This architectural masterpiece within Ladue has been completely renovated throughout to fit the modern lifestyle. Yet, dedicated efforts have been taken to conserve its impressive historic elements and to incorporate reclaimed period items of significance. The grand hall ushers you in underneath a 24-foot cathedral ceiling and past leaded stained glass windows that have been reclaimed from Princeton University. Prep dinner inside the elegant marble kitchen, topped by a white plaster ceiling, which opens to sophisticated setting of the dining room. Relax with your nearest and dearest in the stately family room beside the fireplace, or in the beamed living room with French doors that lead to the sunroom. And finally, retire to the master suite, which showcases a beamed cathedral ceiling, a white marble bath and his-and-her closets. Additional amenities include a 1 ½ acre-lawn, with gardens and a croquet pitch, suites in every bedroom, a wine room and more.

This 5-bedroom, 6 full-bathroom and 4 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $2.8 million.

John Ryan, The Ryan Tradition, 9651 Clayton Road, 314-941-0572, theryantradition.com

Coldwell Banker Gundaker, one of St. Louis’ leading residential real estate brokerage companies, offers 19 offices with more than 1,300 sales associates serving metropolitan St. Louis and east-central Missouri. CBG was formed in 2001 with the merger of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (originally the Ira E. Berry Company, founded in 1939) and Gundaker Realtors (founded in 1968). The associates of The Ryan Tradition rank among the area’s most experienced retail professionals, with special expertise in the central corridor.

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