Residing in Ladue, this South Carolina Colonial instantly charms with a white columned façade and a bountiful landscaped yard. Meticulous attention to detail is evidenced throughout, from the magnificent moldings to the 10-foot ceiling heights and walls of windows. Imagine greeting each day inside the spacious master suite, where heated floors in its separate baths tempt you out of bed. Take in the view from the living room’s floor-to-ceiling arched window as you keep warm beside the stately fireplace. The light, airy interior guides you through the expansive dining room and on to the seemingly endless kitchen. Here, you discover a beamed ceiling, an eat-in center island and a walk-in wet bar, plus plenty of counter space to make baking a supreme enjoyment. The walkout lower level entices, from the family room, with built-ins, to the roomy recreation area, card room and billiard room. From top to bottom, this home is splendid.

This 4-bedroom, 4 full-bathroom and 2 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $2.85 million.

Marilyn Adaire, 314-239-9191 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office), lauramccarthy.com

Laura McCarthy is a residential real estate company with expertise in the neighborhoods along St. Louis’ central corridor. Founded in 1944, Laura McCarthy is consistently ranked among St. Louis’ top real estate companies in sales volume. Many of its 100-plus agents specialize in the luxury real estate market, but all are familiar with St. Louis’ neighborhoods, from the Central West End to those on the Highway 64/40 corridor to Chesterfield and the St. Charles area.

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