Ladue News' annual Show House invites the community to explore one of the city’s illustrious residences as it has been reimagined by top-class designers – all in the name of a worthy cause. The tradition is made possible by Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, the premium agency that locates the perfect abode to transform. This year proved no different.
“The whole thing was a pleasant surprise, from the moment you walked up and saw the beautiful landscaping,” says owner Andy Dielmann. “The designers have taken a historic place and given it a face-lift. They’ve updated it to make it a fresher home [while enhancing] its beautiful architectural details.”
The residence in question, 4388 Westminster Place in the Central West End, greets guests with a distinguished columned façade. “Walking into the foyer, you see the stunning staircase, with pineapples on top, and a striking light fixture,” Dielmann describes. “The home has a good blend of updates for today’s lifestyle while maintaining all of its historic architectural details. Each living space was a little different, but the rooms blended together [beautifully].”
Guest’s reactions to the property mirror Dielmann’s. “From room to room, people were oohing and ahhing. Walking up the staircase, they couldn’t believe what they were seeing,” Dielmann shares. “They kept saying how great and awesome the space had turned out. It’s an unbelievable living space – a manageable house that allows for so many different possibilities.”
This year’s home promises insatiable design inspiration, from statement-making wallpaper to vibrant textures and colors. The property is represented by one of Dielmann Sotheby’s top agents. “It’s just amazing the amount of good business Ted Wight does, all over the area and in all different price ranges. I’ve gotten many compliments from his sellers and buyers because he’s a true professional. Clients always are in good hands when working with Ted,” Dielmann says.
The agency is serving its seventh year as the LN Show House’s presenting sponsor – a tradition for which it takes extreme pride.
“We feel honored to be a part of the Show House,” Dielmann says. “The proceeds go to a wonderful charity, Cardinal Glennon. We need to give back to the community, which has been so good to us. Come out and help the hospital; they provide many wonderful benefits for children. Go and see this house, built more than 100 years ago, which has gone through a complete makeover. Meet all of the designers and see the home’s intricacies. Salute the volunteers [from both the hospital and LN] – hats off to them. The Show House is a win for the hospital and St. Louis – and we’re proud to sponsor it.”
Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 8301 Maryland Ave., Suite 100, 314-725-0009, dielmannsothebysrealty.com
Cardinal Glennon Medical Center provides superior medical care to more than 200,000 infants and children each year in Missouri and Illinois, throughout the country and in many other countries, whether they are able to pay for medical care or not.
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center employs more than 200 of the best pediatric experts in St. Louis practicing across 60 specialties.
Cardinal Glennon, 1465 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314-577-5600, glennon.org