Architect Greg Roberts used lots of old brick and wood in the smooth, flowing layout he designed for the home at 2702 Tradition Ave. in University Club Plantation. Spectacular slate and brick outdoor spaces out back along the Eighth Fairway make this Country French residence ideal for entertaining. The agent marketing the home says it’s “one of the nicest homes” in University Club.

Now Ruthie Golden with Pro Sold Realty might be a bit biased in that assessment, but after you walk through this beautiful home, you can’t blame her. It’s a gem in a treasure chest of beautiful homes collectively known as University Club Plantation. In fact, Golden plans to keep the home open this afternoon so visitors can see for themselves.

The custom home sits tall on a big corner lot on Tradition Avenue at its intersection with University Club Drive, the subdivision’s main thoroughfare. Copper gutters and flower boxes are above the circle drive that drops guests off at the slate entrance to the home.

The layout of the home takes great advantage of the corner lot, with an expansive slate and brick outdoor space out back. Included is a wide brick porch, a gunite pool with a spa waterfall, an outdoor kitchen, an arbor overlooking the golf course, a covered outdoor game pavilion and bar, an outdoor living room with a masonry fireplace, a basketball court with netting, and a brick fire pit for cold winter nights upcoming. Brick and iron surround the entire private paradise in back, and an additional green space for Fido is on the left side.

Inside, the home is as warm as apple pie fresh from the oven. Old St. Louis Bricks and old pine cover the floors downstairs. Arched brick walls and exposed cypress beams on pine plank ceilings keep the atmosphere cozy and comfortable in the large downstairs rooms.

A beveled-edge granite island sits below an 8-light fixture in the kitchen, which along with the breakfast room and keeping room will be where the family gathers. The kitchen’s floor comes from old brick buildings in St. Louis, and a stainless appliance package includes a big SubZero refrigerator, a 6-burner gas Dacor cook top and double wall ovens. The backsplashes are tumbled stone and the cabinetry is beautifully faux-finished.

The breakfast room is alongside French doors that angle out to the courtyard, and the keeping room has a masonry fireplace with built-ins on both sides. A tall Thermador wine refrigerator with 14 shelves keeps the wine ready for company. A butler’s pantry separates the kitchen from the formal dining room, and a separate butler’s bar is between the kitchen and the living room, where the brick and slate courtyard is revealed through a wall of windows and doors.

The bedroom in the front part of the home is currently being used as a home office, and a Hollywood bath connects it to bedroom No. 2. Upstairs, there’s a big media room at the landing and two more bedrooms joined by another Hollywood bath.

The master suite offers great views out back, and a sitting area with more built-in shelving. A big corner whirlpool tub is the highlight of the wallpapered master bath, which has dark cherry cabinets in columns above and below the dual marble vanities. The walk-in shower has a rain head, and the single master closet is large, with plenty of shelving and hanging space.

Million-dollar homes are usually seen by appointment only, so don’t miss your chance to see this beautiful offering in University Club. It will be open today from 2-5 p.m.


Address: 2702 Tradition Ave.

Lot size: 130 x 210 feet (corner lot)

Living area: 4,349 square feet

Bedrooms: Five (including office)

Baths: Three full, one partial

Price: $1,099,000

Marketing agent: Ruthie Golden,

Pro Sold Realty

Contact phone: 225-413-8594