Monday, June 22, 2015

Under Contract: 1735 Summergate in St. Charles

My Buyer just contracted this handsome 2 story over the weekend.  Building inspection surprise? Fruit on the mature backyard Plum Tree. I am jealous!

This beauty closes in mid-July... learn more about the property HERE.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Just Listed: #14331 Millchester Circle in Chesterfield

Open House this Sunday, June 21, from 11-1.

#14331 Millchester Circle is located in the heart of West County in the reputable Parkway Central School District with Chesterfield amenities galore. This gorgeous 4 bedroom/2 bath sprawling ranch boasts tasteful interior décor on a picturesque lot. 

Home features: a gracious formal living room and separate dining room ideal for entertaining, a main floor family room with parquet floors and a gas-starter wood-burning fireplace, a sunny 18x11 eat-in kitchen with a double pantry and a backyard view, a private Master suite with 2 closets including a large walk-in closet and a fabulous dressing area with double sinks, and an amazing 2000+ sq ft unfinished basement BRIMMING with possibility! 

Complete with a lush fully-fenced yard, 2 car garage, fresh paint, new fixtures, updated flooring, perennial landscaping, and a Seller committed to and diligent about annual maintenance... this home is a complete package! 

Move-in ready with an amazing West County location just 15 minutes from Clayton and the airport. Offered for $274,900.

Request a private tour at 314.298.5275.  See the full MLS listing HERE.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer Recipe: Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

The mild St. Louis summer that we have enjoyed thus far has resulted in a major herb surplus in Casa de Nenonen, most notably basil...

It makes me so happy, I swear.  While I have been busy preserving much of it, I have also been incorporating as much as I possibly can into our late night tiki-lit family dinners on the deck!  

In my opinion, no recipe highlights the superstars of the summer growing season like a simple caprese salad, as the 3 components perfectly compliment and highlight one another.  A caprese is easy to make, requires little prep, and can be presented in numerous ways to accommodate a large party or a creative dinner party take-a-long!

Here is my favorite recipe to doll up my garden tomatoes and basil with a tangy balsamic reduction... Bon Appétit!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Under Contract: #1826 Fairwood Forest in St. Peters

Wow... it was a busy weekend in real estate for me and my clients!  

I got word late last night that my Buyer contracted this adorable brick ranch in St. Peters.  From the private wooded lot adorned with fruit trees to the incredible subdivision play complex with pools and tennis courts... it is the PERFECT match for this adventurous family of 4!   

A HUGE congrats to the H family.  I can't wait for your new beginning in July. Your jealous Realtor wants to come peach and apple picking!  =)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Under Contract: #849 Westgate, 209 in the U City Loop

After less than 2 weeks on the market, #849 Westgate is under contract and closing in July!  Learn more about the property HERE.  A warm congratulations to the B Family! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Homeowners- Pay attention to your curb appeal!

Sellers and Homeowners- when it comes to curb appeal, small changes make a HUGE difference...

A few hostas, garden stones, and annuals? WOW! Amazing before and after, right? 

Envision your space, friends!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Weekend Happenings: Free Jungle Boogie Concert Series at the Zoo

Every Friday Night at the St. Louis Zoo...
... the free Jungle Boogie Concert Series is under way!  Offered every summer and always a HUGE hit with the locals, this weekly event is an inexpensive and family-friendly way to enjoy a warm St. Louis summer evening under the stars in gorgeous Forest Park.

Nitty Gritty:
Friday evenings
5-8 p.m.
Schnuck Family Plaza near the sea lion basin in center of the Zoo.
Admission is free.


May 29: Disco Nites feat. Coco Soul (Disco/Soul)
June 5: My Friend Mike (Top 40/Motown Classics)
June 12: Ticket to the Beatles (Tribute)
June 19: No concert
June 26 : Whiskey Morning (Country/Bluegrass)
July 3:  No concert
July 10: GalaxyRed (Top 40/Classics)
July 17: Griffin and the Gargoyles (Top 40)
July 24: Pennsylvania Slim (Blues/Soul/Swing)
July 31: American Idle (Country/Pop/Variety)
August 7: Push the Limit (Top 40/Motown/Rock)
August 14: Mood Swings (80s)
August 21: Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers (Swing/Jazz/Rhythm)
August 28: Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters (RandB/Funk/Soul)

Find more information about the fun summer offerings at the St. Louis Zoo HERE.  You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Just Listed: #849 Westgate, unit 209 in University City

Cool Urban Loft In the Heart Of The Central Corridor...

#849 Westgate, unit 209 is stylish, fully-updated, and boasts an incredible Delmar Loop location just blocks from some of the most popular establishments in the city, Washington University, Forest Park, and Metrolink. 

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath modern loft features a light-filled open floor plan, rich hardwood floors, all appliances included, and storage galore. The stylish upscale kitchen w/breakfast bar includes ample granite counter tops and abundant cabinet space. Huge master bedroom suite is an ideal retreat with a sunny reading nook and a sizable en suite bath with jet-tub and walk-in closet. 

Additional amenities include in-unit laundry space with stackables INCLUDED, a sexy wall-mounted fireplace, custom shelving in the closets, modern fixtures, freight elevator access, impeccable common areas, 2 gated parking spaces, a secure storage unit, and a private balcony.

Loop Living is a fantastic building with an awesome location. Unit offered for $129,900!  For more information or a private showing, Call Carrie at 314.452.7675, or view the full listing HERE.

Friday, May 22, 2015

4 Fun St. Louis Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Happenings!

Shakespeare Festival: 
Antony And Cleopatra in Forest Park

Nothing says "Summer in St. Louis" like Shakespeare under the stars in gorgeous Forest Park.  Grab a blanket, picnic basket, and the family for a free evening of fun.  Marking 15 years of free, outdoor Shakespearian performances, the Shakespeare Festival's production this year is based on a classic ancient romance, "Antony and Cleopatra."

05.22.15 – 06.14.15
Free, Nightly at 8 PM, except Tuesdays

Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park
5715 Elizabeth Ave
St. Louis MO,

2015 St. Louis County Greek Fest in Town and Country

Whether you're of Greek decent or just love ethnic cuisine, the Greek Fest is a lively environment destination in which you can experience the Greek community's deeply rooted traditions, heritage, and delicious cuisine!

5.22.15 - 5.25.15
Friday-Sunday: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

1755 Des Peres Road

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

What is more beautiful than our Garden at night?  Our garden lit up by brilliant COLOR! Celebrating the Garden's ongoing botanical research in China, 22 all-new sets crafted from silk and steel will once again offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia

5.23.15 - 8.23.15

$22 adults
$11 members
$10 children (ages 3-12)
$5 members' children

Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

43rd Annual Gypsy Caravan at the Family Arena

Junkers, antiquers, and Pinterest fans... welcome to heaven!!  The St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association presents the 43rd annual Gypsy Caravan, one of the largest antique, craft and flea markets in the Midwest. Proceeds support the STL Symphony and Education Concerts that reach and inspire upward of 40,000 students from 1,000 area schools each season.

Monday, 5.25.15
Early Bird (7:00-9:00 AM): $20
General (9:00 AM-5:00 PM): $10
Free at all times for children under age 13.
Peek and Purchase (Sunday, May 24, 2015 5:00-7:00 PM): $30
Exclusive opportunity to shop vendor booths before the general public; includes Early Bird admission on Monday

Discounted admission wristbands* available for purchase at Dierbergs Markets through May 25.

*Early Bird: $17.50; General: $8.50; Peek and Purchase: $27.50

The Family Arena
2002 Arena Parkway
St. Charles MO, 63303

Thursday, May 21, 2015

2 New Client Recommendations on LinkedIn

Happiness is waking up to 2 new client recommendations on LinkedIn...

No one speaks for a Realtor like their past clients and these two ladies (and their families) were an absolute dream to work with!  From the bottom of my heart, thank you Rachael and Kathy. You are not only clients, you are friends. This totally made my morning! =)

Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE or see what some of my other clients have had to say HERE.