Within the heart of Ladue lies a true beauty of a home on 1.5 manicured acres. This stone and brick manse, designed by Maritz & Young, stuns with an elegant expansion and expertly done updates. No matter the season, the outside tempts with a brick-lined inground pool and slate patio, offering an outdoor fireplace. Step through French doors into the light-filled gallery, which flawlessly marries the indoors and outdoors through wall-to-wall windows. The family will gravitate toward the designer kitchen, which wraps around and offers high-end finishes, from the center island breakfast bar to the gas cooktop. The space opens up to another natural gathering spot, the great room, which showcases three sides of windows surrounding a custom stone fireplace. In the mornings, you’ll adore the master suite’s luxurious dressing room; and at night, you’ll appreciate a proper soak in the tub or separate shower before nuzzling in front of your own personal fireplace.

Julie Lane, 314-303-6504 (direct), 314-997-4800 (office), janetmcafee.com/julielane

This 5-bedroom, 3 full-bathroom and 3 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $2.1 million.

From its humble beginning in the founder’s basement, the Janet McAfee Real Estate network is now four decades strong and a recognized local leader. Today, the firm enjoys a corporate office in Ladue, more than 100 active professional agents and a significant presence in the St. Louis central corridor. Through exclusive relocation and marketing affiliations, the syndication of listings to leading real estate portals and distinguished luxury partners, Janet McAfee Real Estate offers global reach.

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