Filed under: Estates
I recently took a class in rug appraisal and it was the placement of large, obviously antique rugs over expansive wooden floors that attracted me to today's estate in St. Louis, Missouri. With nearly 13,000 square feet of total space, that's a lot of rugs. The home gets its inspiration from late 17th century English domestic architecture. The manor style home is on a nearly two acre lot that includes tennis courts, a swimming pool and a carriage house with space for four vehicles and guest or staff quarters.
The main home has an impressive 47 ft long entry hall that extends fully through the house from the front to rear. The home is full of dark wood paneling and has a large carved staircase. Other period details include ornate plasterwork, leaded windows, and front and rear entry stonework. The home has a library, living room, dining room, office butler's pantry and kitchen as well as a side entry gallery. The second and third floors feature bedrooms and dressing rooms and the third floor has a large playroom. This home is listed at $2.35 million.
Gallery: Portland Place