Stylish Huntleigh Homes

Marc Bulger’s Huntleigh Estate Sells For 45.7% of Original Asking Price

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Photos by Reed Radcliffe

THIS ESTATE HAS BEEN OWNED BY MULTIPLE PROMINENT ST LOUIS FAMILIES

Marc Bulger, former Ram’s Quarterback, was the most recent owner, and the home just sold for $3,430,000. Which is nearly 45.7% of the original listing price ($7.499M). There is no doubt that the new owners got a great deal on this gorgeous mansion.

The 6.5-acre estate has been on and off the market since May of 2014 and was originally listed for $7.499-million.  Today, the Orthwein Mansion has found a new family to move in and enjoy for many years to come. It’s been called one of the finest estates in the St. Louis area and has roots dating back to the early 1930s.

This property has had a variety of prominent owners over the years including original owners Percy Orthwein & wife Clara. A private driveway leads you up to the Maritz & Young designed stone manor offering over 11,580 square feet of living space with a total of 22 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, and incredible detail throughout.

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Also included with the sale is a nearly century old kidnapping story you can tell at dinner parties. New Year’s Eve 1930 the original owner’s son, Adolphius, was being chauferred in the family Lincoln limousine down the home’s long winding driveway when a masked gunman jumped onto the car and demanded the chauffeur get out. The kidnapper drove off with the Lincoln & Adolphius. The whole ordeal lasted 20 hours before the boy was safely reunited with his family unharmed. Whether it’s the charming good looks, the mysterious past, or just the bang for your buck, this home is without a doubt one of St. Louis’ most intriguing opportunities.

 


(The house went through 3 listing agents during the 879 days on the market and I do need to disclose that I was the 2nd agent and I had it listed for $5,499,000. Mary Gettinger of Coldwell Banker Town & Country was the most recent agent and had it listed for $4,500,000.)

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