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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.
David Deatherage of Century Design took on the "men's study" which was once one of the boy's bedrooms. The family that built the house had 7 kids....2 boys and 5 girls. David used Custom Furniture Works to transform the standard paneling into a visual delight. He also had them turn the closets into bookshelves. David is helping me with a few items at my new Bernoudy home.
The 2012 Ladue News Decorator's Show House was a great success. St. Louis' Top Designers transformed this Bernoudy home into even more of a masterpiece. I am going to have a Before and After series after I get the photographs in my hot little hands. In the meantime, check out Ladue New's Elegant Living Magazine at the news stands.....and this LINK. This lovely home is for sale through me for $3.5 million...18 acres and the stunning home.
There are emails floating all around about the real estate sales tax that was part of the Healthcare Reform Act. This potential tax could affect only 2-5% of home sales. Watch this video to get informed. Read more HERE.
This house has a perfect Mid-century (MCM) St. Charles kitchen.
"Over 3750 square feet of living space situated on a gorgeous half acre lot on Clermont Lane! This mid-century modern home offers an open floor plan with spacious and bright rooms loaded with features. This all brick home boasts great spaces: formal Living Room with gas fireplace, beautiful Dining Room, Family Room with wet bar and wood burning fireplace and Sunroom off the Dining Room. The 21‘x15’ eat-in kitchen features incredible counter and storage space as well as classic St. Charles cabinetry. There are three bedrooms on the main floor, including the spacious Master Suite, with two additional on the upper level. The Living Room, Sunroom and Master Bedroom all open to a large terrace overlooking the beautiful level lot. This classic home is ready to move right in or offers great possibilities to redesign to meet any of your needs. New zoned HVAC in 2012. Don’t miss this great opportunity!" $549,000
Listed by John Milonas, Keller Williams, 314-799-6605
I am interviewing a couch for my Living Room. This is a Dunbar Sofa by Edward Wormley. I would have Custom Furniture Works refurbish it and upholster it in a more neutral tone. The second picture is of one on First Dibs that has been redone. I like the single bottom cushion. What do you think?
The bookshelf has panels that you can slide in to hang art or just create a break. I am going to have them refaced with a fabric.
Last weekend I hosted a group of 12 at our farmhouse in Pike County. Of course the weather was perfect....though cool enough in the evening to light a bonfire and a fire in the main fireplace. Dinner consisted of sirloin steak, acorn squash stuffed with wild rice, brussel sprouts with Italian ham....and apple cobble...and a banana cream pie from The Blue Owl. Yum! We walked to our "sunken" graveyard in the back woods after dinner.....scary and I was surprised I could find the graves at night. Country egg casseroles in the morning following by lunch in Clarksville at Overlook Farms.
I have been told that my blogging is a bit boring these days. It is a combination of managing home projects, a busy Real Estate market and U Verse Internet issues. My new house is a wiring nightmare having a main house and guesthouse....sounds fancy, though I doubt I have 2000 sq ft combined.
I was unable to salvage the cork floors in my bedroom. The carpet tacking destroyed them. I am laying new cork in that room. It is done now and I am finally out of the guest house.
I have been using my late fathers fancy shower with 6 body sprays. I have never been cleaner! The other bathroom has my mother's jacuzzi tub. She is from the bath set and I don't think has taken a shower. I have not used it yet.
I have acres of brick patio and walls. My masons have been busy. The lovely staircase will be acid washed to remove the white film.
My cat, Boo, is terrified to leave the house during the day though is happy going out at night. You would think it would be the opposite with owls, coyote and other wildlife around.
So here is a product endorsement from Ted: try Caldrea dish soap in the Basil Blue Sage scent. I found it at Straub's. it is life changing. You will love to do dishes. I give it at as a host gift. One friend I gave it to said he loves it so much, he wanted to wash his hair in it!
One of my sons is in town for Fall Break from college. We took the opportunity to check out 5 Star Burgers' new location in Clayton. This is a small national chain. Our burgers were yummy! Located on Maryland Ave near my other favorite....Half and Half.
Local....though internationally aclaimed artist, Gary Passanise, will be having an open of his new show this Friday, October 19th from 5-9 PM. The Opening is at Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washinton Ave in Grand Center. I will be there!
Earlier this year I added a talented agent to my team of one. I have always liked to do everything and never thought someone could take care of one of my clients as well as I can...well I was wrong. Kelli Graf has helped me with several Buyers and Sellers and I think the clients who have worked with her like her better than me. Here are some recent closes over the last 30 days that she has handled:
1074 Winter Lake Drive, St. Louis County- represented the Buyer
1513 Carriage Bridge Trail, Ballwin- represented the Buyer
3646 Cook Ave, St. Louis City- represented the Buyer
Osage Oranges are a fixture of farm living....at least in Pike County, MO. It is interesting to read about them....click HERE. I love the idea that they can repel spiders if placed under a bed. They will slowly shrink and become the size of a golf ball. The chartreuse color is perfect.
Beware...they have nasty thorns! I was clearing out a corral at our farm and decided to clip back an Osage Orange that was near a fence....it whipped back at me and I received several horrible scratches. Silly me to be doing farm work in shorts.
I went through this property yesterday and loved the flow, windows, openness and spaces. Very cool. I need to go back and take some more pictures.
"This must-see home is located in the sought-after community of Glendale on a quiet, tree-lined street. #20 Clif Side is a rare treasure, one-of-a-kind design reflecting the Frank Lloyd Wright building era. Large rooms, open floor plan and many updates including: wood floor refinishing, updated lighting, fresh neutral paint throughout and some landscaping can be found throughout the home." $350,000
Notes from the agent: "The current owners lived there for several years. The story they told me was that in the 50s the Dean of the School of Architecture at Washington University had his graduate students design a house in the architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright. #20 is the result of the assignment. The person was friend's with the dean and purchased the drawings and had the house built. So... it really is a one of a kind!
Don't forget to see this stunning Bernoudy-designed house on 18 acres in Town and Country. This is a must see and you only have 1 week left to see it! St. Louis' Top Designers have transformed every room. Buy your tickets HERE for $20 or at the door for $25. All proceeds go to charity!
Last month I had the treat of visiting Alan Lorence at his garden in West County. Alan must have 50+ varieties of bamboo and hundreds of other plants. Early this year you may remember he came to my old house to help me contain my bamboo. I went to his home garden to see what varieties I want for my new house. I think with the Asian feeling of my property, bamboo will be at home. I just need a plan to contain and maintain it. Warning! You just can not plant running bamboo and not tend to it.
You will love this home located in popular Westbrooke
Estates. 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Bright, open and spacious. Formal Dining
Room and Living Room. Large family room with a wood-burning fireplace and bay window
that opens to the kitchen. Kitchen with breakfast room has doors that lead to a
private back patio. 1st floor laundry room. Custom wood blinds
throughout the home. Large master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and two walk-in
closets. Master bath with tub and separate shower, vaulted ceiling and dual
sink vanity. Two of the other bedrooms have large walk-in closets also. 2-car
garage. Private back yard with a large patio. Full basement with a rough in for
a bathroom. Newer roof. Zoned HVAC. $259,000
In the Heart of the CWE, located above Duff's, is a dynamic living space. This is not the traditional condo. It feels more like a stylish loft. Many designer upgrades like shoji screen window & closet doors, built in desk in 1/2 bay window overlooking Euclid, accent lighting, ceiling fan, church pew and 2 skylights. Refinished hardwood floors and ceramic tile throughout. Exposed brick wall. Built-in book shelves. Fully equipped kitchen with maple cabinets and a stainless steel island. European style washer/dryer combo in unit. Parking space included.
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555 firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the weekend I was up in Lake Forest Illinois for my 25th college reunion. This morning I went down to the lovely lakefront. So pretty! The fall colors always seem a little prettier along the lake.
I am horrible about setting goals and running reports to keep track of my sales volume. I just ran a report of my 2012 sales and am at over $16,000,000. I think I am going to double what I did last year. Someone told me that I am in the top 5% of St. Louis agents. Check out my Facebook Business Page to see what I have sold.