This one-of-a-kind architectural gem resides on almost two acres of beautiful grounds in a walkable central location. With a garden-like atmosphere, the courtyard serves as an extraordinary center for the abode. The sleek, updated residence may first draw you in with that welcoming front courtyard. However, its spectacular amenities will entice you to stay. Wake up inside the exceptional master suite, which boasts a spa-like bath and spacious walk-in closets. Venture into the lovely kitchen that opens to an expansive family room and dining area. The youngest family members will find the lower level, outfitted with a play area and exercise room, ultra-appealing. Meanwhile, the media room, with a built-in wine cellar, will entertain the adults and guests alike. An attached three-car, rear-entry garage and level landscaped lot make for convenient upkeep. Much like the home itself, the outdoor spaces set the prettiest of scenes for you and your loved ones to appreciate.

This 4-bedroom, 4 full-bathroom and 2 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $2.2 million.

Jean Schneider, 314-973-3065 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office),

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