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For VIP access to first-rate amenities, from a wine cellar, theater, dry sauna and infinity-edge pool to bocce ball, pinball machines and even a golf simulator, a local family must travel no farther than their fully remodeled Huntleigh Woods home.

The cozy, traditional-style stone mansion received a top-to-bottom renovation by G. Terbrock Luxury Homes, an area custom homebuilding and remodeling firm specializing in luxury living reflective of each client’s specific style and tastes for more than two decades.

The sky was the limit for the inspired design of this Huntleigh Woods estate, from projecting traditional elegance through a new Valders stone entryway with Carolina gas lanterns on its exterior to giving guests and residents alike modern luxuries of a five-star resort on its 11,000-square-foot interior and surrounding manicured grounds.

The homeowners can head to the backyard for sports courts – bocce ball and tennis – then cool off in the infinity-edge pool and relax in the cozy pool house.

For further fun and relaxation, they simply step inside the main house to find a custom wine cellar boasting a ½-inch-thick glass wall and separate chiller system with auto-ventilation for cigar smoking, a home theater featuring alligator-leather wallpaper and two tiers of leather seating aglow with light-emitting diode illumination, a game room decked out with video and pinball machines, and even a separate space outfitted with a high-definition golf simulator.

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For more pampering following a workout in the expansive in-home, rubber-floored gym, they can decompress in the dry sauna or one of two steam showers, or take the elevator to either the lower- or main-level wet bar.

And after a long day, it’s comforting to retire to the spacious master suite showcasing a glamorous walk-in closet, complete with 14-foot ceilings, suspended crystal chandeliers and two glass-mirror-topped islands, as well as a pendant-lit makeup area with beveled mirrors, marble countertops, a tufted bench and custom cabinetry.

A range of rare finishes make the home truly special, from dark-stained, white oak hardwood floors on most of the first level; through heated all-natural stone floors in the master bath; to honed Danby marble countertops in the kitchen, butler’s pantry and wet bar; and polished nickel and aged brass hardware on door, lighting and plumbing fixtures throughout the house.

Customizing residences like this gem is G. Terbrock Luxury Homes’ specialty. Led by owner Greg Terbrock, a third-generation homebuilder whose grandfather started F.H. Terbrock & Sons in 1957, G. Terbrock Luxury Homes strives to build or renovate every client’s version of the ideal home.

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The G. Terbrock team helps identify clients’ space needs, design preferences and personal touches to create the perfect plan for their new custom home project, Terbrock says. The firm’s trademarked design-and-build process features five steps, starting with an idea session with the client to establish the project’s scope, budget and personal design preferences. Next, the design team is selected, and preliminary floor plans are developed; then, selections are finalized and a full set of construction plans is created to maximize design, innovation and value engineering to meet the client’s budget and approval. The construction team then builds the project according to the client’s specifications, with the ultimate goal of completing the project on time and on budget in an effort to earn the client’s five-star review.

The extensive, 13-month-long Huntleigh Woods upscale remodel garnered a glowing review from its homeowners after frequent, close communication with G. Terbrock’s team made their dream home project a success. “We continue to have great communication with them and remain dedicated to the service and maintenance of their home, as well,” Terbrock says.

With nine employees, the smaller size of Terbrock’s company lends itself to personalized projects that keep satisfied clients coming back for generations. “Our main differential is our ability to end projects successfully with a lasting relationship and connection to the client,” Terbrock says. “I am still in frequent communication with clients we started with over 20 years ago – [and] we are working for their children, too!”

For each unique client, G. Terbrock Luxury Homes aims for the same achievement: making his or her vision of a dream home a reality.

G. Terbrock Luxury Homes, 722 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., Suite D, Chesterfield, 636-778-2005,

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Brittany Nay, a writer of 10 years, is an Indiana native who adores Australia, indie rock music, and reading and writing both fiction and non-fiction.