Located in University City across from Lewis Park, this St. Louis landmark home, built in 1912, impresses with a columned façade and grand brick stairway that leads guests inside to explore its handsome and historic furnishings. Hardwood flooring and immaculate crown molding guide you through each decadent space, past the crystal chandelier and wide staircase in the entry foyer to the brilliant sunroom, featuring authentic tile work. The gourmet chef’s kitchen draws you in with coveted designer appliances and a large center island while an informal dining nook allows for cozy, intimate suppers. From the east-side drawing room, with three seating areas, to the stately dining room, entertaining can be an art, should you so choose it. Settle in the red-carpeted theater room for a mesmerizing movie night or challenge a guest to a game in the billiards room. Just minutes from the Loop and downtown Clayton, this Colonial manse has it all.

This 8-bedroom, 4 full-bathroom and 2 half-bathroom home in University City is listed for $1.499 million.

Lauren Gillentine & Keith R. Manzer, 314-210-8995 (Gillentine), 314-609-3155 (Manzer), 314-725-5100 (office), lauramccarthy.com

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.