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500 S. Warson Road, Ladue

from the homeowner | If the current homeowner were to use one word to describe 500 S. Warson Road, it would be “magical.” Nestled on more than eight acres, the property offers lush landscaping and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life—while still only a short walk from the shops, restaurants and amenities Ladue has to offer. “Our family has had a wonderful 38 years here,” she says. “My husband’s grandfather bought the home in the 1950s, and his father gave it to us. It was an amazing gift, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to have lived here.”

What have you enjoyed about the location?
It’s been the ideal place to live in the heart of Ladue. It’s in a very walkable area—you can easily get to Sportsman Park, Schnucks or the ice cream shop. Our kids used to ride their bikes everywhere. They went to MICDS; it was just down the street. The house is right off of Highway 40, but you don’t get any road noise. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. On our first night in the house, I didn’t know how to sleep because it was so quiet!

Tell me about the outdoor spaces.
It’s like living in your own magical forest. No matter which window you look out, there’s a spectacular view. My husband and I loved to sit on the porch with a glass of wine and watch the seasons change. We’d see different kinds of wildlife, from turkeys in the fall to deer running through the snow in winter. It’s very private and wooded. You can take wonderful walks without leaving the property. My husband’s grandfather used to say the price was worth the drive up the driveway alone.

Did you entertain often?
We made so many great memories. For Halloween, we used to create a fake graveyard and have a tractor pull for the kids and their friends. The guesthouse would transform into a spookhouse. It’s a great home for parties or a big family. The dining room is enormous, and we hosted many family dinners. We also held corporate events with up to 500 guests. Our daughter got married here, and before that, my husband’s sister held her wedding at the house as well.

What do you most want the next homeowner to know about the property?
I hope and pray that somebody falls in love with it. All our family wants is for someone to enjoy it like we did. It’s a beautiful family home, and even with five kids, everyone could spread out and have their own space, but it also was comfortable when it was just my husband and me. It has never felt too big or cold. It’s just a cozy, happy place.

from the agent
“The grounds are spectacular. You feel as if you have been transported to the countryside, with some of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen in Ladue.”
-Alex Thornhil

Listing price | $5,995,000
Listing agent | Alex Thornhill
Agency | Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone | 314.239.4993 | 314.725.0009

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