45 Aberdeen Place, Clayton
from the homeowners | When the current owners of 45 Aberdeen Place relocated from Godfrey, Illinois, they were looking for the perfect location. They wanted to reduce their children’s commute to school and be able to enjoy all St. Louis has to offer. Nestled in Clayton’s Hillcrest neighborhood, they felt this property put them in the middle of everything with access to shops, restaurants, schools and Forest Park—all within walking distance.
What do you like about the neighborhood?
Clayton in general is a wonderful place to live, and this house is in great proximity to wherever you need to go. You’re close to downtown Clayton, and it’s a short walk to all of the shops, restaurants and businesses in the DeMun area. Forest Park is easy to access, and the neighborhood itself is very walkable and lively. It’s nice to feel like you’re in the middle of all that activity. It’s also within walking distance of great schools like Wydown Middle School, Forsyth School, The Wilson School and even Washington University.
Did you have to make any changes to the property?
We finished a few things but nothing major. The design of the house is outstanding as is the physical build quality. There really wasn’t a whole lot for us to improve.
How is the home for entertaining?
It’s outstanding for parties. There’s a nice flow from the front to the back and continuing to the covered deck. There are more intimate spaces that are perfect for small gatherings, and we’ve also had big graduation parties with more than 100 people, which the house accommodated perfectly.
What are the outdoor spaces like?
The deck is a wonderful space to hang out and enjoy your coffee in the morning or entertain friends in the evening. It’s made from Ipé, which is a type of Brazilian hardwood, and it’s surrounded by hornbeam trees. It’s very private; our neighbors call it the tree house because of its secluded, peaceful feel.
Do you have a favorite room?
I hang out in the great room a lot. It’s spacious and comfortable with tons of natural light and easy access to the outdoors.
What do you want the next homeowners to know about the house?
They’re getting a great home in an absolutely amazing neighborhood.
from the agent
“This is the ideal home in Clayton for walkability. Stroll to Forest Park or restaurants and coffee shops in DeMun.”
Listing price | $1,950,000
Listing agent | Ted Wight
Agency | Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone | 314.607.5555 | 314.725.0009
Photos: Reed Radcliffe – Triple R Photography