Past the private gates and stately circular driveway at 1751 North Woodlawn Ave. in Huntleigh, sits a grand mid-century brick estate, the site of the 2015 Ladue News Show House.

The beneficiary of this year’s Ladue News Show House is SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The hospital was founded in 1956 and maintains its original mission today: "Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God."

The grand central hall could easily have become a design cliché, steeped in tradition with no real usefulness, save as a passage to the rest of the home. 

The only thing missing in the redesigned dining room are elegantly dressed dinner guests. 

“Sometimes you just can’t fight what an older home wants to be,” says Jennifer Kirkton, who designed the powder room

The parlor may be one of the most formal rooms in the home, but the design David Deatherage of David Deatherage Design applied to the space is decidedly not. 

It’s always a thrill for designers to have the opportunity to create a room that reflects their personal style and tastes. 

As designers Patrice Munden and Stephanie Blackshear drove down the Show House’s tree-lined driveway for the first time, the home’s second-story wrought-iron balcony immediately caught their attention.

It’s hard to imagine a guest bedroom more charming or inviting than the one designed by Amanda Rogers, design center project manager for Ethan Allen Retail Inc.

One of the most unexpected and delightful surprises in this year’s Show House is the third bedroom, which is tucked away in the back and features four windows with views facing north and west.

How do you turn a shoebox into a jewel box? That was the conundrum that interior designer Suzanne Tullock, Allied ASID, of Suzanne Tullock Interiors, faced when coming up with a design plan for the small bonus room.

The redesigned master bedroom is fit for a well-traveled, well-educated individual with a preference for modern, eclectic design.

The redesigned pool house is not only physically far removed from the home, but stylistically, as well – and that’s exactly what designer Gina Dill-Thebeau of Dill-Thebeau Design Company intended.

The first thing you notice about the Show House is its large side yard and gracious tree-lined circular driveway, which leads to the colonial-style brick home. 

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Private gates open along Woodlawn Avenue, and as the long drive unfurls, an immaculate brick residence reveals its grandeur.