Residing on 3.4 lush acres in Ladue, this palatial property mimics the majestic 18th-century chateaus of France’s Loire Valley. Roll along the lengthy private drive, past a five-car garage, until you arrive in front of the incredible manse designed by Dick Busch Architects. You can easily envision yourself beginning each day with a steaming cup of coffee while surveying the manicured lawns from one of the many terraces or patios. This is a home in which to entertain. From the decadent, two-story dining room, which opens to the mezzanine-level library, to the soundproof theater or the billiard room built with English woods, each space captivates the imagination. Serve up stogies in the vented cigar lounge or a fine vintage from the wine cellar. Lounge underneath the cabana beside the pool and spa, come summertime. From the gourmet chef’s kitchen to the gym, decadent details will have you living your best life.

This 5-bedroom, 6 full-bathroom and 3 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $5.995 million.

Wayne Norwood & Ben Patton, 314-629-3931 (Norwood), 314-435-4606 (Patton),

From its humble beginning in the founder’s basement, the Janet McAfee Real Estate network is now four decades strong and a recognized local leader. Today, the firm enjoys a corporate office in Ladue, more than 100 active professional agents and a significant presence in the St. Louis central corridor. Through exclusive relocation and marketing affiliations, the syndication of listings to leading real estate portals and distinguished luxury partners, Janet McAfee Real Estate offers global reach.

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