The home at 6123 Moss Side Lane has a nice front elevation with a brick-edged driveway and beautiful landscaping that make for a warm, inviting look. But step through the double entry doors and you’ll find yourself in an absolutely stunning residence, far larger than the front elevation reveals.

It’s a French masterpiece where design meets function in an easy, relaxing way. With quality materials and craftsmanship at every turn, the home is geared to a comfortable lifestyle, whether it’s entertaining a hundred guests or more, or just unwinding in a warm family retreat.

With sack-finished brick walls, massive antique beams and Old St. Louis brick floors, this home delivers a timeless feel and a safe haven from the cares of life.

Slate floors begin just inside the double entry doors and continue into the outdoor living room, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor dining room. Old St. Louis bricks take over at the end of the outdoor kitchen and surround the courtyard pool. Splashing waterfalls pour into the pool, causing the soothing sounds of water to echo throughout the interior courtyard. The home has several other private courtyard retreats, each with its own personality and charm.

“The whole house is just so classic,” said Mary Kay Brown, the agent marketing the home. The home has 10-foot interior cypress doors, coved crown molding and the tallest baseboards I’ve seen. Carpenters, masons and all the other craftsmen did an outstanding job here. There are five HVAC units, a security and camera system, and a whole-home generator, Brown said, adding the home also has “smart home” technology.

The home’s main living spaces include the living room and an informal dining room just inside the courtyard doors. The living room has a wide stone fireplace and is floored in wide planks of exquisitely-finished heart pine.

There are huge windows everywhere, allowing in lots of natural light. Exposed beams frame entryways, and upscale fixtures are perfect accents inside this home. A long butler’s pantry separating the kitchen from the informal dining room has a hammered copper sink, a tall wine refrigerator and an icemaker. But if you really like wine, you’ll be crazy about the wine cellar, a tall chilled room with shelving for 1,500 of your favorite bottles.

The kitchen has a 3cm granite island and countertops, Old St. Louis brick floors, a huge Thermadore refrigerator and a 6-burner Wolf commercial cooktop below a pot-filler in travertine backsplashes under a custom copper hood. Painted cabinetry reaches all the way up to the ceiling.

The master suite, meanwhile, is a private sanctuary designed for ultimate relaxation. More 10-foot cypress doors open to the bedroom, floored in heart pine. Coved crown molding tops big windows that allow views onto the pool courtyard.

The master bath is opulent, with a centerpiece whirlpool tub below a gas-log fireplace. A 10-foot-long shower has a half-dozen water sources for the ultimate morning wakeup. Then there are the master closets…three in all. Two are designed as regular closets and the third is more like a closet room at 23 x 15 feet, with windows, a private bath and a television.

Some homes find it hard to create a warm feeling when they approach 5,000 or more square feet of living space. Not this one. It’s a wonderfully warm and inviting residence centrally located in a great part of town.

About this Home

Address:

6123 Moss Side Lane

Lot size:

88 x 215 x 97 x 195 feet

Living area:

4,763 square feet

Bedrooms:

Four

Baths:

Three full, two partial

Price:

$1,547,000

Marketing agent:

Mary Kay Brown

C.J. Brown Realtors

Contact phone:

225-279-1210