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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.
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
I was going through my photos and saw all of these great vintage bathrooms that I have not published yet.
A glorious Lindell Mansion in its original state.
A Mid-century Webster Park home.
A Mid-century Home on Lindell Blvd.
Ok...the next one is some tilework from a home in the Moorlands area of Clayton. It is a little shocking, though it was installed before WWII. Believe it or not several Jewish families have lived in this home and opted to leave the tile. I think the most recent owner was finally going to tear it out.
Last Saturday night I had the treat of being included at a Bourbon & Bacon dinner party hosted in one of the private residences at The Chase. Kelly Spencer of The Social Affair orchestrated and prepared the dinner. Delicious food and fun guests!
On this lovely day I took a walk down Lindell with a friend to enjoy the blue sky, fluffy clouds and admire the architecture. Last August I had the treat of peeking on the inside of the Meyer Loomstein- designed house that has been undergoing a transformation on Lindell. Meyer Loomstein was also the architect of the facade of the Dorsa Lofts downtown. I can't wait to see that the current owners did to the interior. I loved the glamorous staircase!
Charles E. King, a 1947 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Architecture, practiced in Belleville from 1947 until 1961, when his firm was purchased by Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum of St. Louis. During his fourteen years in Belleville, at least 36 of his residential designs and 19 of his commercial designs were built. All but two still stand today. Probably the most notable of King's works in Belleville is the City Hall, designed in 1957 and dedicated in 1959. In 1957, he also designed five buildings on the campus of Belleville Township High School (today the campus of Lindenwood University-Belleville).
King, who preferred to design in a Mid-Century Modern Style, went on to a very prolific career and in 1991 was named of one of Architectural Digest's "Top 100 Architects." He was also the recipient of many other professional awards. King, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died on August 16, 1993 in St. Louis at the age of 73.
I was too young to miss all of the fun on Nantucket when our entire tribe would go there each Summer for a month. My stylish grandmother (pictured below) would arrange everything. She passed away shortly after I was born. Notice her Nantucket Basket perched beside her.
In my house I have a water color of an ancestor's ship- the Caroline Ellems Mastered by Ira Brewster Ellems. My first name is really Ira....so this is where my name originated. He was a direct decendant of William Brewster who headed the pilgrim church.
The caption on the painting reads:
This is on the bottom of my Aunt's Nantucket basket with a depiction of the boat on the top.
The bottom of the basket shows the signature of the famous Jose Formosa Reyes who created the basket in 1963
Coming soon is one of the CWE’s most fabulous penthouses! 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.
If you have followed my blog over the years, you know I was more into gardening posts. Since moving into my new house, I am still working on the gardens here....so not as much to show. My planters are looking lovely....I especially have become a big fan of Dragon Leaf Begonias.
I have passed Frida's on North and South in U City several times, though have never gone in. I must make a visit soon. Last night I was at a party that served the most amazing dip from Frida's- Raw Vegan Sour Cream and Onion Dip. It does not sound very good, though it was the best dip I have ever tasted.
Here are some pictures of the stylish interior of designer David Deatherage's loft where the party was located.
2014 is half over and the real estate market has been brisk. I ran a sale report including- CWE, University City, Clayton, Ladue School District and Brentwood and was happy to find out that I was #1! Yea! I have sold a bunch outside of these areas, though this is just for the Central Cooridor of St. Louis.
#1 Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty
If you have not ventured out to The Grove area of St. Louis, you are missing the hottest area of town! The area needs more residential development to really expand the area's appeal other than nightlife. I can see outdoor cafes soon!
My son Teddy and I went to Planter's House last night to check out their Duck Burger that everyone in town is raving about. It was really to die for! The french fries were the best I have had in St. Louis. The cocktails were inventive and fun also! (He is 21 now!)
We have an historic shed out at our farm in Pike County. A Spring storm sort of took its roof off and moved it off of its foundation. We are thinking that it needs to come down.....sort of a wreck...much an enchanting ruin. If someone wants some old barn wood....this could be a treasure. Contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I was poking around one of our old sheds at our farm yesterday and found these wonderful relics. A bicentennial license plate....the over 40 crowd will remember these....and an old one from Wyoming....'54....my Aunt Bunny and her family used to live in Wyoming.....you remember the cowboy stories.
Ladue at its best! 100% gut rehab of a classic home. This special property sits on the back of Godwin Lane and has expansive views of Bogey Club’s golf course. Wait until you see the gorgeous pool & patio area. Interior design by Amie Corley that will be featured in St. Louis At Home Magazine soon. The large Living Room has a gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves with special lighting. The Dining Room is bright and looks over the backyard. The kitchen is perfect with plenty of white, custom cabinets, marble counters, high-end appliances and breakfast area. Dark hardwood floors throughout the entire home. The main floor also features a den, powder room, mud/laundry room and bar area. 3 lovely bedrooms on the second floor with 2 full bathrooms. Partially finished Lower Level with recreation room. 2-car garage. There is a 1,000 ft. sunroom off of the LR not counted in the sq. ft. that is ready to be finished as a Master Bedroom Suite or can be easily converted back into a sun room.
It doesn’t get any cooler than this! CREATIVE OFFICE, LIVE/WORK, COMMERCIAL SPACE! Single story loft style space in the heart of Benton Park. Open floor plan with plenty of space for office /studio / restaurant / live-work. 16 foot high exposed wood ceilings, 12’ high 12’ wide doors opening from studio onto off street patio/parking. Two bedroom (or offices) and two full baths. Open kitchen area. Easy access to downtown, major highways. Located just blocks from lovely Benton Park, Anheuser –Busch Brewery and many great restaurants!!!
Listed by Susie Sauer and Mike Cromie, Duffe-Nuemberger Residential Realty, 314-571-7654
Open SUN, 6/15, 1 - 3 pm. For the mid-century modern enthusiast, welcome to another Ridgewood subdivision gem! Designed by renowned architect, Ralph Fournier, this post & beam home has been updated with modern amenities without sacrificing the integrity of the original layout. The vaulted ceilings & open floor plan maximize the sense of space, while the numerous windows throughout offer a seamless connection to the outdoors. The living room features an impressive stone fireplace w/ gas logs & opens to the dining room & kitchen spaces. The kitchen has been thoughtfully updated w/ coordinating stainless steel appliances, which include a double oven with a 5-burner gas range, dishwasher, & a side-by-side refrigerator. The outdoor front landscape offers mature shade trees and perennials along with the convenience of an attached carport & plenty of additional storage. You’ll enjoy the newer hot-tub tucked away on the private patio, as well as the fenced level yard space. Lindbergh Schools! $142,500
Listed by by Barb Balossi, Keller Willams, 314-677-6000
This rare find in Chesterfield is a spectacular 2-story custom home designed by noted St. Louis architect Ralph Fournier. Spacious and meticulously maintained, this one-owner home is nestled in 3.5 wooded acres on a very private lane. Close to shopping, restaurants and highway 40/64 access, you will have convenience combined with privacy. The home features 5 large, sunny bedrooms, tall ceilings, newly refinished hardwood floors, updated baths, built-in bookcases, custom millwork and too many details to list. The sleek Euro-style kitchen was updated in 2013 with high-end appliances, huge marble island, stainless counters and glass backsplash. Extensive decking in the rear offers 4 levels of outdoor entertaining overlooking the natural-style in-ground pool and landscaped gardens. This is everything you will ever want in a home, and more.
Listed by Julie Wintermantel, Coldwell Banker Gundaker 314-368-0274
Today the charming home located at 6443 Murdoch in St. Louis Hills closed. We had multiple offers on this one on the first day! The only problem with this listing is that it is located close to Ted Drewes. I had to get a small strawberry concrete each time I went there!