This five-story regal home takes the term creature comfort to a whole new level. It’s 25,834 square feet of luxury living in 31 rooms, including a lower-level basketball/racquetball court, fitness center, sauna and tanning salon. A six-car garage, accessed from the gated courtyard, has one bay with a full car wash and two bays with marble floors for a show car collection. There’s a separate recreation vehicle/golf cart garage and a garden room. There’s a woodwork shop with a built-in dust extraction system, hobby room with a paint booth, and of course, a family game room and a movie theater.
No need to walk up and down five flights of stairs to the five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms if you don’t want to; there’s a 15-person commercial elevator with front and rear doors that stops at each level.
The home’s grand entrance features a gold-domed foyer with a 1000-piece crystal chandelier and custom carpeted dual staircase, with a view of the grand piano in the Music Room. From the one-of-a-kind French Renaissance décor in the Dining Room to the spacious Kitchen with custom Neff burl-inlay cabinets, high-end appliances and full Cook’s Library, the entire home speaks of opulence and wide-ranging amenities. But first and foremost, it’s a family home.
The original homeowners and designers were Gerry and Wendy Chastelet. They say that some of the most enjoyable moments they’ve spent in this house are in the gourmet kitchen, as well as the hobby, fitness, and workspaces, and in the cozy second floor library "where you can curl up with a good book on a cold wintery night," says Wendy.
“Our son’s bedroom with the built-in gaming loft was always a big hit for he and his friends during his high school years,” she adds.
And, as one of their hobbies was power boat racing, there is a huge lower-level boat bay that's 18.25 feet by 87.5 feet with an automatic roll-up door opening that's 15.6 feet wide and 14 feet high.
The home, at #1 Upper Whitmoor in Weldon Spring, is listed by Susan Brewer Service First Real Estate for 3.59 million dollars. “Every room offers something that's breathtaking," says Susan.
The home is situated on seven acres of wooded rolling hills with breathtaking views of the Missouri River Valley, best enjoyed by taking the stairs in the library to the cupola offering a 30+ mile panoramic vista.
The opulence continues with a generous use of marble, granite and imported onyx floors, counter tops and seven fireplace mantles.
There is an extensive use of cherry wood in multiple libraries/dens and display areas, featuring custom-designed cabinetry throughout.
The second-level private wing includes the Main Suite with a large dressing room, Grand Bath equipped with a fireplace, electronic blinds, slide-out (hidden) retractable TV, custom closet cabinetry, large onyx island, revolving clothes rack, luggage closet, crystal chandeliers, extra-large tub and shower with multiple massaging shower heads.
One of the bedroom suites features a loft with a gaming area.
And there’s an apartment above the carriage house with a private elevator entrance that would be perfect for a nanny or guests. It has separate living and sleeping quarters, a kitchenette, a large bathroom with oversized walk-in shower, and a laundry room.
Built in 2010, the home’s construction was aimed at being as energy-efficient as possible, including cost- efficient geothermal heating and air conditioning in all living spaces, garages and lower level. It has 20 individual room/zone controlled electronic thermostats. Not to mention the extensive safety and security features, as well numerous smart-home elements such as the Creston home automation system with whole house computer-controlled lighting. So, in addition to being a work of art, this home includes the best of modern technology.