For Sale: A Beaux Arts Masterpiece Beautifully Preserved In St. Louis
Located in the still-desirable Westmoreland Place neighborhood, the location of the house was ideal: just across from Forest Park, the site of the upcoming fair. The average sale price of a single-family house in St. Louis is $350,000. "It is one of the rare intact neighborhoods of substantial late 19th and early 20th century houses. And it has personality! A saying in the West End, where this house is located, is 'Characters welcome.'" A bright and plant-filled sunroomSquare One Pros/Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty A bright and plant-filled sunroom Fortunately for prospective owners who are preservationists and lovers of historic architecture, original elements of the house are largely intact. The current owners, who bought the house in 1996, updated the mechanical systems, installed new HVAC, replaced the roof, restored the basement ballroom and created a new kitchen from three small rooms. The Nabisco Mansion also features seven full and two half baths, a breakfast bar, deck, walk-in closets, hardwood flooring, marble countertops, a private elevator, an artist's studio, outdoor pool, numerous fireplaces, a wet bar, butler's pantry and, surrounding the house, a well-established garden. Bathrooms boast original tiles, fixtures and stained glassSquare One Pros/Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty Bathrooms boast original tiles, fixtures and stained glass The Beaux Arts style, also known as Beaux Arts Classicism, was an American favorite from about 1880 to 1930. At the Nabisco Mansion, concrete, brick, terra cotta and some carved limestone give the illusion of a house entirely constructed of stone.