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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 ate at The Shack located in Frontenac off Lindbergh! They are now open for dinner... in addition to breakfast & lunch hours. The food is certain to please you! Don't forget to write on the walls.
"Based on the images you are about to view, you might believe that St. Louis photographer Carrie M. Becker is an urban explorer of abandoned buildings. She assures us she is not, at least not with this series of work. The truth is that Becker creates these photographs from the comfort of her own studio. The walls, floors, ceilings, and all of the objects you see are part of cardboard dioramas she makes on a tabletop in her studio. "
This charming Ladue home will captivate you. As you walk up to the house you will love the cottage garden that greets you. The home is built of stone & has a cedar shake roof. Updated kitchen with granite counters, gas stove and a family room with gas fireplace. Main floor master bedroom suite with plenty of closet space and a luxurious master bathroom. Main floor laundry room. The Second level features two large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The Lower Level is walk-out and features a recreation room with a gas fireplace and a wet bar. There is also a bedroom, a full bath, office and plenty of storage on this level. The Lower Level has an expanse of windows and walks-out to the patio and pool area. Private backyard.
Designed by William Wedemeyer in 1903 for Jacob Studt, Jr. This historic estate perched above Creve Coeur Lake will enchant you. Located on almost an acre with a century oak commanding the front yard. It is rare to have such an elegant example of Arts and Craft architecture outside of the city. You will love the gorgeous woodwork & gracious rooms. The dining room is large and features an intricately carved fireplace mantle & surround. 2.5 stories with a richly engraved oak staircase that climbs 3 stories. The home is built of limestone, wood siding with a cedar shake roof. There is newer, large family room 30' x 30’. The kitchen features granite counters, custom oak cabinets, gas stove, stainless steel appliances & breakfast room. A laundry room is off of the kitchen. Refreshing in-ground pool. Lovely gardening including a stream with waterfall. 5 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms. Plenty of basement storage. Parkway Central School District. 3-car oversized garage.
The other week my oldest son (the younger son stayed in Milwaukee this Summer) looked at me and said he wanted Italian for dinner. I asked him to recommend a place. He said that his phone app recommended Il Bel Lago off of Olive in Creve Coeur. "Good grief"...I told him that was in West County in a strip mall. We tried it anyway. It was a delight....so good....I am craving another trip. The service was also very attentive.
"After 30 years of dining excellence at Giovanni’s On The Hill, Giovanni’s sons Frank and Carmelo branched out and brought a taste of The Hill to Creve Coeur in 2004 in the form of Il Bel Lago."
Yesterday the birds had me up at 5 AM which gave me the perfect time to catch up on some weeding and gardening. One project I am working on is improving a stretch of land I have along Litzsinger. Right now it has some old tiger lilies in it and weeds. I started on a project to run a strip of hybrid "classy" day lilies all along the strip. I thought it would be nice for drivers, walkers and bikers to see. Pics next year!
The other day I grabbed lunch at Colleen's Cookies located at 7337 Forsyth....no, I did not have a cookie for lunch though I did bring back some for the office staff! They have yummy sandwiches and more! Check it out....also a great place for coffee!
This lovely estate in Ladue is on the market, though MLS Exempt...that is why I forgot about it. The Woodlands estate on Ladue Road in Ladue. $10,000,000
"This incredible storybook estate has 8 incredible acres, wooded and wide open fields; a 14 Room, 9500 square foot home, Tudor with Arts & Crafts Influences built in 1926. Every space and structure has been recreated by Designer Marshall Watson and the homeowner; including the newly formed pond, pool with exquisite pool house, tennis court, green house, and carriage house garage with lovely loft style apartment. This is a Crestron smart home, gated and fully fenced. The award winning rose gardens and lush landscaping feature a running trail. Interested parties must tour grounds and home to appreciate the care and craftsmanship found throughout ~ unparalleled in Saint Louis."
Listed by Sandy Coburn, Red Key Realty, 314-495-0295
If you are looking for a great pad in the popular Central West End…this condo is just for you! Completely updated and refreshed. The kitchen is bright with lots of windows, new, quartz solid-surface counters, new stainless steel appliances and wood floors. The Living and Dining Room combination has a wood-burning fireplace to add warmth and ambiance. Updated bathroom. New carpeting and freshly painted. The unit comes with 1 secure, assigned parking spot, storage locker and private laundry area. Walk to Forest Park, Metro-link, restaurants, the gym and more.
Idyllic lake front setting! Enjoy 180 degree vistas from your own private point on Alpine Lake, the largest lake at Innsbrook. Unique features of the house on the exterior are an approach to the house with a bridge & garden, ponds with running creek, 3 patios & professional landscaping & lighting. The interior boasts solid wood doors, crown molding, as well as the vaulted great room ceiling. The chef's kitchen boasts 2 dishwashers, a Thermador Exhaust System, Sub Zero refrigerator, Designer Kohler sink, Viking Professional stove, granite and Stove Pot Filler all with abundant custom cabinets & butler's Pantry. The main floor master has lake views from every window, fireplace, luxurious bath & private patio. The upper bedroom being used as an office has Mahogany walls, custom cherry cabinets & private bath. The media room features a large screen plus surround sound & is wired for house speakers & intercom throughout home. Enjoy the beautiful screened porch with wood flooring.
Listed at $2,750,000
Listing Agent: Katherine Wienstroer from Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-725-0009
This stately 16-year old custom home offers superior quality finishes with wonderful entertaining areas. Impressive great room with soaring coffered ceilings, full height windows, gas fireplace & wet bar. Expansive main floor master suite with barrel ceiling, gas fireplace, bay window & 2 doors leading to a private patio. Large His & Her master bath with 2 showers, whirlpool tub, heated floors & separate walk-in closets. Gourmet kitchen with double Dacor ovens & 5-burner range, Bosch dishwasher, Subzero fridge, pantry, large center island & adjoining spacious breakfast room. Family Room off of the kitchen overlooks the lovely 20 X 40 heated saltwater pool with pool house featuring a full bath & kitchenette. The 2nd floor features 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a paneled office & a recreation area. The finished LL has a theater room, 4-hole putting green, exercise area & rec room complete with wet bar & 2 full baths. Main floor laundry room. Copper gutters. 3-car garage. 5 HVAC zones.
Gorgeous, completely renovated home! 4+ bedrooms & 3 full baths. The sophisticated Living Room & Dining Rooms open to each other. The kitchen is large & features granite counters, custom cabinets, center island, gas range, stainless steel appliances & a breakfast room with a gas fireplace. Double doors lead from the breakfast room to a stamped-concrete patio looking out onto the large, level, private backyard. Off of the kitchen is a family room with plenty of windows. The master bedroom features a trayed ceiling with indirect lighting & double French doors to the patio. The master bathroom features a walk-in shower with duel showerheads, granite & tile flooring, maple cabinetry & two separate vanities. Huge walk-in closet with built-in ironing board. The Gleaming oak hardwood floors are throughout the main level. The LL of the home is finished with a recreation area, full bath, 2 bedrooms & a laundry room. 2-car garage. Everything has been updated: new windows, roof, driveway & HVAC.
The Parisian dealer Patrick Seguin has championed French mid-century designer Jean Prouvé, whose prefabricated houses now sell for millions and are on display at Milan’s Expo 2015 and Basel’s Design Miami. The dealer and his wife plan on testing Prouvé's nomadic vision for themselves this summer, dismantling the updated Prouvé house and crating it over to be reassembled on southern France's untamed Camargue coast. "But in August I want to be sleeping in Switzerland, in the mountains," says Seguin. "The house will be our caravan."
See here for the full article about Prouvé's architecture and how it inspired Patrick Seguin.
STARTLING PICTURESQUE RIVER HOME! Designed by modernist architect-Harris Armstrong. Missouri River frontage, This 2 story is spacious-3576 s.f. and uniquely designed for comfort and convenience - on 4.6 rolling acres with raised gardens, landscaped, many trees, shrubs and features a fabulous salt-water Swim Pool (35'x15') with conc. decking/custom aluminum fence. Entrance Foyer of Italian marbled floors, custom/solar Plant Rm (16'x10'), step down to spacious Living rm and Dining rm, all windowed wall of Breathtaking views of scenic acreage and the rolling River! Enclosed Porch (Pella casement windows), New Flower Arbor. Modern eat-in Kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator & bar + butler pantry. Master Brm Suite has new hardwood flrs. .The interior has surround sound speakers for your listening pleasure. Hobby rm: 500 s.f. off 2 car garage has separate entrance (could be re-converted to a 4 car garage as originally designed). Surrounded by Wrought Iron fence & automatic gate opener!
This STUNNING Mid-Century Modern home has so many amazing updates. 3 bed and 2 bath with 2 car garage. Remodeled kitchen with granite counter-tops, maple cabinets, stainless appliances, travertine floors, double oven/microwave set, walk-in pantry, soft-close drawers and breakfast bar. Gleaming Red Oak hardwood floors and marble floors in baths. Custom birch slab doors throughout, all custom lighting w/ dimmers, gymnasium flooring in the den/workout room or mudroom. Lovely master suite w/ 3 closets, custom bath w/Onyx vanity top & shower surround, Hans Grohe shower fixtures, maple cabinets, built-in Bose speaker. Vaulted living room w/beautiful stone see-thru fireplace into the formal dining room. Windows throughout home make whole home light and bright! Nice back patio, huge driveway, covered front porch, 200 amp electric service, 3 HVAC zoned units, 2 HWHs, newer exterior paint & gutters. This beautiful home is on a quiet cul-de-sac in Kirkwood.
Listed by Michelle Gegg, Keller Williams, 314-677-6000
You will love this newer home located in the Award-winning Clayton School District. Captain Elementary is ranked the 5th best elementary school in Missouri! This charming home was built in 2008 and features 2,600 sq. feet of living space with 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. The home boasts windows galore that make this home light, spacious and bright. A gracious covered front porch enables you to have a cup of coffee & catch a breeze. The Living Room and Dining Room with a bay window are charming. The kitchen is spacious with a gas range & a center island. It opens up to a family room with a gas fireplace. The main floor Master Bedroom is bright and spacious with a full bathroom, walk-in closet & laundry room. There is also a tiled sunroom/mudroom off the back of the house. Oak hardwood floors throughout the home. The upstairs features 2 good-sized bedrooms, 1 full bath & a den that could be easily changed into a 4th bedroom. The lower level is large & ready to be finished.
Check out this picture from the Missouri History Museum that shows the Winkle Terra Cotta Exhibit at the 1904 World’s Fair. The main thing is the large fireplace surround, apparently with a mirrored overmantel. It looks like carved oak to me but is apparently all terra cotta. Has anyone ever seen something like this in a St. Louis home?
This is the place to indulge your furious love of the modern lifestyle. Built in 1953, it's one of the most beautiful examples of a Ralph Fournier designed Ridgewood home and was clearly built to stand out among its neighbors. Perfectly situated on a stunning corner lot, the structure itself is essentially a well-designed invitation for anyone with a need to enjoy the indoors and outdoors at the same time. Massive windows flank three sides of the home so from nearly any spot on the property, you’re connected and invited to another. The scale of the home is modest and informal; simplicity is implied via design elements that utilize natural materials including vaulted ceilings wrapped in tongue and groove redwood throughout the entire home. A casual light-filled kitchen with a wood-topped island is completely open to the dining area...a combination that provides a sense of belonging & way of living that actually makes sense. It epitomizes everything you love in mid-century architecture. (Showings start Tues., 6-30) 1,170 sq. ft.
Listed by Virginia Fawcett, Live Local Realty, 314-440-5646
Classic home expanded and updated to meet modern needs with 4,609 sq. ft. of living space. Situated on over an acre, you will love the deep, level yard & lovely landscaping. Formal Living Room with large bay window, built-in bookshelves & gas fireplace. Gracious Dining Room with a bay window that looks onto the back gardens. Bright & oversized Family Room with entertainment center & 3 walls of windows. New addition that features a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops, 5-burner Fisher & Paykel gas range, 3 ovens, double sink, walk-in pantry, Fisher & Paykel stacked dishwasher & porcelain tile floors. You will love the large kitchen island, bar with mini-fridge & wine rack, large dining area with bay window with views of the deep backyard. Double French doors lead to patio. Laundry room is off of the kitchen. The master bedroom is on the main level & features a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet with custom organizers & an office suite. The Master Bath has double vanities, large tiled shower & BainUltra air jet tub. Upstairs has 3 nice bedrooms each with private full baths & a recreation room that could also be a 5th bedroom. 3-car oversized garage. The garden was featured on the Missouri Botanical Master Gardener Tour.
Today I a featuring some vintage photos of the home located at 4 Twin Oaks that I sold off market last week. Designed in 1954 by Eugene Mackey, Sr. and Joseph Murphy for the founder of Fleishman Hillard, Alfred Fleishman. I am betting that these photos were taken when Al Fleishman owned the home.
This gorgeous Central West End home as finally sold! I represented the Buyer. There is a story here. About 4 years ago I helped list this home. Thinking about marketing ideas on how to get it sold, I spoke to Alan Brainerd, who was writing for the Ladue News. We decided that Ladue News should start doing an annual Decorator's Show House....and 15 Washington Terrace was the first one! It was quite a challenge getting the house into shape for the designers to start redoing their rooms. The Living Room ceiling also collapsed during the process.
Well after the Show House ended, we actually got a contract from someone who wanted to lease it with a real purchase within 1 year. Well that 1 year drifted into another year and then another. In the meantime the family who were occupying the mansion decided to start to renovate it. This was not to the owners knowledge or approval....except I did think we agree to let them redo a shower.
It came to our realization that the renters would never be able to buy the property. We toured the home and found out that all of the electric and plumbing were replaced and all the baths were gutted. The radiators were missing and the home was left without heat. In addition, most of the architectural molding were removed. It is sad to think that the tenants could have bought the house if they just used their money for a downpayment rather than starting a renovation. Tenants were removed and the house went back on the market as a Fixer-Upper.
Now it has sold a a capable couple who will make this home a true Showplace!
Photos below are from when it was decorated for the Ladue News Decorator's Show House.
Recently SOLD...Ted represented the Seller - This contemporary home designed by Eugene Mackey, Sr. and Joseph Murphy for Alfred Fleishman who founded the international PR firm Fleishman Hillard. The light throughout the home is amazing. The setting is private and lovingly landscaped. Twin Oaks is a small enclave of 3 homes designed by noted architects.