Shining in the twilight sky like a brick beacon of warmth and stateliness, this Georgian Revival presents an elegant showcase on the grounds of the St. Louis Country Club. Walk through its towering columns and into the dramatic two-story entry, where fabric walls and a painted ceiling give you a taste of what’s to come. You’ll soon drool over the home’s architectural details, from the vaulted ceiling and oculus found in the hearth room to the custom bar and open concept kitchen. In the lower level, a full kitchen and media room, plus guest quarters, make entertaining wonderfully simple. Luxuries await you in the master suite, with a hand-painted mural, jetted tub and marble finishes. Seen from the two porches and multiple patios, the terraced backyard proves irresistible in summertime, with a sparkling fountain and Pebble Tec pool. Nothing quite rivals the elegance of this palatial estate designed by Marshall Watson Interiors of New York City.

This 7-bedroom, 7 full-bathroom and 2 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $4.25 million.

Vicki Kirk Holton, David Holton & Katie Kirk Ross, The Kirk Holton Team, 314-283-5155,

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