Show House Preview

Twenty of St. Louis’ top design firms are breathing new life into one of the area’s most unique architectural gems. The stunning results will be unveiled during the Ladue News 2012 William Bernoudy Designer Show House tour, running Oct. 5 to 21 to benefit four local charities.

The second annual LN Show House, a Mid-Century Modern home at 13428 Conway Road in Town & Country, was designed by internationally renowned architect William Bernoudy (1910-1988) and completed in 1961. The landmark estate is for sale through Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty.

Elegant, one-of-a-kind furnishings, brilliant use of space and color and the artwork of acclaimed St. Louis native Ernest Trova are just some of the highlights. Some of the city’s most creative and talented interior designers and landscapers have spent two months piecing together the perfect accents for the 6,400-square-foot, 20-room contemporary country retreat, which includes four bedrooms—a master suite, two children’s rooms and a guest suite; a kitchen; media lounge; two galleries; five full and three half-baths; and living, dining, breakfast and family rooms; set on 18 lush acres. The kitchen design is conceptual—with three designers’ boards on display for attendees to vote on their favorite before the vision is implemented in the space, says LN Show House design chair Stacey Goltermann. “Because there are both traditional and modern architectural elements, designers can go with either design. It will be fun to see how it evolves both ways.”

Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Funds will benefit four local nonprofits: Angels’ Arms, Animal Protective Association, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The house is closed Monday. A preview party will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4. The cost is $75; and $50 for ages 35 and younger.

Sponsors of the LN Show House are: U.S. Bank, platinum sponsor; Dielmann Sotheby’s, presenting sponsor; and The Trova Project, partner.

For advance tickets, visit or call 269-8836. For more information about 13428 Conway Road, call Ted Wight of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty at 607-5555.