Maintenance Free Living in Ladue Schools | 9024 Haverford Terrace

For the first time in 3 years, a home in the desirable Haverford Terrace neighborhood is ready for its new owner. This gracious home provides a lovely living space with limited upkeep. The Living Room has a gas fireplace and custom millwork. Off of the Living Room is a den with bookshelves and French doors leading to a terrace. The formal Dining Room has a bright window and can handle entertaining in a grand way. Wet bar in the foyer.

The main floor master bedroom is expansive featuring a bright bay window, spacious walk-in closet and a luxurious master bathroom. The kitchen features granite counters, center island and a breakfast room with doors that lead to a terrace. Main floor laundry. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with walk-in closets. The Lower Level is finished with a recreation room, full bath, bedroom, bonus room and tons of storage. The association covers all landscaping and street maintenance. Ladue Schools.

Address: 9024 Haverford Terrace
Price: $1,099,000
5 Beds, 4 Baths
Living Area: 4,374 Sq. Ft.
Pr/Sqft: $251.25
Listed by: Ted Wight | (314)607-5555

Washington University Ranked Number 1 College Campus in America

Washington University’s campus in St. Louis is tops. That’s according to Niche, a Pittsburgh-based company that publishes rankings and data on schools and neighborhoods. The website unveiled its list of 2018 Best College Campuses in America, which ranked schools based on classroom resources, performance venues, housing, food, safety (both campus and local crime rate), and recreational facilities

Wash. U. earned an A+ overall, earning high marks in such categories as academics, campus food (quality and price of meal plans), dorms, student life, and party scene. Niche also pulled data from student surveys.

And what other Missouri schools made the cut? The University of Missouri in Columbia came in at No. 88 on the best campus list. Saint Louis University ranked No. 549.

Washington University also scored high on Niche’s 2018 Best Colleges in America list, coming in at No. 14. And it ranks in the top 10 for lists dedicated to the best student life, dorms, college food, and colleges for business.

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Throwback Thursday: Martha Gellhorn | 4366 McPherson

“She’d be mad if we mentioned the name of her second husband (a burly dude, fond of guns and six-toed cats, the one she called “Unwilling Companion”; he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls when they were together). And Martha Gellhorn would be correct in saying it’s probably the dullest fact about her life. At age 8 (when she was living in this three-story World’s Fair house in the CWE, with its toothy gingerbread trimand 10-foot-ceilings) she made history as part of The Golden Lane, a “walkless parade” campaigning for women’s voting rights. Suffragettes traveled from all over the country during the Democratic National Convention of 1916, filling Locust Street for blocks and creating a spectacle with their white gowns, yellow sashes, and yellow parasols.

Gellhorn, representing a “future voter,” was no doubt there with her mother, Edna, who founded St. Louis’ League of Women Voters. (Ironically, Gellhorn didn’t vote much in St. Louis—she spent most of her adult life in Europe.) Her father, George, was a Prussian gynecologist (St. Louis’ only at the time) who, when he learned how prudishly the nuns were teaching science in convent school, moved his daughter to a progressive coed school.

Everyone who knew Gellhorn agreed that she was (a) fearless and (b) filterless. (Both traits were amplified, apparently, under the influence of a harsh German nanny, who once chased her charge around the kitchen table with a knife.) She left Bryn Mawr to write, first for the New Republic, then for the United Press bureau in Paris. After returning to the States, she worked for the Works Progress Administration with photographer Dorothea Lange, documenting the ravages of the Great Depression; befriended Eleanor Roosevelt; and, one fateful night, walked into a Key West bar, where she met Ernest Hemingway. (Oops…sorry, Miss Gellhorn. We’ll note that you’d already written two novels when you met him.)

During World War II, she worked as a war correspondent for Collier’s. After being denied press credentials to cover the Normandy landings because she was a woman, she locked herself in the bathroom on a medical ship and went anyway. (She was the only woman present at D-Day. Hemingway reported it from a landing boat, too scared to go ashore.) For 60 years, she covered every major conflict of the 20th century—except the Balkan Wars. At 84, she announced that she was “too old,” then traveled to Brazil in 1995 to write about the country’s street children for Granta. She was still smoking, drinking, and wearing fabulous red velvet pantsuits till the end. At 89, she took her own life—seemingly as unafraid of death as she was of the battlefield.”

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