Resting on a serene, 1.5-acre lot, this brick manor backs to trees and boasts water fountains, an outdoor fireplace and pretty patios. Imagine waking up inside the elegant master suite, with a raised ceiling and access to the inground pool and pool house. Move from the bed to the luxury bath, featuring his-and-hers vanities, a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi tub that invites you to enjoy a proper soak. The kitchen draws you in next, with amazing amenities, like double ovens and a warming drawer, a reverse osmosis water system, a center island and breakfast bar, and more. Take your coffee into the sunroom, capped with a vaulted ceiling and offering heated flooring. Your tribe is bound to be found in the handsome, two-story great room, where a fireplace and walk-up wet bar encourage rest and relaxation. Make yourself at home.

This 4-bedroom, 4 full-bathroom and 1 half-bathroom home in St. Albans is listed for $879,900.

The Kristi & JT Monschein Team, 17050 Baxter Road, Suite 200, 636-537-8288,

For more than 35 years, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate (formerly Prudential Alliance, Realtors) has served the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. The company operates seven branch locations with more than 400 agents in four major counties, making it one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the area. Berkshire Hathaway offers one-stop shopping services, including corporate relocation, new-homes marketing, commercial sales, and mortgage, title and warranty products.

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