Residing on a cul-de-sac, a brick-paved drive leads to this picturesque property, which greets you with an extravagant 2-story foyer and charming landscape. Stacked stone surrounds the cozy kitchen, with its copper farm sink and hardwood counters, where you can utilize top-of-the-line appliances to whip up a magical meal. Formal affairs can be expertly hosted within the elegant dining and living rooms, or moved into the family room, featuring meticulous architectural design from the box-beamed ceiling on down. Casual gatherings with family and friends are best spent on the exciting lower level, featured in multiple magazines, which showcases a retractable media center and massive wet bar. Come warmer seasons, the backyard will prove a draw, with its waterfall and Pebble Tec pool. Perhaps, though, you would prefer to sneak away to your own deluxe suite for a luxurious soak in the corner tub, flanked by stained glass and wooden columns. Wherever you settle within this home, beauty is sure to surround you.

This 5-bedroom, 5 full-bathroom and 1 half-bathroom home in Des Peres is listed for $975,000.

Karen Hufton, 314-973-1733 (direct), 636-391-1122 (Chesterfield-Wildwood office),,

Coldwell Banker Gundaker (CBG), 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 Chesterfield-Wildwood office rank among the area’s most experienced retail professionals, with special expertise in the central corridor.

LN's advertorial/wedding coordinator and staff writer has a love for all things beautiful, from fashion and beauty to picturesque places found around the world. Photo by Essence Photography by Martha

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