Let's Get Real

Let’s Get Real: Dawn Griffin

dawn griffin | redkey realty leaders

Are you a native St. Louisan?
I grew up in Union, Missouri, but moved to St. Louis in 1994.

What are some of the best things about this city?
St. Louis is very affordable. There are so many free amenities like parks, museums and the zoo. It’s a lot of fun with kids. Plus, the restaurant scene is really impressive.

What is your favorite room in your house?
We have an open floor plan, so our kitchen opens to a playroom on one side and formal dining room on the other. That part of the house is my favorite. The kitchen is very bright and active

If you could have your dream home, where would it be, and what would it look like?
My dream home would be on a lake with indoor/outdoor living and great spaces for entertaining. A really large, lakeside deck would be the perfect place to gather. The home would be very modern with a lot of floor-to-ceiling windows.

Where do you like to vacation?
Everywhere. We always like to go to new places and rarely return to a city we’ve already visited. We just like to explore different parts of the world.

What do you like to do in your leisure time?
Read. Most of the time, my life is just go, go, go. So when I have downtime, I read all kinds of things: fiction, nonfiction and even The National Enquirer—anything and everything!

If this weren’t your profession, what else might you have done?
I would have been a restaurateur or maybe a computer programmer. My dream is to run an active farm that hosts dinners.

What is your favorite movie/book?
I’ll go with The Lord of the Rings movies. I love epics and their neverending stories. I would love to sit down on a winter day and watch every one of the movies from beginning to end. That would be more than 9 hours in front of the TV. It would be great!