SOLD | Built c.1899 | 8 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 15,632 Sq. Ft. | 0.63 Acres
Set behind the gates of Saint Louis’ posh historic Westmoreland Place is a spectacular neoclassical mansion with more than 15,600 square feet of floorspace. The historic Edwards Whitaker Residence recently sold for $915,000, it had been on the market for $1,000,000. The historic district consists of both Westmoreland and Portland Place and contains approximately 94 homes in various architecture styles built between c.1890 and c.1960. Built c.1899 for Edwards Whitaker, president of Boatman’s Bank, the mansion includes eight bedrooms, six full and one half bathrooms. The architectural detail and quality of materials, both interior and exterior, is unparalleled and irreplaceable. The limestone façade and bronze entry doors set the tone for what is within. Mahogany panelling and beams, oak linenfold panelling, leaded windows with stained glass, incredible ceiling plasterwork, hand-wrought iron railing along the entry hall staircase, hand-carved fireplace mantels and original lighting fixtures are simply breathtaking. Superb proportions are another hallmark of the interior spaces, particularly as presented in the entry hall with its eye-catching staircase and leaded windows. The property also includes a detached six vehicle garage. There are conflicting documents that name two separate architects as the home designer. According to the listing, it was designed by architect Ernst Janssen and built c.1899. WayMarking.com suggests it was designed by architect James P. Jamieson and built c.1903. We’re unsure which information is accurate so if you have any other supporting websites or documents please share them with us. There aren’t a whole lot of photos to go along with the house but what is included is intriguing! The Edwards Whitaker Residence has been on the market for $1,000,000 with Janet McAfee Real Estate.