The high-end market is continuing to improve in the St. Louis area. Over 138 homes/condos in the area sold for more than $1 million. 2010 was 128 properties and 2009 was 119 properties. Below are some significant sales.
11 Carrswold, Clayton, MO $2,300,000
35 Squires Lane, Huntleigh $4,000,000 Sold by the Orthwein Estate and bought by a "relative"
9855 Litzsinger, Ladue $3,125,000 Bought by a sibling of the purchaser above....there must have been 20 work trucks there the other day when I drove by...no picture...though you know it....the white frame home at the entrance of Logan Cabin Lane....it rambles on for ages
8 Radnor, Huntleigh $2,550,000
18061 Wild Horse Creek Road, $2,625,000
13302 Buckland Hall, Town and Country, $2,100,000 Sold by a famous football player, announcer, restaurant owner
The lovely Schweiss Home designed by William A Bernoudy is available to purchase. This is a rare opportunity to buy a gem of a home located on a quiet Ladue lane- Daniel Rd. The lot is large and private....which is a problem....the lot is too valuable. This house is in real danger of being torn down by someone who just wants the lot. The price is somewhere around $410,000 which is also a good price point to buy a lot in Ladue. Someone needs to step up and buy this treasure before it is lost. The current owners would hate to have the house torn down, though economics become a reality. This home is small and would be ideal for a single person or close couple. It would also be a great St. Louis pad for a person or couple who travels a lot. The concrete flooring has a diamond motif that you can find at the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Ebsworth Park in Kirkwood. New HVAC, electric, plumbing....and more, though still needs some finishing work.
Find out more about the Schweiss and see more pics HERE
For more information, contact Ted Wight 314-607-5555 email@example.com (Please note that I do not have this home listed and can just connect you with other parties. It is not listed or in the MLS at this time.)
The other day I drove by the place where the "Brady Bunch/ Boogie Nights" House once stood in Ladue. Check out my pictures from when it was on the market HERE. Now quite a house is on the lot.
Today the sale of 1506 S. Warson Rd in Ladue closed. The home was a renovation project that was abandoned a few years ago. The property has been a Ladue eye-sore for a while. Recently the property become a bank-owned property. I represented the Seller. The new owner plans on completing the renovation project...in fact, I saw a construction trailer already in the driveway this afternoon.
A lovely contemporary home is getting close to completion on Old Warson Rd in Ladue. It is exciting seeing something contemporary being built here.
Designed by Philip Durham of Studio Durham Architects.
You can get more information and pictures on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/studiodurham
This bank-owned property is located on one of Ladue's most prestigious roads. This house needs lots of TLC and you will win the hearts of all of Ladue for transforming this eye-sore into a showplace. The house is in pretty rough shape, so it could also be a tear-down. Coming Soon!
3.295 acres 4 bedrooms 4401 sq ft.
Contact Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org 314-607-5555
Yesterday I took my Aunt Bunny over to see 4 Clermont Lane in Ladue that is for sale. She had lived in the home as a young girl when she was attending Mary Institute. She said that it was unsettling through a house 70+ years later that has occupied her dreams for so long. From her stories, I can tell that she was a handful....and still is! She said that she put ribbons in my father's hair and paraded him down Clermont Lane, introducing him as her sister.
"Colonial farmhouse cape beautifully appointed with charm and character throughout. This home was carefully crafted over the years with a floor plan offering great utility while retaining a gracious flow of generously sized rooms. First floor center hall design offers a living room, sunroom, bar room, 3 season porch, gorgeous dining room, kitchen, large family room & 4th bedroom w/full bath. Completing the 1st floor is a large mud room w/laundry & charming powder room tucked under the main stair. All rooms with the exception of beds and baths have hardwood floors. Included throughout are beautiful windows, and many rooms with chair rail, crown molding, wainscote and original millwork. This is a striking house with beautiful patios & walkways surrounding the house, large drive with plenty of parking and pretty lawns with many flowering trees. This is a wonderful opportunity for a Buyer to live in one of the original residences of Ladue in a home with heart, character, grace and charm." $1,050,000
Listed by Meg Couglin, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-607-5555
This week I went through one of my favorite homes in Ladue...the white-pillared home on Price. It is now on the market with Coldwell Banker's Ladue Office. I am told that this was the Arkansas display house from the World's Fair. My step grandmother, Grace Wallace Niedringhaus Wight, lived in this house as a young girl in first part of the 1900's. She told me that it was really out in the country at that time. The street car stopped at Busch's Grove. She said that things changed in the area when the St. Louis Country Club moved from Clayton to the present location in the 1920's. Then everyone started building homes in the area. She also grimaced when she heard that an owner after her family painted the pecan panelling white.
I am excited to announce that the lovely Bernoudy home located at 3 Sumac Lane in Ladue closed today. I represented the Buyers, a stylish couple who plans to preserve the integrity of this fine piece of architecture.
Ted Wight is a broker/salesperson for Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-607-5555, email@example.com
Come see the setting come alive with Spring colors this Sunday during the Open House. Bring your walking shoes and explore the 4 acres of common grounds that adjoins this property.
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Reatly, 314-607-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org
This stunning Ladue home is a contemporary masterpiece: 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, on an acre land backing to 3 acres of common grounds. The home has a 2-story addition that features a dramatic vaulted-ceiling great room with custom wood paneling plus many windows, and has 2 large bright bedrooms and a full bath in the lower level with a walkout to the patio. The main level master bedroom suite features a large dressing area with built-in closets and a luxurious bath with separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Another bedroom suite on the main level is Asian-inspired with a tatami platform for sitting and sleeping (on a full-size futon that can be stored below). The gourmet kitchen has high-end appliances and a breakfast sun room that opens to the upper patio. You will love the large office with 2 built-in desks, plenty of cabinets, shelving, and a curved bank of windows. The house is professionally landscaped and has a beautiful pavilion entry-way linked to an over-sized 2 car garage. $890,000
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-607-5555 email@example.com
Open Sunday, March 6th 1-3 PM
Here is another dose of my bad journalistic skills. Below is a picture of a house on Litzsinger Rd near Tilles Park. Someone once told me that during the 1904 World's Fair there were houses on display that typified various State's architecture. I think this one was for Rhode Island and was moved to Ladue after the Fair. If any one knows more or the location of other homes also used in the World's Fair, let me know.
(Update: see one of the comments. I got confirmation that is was the Rhode Island house from the 1904 World's Fair.)
(Update 3-20-11 check out this information sent to me by a reader: CLICK)
This week I took a client through 500 S. Mason Rd and snapped a few pictures to share with you. It really is stunning! With over 5300 sq ft of living space and situated on a very private 1.24 acres, this house is perfect. The house is on the market for $1,599. Get more information from my previous post: HERE
Update 2-10-11...This house is already under contract! The market is warming up!
Listed by Mary Gentsch, Coldwell Banker Gundaker- Ladue, 314-993-8000
This is a window in the Dining Room that looks onto a wall...the previous owners were lovers of Napoleon and painted these murals on the wall to enhance the view....how clever!
And look at this perfect laundry room!
"Step through the doors of this unique home and you will enter an oasis of tranquility. Light filled, graciously sized rooms with dramatic views of the private yard make entertaining opportunities endless with all interior spaces leading to the lovely blue stone patio and extensive Ipe wood decks. The recently updated kitchen will entice all cooks with a Viking 6 burner gas stove, warming hood, Subzero refrigerator/freezer with glass door & drawers and a large island with granite counter-tops. Two butler's pantries service the kitchen and dining room. Luxury awaits you in the master suite with gas fireplace, dressing area, 3 walk in closets, a sitting room and exercise room. The recent addition of a 650 bottle wine cellar adds to your entertaining capabilities. Three additional large bedroom suites, over 5300 sq. ft. of living space and extensive updates make this home suitable for all types of owners." $1,599,000
Listed by Mary Gentsch, Coldwell Banker Gundaker- Ladue, 314-993-8000
This week my Buyer closed on the sale of the home located at 10212 Clayton Rd in Ladue. The home was owned by Fannie Mae and needed some TLC. My Buyer plans on doing a major renovation. This sale completes my year in real estate. I am happy to say that it turned out to be a great year. I sold over $8,000,000 in real estate in 2010.
New England farmhouse renovated and expanded in 1981 with exquisite moldings, mill work, paneling, hardwood and stone flooring, beamed ceilings, throughout. 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and loaded with charm and character. Main level includes huge family room with fireplace and wet bar, separate dining room, living room with bay, office with fireplace, kitchen overlooking sun room/breakfast room with glass ceiling and wall and powder room. Master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and balcony overlooking private yard, master bath with whirlpool tub, three additional bedrooms and full bath complete the upper level. Finished lower level, private brick enclosed patio. Approximately 3200 square feet (excluding finished lower level).
Listed by Denise Ryckman, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-799-6885
Come see the stylish home located at 8 Graybridge Lane. You will love the cool features of the home and the private lot. If you want, bring your walking shoes and talk a stroll along the creek in the 5 acres of common area that adjoin the 1+ acre lot.
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty 314-607-5555 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Japanese Tatami bedroom
The Office- a dream space for the work at home professional!
The contemporary addition with views of your private backyard and the adjoining 5 acres of common ground.
Today I went to an estate sale in Ladue and saw this interesting home. It looks like a Bernoudy, though it is not. At this time I do not know who designed it. The home has these sleek, white terrazzo floors though-out it. I think it is going on the market soon, though it does need a lot of work. I have a call into the agent who the estate sale people think is listing it to find out a price. Contact me if you are interested in this home. It needs some love from someone who will appreciate it. The lot is very nice...which means that this house could be a tear-down target.
It has this enclosed pool that is sort of cool...though pretty rough in condition.
And how about this terrazzo-molded bath tub!
The ceiling in the kitchen.
With Winter approaching, it is more important than ever to bring the outdoors into your home. Below are pictures from the interior of an addition to a Ladue home that I have listed. This stunning addition looks out onto over an acre lot and five acres of common ground that adjoin the property in the back. The common ground has been maintained and features a walking path along a creek. Check out this LINK for more information on this exciting home.
This stunning Ladue home is a contemporary masterpiece: 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, on an acre land backing to 3 acres of common grounds. The home has a 2-story addition that features a dramatic vaulted-ceiling great room with custom wood paneling plus many windows, and has 2 large bright bedrooms and a full bath in the lower level with a walkout to the patio. The main level master bedroom suite features a large dressing area with built-in closets and a luxurious bath with separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Another bedroom suite on the main level is Asian-inspired with a tatami platform for sitting and sleeping (on a full-size futon that can be stored below). The gourmet kitchen has high-end appliances and a breakfast sun room that opens to the upper patio. You will love the large office with 2 built-in desks, plenty of cabinets, shelving, and a curved bank of windows. The house is professionally landscaped and has a beautiful pavilion entry-way linked to an over-sized 2 car garage. $945,000
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty, 314-607-5555 email@example.com
(Below is the view of the back of the house.)
The front entry pavilion
The dramatic great room.
Today I am featuring more photos from my visit this week to Peter Shank's home in Ladue that was built by his father, Isadore Shank. Look at yesterday's post for more pictures. Click on this site that will give you more information on some of the Isadore Shank homes and artwork of this talented children: HERE.
The knobs on the cabinet below were salvaged from the Morton May house in Ladue that was torn down.
An Eames Rocking Chair original to the house.
A desk designed by Isadore Shank.
A piece of terracotta from Isadore Shank's DeBaliviere Building on Delmar.
Some terracotta ornamentation that Peter Shank saved from a demolished St. Louis Louis Sullivan building.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending some time with Peter Shank, son of architect Isadore Shank, and touring his wonderful home. The home was built by his father and the family lived in it when Peter was growing up. Peter bought the Ladue home a few years ago when he moved back to St. Louis. Peter is an esteemed artist that frequently exhibits around St. Louis and the nation. Some of his works are currently on display at The Sheldon and The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park.
Come back tomorrow for some more pics after you enjoy these.
Andrew Raimist examines the innovative modernist home designed by Samuel Marx for Morton D. May in Ladue. This fascinating presentation will include historic published images, architectural documentation and recent photographs. Raimist will discuss the unnecessary and tragic destruction of this modernist materpiece.
The lecture will begin at 3:00 PM in the classroom at Architecture St. Louis at 911 Washington Avenue, Suite 170. Seating is limited to 50 people. We strongly encourage reservations as we cannot guarantee seating without one. To reserve a seat, please call 314.421.6474
Read and see more pics about this lovely house: HERE
This Ralph Fournier designed home was built in 1963. The open floor plan, windows and special features will delight any contemporary, modern or mid-century buyer. Located in popular Forest Green Estates and across from Old Warson Country Club. The house has tons of windows that look out onto your 1.24 acres of woods, yard and gardens. The first floor has gleaming wood floors throughout. The Living Room and Dining Rooms are separated by a see-through fireplace and both have French doors that lead to an expansive deck. Four bedrooms and 2 ½ baths on the main floor. The kitchen features black granite counters, custom wood cabinets and a large breakfast room. The finished lower level is 1162 extra sq. ft. of finished living space with an expanse of windows and French doors that look onto a terrace and woods. The lower level also has a half bath, fireplace, retro wet bar, an office and a large two-car garage. $625,000
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty, 314-607-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an exceptional custom-built home located in the
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty, 314-607-5555
You know the best way to show your appreciation for your wife, partner or special someone would be to buy this great mid-century ranch home in Olivette. The spacious home has four bedrooms and two full baths on the main level. The house has been meticulously cared for and updated. The basement is finished with a full bath and two more bedrooms/workout rooms/offices off of the main recreational area. All this and a large level lawn all for $425,000.
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty, 314-607-5555
Look at this stunning Bernoudy home located on 3 acres in Ladue. With over 6,000 sq ft of living space....this is what it means to live stylishly! $1,500,000.
Listed by: Rose-Lynn Sokol, Broker - Associate, Prudential Alliance, REALTORS™, Direct: 314-872-6724,Office: 314-997-7600