Majestic European Manse | 461 Matts Way

You can have it all! Majestic European Manse is the best of both worlds – plenty of room to roam, close to wine country, and yet just 15 minutes to Chesterfield Valley and 35 minutes to downtown Clayton! There is truly nothing else like it. From the rotunda tower, to the dual sweeping staircases, you will be in awe as you step through the front door. Custom built to the highest standards and no detail overlooked.

Large kitchen/hearth room is the heart of the home, perfect to gather all your family and friends. The attached loggia will be your favorite spot to entertain on a warm evening, or curl up with a book. 1st floor master suite with impressive spa bath and walk-in closet, plus upstairs bedroom suites with direct access baths. 12ft walk out finished basement offers plenty of room for all your hobbies. When the summer heat hits, just take a dip in the bluestone pool. A truly liveable home with ‘his and hers’ garages, walk-in pantry, mudroom, butlers pantry and planning office.

Address: 461 Matts Way
Price: $1,499,000
5 Beds, 5 Baths 
Living Area: 5,324 Sq. Ft.
Pr/Sqft: $281.55
Listed by: Alex Thornhill & Alicen Holloway
Contact: (314)239-4993 

Throwback Thursday: The Meyer Mansion | 2733 Keokuk

It’s not hard to see why Christian Frederick Gottlieb Meyer (left) went by C.F.G.—and named his second son just Henry. The son of a Prussian shepherd, Christian, along with his brother Theodore, grew a small wholesale druggist’s supply into what became the largest pharmaceutical company in the world.

Meyers Bros. Drug Co. sold bulk supplies to pharmacies but made its fortune with such cosmetics as Soul Kiss perfume and ready-to-take bottled drugs that didn’t need to be ground by a pharmacist. And yet despite his influence, this sketch, photographed in 1946, is the only visual record we have of C.F.G’s mansion, which once stood at 2733 Keokuk.

There’s scarcely anyting written about it, either. We know that Mr. Meyer threw an employee-appreciation party here a few years before his 1905 death and that his employees, including John Queeny—a drug sales rep who’d go on to found Monsanto—presented the 72-year-old with a “grandfather’s clock.” We know that the Widow Meyer furnished her house with trophy zebras, springboks, and bears shot by her son in Johannesburg, where he fled after a high-profile divorce from socialite Annie Lemp.

Henry returned to St. Louis only once, for the 1904 World’s Fair, accompanied by 500 soldiers from the Boer Wars (below). Using his father’s fortune, he directed them in re-creations of battles, almost bankrupting the company by taking it on the road.

Eventually, more sober members of the Meyers clan steered the company back to solvency; Meyers Bros. was instrumental in creating the modern soda fountain–pharmacy hybrid. Though vestiges of the company disappeared, just like C.F.G.’s mansion, when Fox Meyer Drug Company got swallowed up by another corporation in 2009, we feel its influence every time we go to CVS to pick up a prescription—and walk out with a lipstick and a candy bar, too.

This article was originally published in Design STL’s May/June 2018 issue.

5 Boldly Beautiful Living Rooms | The Study

Created for a showhouse in Kensington, London, this penthouse living space by the firm Carden Cunietti conjures up the bold eclecticism of 1980s designs by the Memphis Group. “This main living room is massive and divided only by the fireplace,” says designer Eleanor Cunietti, describing the custom hearth partition made up of color-blocking metal panels. “This side of the apartment is the music room,” she says of the elegantly appointed space arranged with bright-seafoam swivel chairs and an alpaca rug. Photo by Charlie Dailey Continue reading “5 Boldly Beautiful Living Rooms | The Study”

Contemporary Zen Home | 1777 Dougherty Ferry

Masterful warm contemporary design intersect with unbelievable views of nature on your perfectly landscaped 1 acre wooded lot with a koi pond and stream. With over 4000 SF of living space, the open floor plan encompasses four spacious bedrooms, three luxurious bathrooms with plenty of room for study, sleep and storage. Entertaining in grand style is a true joy with the top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen with premium finishes, fixtures, custom cabinetry, African granite countertops and professional-grade appliances.

Sliding glass doors completely surround the main floor, opening the living and dining areas to the outdoors; amazing views open the home to even more light & air and seamlessly spill out to the awe-inspiring decks which can be accessed from any room, on every level. For the buyer looking for the space to unwind, enjoy life and fall in love every time you come home, this is your piece of paradise. 3-car garage.

Address: 1777 Dougherty Ferry Road
Price: $999,800
4 Beds, 3 Baths 
Living Area: 4,000 Sq. Ft.
Pr/Sqft: $249.95
Listed by: Ted Wight | (314)607-5555

Splendor in the Woods | 19375 Ossenfort Court

Look out your back windows and sit on your deck and all you will see are the lush woods surrounding your 3.5-acre property in Ossenfort Valley. Over 4,500 sq. feet of living space. Award winning Rockwood School District. As you enter the home, you will admire the vaulted ceilings in the great room with skylights, hardwood floors and fireplace. French doors lead to an expansive deck. Gorgeous kitchen with new appliances, custom cabinets, solid surface counters, ceramic tile floor, center island and breakfast room.

Master suite with coffered ceiling and large walk in custom closet. Master bath with Jacuzzi tub and vaulted ceiling. Fabulous landscaping and lighting. Gorgeous finished walk out lower level with recreation room, fireplace, wet bar, exercise room, office and game room are perfect for entertaining friends and leads to the beautiful back patio offering breathtaking views of the surrounding forest. Newer roof, gutters, leaf guards and HVAC. 3-car garage. All brick home.

Address: 19375 Ossenfort Court
Price: $629,900
4 Beds, 4 Baths 
Living Area: 4,500 Sq. Ft.
Pr/Sqft: 139.97
Listed by: Ted Wight | (314)607-5555