T&S Home: 5 Chateau Oaks
No matter the angle, this spacious home creates striking views. The stately, 8,300-square-foot property, designed in the mid-1920s by Maritz & Young, is set on almost two beautifully landscaped acres. Agent Joan Schnoebelen of Laura McCarthy Real Estate says captivating interior spaces, lush landscaping and other luxurious details make it a prime spot for entertaining and family enjoyment. “You could get lost in your own paradise here,” she says.
What are the home’s most intriguing features?
Joan Schnoebelen| There is a romantic entryway with curved staircase that opens to the second floor, and a living room lined with French doors that connect to the terrace. The master bedroom is fit for royalty, with a vaulted wood ceiling, adjoining dressing room, his-and-hers closets and a spectacular bath. Everything is faithful to the details of a European country retreat and the iconic qualities of a Maritz & Young home.
What is the neighborhood like?
It’s a prime Ladue location within walking distance of MICDS and Rodes Park. The house is tucked away on a private street surrounded by other magnificent homes. There’s convenient access to Conway Elementary and Ladue middle and high schools, as well as the Ladue Marketplace and Plaza Frontenac shopping centers.
How would you describe the home’s architectural style?
It was designed in the French Norman style by nationally renowned architects. It is primarily stone and masonry with many unique exterior and interior details. The home has been expanded by the current owners with meticulous faithfulness to the original design and quality. They installed an elevator and constructed a guest house and pool house around the beautiful swimming pool.
Any interesting facts about the property?
Only four families have owned it in nearly 100 years. The original owner was Arnold Stifel, son of the Stifel investment firm founder.
Does the home lend itself to guests?
There’s no better house for entertaining, especially outdoors! Main-floor rooms open out to stone patios with landscaping and walkways, creating lots of interesting spaces for guests to stroll. Retractable awnings provide shade and cover when needed, and they enhance the charm of the garden. Walkways surround the patios and lead to the pool and grounds so the party can move around, indoors or out.
Describe the outdoor space.
The home is located on an extremely private, 1.8-acre setting with established gardens and landscaping, and the plantings are very manageable.
listing price | $2,950,000
listing agents | Joan Schnoebelen & Megan Rowe
agency | Laura McCarthy Real Estate