1895 Beaux-Arts William D. Orthwein Mansion in Saint Louis, Missouri (PHOTOS)

1895 Beaux-Arts William D. Orthwein Mansion in Saint Louis, Missouri

SOLD | Built 1895 | 8 Beds | 4.5+ Baths | 12,028 Sq. Ft. | 0.46 Acres
15 Portland Place, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63108

An impressive historic Beaux-Arts dream home with roots dating the late 19th century has sold for an undisclosed amount in Saint Louis, Missouri. The mansion had been on the market for $2.25 million. Designed by architectural firm Widman, Walsh & Boisselier and built in 1895 for William D. Orthwein and Emily H. Thuemler Orthwein, the 12,000 square foot Beaux-Arts residence was later owned by Joseph and Marie Desloge and once served as an entertainment hub in the basement’s original speakeasy during the prohibition era. Meticulously maintained and upgraded for today’s lifestyle, the historical gem retains unparalleled architectural detail, including intricate crown mouldings, coffered and embellished ceilings and impressive woodwork seen throughout. There are three levels of living space, each with a large 10-foot wide hallway, with grand formal rooms such as the panelled study, dining room with original silk walls and fireplace and updated kitchen with coffered ceiling. The grand staircase features stained glass windows and a truly magnificent Waterford crystal chandelier, gifted to the home in the early 1900s from the Waterford family. The second and third floors offer eight spacious bedrooms and four full baths, while the 0.46 property includes a gated backyard oasis with pool and spa, expansive patio and three-car garage. The William D. Orthwein Mansion was on the market for $2.25 million with Tadlock | Brueggemann Real Estate.

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