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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.
Like a good son, I woke up early Saturday morning to meet my mother at SLAM to see their Art in Bloom exhibit. This is the first year that I have gone and I really enjoyed it. Floral artist interpreted masterpieces with arrangements. It is is over now....though catch it next year!
People frequently over look the importance of staging and painting a home before listing a property. Such a quick fix and change everything for buyers coming to look at the property. Look at the vast difference paint and staging did for this property located at 11445 Conway Rd.
See more pictures and get more information on this lovely home HERE
Listed by Marcia Harris, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-725-0009
Classic brick 3 story historic home in the popular Parkview neighborhood. Walk to Forest Park, Washington University, The Delmar Loop, Metrolink & more! This classic home has a cool contemporary feel with a two-story Living Room & kitchen/family room addition. A rear 1st floor addition adds a sensational kitchen/family room with a glass back wall which overlooks the deck, pool, patio & 2 car garage. The kitchen has custom cabinetry, burnished aluminum hardware, granite counters, hardwood floors & high end appliances is just what the chef ordered & opens to the family room with a gas fireplace. The entire 2nd floor is a master's haven with a balcony/light shaft overlooking the living/dining area. The front double bay windows fill the office & study with soft light, while the bedroom, dressing room & sumptuous bath enjoy the serenity of the back of the house. A full 3rd floor with 4 bedrooms & bath is perfect for the rest of the family or guests. Main floor laundry room.
A newer home in Clayton Gardens is going up for auction on March 26th. Click HERE for more information and pictures. It was on the market last year for $1,045,000. It does not look like a foreclosure auction...so uncertain how much of a bargain it will go when it sells. $100,000 nominal bid. Agents can assist a Buyer through the process at no extra fee to the Buyer- so contact me if you are interested.
How many nights a year do you lay your head down and drift off in to a restful slumber during a thunderstorm? Think about being able to do that every night, even experience the bright flashes of lightning filling your room for a brief second. Sounds pretty amazing doesn't it? Well Richard Clarkson Studios has created just the cloud for you. A lamp that hangs from the ceiling and has full motion sensors, microphones, and high quality speakers to create just the storm you want. You have full control of the clouds, sounds, and the sensitivity it has to the movement around it. Check it out HERE.
Over the weekend I stumbled into Amy's Corner Bakeshop in The Grove area of the CWE. It was cute and I had a nice turkey club sandwich. The Grove is becoming a vibrant and fun place to hang out. How it has changed over the last 10 years. Click HERE for Amy's website.
Last week I checked out Winfield's Gathering Place in Kirkwood. Owned by Mark Winfield and former St.Louis Cardinals player Jimmy Edmonds. The space is the original St. Louis Bread Co located at Woodlawn and Manchester Roads. The featured items are a large selection of BBQ. I decided to check out the Lobster Wontons for an appetizer and Herbed Grilled Salmon. Both were excellent. I need to try the BBQ, though was just not in the mood when I was there. They do not take reservations, except for large groups. The wait was not more than 15 minutes on a Thursday night.
You have to check out the Nick Cave exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum before it closes on March 8th. These are costumes that can actually be worn....very imaginative and fun. Nick is a Missouri native from Fulton.
In the perfect Frontenac location with easy access to highways, shopping, and in the Ladue school district is #1 Clayton Downs. Classic mid-century ranch on a slab foundation with all the integrity and charm of the original design; architecturally interesting with lovely built-ins, stone fireplace and terrazzo flooring; great .94 acre lot with grassy lawns and mature trees. The private, gated drive includes an outdoor patio, 2 car garage with workshop and utility space. The opportunities are endless! Showings begin at the Sunday open house March 5th, 1:00-3:00 pm.
Listed by Rex Schwerdt and Blair Dobson, Glady Manion, 3140721-4755
On these cold and slushy days having lunch delivered to my Clayton office is so nice. We recently discovered Sauce on the Side. I have driven by their location on Forsyth often and for some reason thought it was a BBQ place. They have Clayton and Downtown locations. Their calzones are a treat, though I warn you that you may have to take a nap at work after eating one. Yesterday I needed to stay perky and tried their Smoke House Salad- adding some chicken....very good! Click HERE for their menu and website.
(c.) 1954 this mid-century modern home in the LADUE SCHOOL DISTRICT is move-in ready! The circular layout creates a living space that revolves around a true WOOD BURNING hearth. The south facing floor to ceiling windows + vaulted ceilings create an open, modern feel w/a bright, warming light reflecting off the NEWLY REFINISHED WOOD FLOORS. The fourth bedroom is being used as a DEN with BUILT-IN BOOKSHELVES surrounding a fireplace. The recently updated IKEA kitchen is a cooks dream with tons of storage, custom organizers, miles of counter space and upgrades appliances features a work station with built-in floor to ceiling book shelves and USB outlets to charge your phone and iPad. The MASTER SUITE has vaulted ceilings, closets organizers and recently remodeled full bath. Updates include: TRIPLE PANE Schuco windows, 95% TRANE h-e furnace with 16 Seer heat pump(w/ full warranty) Architectural shingle roof + 200 amp panel. 2-car attached garage and fantastic back yard complete the package. Pool
Showings start tomorrow. Click HERE for more info and pictures
Listed by Dawn Griffin, Circa Properties, 314-413-7086
Charming brick bungalow located in popular St. Louis Hills. Walk to Starbucks, Francis Park, Target and more. Newly updated kitchen with granite counters, gas stove and stainless steel appliances. Warm hardwood floors. Wood-burning fireplace in the Living Room. Updated bathroom. Large upper level that can be a master suite or it is currently being used as a Family Room. Large walk-in closet. New windows. 1-car detached garage. Nice backyard and patio. New roof and copper gutters.
Sirmans is known for his interest in reaching beyond traditional visual art parameters into music, performance, and popular culture. He has worked as an independent curator, writer, and editor and often organizes exhibitions that celebrate both universality and individuality from the vantage points of spirituality, multicultural experiences, and even soccer.
The Susan Sherman Annual Distinguished Speaker Series is designed to bring scholarship and art commentary of the highest caliber to St. Louis. Past speakers have included Thelma Golden, Michael Kimmelman, Maya Lin, Glenn Lowry, and Jerry Saltz.
This special property is a substantial 3-unit building in the popular Moorlands neighborhood of Clayton. The current owners live in the 2nd floor unit so that their child can walk to Glenridge Elementary School and his mother lives on the 1st floor. The 1st and 2nd floor units show and feel like living in a home. They are both 2 bedroom, 2 full bath units with formal Living Rooms featuring fireplaces, Formal Dining Rooms with bay windows, in-unit laundry and large, eat-in kitchens. You will love the special millwork and decorative plaster. The 2nd floor features a new kitchen with custom wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The 2nd floor master bath is new with a Jacuzzi tub, granite-topped double sink and a separate shower. The floors of the 1st floor are gorgeous travertine. The 2nd floor has hardwood flooring. The property features a nice “garden-level” apartment that is leased. It features 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and an in-unit laundry. 3 car spaces. The building is already divided to be individual condos.
I have heard absolutely raving reviews about this fun restaurant located in Augusta. I am itching to try it myself. The food looks good, and they appear to have a pretty diverse menu which always makes for an exceptional dining experience. It is even family friendly, so you can enjoy it with family after a day of wine tasting and pecking around in the shops that Augusta has to offer. Avid cyclist of The Katy Trail might also enjoy that The Silly Goose will soon be featuring call-ahead picnic baskets packed with delicious food starting this spring, a great way to enjoy a meal without a long intermission on the days ride or even have a more intimate experience with a friend or lover.
Does anyone know why the goose is silly and not the duck? Am I the only one who has wondered this?
Face it, laundry is something that we all have an abundance of. It is the chore that is never done, no matter how hard you try. Between the clothes that you're wearing and the pile that's waiting to go to the dry cleaners it is truly one of life's most daunting tasks. Our friends over at LG have made things a little bit easier. A washing machine that can do TWO loads at once! Granted, one is a tad small, but its a great place to wash that one red shirt that is dirty or those few more delicate items when your main focus at the time should be that load of towels on your bathroom floor. Now if only they could produce a Washer/Dryer System that switched over the laundry and folded it when it was done.
Classic brick 3 story historic home in the popular Parkview neighborhood. Walk to Forest Park, Washington University, The Delmar Loop, Metrolink and more! This classic home has a cool contemporary feel with a two-story Living Room and kitchen/family room addition. A rear 1st floor addition adds a sensational kitchen/family room with a glass back wall which overlooks the deck, pool, patio & 2 car garage. The kitchen has custom cabinetry, burnished aluminum hardware, granite counters, hardwood floors & high end appliances is just what the cook/family/entertainer ordered & opens to the family room with a gas fireplace. The entire 2nd floor is a master's haven with a balcony/light shaft overlooking the living/dining area. The front double bay windows fill the office & study with soft light, while the bedroom, dressing room & sumptuous bath enjoy the serenity of the back of the house. A full 3rd floor with 4 bedrooms & bath is perfect for the rest of the family or guests. Main floor laundry room.
This week I visited Grapeseed located at 5400 Nottingham located in the fun SOHA neighborhood. Close to one of my favorite restaurants- Russell's and Julie Malone's art gallery.
This restaurant is a winner! The frites were served with an aioli dipping sauce and the yummiest catsup spiced with a hint of curry! The Shrimp and Grits are delectable.... And the Flatiron steak was local and flavorful.
I will be back when Julie has her next big Art Opening!
My new favorite place for lunch or even a quick breakfast bite is Whitebox in Clayton. It is a fantastic addition to the area located near the Ritz-Carlton and across from the Carondelet Plaza. A delicious, upscale take on salads, sandwiches and pastries...I love the Pesto Veggie Salad- though I add Chicken.They even offer selective delivery and catering, a good way to make a boring office meeting more exciting.
Private retreat tucked away on one of St. Louis’s premier locations. This contemporary home offers 7.200 sq. feet of living space on 2.265 acres. Extensively remodeled to fit today’s lifestyle. An open floor plan offers exceptional views of the property’s professionally manicured grounds. Main floor master suite has two custom designed walk-in closets, luxurious bath making it a perfect oasis. A two Cook high end kitchen features breakfast bar, butler’s pantry, spacious breakfast & hearth rooms. 2nd level w/ 4 bedrooms w/ private baths. Newer addition makes the perfect family room with wood-burning fireplace & game room. Work-out/solarium. Wonderful entertaining home with cathedral ceilings, private nooks & balconies for guests to enjoy. 3 car oversized side entry garage. Beautiful salt water pool with stone patio, waterfalls & special gardens. This home offers peace & tranquility throughout. One of a kind! Must be seen to fully appreciate.
Listed at $1,950,000
Listed by: Kathy Wienstroer, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-495-1285
You know when you ask one of your older relatives to take a picture and after four good tries you get one decent photo that has a tiny smudge of a finger at the bottom? That's essentially what must've happened here. Not quite sure if they were trying to be featured in the "Bad Realtor Photography" category or not but they made it with over half of this properties photos highlighting a beautiful guest, a third of someones finger.
This horse looks like it is thinking....."move your finger, ding-a-ling!"
Last night I got back from a week in lovely Puerto Vallarta. We stayed at our regular place- Casa Tres Vidas in Conchas Chinas. Over the years we have stayed at the sister property next door- Quinta Maria Cortez, though having our own chef has spoiled us at Casa Tres Vidas. Lovely weather, great friends and perfect food!
I have noticed increased traction in the media about micro homes. HGTV even has a show completely devoted to people looking to downsize into these houses. Small homes uniquely built on a flatbed trailers for around $30,000. They sure are neat and I applaud all of the innovative ideas to make such a tiny space a luxury home for one or two people. Do you think you could live in something like this?
Gorgeous Central West End Condo coming soon! The CWE is one of the hottest areas in Saint Louis. Walk to Forest Park, fine restaurants, Metrolink, Whole Foods (coming soon) and so much more! Completely renovated. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the space, a gas burning fire place to snuggle up around in the main living area, and an impeccably updated kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, gas cook-top and pantry. Also featuring laundry in-unit and large windows filling the space with natural light. 2 assigned car spaces- one covered.
Check out this neat eco-friendly alternative to cardboard boxes. More durable, sturdy, and stackable! Personally, I feel like this is a great idea and so much less work than having to assemble all of those cardboard boxes and tape them and then fill them only to then end up destroying them and having to find a way to get rid of the mass of beaten boxes when you are finished unpacking. Plus they offer free delivery and removal.
Everybody I know would love to win something, so why not try your luck on the 2015 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway. You could win this gorgeous house as well as a 2015 GMC Acadia Denali. It would make a fantastic home for you and your family or even a great piece of property to cashout on with the combined value of this giveaway valued at over 2 Million. You can enter to win HERE until 5 P.M. ET February 17, 2015.
How nice would it be to have a kitchen where all of your appliance were connected and were completely interactive. A fridge that could take an inventory of what you have on hand and help you find recipes to use those ingredients while they were fresh. That's economical, it is estimated that 40% of the food produced in America goes uneaten, roughly $165 BILLION each year. This year at the Consumer Electronics Show whirlpool showcased just that, a connected kitchen: one that could help you cut down food waste, find great new cooking ideas, and even video chat a distant family member for those times you just can't remember what your grandma put in her chicken and dumplings that made it so good.
Check out all of the amazing technology Whirlpool showcased at CES this year right HERE.
I have quite a nice collection of investment properties for sale right now. Investment property is a great way to diversify money....especially in these Blue Chip properties. Worried about calls in the middle of the night about a plumbing leak- hire a management company to do repairs, collect rents and lease units. The wealthiest people in the world invest in real estate. Read why HERE.
I did get a chuckle when I was looking for houses for a client this AM and came across this one. Believe it or not...this was the only picture. I should have a caption contest to see who can come up with the whittiest comment.