Contemporary CWE Home For Sale- 4760 Westminster

This a rare opportunity to buy a contemporary home in the Central West End!

Extraordinary 2013 contemporary renovation of a 1.5-story 1927 residence, with gorgeous interior spaces designed by St. Louis architect Philip Durham. High-end finishes throughout, with 10′ and 11′ ceilings, pristine maple, polished concrete & Italian porcelain floors. Delightful open kitchen, dining room & living room combined, w glass doors leading to a lovely exterior garden. Fabulous kitchen w waterfall granite island, hand-built custom cabinetry, Sub-Zero refrigerator, plus KitchenAid gas cook top, vent hood, wall oven, microwave & dishwasher. Masterful bathrooms featuring Grohe, Kohler & Duravit fixtures. Main-floor laundry room w sink, plus quality LG washer & dryer. Other fine improvements include 3-zone HVAC, wood thermal windows, Hunter Douglas window coverings, 30-year architectural shingle & membrane roof, built-in stereo speakers w zone controls, security system, motorized shade in master BR, & a convenient brick storage shed. Walk to CWE’s finest cafes & galleries.

$610,000

Find out more HERE.

Listed by Paul & Amy Millelstadt, Coldwell Banker 314-993-8000

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Cool Ladue MCM Home for Sale: 8 Twin Oaks Lane

I sold 4 Twin Oaks last year off the market.  This is a special neighborhood of 4 architecturally important homes. Another one on the lane is now available!

Truly Special Mid Century Contemporary on extraordinary treed 1.02 acre lot. Carefully sited as to take full advantage of the gorgeous treed property. This home perches high on a hill and overlooks the privacy provided by a veil of leafy mature trees and features a terrace and screened porch that take full advantage. Absolutely no repairs or credits will be offered as this house is ready for a new owner to invest in a restoration project. Ceilings at the bedroom wing graduate to higher and higher elevations until they terminate in the glorious living room and dining room framed by glass exposures. Built-ins galore, Interior finishes would compliment any style of furnishings or an eclectic style. Only Special Sales Contracts please. Again this is an “as is” home on a premier lot in a premier location. $699,000

Link to more info HERE

Listed by Laurie Dardick, Laura McCarthy Realtors, 314-569-1177

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Herbie’s Vintage ’72 Moving to Cardwell’s in Clayton This Fall

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We just had lunch at Cardwell’s for Blake’s birthday and then not 5 days later this was announced! I guess it may have been our last time visiting Cardwell’s in Clayton. We hope that something wonderful will replace Herbie’s old spot in the Central West End. Though, I look forward to enjoying Herbie’s yummy creations at their new Clayton location!

From STL Mag,

“Herbie’s Vintage ’72 is moving from one storied spot to another. This fall, it will leave the former Café Balaban space in the Central West End to reopen in Cardwell’s in Clayton’s longtime location, at the southwest corner of Brentwood and Maryland.

Herbie’s will keep its vintage name and vibe, one reason the space in Clayton, with its mahogany-lined walls and French doors, appealed to Herbie’s chef-owner Aaron Teitelbaum. “I happened to go into Cardwell’s in Clayton one day for lunch,” he says, “and I was like, ‘Wow, this place just screams Herbie’s.’”

Like Herbie’s, the idea had history: In 2008, after making a name for himself at Monarch in Maplewood, Teitelbaum had looked at the Cardwell’s in Clayton space. At the time, however, Cardwell’s owners Rich and Debbie Gorczyca weren’t ready to make a change. So Teitelbaum instead opened Herbie’s Vintage ’72 in the Central West End, paying homage to Herb Balaban Carp, the late, legendary owner of the former Café Balaban space at 405 N. Euclid.

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With Herbie’s lease in the CWE running up this fall, Teitelbaum recently inquired at Cardwell’s in Clayton again. “He waited eight years and came back,” laughs Gorczyca. “We’ve contemplated it for a little bit, but we had to wait until the right thing came along.

“It’s really a nice arrangement,” adds Gorczyca, who will continue to oversee Cardwell’s in Clayton through early October and has private events booked through fall. “The one thing that helped in my decision is that Aaron, God bless him, is going to offer my staff positions.” (SLM wrote about that dedicated staff years ago, in a feature highlighting St. Louis workplaces.)

“The restaurant business is a young man’s game, and he’s a young man,” says Gorczyca, who turns 67 in October. “He reminds me… I was about his age when I opened Cardwell’s.” That was in 1987, when Gorczyca and renowned chef Bill Cardwell opened the Clayton staple, after working together at the Fedora Café in Union Station. (Cardwell, of course, opened another eponymous location at Plaza Frontenac in 1994 and sold the Clayton restaurant in 1997.)”

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From the Cardwell’s website… “Opened in 1987, Cardwell’s in Clayton was the first to excite the local restaurant scene. Its creative cuisine prepared by nationally recognized chefs continues to make it a St. Louis classic.” As of now I haven’t heard of the restaurant moving, so sadly this may be the end!

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933 Mason Wood – Town & Country – New Listing

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933 Mason Wood Drive, Town & Country, MO 63141

A rare opportunity to purchase an architectural gem tucked into a lush, wooded 1.1-acre lot. 4 bedrooms & 4 baths. The Living Room features a fireplace & a wall of windows & doors that lead to a gorgeous deck. The Dining Room is sophisticated with clerestory windows. The kitchen was designed by Glen Alspaugh & features granite counters, a peninsula island, custom wood cabinets & Viking stove. Charming breakfast area. The large screened porch is perfect for relaxing, entertaining & dining. The Master Bedroom is apart from the other bedrooms & is bright and spacious. French doors lead to a private deck. Abundant closet space & his and her bathrooms. On the other end of the home are 2 bedrooms with a full bath & a 2nd Master Bedroom that features a fireplace & currently has a Murphy bed as well as doors leading to a deck. There is also an office with a private exterior entrance. Gorgeous woodland gardens. Featured in several St Louis design magazines. 3-car garage. Walk to Longview Park! Learn more here.

Listed for $839,000 by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, ted@tedwight.com, 314-607-5555

Cool Contemporary Home – 912 Singlepath Lane (New Listing!)

Photographs of a home on Singlepath Lane in Oakland, Missouri for Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, agent Ted Wight

This is a very special home that was built in 1990. Tucked into an enclave of important architectural homes designed by Harris Armstrong and in a setting resemblant of the Pacific Northwest with lush woodland gardens and tower trees. The home has a main floor master bedroom suite on the main level with a 2-car garage. The 2nd level can with be accessed from an elevator, interior and exterior stairs. The 2nd level features and abundance of windows and openness so you can see the gorgeous landscaping and views. You will feel like you are on vacation! There is a large screened porch where you will spend endless hours relaxing, napping & entertaining. There are also long, screened balconies that span the house. The 2nd level has an open kitchen, Dining area, large Living Room & a 2nd bedroom and bath. Hardwood floors throughout the 2nd level. View more here.

Listed for $519,000 by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, Ted@TedWight.com, 314-607-5555

Forest Park is #1 in The Entire US

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We Take Forest Park For Granted

In a recent publication by Thrillist, our own Forest Park was rated as the #1 city park in the entire country. Here is an excerpt from the article…

It may not be as well known as New York’s Central Park, but it’s 450 acres larger, coming in at about 1,400 acres of rolling-green beauty, with plenty of museums and activities. Originally built to host the 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park endures as one of America’s greatest public spaces. You have your pick of visiting the surprisingly great (and free!) Saint Louis Art Museum, with paintings by giants like van Gogh and Andy Warhol; the Saint Louis Science Center and Planetarium; the Missouri History Museum with particularly interesting exhibitions on Charles Lindbergh; the Jewel Box, a greenhouse with hundreds of flowers; the Muny theater, the country’s biggest outdoor theater; and the (also free!) Saint Louis Zoo. And if you’re not here to sightsee, hit the trails, grab some friends, and get on the soccer field, or go skating at the ice rink during the winter. Don’t miss the 75ft waterfall known as the Cascades, a breathtaking spot for an afternoon picnic. Nowhere else in America will you be able to walk manicured green space, look at a Van Gogh painting, and visit with polar bears and red pandas — all without spending a dime.

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I just hope this serves as a reminder as to how lucky we are to have such a fabulous park with so many attractions. Especially considering that most of them are free – and often times most attractions like these are going to cost when you travel elsewhere. You can check out Thrillist’s full list here.

HISTORIC HOMES AROUND THE WORLD

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In a post by Architectural Digest, they chose my listing – Falicon Mansion – as one of the 6 historic homes worldwide they talked about.

Considered one of the most impressive historic homes in northeast Missouri, Falicon Mansion was built in the late 1800s. The mansion is 11,000 square feet and has 19 rooms, seven bedrooms, six baths, and nine fireplaces. The property is located on 40 acres in gorgeous Pike County.

515 South Spoede in Frontenac

This Frontenac ranch home in the Ladue School District is just what you have been waiting for this Spring. This 3,046 sq. ft. property features 5 bedroom, 4 full baths & 1 half bath. The Living Room is open & bright with a wall of windows that look onto your private front yard, bamboo flooring & a fireplace. The Dining Room is open to the Living Room. A large family room with a fireplace is off of the kitchen with another wall of windows & doors that lead to the private, wooded backyard. The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, gas cook-top & center island. There is a master bedroom suite addition that features an office, sitting room & fireplace. The master bathroom has dual vanities, tub & separate shower & a large walk-in closet. Main floor laundry & mudroom with full bath. The lower level is finished with a large recreation room, plenty of storage & a half bath. 2 car garage. Gorgeous, deep, wooded backyard that is private & a haven for birds.

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Listed for $589,000 by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555, ted@tedwight.com.