Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Reduced: 12858 Nimes Drive in Creve Coeur

Gorgeous Nimes just got better...
The Seller adjusted to $319,900 and did some fresh paint touch-ups for the new Buyer! 

See the full MLS listing HERE, my blog post HERE, and schedule a private appointment at 314.298.5200.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sold: Conway Meadow and Under Contract: Conway Cove

Wowee... it has been a busy past 24 hours!  They say that when one door closes, another one opens and that, quite literally, happens today at US Title!  As I close escrow on lovely Conway Meadows today (a personal venture for my family)...

I open escrow on Conway Cove...


My Buyers just contracted this adorable Chesterfield townhouse after 3 days of negotiation!  3 bedrooms, a whopping 4 bathrooms, living space galore and 3 private outdoor areas just minutes from Faust Park, Chesterfield Amphitheater, and the Chesterfield Valley.  We close escrow in October.  

A warm congratulations A and S!  I am super excited for your fresh start. πŸ’—

Terrific way to welcome Monday, indeed.  The 2018 market has been so kind to me and I am incredibly appreciative.  If you are i
n St. Louis and contemplating a move, the market is still strong and moving.  Let's connect! 





Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just for Fun: Bees vs. Hummingbirds

A sure sign that Fall is around the corner...

The autumnal battle for nectar has begun at Casa de Nenonen!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CLOSED: #4764 Hannover Avenue in 63123

Hannover closed escrow today and there are big plans ahead for this cute 1914 South County brick bungalow foreclosure! A sincere congratulations and THANK YOU to my investor Buyers, the C family! πŸΎπŸ‘πŸŽ‰

In St. Louis and considering an investment property?  Let's connect! 




Saturday, September 8, 2018

In The Kitchen: Harvest Oatmeal recipe

Rain, glorious rain brought lovely Fall temperatures to St. Louis over the last 24 hours.  High of 66 today! As soon as the weather begins to turn, Casa de Nenonen goes into full-on Autumn mode.  Apple season is underway and gorgeous produce has flooded local orchards and markets recently, inspiring a return of one of my favorite breakfast recipes.  Harvest Oatmeal is simple and quick, yet delicious... this recipe is the perfect hearty start to a cooler September day!

🍁 Harvest Oatmea🍁
(serves 4)
1.5 cup apple cider
1/2 cup water
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal (not the quick cook)
1 large apple (or 2 small)- diced (I leave the skin on)
1/4 cup of pecans 
Teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
Dash of Salt 

Bring cider, salt, water, brown sugar, spices, and diced apples to a boil on high.

Bring heat down to medium high and add oatmeal, stirring occasionally.  Cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat, add pecans, stir, and let sit for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon or cinnamon sugar and serve.

NOTE: Oatmeal will thicken as it cools, so if "watery" upon removing from heat, do not fret.

------> See other Nenonen recipes HERE.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Just Listed: 12858 Nimes Drive in Creve Coeur

I am excited to present my newest listing, in the heart of Creve Coeur...
#12858 Nimes boasts a terrific quiet cul-du-sac location just minutes from shopping and Highways 40/270/141 in the  award-winning Parkway North School District...

Golf Lovers- this home is not only 2.6 miles from Bellerive...
With access to the Creve Coeur Golf Course...  
 It has its own private practice putting green in the backyard to work on your swing!

This handsome two-story boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 2300+ sqft of updates. 

Home features: 

A formal living room and separate dining room ideal for entertaining...

A cozy family room with a stunning coffered ceiling and a raised brick hearth flanked by stained glass windows... 


 A stylish updated main floor laundry with barn doors and built-ins galore...
A stylish fully-remodeled half bath...
A sunny eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry and greenhouse window... 

It also features a sliding glass door with access to the charming private backyard patio, ideal for dining al fresco...

Heading upstairs, this home boasts a private Master Suite with a generous walk-in closet and spa bath with an enormous walk-in shower... 

Bedroom 2...

Bedroom 3...

Bedroom 4...
Heading downstairs, this home has a sizable partially-finished basement with a large recreation room and storage galore...

The new Buyer will also enjoy...

  • 2 car garage
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Vinyl tilt-in windows
  • New fixtures
  • Plentiful closets
  • New high-efficiency Rheem HVAC
  • Newer electrical panel, 
  • Basement sump pump
  • Ample basement storage room
  • All appliances included, including the front-load washer and dryer
The popular Somerton Neighborhood is great for walking with sidewalks and a charming stocked pond for exploration...

In addition to award-winning schools and terrific public and private courses for golfers, Creve Coeur offers residents a plethora of services and activities...
This property is being offered for $329,900.  Showings begin on Saturday, 9/8.  See the full MLS listing HERE.

For more information or a private showing, contact Carrie...




Just for Fun: Journey in to Fall at Casa de Nenonen

Thanks to the arrival of the fantasy pumpkins at Trader Joe's... 
I began the process of giving Summer the big "heave-ho" from my garden this week. Tired summer blooms out, mums and pumpkins in! 
My loyal sidekick and project supervisor, Miss Willow, approved.πŸŽƒπŸ‚

TIP:  The fantasy pumpkins at Trader Joe's are an incredible deal at only $6.95 a piece but they DO NOT LAST LONG, friends!  If interested, get there quickly.  My pumpkin topiary almost always stays in tact until after Thanksgiving!  I love their interesting shapes/textures and creamy, warm colors.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

2019 Behr Color of the Year: Blueprint, S470-5

Trend Lovers- Behr Paint just announced their 2019 Color Of The Year...

Blueprint, S470-5.  It is a strong, mid-range blue that is definitely more likable than the trending colors of years past (ahem, Ultra Violet... I am talking to you). These announcements typically foreshadow fashion and home trends for the upcoming year. 

I can see this color being a HUGE hit in home accessories, accent doors, and kitchen islands as blue has been the "belle at the ball" for awhile as it is.  Feeling blue, friends?πŸ’™

Friday, August 31, 2018

5 Fun St. Louis 2018 Labor Day Weekend Happenings


Labor Day Weekend 2018 is here, and what's not to love? It's a chance to slow down and appreciate our "laborers". The kids are off of school, most adults have the long weekend to play, and it is the last "hurrah" before we charge into the cooler weather and slower pace of Fall.

Labor Day Weekend, particularly in St Louis, is always full of amazing family-friendly activities. If you want to get out, hit the city, and do something other than enjoy the last weekend of pool season... the possibilities are endless.

Need help planning your long holiday weekend? Besides a busy game weekend for the Cardinals and the Reds, the opening of the Great Godfrey Corn Maze, and extended hours at the St. Louis Zoo, below are 5 of my favorite St. Louis Labor Day 2018 activities...

Labor Day Parade

September 4 at 9AM

Thousands of local union members will march through downtown St. Louis for the annual Labor Day Parade. An awesome way to kick off the weekend and show your pride /support our local workers.  There will be local bands, drill teams, and a ton of action!

The parade begins at 15th and Olive. It then makes its way down Tucker Street, past St. Louis City Hall and west on Market Street to 15th Street.  Food and celebration follows at Chestnut and Market!

http://www.stlclc.org/tag/st-louis-labor-day-parade/


The Japanese Festival at the Botanical Garden

September 1-3

Each Labor Day weekend, the Missouri Botanical Garden hosts one of the largest and oldest Japanese Festivals in North America. In addition to taking in the beauty of the Botanical Gardens, visitors can enjoy Japanese music, art, dance, food, and entertainment including Origami demonstrations, a traditional tea ceremony, and live Sumo wrestling.

Tickets to the festival are $15 for adults and $5 for children and Garden members.

More info: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/things-to-do/events/signature-events/japanese-festival.aspx

St. Louis Greek Festival in the Central West End


August 31-September 3 
Corner of Forest Park and Kingshighway

If you love authentic Greek food, and who doesn't, than a visit to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is in order for you this weekend for their 101st Annual festival. Enjoy music, dancing and some of the best Greek food you'll find anywhere. Be sure to utilize the free parking in the BJC Parking Garage.

More Info: http://www.sngoc.org/content/welcome-st-louis-greek-festival-2018

Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede's Landing

August 31-Sept 2, 3pm-11pm

The 23rd Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival is a free, outdoor music festival featuring local and nationally known Blues artists that hosts over 60,000 people annually. 65+ musicians perform on three outdoor stages set up throughout the cobble stoned streets of the Landing and four indoor stages. Dozens of local restaurants provide food and drink, and the music is the best around! Amazing way to support our local talent.

$15 admission charge or a 2 day pass for $25

More info: http://bigmuddybluesfestival.com/about/

Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park
August 31-September 2

$5.00 admission

Friday:  5pm - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm.
Sunday: 11am - 4pm.

All within the climate-controlled comfort of the Greensfelder Recreation Center, and with more than 130 juried artists from 20+ states... the Art Fair at Queeny Park is one of the most reputable, longest-running art fairs in the bi-state region.

More info: http://www.artfairatqueenypark.com/ 

Event flyer with a $1 coupon for admission: 
http://www.artfairatqueenypark.com/PDF_files/Fall-2018-$1Off_Coupon.pdf