333 Dickson Street, Kirkwood
from the homeowners | After raising a family in this lovely home, its empty-nester owners are ready to start a new chapter elsewhere in town. The 120-year-old, 6,000-square-foot property sits on more than an acre of land and is an ideal spot for indoor and outdoor relaxing and entertaining. It has undergone extensive updates in recent years, and the owner says the home is ready for its next phase with a new family to cherish it. “Our children have moved out, and it’s time for someone to fully enjoy all of the home’s beautiful rooms once again,” she notes.
How does the house strike a balance between traditional and contemporary?
It has beautifully updated rooms including a new kitchen, but it also has wonderful old bones. There are classic features like marble fireplaces but also modern ones like built-in closets and a spa shower in the master suite.
Do you know anything about its history?
We were told it was owned by family members from the old Moon Motor Car Co., an automobile manufacturer that was based in St. Louis a century ago, but we haven’t confirmed that.
What are some of its most relaxing spaces?
We added a lovely pool, and there is a jacuzzi as well. My family also spent a lot of time in the kitchen, which has a new gas fireplace that is cozy and toasty in winter. In warmer weather, we would have dinner outside with friends, enjoy a wine tasting and take an evening swim. I always loved sitting in the little white sun porch off the living room, too.
What is most practical about the home?
I love the fact that everyone can have their privacy in this house because it’s so spacious and solidly built. My husband and I could have guests over at the same time our teenagers did, but we never heard any noise.
What will you remember most about it?
The first time my husband and I walked inside, we just had ‘that feeling;’ we knew it was going to be our house. We easily could imagine our family growing up happily in it. Our children’s friends also have fond feelings about it because it was like a second home to them. So many other things are memorable as well, like stepping inside the front door and seeing the grand staircase. The home has a lot of unique personality.
What is your best holiday memory in the home?
At Thanksgiving and Christmas, we would have relatives over, get out our inherited silver and china, and spend all day in the kitchen cooking and taste-testing before dinner.
from the agent
“Rarely does an important home like this become available in Kirkwood.”
Listing price | $1,890,000
Listing agent | Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone | 314.725.0009 | 314.607.5555
Photos: Reed Radcliffe