Nestled in the most coveted local neighborhoods, these stunning manses boast historical charm with modern luxuries. Fall in love with the property that could become your dream home.

52 Huntleigh Woods Drive, Ladue

Mature trees tower over the secluded Georgian-style gem at 52 Huntleigh Woods Drive. “It’s one of the prettiest lots in the area, extremely private and quiet—just a really peaceful place,” says Julie Lane of Janet McAfee Real Estate.

The charming home features classic millwork and soaring ceilings, as well as modern amenities—from an updated, open kitchen to hardwood flooring and sparkling windows. Elegant French doors off the wood-beamed hearth room lead to the expansive backyard and private pool area.

Listed for $1.65 million, the 6-bedroom, 4-full bath manse is conveniently located in the Ladue School District near businesses and entertainment, Lane adds.

519 N. Taylor Ave., Kirkwood

From the wrap-around front porch to a grand entry opening to elegant living and dining rooms, this Kirkwood estate truly is everyone’s dream home, says Mark Ciapciak of Prudential Alliance Realtors.

A recent addition off the kitchen hearth room features a fabulous screened porch with a fireplace, overlooking a private saltwater pool and spa. A stunning staircase leads to the second floor, featuring a dream master suite, three additional bedrooms and a deck. A third floor offers extra entertainment space, with a family and game room and two additional bedrooms.

Seven fireplaces, a four-car garage, and a separate office/playhouse complete the impressive property, on the market for $1.995 million. “To top it off, it is an easy walk to downtown Kirkwood shops, restaurants, farmers market and more,” Ciapciak adds.

10002 Litzsinger Road, Ladue

Standing in the master bedroom overlooking the 3 acres of magnificent property at 10002 Litzsinger Road is a very serene feeling, notes Elaine Medve of Prudential Select.

The unique property, listed for $1.699 million, sits on a coveted corner in the heart of Ladue. Updated with great care to maintain the historic architectural style, the kitchen and baths have been remodeled, yet original wood paneling still remains from the 1850s.

The property also touts a guest home and glistening pool. Medve adds, “It’s everything one could want!”

10123 Winding Ridge Road, Ladue

The extraordinary estate at 10123 Winding Ridge is a dream home for the tennis-playing family—the larger the better, according to John Ryan of The Ryan Tradition with Coldwell Banker Gundaker. The 3-acre property includes a lighted tennis court that has served a family of high school, then college players, and their friends and teammates.

The 11,000-square-foot home, on the market for $3.95 million, boasts extensive entertaining space, nine fireplaces and six-plus bedroom suites on three floors connected by a gorgeous winding staircase and elevator. Additional features include exceptional casework, millwork and finishes, a four-car garage and walkout lower level.

10420 Litzsinger Road, Frontenac

Simply flawless is how Wayne Norwood and Ben Patton of Gladys Manion Real Estate describe the manse at 10420 Litzsinger Road. Steeped in luxury, elegant functionality and precise symmetry, the 1.5-story, 6-bedroom, 8-bath home was artfully built by the Johnson Bros. for the current owners and perfected with two Higginbotham additions, creating a 9,000-plus-square-foot secluded executive estate in the gated Litzsinger Place neighborhood.

Highlights of the home, on the market for $1.895 million, include a breathtaking master wing with a Ventana marble bath and Bain soaking tub, gourmet kitchen, richly paneled great room, new Carrera marble and natural stone baths, and a porte-cochère to an oversized four-car/four-bay garage and a freestanding carriage house.

Outdoors, manicured grounds with sophisticated uplighting, a heated pool, fountains, patios and a pergola create a five-star resort ambiance, according to Norwood and Patton. “This Frontenac home is stellar in every way.”

918 Norrington Way, Fenton

This 14-acre equestrian estate features a pillared-Greek Revival home, inspired by Louisiana’s Oak Alley Plantation, as its centerpiece; a caretaker’s cottage, barn and paddock.

A two-story marble entry, with its curving cantilevered staircase, hints at the bespoke craftsmanship throughout the manse, on the market for $3.35 million, notes Ted Wight of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty. Each room has distinguished millwork, exquisite ceiling detail, arches, built-ins and 12-foot ceilings. “The cherry paneled library provides a warm respite after a long day,” Wight adds. The chef’s kitchen features designer appliances and opens to the breakfast room, family room and mud room. Upstairs, four bedroom suites provide breathtaking views with French doors opening to verandas.

1300 Log Cabin, Ladue

Intelligent attention to detail and sophisticated design unite to define this sublime sanctuary that sits on 3-plus acres, with a custom-designed landscape, patios, perennial gardens and pool, according to Helen Costello of Laura McCarthy Real Estate.

The home, listed for $2.345 million, is a warm and timeless contemporary that will carry you through the ages, Costello notes. “The outward feel of the home provides perpetual views of the custom-designed landscape, patio and outdoor fireplace.” A full addition and renovation completed in 2010 created countless focal points, courtesy of finishes with organic architecture of glass, wood and stone.

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