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No other real estate group holds the unparalleled perspective that The Ryan Tradition does of the local luxury real estate market. And that is because, since 1992, John Ryan and his team at Coldwell Banker Gundaker have exceeded $1 billion in total sales, with an average sale price of $2-plus million.

Staying the “best in the biz,” though, requires keeping an eye on what’s happening in the housing market. “The market in the luxury segment has been strong, so far, this year,” Ryan says. “This consists of both local buyers moving up and a healthy number of inbound corporate executive families.”

He notes that although inventory is low, which makes the market competitive, he and his team educate buyers on how to appropriately price their properties to achieve best results. Currently, The Ryan Tradition is pleased to introduce 9945 Old Chatham Road to the market.

The desirable residence boasts 9,500 square feet and occupies three acres in Ladue. The property features an open floor plan that welcomes in natural light and is considered one of the most significant Colonial-style homes in the area, as evidenced by the special attention paid to every detail by noted architects Maritz & Young.

Herringbone flooring guides you under 10-foot ceilings and past graceful arched openings to explore the living spaces. The groin vaulted center hall takes you past the family and dining rooms, and onto the open kitchen and hearth room. The latter living areas shine in warmth through three elevations of windows, casting light on the custom appliances and center island of the kitchen, as well as on the breakfast area.

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A barrel vaulted hall leads you beyond the second-floor foyer to uncover the wing of bedrooms, featuring 4 baths and 5 beds. In addition, the master suite appeals with a dressing room and luxe bath. Elevator access leads you back down to the only addition on the original abode: a spectacular 2-story garden room, where two arched entries then escort you through to the living room.

Able to accommodate events of any size, summertime soirees delight in the setting of the home’s 20- by 40-foot pool. From the spacious second-floor laundry and exercise room to the lower level and a five-car garage, this 6-bedroom, 8-bath home proves a fantastic place to settle in and make your own. All that’s left to do now is to give Ryan and his team at The Ryan Tradition a call.

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The Ryan Tradition, 9651 Clayton Road, St. Louis, 314-941-0572 (direct), 314-993-8000 (office), theryantradition.net

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