If caring for a large home and yard is taking up most of your weekend, maybe it’s time for a change. Instead of outside maintenance and lawn chores, imagine lingering over breakfast to enjoy the breathtaking view from your balcony, and then perhaps going for a casual bike ride along the Katy Trail.   

    When you live at The Crest Over Katy Trail, weekends become what they were meant to be: carefree. Sleep late, spend the day biking, and still have lots of Saturday left over for a romantic dinner in Clayton, just a short drive away. On Sunday morning, host a brunch for friends, while enjoying the panoramic views. And how nice would it be to entertain without the hassle of outside chores? (With no lawn mower in the gabled garage, there’s room for those new bikes!) On Monday morning, enjoy your short commute with a refreshed spirit.

    If you haven’t seen The Crest Over Katy Trail, or you’ve been waiting for just the right time to buy, the newest model is now open. “This new display is still at the customizable stage,” says Bill Cross, president of Cross Homes & Associates. “Almost all of the ‘extras’—things like granite counters throughout, Dal Dakota Salerno ceramic tile and a walkout lower level—are included. And a buyer can choose colors or add custom features to make it truly their own.” Surrounded by homes priced in the low- to mid-$700’s, the base price for the new model is $625,000.

    Visitors to the gated community, located just east of Whitmoor Country Club, are always amazed that the pastoral setting is convenient to their favorite spots in St. Louis, Cross says. “It really is nice to be so close to everything. We had lunch last week at Canyon Café in Plaza Frontenac, and we were back here less than 20 minutes later.” Easy access is made possible, he adds, by the Page Extension. “You just take it to the overpass by the Family Arena, turn left on Upper Bottom Road, then left on Jung’s Station Road, which becomes Greens Bottom Road. One mile past the stop sign is Caulk’s Hill Road, with the gated entrance to The Crest.”

    Ideally suited for homeowners accustomed to ample square footage, Cross says the homes are designed to live large in a small footprint, with generously sized rooms. “The interiors are spacious and open, with 10-foot ceilings and lots of natural light. There’s plenty of room for a king-sized canopy bed, or an important art collection,” he explains.

    If you’re looking for even more luxury, consider adding a swimming pool or wine cellar. “The lower level is designed for easy entertaining,” Cross says. “A large patio is just outside the door to take advantage of the views, and a second fireplace can be added, as well.” Depending on the home, lower levels can be approximately 775 square feet to more than 1,200.

    Combining the privacy you crave with the convenient location your busy life demands,  The Crest Over Katy Trail brings your wish list to life with style.  LN

On the cover: With the historic Katy Trail just down the street, a new home at The Crest Over Katy Trail offers an abundance of recreation options, along with a no-maintenance lifestyle and easy access to everything St. Louis has to offer. Located less than 15 minutes from I-270 and the Page Extension, the development has a new model that can be customized with a buyer’s preferences. For more information, call 636-300-1010 or visit crosshomesandassoc.com.

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