Situated on a premier lane of Ladue, this sprawling French country estate was designed by Raymond Maritz in 1972 and showcases exceptional living spaces that prove ideal for entertaining. Almost 3 acres of lush landscaping create a tranquil escape, complete with a striking slate courtyard and fountain. An elegant center hallway unfolds, with gleaming cherry parquet flooring flanked on one side by a wall of French doors. Classic architectural details, including immaculate molding, decorate every room, from the arched ceiling of the dining room to the paneling found in the study. The spacious chef’s kitchen impresses with a generous butler’s pantry and attached breakfast room. In addition, the property offers an in-laws apartment, with 3 bedrooms, an open living and dining area, and a kitchen. An in-ground pool and a bathhouse, plus a historic barn, complete this decadent abode and make it one you and your family will never want to leave.

This 7-bedroom, 6 full-bathroom and 2 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $2.25 million.

Jan Kosmal, 314-478-1179 (direct), 314-647-0001 (office),

Locally owned, Coldwell Banker Premier Group was formed in 1972 and has been the No. 1 Coldwell Banker affiliate in Missouri for the past three years. According to founder Mark Cofman, “The success of our company has been directly related to the success of our clients.” Coldwell Banker Premier Group has three offices: Midcounty, South County and Washington, Missouri.