Upon waking in the secluded master wing of this glamorous residence, you may momentarily forget you are at home in Huntleigh, instead believing you are on an indulgent vacation and cozied up in a five-star hotel. If breakfast in bed does not arrive, don’t fret. A proper soak in the luxe master bath or coffee enjoyed on the private balcony will put your mind at ease. The balcony affords you a view of the beauteous backyard, where immaculate landscaping frames a heated saltwater pool and a seemingly endless patio with an outdoor fireplace. The grounds even contain an eight-car heated garage and an independent carriage house. Explore the residence further, and you easily envision a fantastic fête in the lower level, housing a fashionably modern bar and billiards room, among other enjoyments, such as the theater. The manse further delights with state-of-the-art technology and artful design, including exotic woods, etched glass and curved walls.

This 5-bedroom, 6 full-bathroom and 3 half-bathroom home in Huntleigh is listed for $6.85 million.

Wayne Norwood & Ben Patton, 314-629-3931, finesthomesstl.com, janetmcafee.com

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