Named one of St. Louis’s most distinctive properties by Architectural Digest, this English Country-style manor was designed by the renowned architectural firm, McAlpine. Clad in weathered fieldstone and Missouri walnut, this environmentally-friendly abode saves energy through special features, like a whole-home generator and geothermal heating and cooling. When temperatures dip, you’ll stay toasty with the geothermal heat that warms the wide-plank ash floors found throughout, including in each of the five ensuite bedrooms. During the warmer months, you’ll want never want to leave the backyard, whose highlight is a custom Baker pool, surrounded by stone and accented by waterfalls. After you take a dip, head back indoors to the lower level, where you and a friend can entertain yourselves with a game of billiards or table tennis. Hungry from all of this exertion? Then, prep a smoothie or juice from one of the kitchen’s two side pantries. This home answers your every want and need.

This 5-bedroom, 5 full-bathroom and 3 half-bathroom home in Town and Country is listed for $3.695 million.

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

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