A 2.5-story home in Ladue with 5 bedrooms and 4-full and 1-half baths is listed for $1.97 million.

Prominent St. Louis architect Frederick Dunn designed this 7,000 square-foot home more than 85 years ago; its beauty, opulence and spaciousness remain noteworthy today. The master bedroom and bathroom comes complete with his-and-her sinks, full bath, whirlpool and separate shower. Luxurious marble floors in the kitchen and dining room juxtapose elegantly with carpeting and wood flooring throughout the rest of the home. Much of this house is recently updated, including a re-plastered exterior and new garage flooring and doors. The front terrace and slate roof were installed this year, and all copper gutters have been replaced or repaired. Second-floor laundry makes the chore a breeze.

The chef in the family will be impressed by the kitchen’s double center island, deluxe appliances and built-in gas grill on the patio. The breakfast room, butler pantry, custom cabinetry and breakfast bar round out the cooking and dining amenities. Nine- and 10-foot ceilings, French doors and built-in bookcases highlight the traditional French design. Views from the bay and Palladian windows showcase the beautiful 1.8-acre property, which has plenty of space for a pool or further renovation. 


John Ryan of The Ryan Tradition, Coldwell Banker Gundaker Ladue, 993-8000, theryantradition.com


Coldwell Banker Gundaker, one of St. Louis’ leading residential real estate brokerage companies, operates 20 offices with some 2,000 sales associates serving metropolitan St. Louisand east-central Missouri. Formed in 2001 with the merger of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (originally the Ira E. Berry Company, founded in 1939) and Gundaker Realtors (founded in 1968), which at the time of merger ranked among the top 10 independent real estate companies in the U.S. The associates of the Ladue/Clayton office rank among the area’s most experienced real estate professionals with special expertise in the Ladue market and the central corridor. For more information, visit cbgundaker.com.