Giving Back To the Community: Steve Johnston

by Chuck Roper 13. June 2014 09:42

In a recent Ladue News Charity Awards Section, Staff Writer Julia Christensen profiled The Mission Continues as a 2014 finalist.  The Ladue News also recognized Janet McAfee Real Estate Agent Steve Johnson for his outstanding contribution to the organization.  A copy of the feature on Steve follows:

The Mission Continues Volunteer

Steve Johnston

BY JULIA CHRISTENSEN


GUILT FOR NOT SERVING, startling statistics regarding veteran tribulations, and an interest in war history, as well as the impressive resume of Eric Greitens.  These are the things that drove Steve Johnston to volunteer with The Mission Continues.  Johnston, a Janet McAfee Real Estate agent, has been involved with the organization almost since its inception. He met Greitens at a lunch, and “after the lunch was over, I told Eric I thought he was amazing…and basically said, anything I can do to help out.”  Since then, he’s witnessed the rapid growth of the organization. Johnston, who now serves as the leadership committee chairman for the annual gala, guesses there were 200 people in attendance at the first event—the number has since more than doubled. 

 “Mike Mullan, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the guest speaker at the gala two years ago,” says Johnston. “He told the whole crowd from the podium that Eric and The Mission Continues were the model for the future of our veterans coming home; when you get it coming from [him], you’ve got something special going on.” The Mission Continues’ fifth annual Veterans Day Gala will be held on Nov. 1 at The Chase Park Plaza.

Johnston is involved with more than the gala; he has worked with The Mission Continues on a variety of projects, including a fellowship orientation and volunteer day with the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club, during which the organization completed tasks such as building picnic benches and painting.  “It’s great when you get the community together with the veterans,” he says. “There’s nothing better than us saying, thank you so much for your service. And for them to say: Thank you so much for coming out today and helping us.”

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New Facebook Contest - A Taste of the Chase for Two!

by Chuck Roper 4. June 2014 04:52

Starting Today, June 4th thru July 1st we will be offering a chance to win one gift card to Cafe Eau and one gift card to The Chase Cinema.  The Sweepstakes is exclusively through Facebook. "Like" our Facebook page and you could win! "Share" our contest with your friends/followers and receive one bonus entry every time you have a friend enter the Sweepstakes.

 

Official Rules described below.

Follow the link below to go straight to our contest for your chance to win.

http://woobox.com/fbm57a

 

 

 

A Taste of the Chase for Two Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

1.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.  SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPLA LAWS AND REGULATIONS.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

2.  Eligibility.  Subject to the additional restrictions below, the “A Taste of the Chase for Two” is open to legal U.S. residents of the City of St. Louis, Missouri and the following counties: St. Louis County; MO; Franklin, MO; St. Charles, MO; Warren, MO; Lincoln, MO; Washington, MO; St. Francois, MO; St. Genevieve, MO who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Agents, their spouses and dependents, as well as, employees, spouses of employees and dependents of employees are not eligible to enter or to win.  Individuals are eligible to win only one prize within any 365-day period, regardless of the number of Sponsor Sweepstakes entered. 

 

3.  How to Enter.  The contest will begin at 11:00 a.m. (C.T.) on Wednesday June 4, 2014 and end at 11:00 a.m. (C.T.) on Tuesday July 1, 2014 (the “Contest Period”).

 

4. Entry.  Enter by visiting Janet McAfee’s Facebook page. You will be required to “Like” our Facebook page, with the option of “sharing” with Facebook friends and followers.  Promotion may not be shared with or posted to Timelines.  Completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions.  Complete the entry form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the “SEND” button.  Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking.  Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your entry.

 

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook ID.  The authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry will be considered the entrant.  An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account.  A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with a winning entry.  Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, last, misdirected or illegible entries.  All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.  By entering, you agree to the terms of these official rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor.

 

Entries limited to only one (1) email address entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.  One bonus entry will be awarded every time you have a friend complete a valid sweepstakes entry.

 

Entries must be received by 10:59 a. m. (C.T.) on Tuesday July 1, 2014.

 

4. Winner Selection.  One (1) winner will be selected by the end of the “Sweepstakes Period” in a random drawing from all eligible entries received as of 10:59 a. m. (C. T.) on July 1, 2014.

 

5. Prizes and Odds.  The winner will receive a gift card to Café Eau and a gift card to Chase Cinema with a combined value of (ARV: $100).   

 

6.  Winner notification and Acceptance.  The winner will be notified at the email address provided on the winner’s entry form.  The winner must respond to the Sponsor’s notification by email within 24 hours after notification.  Failure to respond to Sponsor’s email notification or return of email prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.  After verification of eligibility, the identity of the winner will be announced on Facebook.  To claim prize, each winner must personally visit the Sponsor’s office at 9889 Clayton Road, Ladue MO 63124 within two (2) business days after notification (office visits must be between the hours of 9:00 a.m. (C.T.) and 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) weekdays).  Valid photo identification will be required by Sponsor.  Winners may waive their right to receive prizes.  Prizes are not assignable and are nontransferable.  Prize is not redeemable for cash.  No substitutions allowed by winner.  Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.  Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

 

7. Participation.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found to be tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor.  In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes.  Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.  Sponsors will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, last, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization reasonable for assigning ISP address for the domain associated with such ISP account.  Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries, or votes by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, and The Chase Park Plaza from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, loses, injuries, and damages arising out of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property or any other harm arising out of entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, or any travel or activity that is related to the Sweepstakes or any prize.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook and/or The Chase Park Plaza.

 

8. Construction.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validly or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be constructed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

 

9. Sponsor.  The “A Taste of the Chase for Two” is sponsored by Janet McAfee Real Estate.  The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes.  For the list of the winner (available after July 2, 2014) or a copy of these Official Rules send a self-addressed , stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), “A Taste of the Chase for Two Sweepstakes”, 9889 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124  If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Jamie Godar jgodar@janetmcafee.com 314.983.2167.

 

 

 

 

 

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20 Fordyce Lane: A Town & Style Featured Home

by Chuck Roper 19. May 2014 09:04

by stephanie zeilenga
listing price | $2,350,000
listing agent | julie lane of janet mcafee


With a third baby on the way, Jennifer Hackmann and husband Jason decided in 2008 that a little more room might be nice. Practically down the road from where they already lived,  the couple found the perfect house for their burgeoning family.  Located on a 1.52-acre lot at 20 Fordyce Lane in Ladue, it hit that sweet spot of being in a desirable neighborhood while also offering plenty of privacy.

Built in 1937, the traditional Maritz & Young home features five bedrooms and an addition completed before the family purchased the property. The large family room with adjoining open gallery and stone fireplace was the perfect space for family time, says Hackmann. “It’s warm and homey,” she says. “And the kitchen is open to the living room, so even if the kids are doing their homework at the table, or I’m cooking and someone is working on a project, we’re all still connected.”

During the Hackmanns’ six years in the home, they renovated the second level by updating two of the bathrooms, creating a hallway and adding a kitchenette to the master bedroom complete with sink, granite countertops and mini refrigerator. The renovation also included converting a dressing room into a jumbo closet with granite-topped storage island. “It includes two pull-out laundry drawers, a hidden ironing board and three jewelry drawers,” Hackmann says.

The backyard pool and landscaping also got a face-lift. “When we moved in, the pool needed a lot of work, so we had it resurfaced, redid the bricks along the outside of it, and converted it to a saltwater pool,” Hackmann says. “We also added a patio and a nice area with a fireplace.” Surrounded by plenty of flora, the family spent hours in the pool or on the patio and especially loved gathering around the outdoor fireplace in late fall and early winter for s’mores.

The flowing layout on the main floor, and its wide French doors flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows, facilitated entertaining, even for larger crowds. One particular avorite was the annual fall party the Hackmanns threw for their friends. “We love entertaining, and the house is perfect for that,” Hackmann says. “We open all the French doors in the gallery and main living room, and people flow easily through the house between the indoor and outdoor fireplace.”  The family has enjoyed living at 20 Fordyce Lane but is now ready for a change, Hackmann says.  For more details concerning this fabulous Ladue residence, contact the listing agent.

Julie Lane
314.303.6504
julielane@sbcglobal.net 

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50 Brighton Way, 3S: A Ladue News Distinctive Home Feature

by Chuck Roper 19. May 2014 05:31

This 3-bedroom, 3-full and 1-half bathroom penthouse in Clayton is listed for $1.189 million.

BY BLAISE HART-SCHMIDT
 




CLOSE TO SHAW PARK AND CLAYTON'S finest shops and restaurants, and with an open and inviting floor plan, this 1.5-story penthouse has it all.

A building elevator and marble floors in the formal gallery foyer give visitors an immediate taste of elegance. Palladian windows, built-ins and a see-through gas fireplace in the large living room make it a versatile, yet suitable, backdrop for everything from lazy nights in to lavish cocktail parties.

You’ll fall in love with the SubZero, Bosch and Wolf appliances in the eat-in kitchen,  which make serving dinner in the formal dining room, boasting built-in lighted china cabinets, a snap.

Guests will enjoy the main-floor bedroom while you retreat to the upstairs master suite, with double sinks, whirlpool, separate shower, private patio and sitting room. Also upstairs are a third bedroom, laundry room and bonus room.

In addition to the three patios and zoned HVAC, the villa also comes with two-car garage parking.

For more details concerning this exquisite residence, please contact the listing agent.
Ann Carter
314.983.2243
anncarter@janetmcafee.com.

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3 Andre Drive: A Ladue News Distinctive Home

by Chuck Roper 7. May 2014 06:07

 BY BLAISE HART-SCHMIDT

This 6-bedroom, 4-full and 1-half bathroom home in Des Peres is listed for $1.09 million.


BETWEEN ITS SUBSTANTIAL SIZE, charming design and prime location in the Kirkwood School District, this home is ideal for raising a family.

Enjoy relaxed mornings in the vaulted kitchen, with a center island and sunny breakfast room, as well as an adjoining laundry room for extra convenience.

 In the master suite, three walk-in closets and a newly updated bathroom, with a cathedral ceiling, hardwood floor, his and her vanities, glass shower and separate whirlpool tub create the ultimate oasis.  Five additional bedrooms accommodate every member of the family.

Your kids will love inviting friends over to play in the loft playroom, accessed by a whimsical tunnel on the second floor.

Kick back in the lower-level, which has a family room with fireplace, game room and kitchen.  The family's health buffs and hobbyists will love the exercise room and professional sound room.  With a gorgeous patio overlooking park-like grounds and a pool, this home is perfect inside out.

For more property details, follow the link to the property page:

http://www.janetmcafee.com/property/3-Andre-Drive-Des-Peres-MO-63131/MARIS/14020760/



 

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Win Cardinals Tickets

by Chuck Roper 28. April 2014 09:40

Starting Today, April 29th thru May 27th we will be offering a chance to win 2 free Cardinals Tickets.  The Sweepstakes is exclusively through Facebook.  "Like" our Facebook page and you could win 2 Tickets to the May 30th game, with access to the Legends Club. "Share" our contest with your friends/followers and receive one bonus entry every time you have a friend enter the Sweepstakes.

 

Official Rules described below.

Follow the link below to go straight to our Facebook Page for your chance to win.  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Janet-McAfee-Real-Estate/178891233395

 

 

 

 St. Louis Cardinals Tickets Sweepstakes

 

Official Rules

1.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.  SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPLA LAWS AND REGULATIONS.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2.  Eligibility.  Subject to the additional restrictions below, the “St. Louis Cardinals Tickets Sweepstakes” is open to legal U.S. residents  of the City of St. Louis, Missouri and the following counties: St. Louis County; MO, St. Louis City, MO; Phelps, MO; Reynolds, MO; Jefferson, MO; Franklin, MO; St. Charles, MO; Warren, MO; Lincoln, MO; Pike, MO; Gasconade, MO; Crawford, MO; Washington, MO; Iron, MO; St. Francois, MO; St. Genevieve, MO; Perry, MO; Bollinger, MO; Madison, MO; Wayne, MO; Butler, MO; Carter, MO; Dent, MO; Camden, MO; Marles, MO; Cole, MO; Montgomery, MO; Audrain, MO; Monroe, MO; Shelby, MO; and Marion MO who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees, spouses of employees and dependents of employees are not eligible to enter or to win.  Agents, spouses of Agents and dependents of Agents are not eligible to enter or to win.  Individuals are eligible to win only one prize within any 365-day period, regardless of the number of Sponsor Sweepstakes entered. 

3.  How to Enter.  The contest will begin at 11:00 a.m. (C.T.) on Tuesday April 29, 2014 and end at 11:00 a.m. (C.T.) on Tuesday May 27, 2014 (the “Contest Period”).

4. Entry.  Enter by visiting Janet McAfee’s Facebook page at website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Janet-McAfee-Real-Estate/178891233395.You will be required to “Like” our Facebook page, with the option of “sharing” with Facebook friends and followers.  Promotion may not be shared with or posted to Timelines.  Completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions.  Complete the entry form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the “SEND” button.  Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking.  Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your entry.

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook ID.  The authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry will be considered the entrant.  An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account.  A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with a winning entry.  Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, last, misdirected or illegible entries.  All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.  By entering, you agree to the terms of these official rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor.

Entries limited to only one (1) email address entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.  One bonus entry will be awarded every time you have a friend enter the Sweepstakes.

Entries must be received by 10:59 a. m. (C.T.) on Tuesday May 27, 2014.

4. Winner Selection.  One (1) winner will be selected by the end of the “Sweepstakes Period” in a random drawing from all eligible entries received as of 10:59 a. m. (C. T.) on Tuesday May 27, 2014.

5. Prizes and Odds.  The winner will receive two (2) “Legends-Club” tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals Game (ARV: $200) on May 30, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. (C.T.).

6.  Winner notification and Acceptance.  The winner will be notified at the email address provided on the winner’s entry form.  The winner must respond to the Sponsor’s notification by email within 24 hours after notification.  Failure to respond to Sponsor’s email notification or return of email prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.  After verification of eligibility, the identity of the winner will be announced on Facebook.  To claim prize, each winner must personally visit the Sponsor’s office at 9889 Clayton Road, Ladue MO 63124 within two (2) business days after notification (office visits must be between the hours of 9:00 a.m. (C.T.) and 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) weekdays).  Valid photo identification will be required by Sponsor.  Winners may waive their right to receive prizes.  Prizes are not assignable and are nontransferable.  Prize is not redeemable for cash.  No substitutions allowed by winner.  Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.  Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

7. Participation.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found to be tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor.  In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes.  Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.  Sponsors will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, last, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization reasonable for assigning ISP address for the domain associated with such ISP account.  Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries, or votes by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, and the St. Louis Cardinals from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, loses, injuries, and damages arising out of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property or any other harm arising out of entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, or any travel or activity that is related to the Sweepstakes or any prize.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook and/or the St. Louis Cardinals.

8. Construction.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validly or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be constructed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

9. Sponsor.  The “St. Louis Cardinals Tickets Sweepstakes” is sponsored by Janet McAfee Real Estate.  The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes.  For the list of the winner (available after May 27, 2014) or a copy of these Official Rules send a self-addressed , stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), “St. Louis Cardinals Tickets Sweepstakes”, 9889 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124  If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Jamie Godar jgodar@janetmcafee.com 314.983.2167.

 

 

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Now is the Time

by Chuck Roper 9. April 2014 03:42

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8 Valley View Place: A Ladue News Distinctive Home Feature

by Chuck Roper 8. April 2014 10:16

When Ladue News Magazine requested an example of luxury living in Ladue, they turned to Jim Human and Steve Anstey of Janet McAfee Real Estate. Their LuxuryCollection listing at 8 Valley View Place in Ladue offers over 5,155 square feet of updated and sophisticated living space with elegant finishes throughout.

In a Distinctive Home feature article by Staff Writer Blase Hart-Schmidt, the highlights of the residence and its sought-after neighborhood follow:

A 4-bedroom, 4-full and 2 half bath home in Ladue is listed for $1,625,000.

LIVE THE GOOD LIFE IN THIS custom-built home with more than 6,000 square feet of sophisticated living space. Special details, like built-in bookcases, coffered ceilings, wood floors and main-floor laundry, showcase its masterful construction and quality design. On the main floor, a 2-story entry foyer and lavish living room with 20-foot ceiling, fireplace and wet bar set the scene for cocktail hour with friends. The master suite includes a double sink and separate tub and shower. An office, dining room, hearth room and gourmet eat-in kitchen, with a center island and custom cabinetry, complete the spacious first floor. Upstairs, three bedrooms, two full baths and a large TV room provide space for every member of the family. The lower level, with a high-end workout room, pool room, family room, full bath and kitchen and storage space, will likely be abuzz with activity of friends and relatives. You’ll want to spend all your time outside during the warmer months, soaking in the sun on the gracious patio or out in the gardens.

To learn more about the residence, click on the link below:

http://www.janetmcafee.com/property/8-Valley-View-Place-Ladue-MO-63124/MARIS/14011334/

 

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Orville Road Featured in The New York Times

by Chuck Roper 7. April 2014 09:05

 

In a recent New York Times "WHAT YOU GET" article by Mike Powell, our authentic replica of a 1750 Connecticut farmhouse in Wildwood, Missouri was featured in the $1,000,000 category. The New York Times searches nationwide to find unique properties to profile and we are delighted they elected to feature this distinguished LuxuryCollection residence. The property is listed by James L. Manion and Barbara Wulfing. The article follows:



WHAT: A five-bedroom four-bath saltbox

HOW MUCH: $995,000

SIZE: 3,593 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $277


SETTING: Wildwood is a city of about 36,000 people 30 minutes by car from downtown St. Louis. This house is on a winding, forested road within a few miles from three state parks and preserves, including one along the Missouri River. The area is hilly, according to the listing agent; lots are zoned for three acres or more.

INDOORS: The two-story house, a reproduction of a 1750s saltbox, was completed in 1981. Period details include reclaimed wood floors, low ceilings with exposed beams, hand planed wall paneling and hand-blown windows. Even the nails we restruck by hand to give the appearance of age.

In addition to formal living and dining rooms, there’s a family room with a pitched ceiling. All three rooms have brick, wood-burning fireplaces. There’s also a library, and a sitting room with doors opening to a stone terrace, one of three on the property. Kitchen appliances and surfaces include a Jenn-Air range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, copper counters and double ceramic sinks.


There are two bedrooms on the first floor, including the master, which has a brick fireplace. The other two bedrooms are upstairs.

OUTDOOR SPACE: The property is a little over nine acres. The front was landscaped so as to attract wildlife, with pathways weaving through tall grass. Behind the house, the property slopes onto a valley.


For more details, a link to the property page is furnished:


http://www.janetmcafee.com/property/-Wildwood-MO-63005/MARIS/12028040/luxury

 

 

 

 

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Distinctive Property: 40 Auburndale Drive

by Chuck Roper 24. March 2014 07:30

On February 28th of this year the Ladue News featured an article on 40 Auburndale Drive.  Below you will find the wonderful article, written by Blaise Hart-Schmidt, and some of the great photos of this home.

ONLY 10 YEARS OLD, THIS SECLUDED AND beautifully landscaped home offers an open floor plan and 6,200 square feet. The fireplace in the 2-story living room provides the picture perfect backdrop for family portraits. The main floor also includes a separate dining room and office with built-in shelves. The beautiful kitchen features a breakfast room and counter, center island and stainless steel appliances, all overlooking a hearth room with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Retreat to the first floor master suite, with a whirlpool, vanities, large walk-in closet and huge shower with body sprays.  Three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, a recreation room and bonus room make up the second half of the house.  Guests, in-laws, nannies and teenagers will enjoy the privacy afforded by the attached guest quarters, which includes two bedrooms, a full bath, kitchen, living room and dining area. You’ll love the convenience of the 3-car garage, first floor utilities, full basement and circular drive.

This 6-bedroom, 5-full and 1-half bathroom home in Creve Coeur is listed for $1.299 million.           

For more information on Barbara Wulfing and this listing visit:  http://www.janetmcafee.com/property/40-Auburndale-Drive-Creve-Coeur-MO-63141/MARIS/13033785/

 


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