FORGET THE ORDINARY! Allow your senses to meander between new and traditional in this sprawling Ladue home, renovated top to bottom with a main-floor master suite and guest quarters, open floor plan and two kitchens.
Greet your guests at the elegant foyer with aperitifs waiting in the living/music room with a wall of windows, adorned with plaster moldings and enlivened by the wood-burning fireplace and piano. Your dining feels like alfresco through the garland of windows unveiling fabulous views of the patios and private yard - an excellent site for a future infinity pool you can build into the natural slope of the almost an acre lot.
The best surprise is revealed in the gourmet kitchen – the ultimate entertainment space, opened to the family and breakfast rooms where a true chef would appreciate the Italian FULGOR Milano gas cooktop, with extra spice cabinets, the rare two dishwashers and two prep areas, two pantries - one walk-in and one with pullouts, two Lazy-Suzan cabinets, deep drawers and a massive center island with normal depth cabinets on both sides, built-in book shelves, bar stools, wine cooler, double oven, mother-of-pearl backsplash and exotic granite countertop. All new windows, built-in cubbies for the family and tons of natural light, enhanced by the gas fireplace will make your daily life a joy.
The library sings a more serene tune where you can curl up with a book facing the second wood-burning fireplace embraced by the luxurious mahogany paneling – an excellent ambiance for a home office or a den with built-in book cases. Daydreaming would be easy when you gaze through the oversized window to expand your horizon to the lavish yard.
Your pleasure would extend into the completely remodeled main-floor master suite with a SPA-like, heated-floor master bath and a separate dressing room. Your guests will enjoy their own main-floor sleeping quarters with renovated bath, while the kids’ kingdom bursts with energy upstairs with 2 huge bedrooms (one en-suite), walk-in closets, 2 baths with skylights and a bonus/game room with a large window and a skylight.
The recently finished lower level walks-out with stunning views to the almost acre lot through the second kitchen/bar area, while the rec area feels like an in-law suite. Your kitchen here can be equally entertaining for adults with its 2 California shelves with built-in LED lights, as well as for a joyful crowd in a kids’ birthday party with a fantastic new patio with built-in seating areas for outdoor gatherings. The basement also offers a full bath, a screened sleeping area, a living and dining area with a fireplace, a wine cellar room separated by French doors and ready for your favorite shelves and a laundry room.
Granite, marble, travertine, hard wood floors, walls of windows, 3 dishwashers, 2 laundry areas, 2 kitchens, 2 new patios, most systems replaced in the last 10 years, chef’s gourmet kitchen and stunning baths – nothing was spared for your joie de vivre, whether you run around with kids, teens or just want to entertain and relax with friends.
Extra perks: Ladue schools (Reed elementary), Tilles Park (2-3 minutes by car), Shaw Park (5-miute drive), shopping 5-10 minutes, the airport – 15 minutes with traffic, Washington University and St. Louis University, BJC and Children’s Hospitals, Mercy, Missouri Baptist hospital and St. Luke’s are all 10-15 minute drives. Boeing, Monsanto and Purina/Nestle – about 20-30 minutes. Major brand outlets – less than half an hour. Groceries in every direction are within 5 minutes and the walkability was recently enhanced by newer sidewalks alongside the undulating community roads.
Live in the heart of Ladue where the comfort and beauty of modern amenities comingle with the subdued elegance of traditional architecture in a private community, far from the bustle of the city, yet close enough to shopping, businesses and work to make your life easy. The award winning school district is the cherry on the top of the cake.