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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.
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
A producer from HGTV's House Hunters wants me to find dynamic Buyers to consider for a segment. If you think you may be a good candidate....contact me! You must want to find and close on a house or condo this year. (My contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org 314-607-5555)
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.
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