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Distinctive Property: 1705 N. Woodlawn Ave.

Distinctive Property: 1705 N. Woodlawn Ave.

This palatial manse in Ladue offers a true escape. Ease into each day inside the main-floor master wing, offering seclusion with a sitting room, gas fireplace and wet bar, plus his-and-her closets. Sit at your swivel desk in the office and survey the 2-story, multipurpose showroom, where you can house many treasures, from sleek rides to fantastical art constructions. Dine beside the carved stone fireplace in the dining room, below ornate chandeliers. Or, embrace your inner Barefoot Contessa inside the massive kitchen, boasting multiple stone counters and state-of-the-art appliances. The great room enchants with a beamed ceiling, two-story fireplace and 10-foot accordion glass doors that fold back to welcome all onto the elegant terrace. Guests can enjoy personal suites and deluxe amenities, including a tennis court, pool and waterfall, and home theater. Decadent details abound, from the cobblestone drive to the entryway’s domed ceiling and marble staircase. Welcome to your personal kingdom.

This 7-bedroom, 9 full-bathroom and 4 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $13 million.

Katie McLaughlin & Megan Rowe, 314-283-8444 (McLaughlin), 314-378-4077 (Rowe), 314-725-5100 (office),

Laura McCarthy is a residential real estate company with expertise in the neighborhoods along St. Louis’ central corridor. Founded in 1944, Laura McCarthy is consistently ranked among St. Louis’ top real estate companies in sales volume. Many of its 100-plus agents specialize in the luxury real estate market, but all are familiar with St. Louis’ neighborhoods, from the Central West End to those on the Highway 64/40 corridor to Chesterfield and the St. Charles area.

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Staff writer Amanda Dahl has a love for all things beautiful, from people trying to change the world for the better to fashion and beauty to picturesque places found around the globe.

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