772 River Hills Drive
The old real estate adage ‘Location, location, location’ may be cliché, but it’s undeniably true. Whether you’re looking for sleek, urban living or a cozy, rural lifestyle, where your house is makes all the difference. Lacie Ehrhart and her family fell in love with their home in Fenton even before walking through the front door.
What attracted you to the house?
Lacie Ehrhart | Definitely the property. The house sits on about three-quarters of an acre, and my favorite thing overall is the outdoor space with wildlife, trees and beautiful views. We’re surrounded by pretty substantial woods, and there is gorgeous ornamental landscaping. The beautiful interior and all of the amenities are great, too.
How do you use your outdoor space?
LE | We have three outdoor spaces: a patio off the walk-out basement, an outdoor kitchen and a second-floor balcony that overlooks the Old Towne Fenton and Gravois Bluffs area. We love to entertain, and having a kitchen outside is excellent for that. We have hosted a lot of barbecues and parties for our son. The amount of outdoor space makes it easy to accommodate all of our friends and family. It’s always enjoyable bringing everyone together. The balcony has a fireplace, and in autumn, it’s wonderful to sit out there with a glass of wine and watch the wildlife.
What is the neighborhood like?
LE | It’s excellent. There are a lot of beautiful homes by different builders, so each has its own unique style. The area has tons of green space, and it’s wonderful to walk around. Living here is like being in an exclusive, secluded area, but it’s also very accessible to the highway.
Have you renovated any spaces?
LE | We’ve done a little bit. We added a flagstone walkway in the backyard so you can walk from the drive to the patio, and we did some additional landscaping. The original carpet was kind of itchy, so we updated it with something much more plush. We also added Surround Sound, which is especially useful in the basement where we have a theater room.
How would you describe your design style?
LE | I’d say it’s contemporary.
What is your favorite room in the house?
LE | The library. It has beautiful wood paneling with French doors and huge windows. I love being in there to read or just look outside. The wild turkeys like to peep in the windows!
listing price | $969,000
listing agent | Irene Pappas Edwards
agency | Coldwell Banker Premier Group