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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 heart of the CWE is a special commercial/retail space with a glamorous townhome. The commercial space with a fireplace that would be ideal for a boutique, art gallery, office space, coffee house or whatever you want to bring to the stylish Central West End. 1,985 sq. ft. on two levels with a dramatic 2-story loft space. Kitchenette, storage & a powder room complete the area. The town home was added a few years ago with a separate entrance. The main level has a bright living room, open kitchen, gas fireplace, deck & powder room. The upper level features a master bedroom & a gas fireplace. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, dual sink vanity & gas fireplace. Also on this level is a large area that is currently used as a closet & laundry or easily can be repositioned into 2 more bedrooms & another full bath. 2-car over-sized attached garage that is hard to find in the CWE. Dumb waiter that goes from the garage to the living area…perfect for groceries!
Last Thursday I took my dear mother and handsome son to the Preview Party for the 2014 Ladue News Decorator's Show House. We loved all of the designer's rooms....and especially the Master Suite designed by David Deatherage. The show goes through October 19th....so hurry.
Yesterday I enjoyed a walking tour of Clayton's fabulous Mid-century commercial architecture. Toby Weiss and Darren Snow conducted the tour for Modern STL
The Guild Building pictured below was designed by Meyer Loomstein and is doomed to be taken down soon for a mixed use development. It was one of my favorites on the tour. Located at 7912 Bonhomme. Remember the house I featured on Lindell designed by Meyer Loomstein...check it out... HERE
This week I had pleasure of eating at Peacemaker this week in the old Niche space in Benton Park. The food was great....I had the Peacemaker Hogie. The design of the restaurant is perfect....very well stylized!
The Ladue News has selected 34 Briarcliff in Ladue to be ther 2014 Decorator's Show House. I can't wait to see what they have done to this colonial home. I grew up at 8 Briarcliff. My parents lived there for about 27 years. Great memories!
The Preview Party is this Thursday 6-8 PM
Order tickets for the Preview Party or for general tours HERE
Yesterday I popped into Bowood Farms in the CWE. I was delighted to find a nice selection of Winterberry. I snatched up the plants with the best berries....and one homely-looking male plant....which you need if you want berries next year! I am going to put them in my large planters over the winter and then plant them in the Spring. I did this with Reg-twigged Dogwood bushes last year and they added a nice splash of color.
I did my part at my last house....it was painful to get rid of the cover, though I ended up with lovely new plantings! This Summer I finished eradicating the honeysuckle from my new house. Ladue is really overrun with it. Now it is your turn!
A bigger project is getting rid of it on our farm in Pike County. Over just the last 4 years, I have noticed that it has really taken hold in the area and our farm. The good news is that it is the last thing to lose leaves and the first to get them. Someone told me that you can paint the trunks, after you cut them down, with white vinegar. There are strong things that you can find at the hardware store.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the last investment 4-families in the Clayton Moorlands neighborhood. 4 large, 2 bedroom units. This building is in incredible shape! New windows, roof, garage roof, concrete parking pad & new electric service and panels. New or newer HVAC systems- central AC and forced air heat. New copper supply lines. New or newer individual hot water heaters. 3-car garage. Fully leased with great opportunity to increase rents. Your tenants can walk to Starbuck’s, restaurants, gym and more. Unique floor plan with two large closets in the hallway that give you the ability to add a washer/dryer room AND a full 2nd bathroom or half-bath and get astronomical rents if the new owner so wishes! Absolutely no showings without proof of funds or a pre-approval prior to showing.
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org
Today I was on Chippewa and popped by Le Grand's for lunch....my first time. The Legend Club served warm was one of the best sandwiches I have enjoyed. It was sort of like Imo's Meat Lover's Pizza in a sandwich. Located at 4414 Donovan a block off of Chippewa....in an old Tom Boy store. The only thing better than the sandwich was the nice lady at the check out line...she somehow squeezed about 5 endearments into our transaction....I wish I wrote them down....though they were all better than calling me "Peaches".
Over the weekend I had a group out to our farm to enjoy the lovely weather, each other's company and great food/drink. The stars were bright and beautiful last night! I don't have very much time to do overnights at our farm, so this is a treat for me. It also keeps me in tune with how the farm serves guests. My friends gently encouraged me to look into hooking up to County Water which runs in front of our property. We currently have well water that is infused with sulfur. I am a little hesitant to make the change since the smell of our water is rich with memories. What will come next? Central heat and AC? A TV? More than 1 bathroom? A dishwasher? A disposal? Internet? If I make it too comfortable, people may want to stay longer! I actually used our out-house this morning....a two-holer!
Remember when Kent Furniture was in this building for years....and then Expressions....and then... I drove by the other day and it is being torn down. I was hopeful that it was going to be saved by looking at Reliance Bank's plans, though the new building will just echo the old one. Sorry for my lazy reporting, though I think I remember that this used to be a historic school building. Over the years it has been gutted and added onto.
Date: Saturday, October 11th Time: 10am Location: Tour begins at 8230 Forsyth Boulevardbetween Maryland Avenue and Parkside Drive Cost: FREE for members, $5 for non-members
Docomomo US' national Tour Day is upon us, and this year Modern STL is celebrating with a walking tour of downtown Clayton. Former board member Toby Weiss and current board member Darren Snow will be our guides, showcasing Clayton's finest MCM resources while discussing the city's impending preservation challenges in the face of new development. This annual event allows St. Louis to celebrate modernism with dozens of cities across the country, so don't miss this chance to have some fun and show your support!
Metered parking is free on weekends. See here for further information.
Designed by Bernard McMahon in 1952 who also designed nearby Immacolata Church. A stylish & bright home in the popular Berkshire neighborhood, Ladue School Dist. Glamorous foyer features 2-story windows, gorgeous stainless steel/brass banister & marble floor. Living room features gracious fireplace & plenty of windows. The kitchen has a breakfast bar & sitting room with doors leading to a lovely patio. The home has 4 bedrooms, 2 updated full baths, main floor powder room & half bath in lower level. Large master bedroom has large closets & built-ins with adjoining bath featuring a steam shower. 2nd floor laundry. Whole-house plantation shutters. Lovely landscaping with mature trees & lush plantings. Private backyard. In-ground sprinkler. 2-car garage. Newer, energy efficient windows. Unfinished lower level-can be made into a family recreation area.
This special Atrium Ranch is gem. Perched on the side of the lake with an upper covered deck and lower porch, you may think you are at your vacation home. The home features an open Living Room and Dining Room on the main level with hardwood floors, gas fireplace and an expanse of windows looking onto the gleaming lake. The kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counters, breakfast bar, pantry, stainless steel appliances and a gas stove. Main floor laundry. The Master Bedroom Suite has a walk-in closet and a luxurious bathroom. Two more bedrooms and another full bath finish the main level. The lower level features a large recreation room that has an expanse of windows and walks-out to a patio. There is a large wet bar that is the center of the room. Professionally landscaped with an in-ground sprinkler system. 3-car garage.
I went to an event at Truffles in Ladue earlier this week for the Dielmann Sotheby's team of Peddle for a Cause. Their Truffle WIld Mushroom Risotto is worth the trip.....so good. Their hamburgers are also a treat. I walked by their new butcher shop that has opened in a adjoining space. Read more HERE
Top-floor, two-level penthouse condo. Walk into Clayton or down the hill to Starbucks, Dewey’s Pizza and more. Main floor master bedroom and bath. Elevator building. Gorgeous hardwood floors in the Living Room and Dining Room. The Living Room has a dramatic two-story ceiling with a wall of windows and a gas fireplace. The eat-in kitchen has granite countertops, custom cabinets and sliding doors to an expansive, covered deck. Plantation shutters. You will love the stylish powder room. The master bedroom features plenty of closet space, a sitting area and sliding doors to the covered deck. Steam shower in the master bath. The second story features a loft family room, an additional bedroom and full bath. Main floor laundry. Freshly painted. 2 garage spaces and storage closet.
Classic brick 3 story townhome on the outside - bold contemporary design on the inside - a perfect blend! The welcoming foyer opens to the living/dining room enhanced by a large bay window, fireplace with burnished metal surround, a striking "window wall" & light hardwood floors. 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 with white 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.
Listed by Karlene Hoerr and Susie Feinberg, Daniel Feinberg and Associates, 314-721-5600
From the moment that you walk-in to this open-concept 2,710 sqft mid-century ranch, you’ll be awestruck. An entertainer’s dream of a home with endless illuminating windows framing the park-like yard and private Pebble Tec pool that’s just perfect for everyday living or a celebration with friends. Meticulously and recently renovated, this home features a new floor plan, a master suite with private entry, his and hers walk-in master closets, updated on-suite master bath, family room, custom stone fireplace, main floor laundry and kitchen. 42” cabinets encase the sun-drenched kitchen along with stunning granite counter tops, Bosch/Thermador/Miele/Vent-a-hood appliances, and subway tile back splash for a modern feel. Thousands spent on other updates, too numerous to mention. Centrally located in a top school district and close to Missouri Baptist, St. John’s and St. Luke’s hospitals, this home is one not to miss!
Listed by Tyler Olsen, Rexax Results, 314-616-8100
"Montreal based sculptor Laurent Craste creates very unusual sculptures. While creating them Laurent transforms the act of destruction to the act of creation. His beautiful sculptures from porcelain, knives, axes and a bit were done by hand, without the use of forms. All the deformation of vessels he does before sending them into the oven. Take a look at his art works and tell us what do you think about such form of art."
15 year old custom home in the Ladue School District. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage. The first floor features a formal Dining Room with a tray ceiling, study, Family Room with a gas fireplace, laundry room, large kitchen and breakfast room. You will love the job-finished oak flooring throughout the main level. There is a screened porch off of the kitchen that is ideal for alfresco dining on a nice day/evening. The lower level is finished with a family room, gas fireplace and wet bar. The second floor has a large master bedroom suite. The master bathroom has two vanities, whirlpool tub and a separate shower. Walk-in closet. This is just what you have been waiting for! Walk to Spoede School!