Situated among the grand estates of Ladue on a private lane, this stately home bids you welcome with a columned façade and excellent landscaping. Natural light pours into the spacious master suite and gently wakes you. Slip down to the exercise room for a quick workout, or start your day in the palatial bath, which invites you to luxuriate in its framed opulent tub or glass-encased shower. Rouse the family with smells of freshly made muffins inside the gourmet kitchen, boasting endless cabinetry and an eat-in counter at the center island. Opening up to the breakfast and hearth rooms, all will be tempted to venture out on the deck, which offers expansive views of the lush grounds. The walk-out lower level also proves a haven, with a wine cellar and bar, a theater, family and game areas, and more. You’ll simply fall in love with this residence’s open layout, soaring ceilings and fine finishes.

This 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.695 million.

Heidi Long, 314-308-2283 (direct), 314-997-4800 (office),

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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