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The Ryan Tradition: A Colonial is Calling - Ladue News: Special Features

The Ryan Tradition: A Colonial is Calling

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Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 pm

Amid the gently winding tree-lined lanes of Brentmoor Park, a charming Colonial century home sits on 1.5 acres, near all the conveniences of downtown Clayton.

The expansive estate is one of many exciting properties on the market through The Ryan Tradition with Coldwell Banker Gundaker, says John Ryan, who has decades of experience specializing in high-end residential real estate throughout the city’s central corridor. Beginning with Anne Ryan in 1965, The Ryan Tradition has connected executives and their families with exceptional estates—with an average sale price of $1.5 million.

Beyond a private gate off Wydown Boulevard, the 3-story, 6-bedroom, 6-bath property at 4 Brentmoor Park is no exception. Surrounded by elaborate landscaping, a circular driveway leads to the all-brick home’s handsome front entrance that opens to a grand foyer. Lovingly cared for by five previous owners since its construction in 1912, Ryan says the 10,000-square-foot home boasts classic charm preserved during a modern remodel about 20 years ago. State-of-the-art amenities were updated in the master suite, including a luxury bath and dressing rooms, as well as throughout the expanded kitchen, which was opened to the hearth room and a rear terrace with a glistening pool amid a large backyard. “This home has an incredible feel to it,” Ryan notes. “It has large rooms, including a 600-square-foot living room, on one of the larger lots in the neighborhood. There is a lot of southern exposure, so it’s a very bright, light-filled house. And the back of the home has a beautiful solarium, creating a glass line that’s really spectacular.”

Among additional amenities are nine fireplaces, an elevator, a koi pond, a wine cellar, a spacious third floor featuring a large family room, a 3-car garage, and a carriage house with an apartment and a 1-car garage. “It’s a great home for a growing family or someone who wants a really grand house for entertaining,” Ryan says.

The impressive property also is convenient to downtown Clayton’s businesses, shopping and award-winning school district. And with ample pedestrian lanes and sidewalks, the tree-lined neighborhood streets are great for dog-walking and jogging, Ryan adds.

Bolstered by a strong market in recent months, Ryan predicts a positive residential real estate forecast for the summer. Well-valued properties are—and will likely continue—to sell quickly, he says. “We’ve already had several exciting listings and sales this year. We’re looking forward to an improved market in the coming months, and to serving the needs of our highly valued clientele.”

ON THE COVER: A charming Georgian Colonial estate at 4 Brentmoor Park in Clayton is on the market for $3.475 million through The Ryan Tradition with Coldwell Banker Gundaker. Photos by Steven B. Smith. For more information, call 993-8000 or visit theryantradition.com.

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