From a Georgian Colonial on the grounds of Old Warson Country Club to a sprawling Clayton manse, here are some of the most spectacular listings of 2010.

12836 Horton Lane

It is easy to see why this Town & Country home was the premier listing choice of Coldwell Banker Gundaker. Built in 2010, this 6,500-plus square foot home sits on an acre of property and has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. It boasts a formal entryway with a vaulted ceiling, tile floor and custom stone fireplace. A paneled study features built-in bookcases and a wet bar, and the gourmet kitchen offers granite countertops, hardwood floors, a walk-in pantry and top-of-the-line stainless appliances.

917 Tucker Lane

Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty showpiece of the year features custom cast-iron front doors that lead into a travertine-floored two-story entry. The kitchen is a cook’s delight with a center island housing a six-burner cooktop, double ovens and two dishwashers. The adjoining hearth room features an imposing gas fireplace and opens to a large deck overlooking the serene salt-water pool and hot tub. The home has 5 bedrooms, including a main floor master suite, and 5 full and 2 half baths. Additional features include two wet bars, a heated 4-car garage, whole-house sound system and a screening room.

99 Trent Drive

Every inch of this Georgian Colonial home, listed by Prudential Alliance Realtors, has been renovated with the highest quality materials and workmanship in mind. The center hall separates the spacious formal living and dining rooms. The gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances, as well as a breakfast area and sitting room. The cozy family room has built-in bookcases and a fireplace. Upstairs, there are 5 bedrooms, plus a convenient computer nook and 4 full baths. Living space extends to the full walk-out lower level that includes a play room and home gym area, and leads out to a pool and patio set in the middle of the park-like 3-acre lot.

6 Denny Lane

Janet McAfee Real Estate chose this private country estate as its luxurious listing of 2010. The 7-year-old home sits on 3 1/2 scenic acres in Huntleigh and backs to acreage and a polo field. The first floor features formal and informal living and dining areas, including a light-filled kitchen with an arched stone cooktop, cherry cabinets, granite countertops and a center island. An adjacent tiled sunroom opens to a custom pool and expansive backyard. The master suite features a sitting room, fireplace, double closets and balcony. The lower level offers a mother-in-law suite with kitchenette, and a third-floor playroom completes more than 7,000 square feet of living space.

7707 Shirley Drive #201

Helix Realty listed this fabulous Clayton condo in 2010. Only one of eight units in an exclusive building, it is located on a tree-lined street and is within walking distance of any Clayton hotspot. The custom finishes are superior, and the residence features a gourmet kitchen with a wine cooler, granite countertops, stainless appliances, custom tile work and hardwood floors throughout. The new construction has an open floor plan with ample storage. The rooftop deck has a sparkling view of town. The 3-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath residence also boasts a private terrace with balustrade that overlooks the quiet residential street.

9 E. Brentmoor Park

Gladys Manion Real Estate listed one of Brentmoor Park’s crown jewels in 2010. Built in 1915 and nestled on approximately 2 acres, this spectacular estate boasts 19,000 square feet of living space, including a finished lower level, carriage house and tower. The Medieval-style home has massive wrought iron gates that open to a circular drive. The ornate millwork and plasterwork have been meticulously maintained in the original living and dining rooms where French doors lead to formal gardens. A 5-car garage houses guest quarters on the second level. The main residence has 5 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 half baths. Not surprisingly, the home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

4 Chateau Oaks

Laura Mccarthy Real Estate chose this contemporary Ladue manse on 2 acres as its luxurious listing of 2010. This newer home has a flowing floor plan, high ceilings and plenty of light. There is a main floor master suite and 4 additional bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, are located on the second floor. The stunning kitchen features maple cabinets, granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. A 4-car garage conveniently opens to a mud room and first-floor laundry room. The walk-out lower level has several rooms, including a rec room with wet bar, and opens to a freeform pool and hot tub area. LN

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