Built in the style of Louis IV this fine French manse (7064 sq. ft) is a star performer in the firmament of fine homes in the City of St. Louis. Built by an attorney in 1920, Morton Jourdan and his wife employed the architectural firm then known as Maritz, Young & Dusard. For this house the architects received the accolade Best House of the Year. It has long enjoyed its stellar reputation as the prettiest house on the boulevard facing Forest Park. Beautifully sited just six houses east of Skinker near Washington University it is on a very deep lot. Well protected from traffic it has all the comforts possible including both a pool and tennis court. There is a lovely pool house and a sheltered brick terrace which offers privacy and parterres and select plantings. Consistently well treated the present owners have sensitively revised and redone this gracious home to put it at the top of all homes on offer.
Here are more photos of the French mansion.