fireplace with built-in shelves/ display cabinets on each side & hardwood floors. Eat-in kitchen with center island, custom cabinets, gas over/cook top, hardwood floors & sliding glass doors that lead to a large deck. Main floor laundry/ mudroom off the 2-car garage. The 2nd level has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling & a large, walk-in closet. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, dual vanities and tons of light. The basement has a 9 foot pour & walks out to the back yard. Tons of storage. Hurry! This choice home will go quickly! 1 yr home warranty included. $424,900