Tucked away on more than 3 acres of seclusion, this 15,000-square-foot manse entrances as a private getaway. There’s no better way to spend a summer day than poolside beneath the octagonal pool house. Or perhaps you’d prefer opening up your 7-car garage, with a porte-cochère, like a showroom, and taking a classic out for a spin. The interior entices, from its rotunda foyer, featuring a dome ceiling, to the Italian travertine flooring and circular mahogany staircase. The chef’s kitchen, with an oversize marble island and high-end appliances, opens up to the breakfast and hearth rooms. Entertain on the lower level, with a wine cellar and walk-behind wet bar. It will feel like a night on the town once you step inside the home theater. Additional amenities include a spa room, two rec rooms and a backyard fire pit. Retire to the master wing and revel in knowing this kingdom is all yours.

This 5-bedroom, 10-bathroom home in Town and Country is listed for $5.2 million .

John Ryan, The Ryan Tradition, 314-941-0572 (direct), 314-993-8000 (office), theryantradition.net

Coldwell Banker Gundaker, one of St. Louis’ leading residential real estate brokerage companies, offers 19 offices with more than 1,300 sales associates serving metropolitan St. Louis and east-central Missouri. CBG was 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). The associates of The Ryan Tradition rank among the area’s most experienced retail professionals, with special expertise in the central corridor.

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