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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is the #1 agent in the office & a top-ranked realtor in the St. Louis area.
It was a gorgeous evening in the Central West End last Friday for the McPherson Gallery openings. Live music was on the street and area restaurants provided food at the galleries. The fashionable crowd was out to see the latest exhibits at Houska, Duane Reed and Philip Slein Galleries.
Mark Newport and Beverly Mayeri @ Duane Reed Gallery
BRAND NEW RENOVATION!! COMPLETELY UPDATED brick ranch home with open floor plan in Ladue School District! Over 4,300 sqft of living space. Gracious entry opens to elegant living and formal dining rooms. BRAND NEW KITCHEN boasts granite counters and backsplashes, espresso cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Kitchen opens to family room with show-stopping stone fireplace. All FIVE NEW BATHS have granite counters and exquisite tile. Romantic master suite includes sitting area, French doors leading to private patio, double vanity bath with Jacuzzi tub and tile shower, and walk-in closet. Gleaming hardwood floors. New oversized main floor laundry with custom built-ins. Beautifully finished walk-out lower level features large family room with full bar, half bath, AND luxurious bedroom suite with sitting area, full bath, and walk-in closet. Spectacular mid-century architecture. Incredible workmanship throughout. Everything has been done for you and is ready for your immediate occupancy! $799,000
Four bedroom, two-story renovated contemporary charmer on gorgeous 1.2-acre wooded lot with approximately 3,600 SF of living space including finished lower level, and backed by the Home Protection Plan for the buyer. You will enjoy the stunning newer granite custom kitchen, the master suite with sitting area and built-ins, and newer master bathroom with walk-in tiled shower, double Kohler vanities, skylight and two walk-in closets. Notice the updated hall bathroom, the main level terrazzo floors, security system, sprinkler system, two-car garage and two-car carport, two zones HVAC and lower level with rec room, half bath, and work/hobby area. Convenient to highways, hospitals. Restaurants, with both public and several private schools nearby. You will love it—this is home! $625,000
Listed by Steve Mathes, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, 314-993-8000
If you want expansive views of the Meramec Valley & a historic home- River Craig Mansion is for you! Built in 1880 by Augustus Alexander, this is a very special 3-acre Wildwood property. Gently updated & renovated over the years. Pillars surround the gracious porches that cover 3 sides of the home. The 3-story home is built of limestone and maintains the original historic features: stone mosaic entry foyer floor, pecan & oak flooring, grand staircase and limestone fireplaces. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets & Quartz countertops. The Master Bedroom Suite features lovely views & a limestone fireplace. Two more bedrooms, hall bath & office/library are on the 2nd floor. The 4th & 5th Bedrooms are on the 3rd fl with another full bath. 4 car garage. Gazebo. 5 minutes to 44.
Beverly Mayeri is a studio artist living in the Bay Area with over 30 years experience as an established ceramic sculptor. She earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in sculpture at San Francisco State University.
Mayeri works with refined and elegant heads and figures often using meticulously patterned details that allude to the inner life of emotions, thoughts and human frailties. The pieces are painted in washes of acrylic paint. Mayeri’s figures “evoke a richly complicated human presence,”and often “bridge the psychological, the political and the sensuous within one hybrid form.” Her work has been shown extensively in numerous museums and galleries, and is included in many public and private collections. She has received 2 NEA grants, and a Virginia Groot Grant, and has lectured and taught many workshops throughout the U.S.
Mark Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Newport’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. His work has been recognized with grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council.
Inspired by the the heroes, toys, and action figures of his youth, Newport challenges “The Hero” ideals by hand knitting replica costumes as well as the suits of heroes of his own invention. These costumes combine their heroic, protective, ultra masculine, yet vulnerable personas with the protective gestures of his mother – hand knit sweaters meant to keep a child safe and warm. The costumes are life-size wearable objects that hang limply on hangers, deflating the standard muscular form of the hero and offering the space for someone to imagine themselves wearing the costume, becoming the hero. The doll-like figures that accompany these costumes raise the relationship between childhood play and adulthood, between toy and figurative sculpture, and between how our ideals about the body clash with the real and the possible. His work offers narratives of the popular personal hero through a contemporary textile outlet.
I love this idea of drilling holes in your fence and sticking marbles in the holes to catch the light. HERE are some other ideas on how to make your yard cool this summer. Some of them seem a little far-fetched.
Super cute and stylish historic home. 2.5 stories on a double lot. Many updates throughout. First floor includes a gracious foyer, large living room, 1 full bath and state of the art kitchen with granite countertops, all newer stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Natural woodwork highlights this home. On the second floor you will find 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths, including a large master suite with a contemporary master bath. The third floor has 2 rooms that can be used as additional bedrooms or office space. Both 3rd floor rooms are equipped with sinks with the ability to add another full bathroom. The heating and cooling has been replaced with high efficiency forced air. The entire home has been re-wired and all of the knob-and-tube has been taken out. The fenced backyard has a lovely deck and is perfect for entertaining. Walk to the restaurants on Grand and the Compton Heights establishments like The Shaved Duck. Yum!
Open Tues., April 8th 11-1 PM
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-555, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh the Entertaining you could do!!!! This Open, Bright, Contemporary home is not for the Cleavers! This 'sexy" pad is one to make the likes of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and Frank Lloyd Wright Proud! This Custom Built, Brick home comes complete with quality woodwork/trim, contemporary kitchen with new stainless Fisher & Paytel Appliances, SMART lighting throughout, highlighting it's remarkable architectural features, High-end Marble everywhere and a lower level filled with Natural Daylight! Lower level even has a FULL bath making it an easy option for in-law quarters, teens space or the ULTIMATE MAN CAVE! There's Garage space for both your cars, the boat and your Motorcycle STILL leaving room for your workshop/hobby space. Outside: is low-maintenance landscaping and very private, custom stone-patio also great for entertaining and BEGGING for a Hot-tub! Located in a very desirable, quiet little cul-de-sac of custom, beautiful homes. Convenient to 270 & Shopping.
Listed by Spencer Talbott, Red Key Realty, 636-485-5495
Sprawling ranch mid-century modern on a quiet cul-de-sac. Very open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Refinished hardwood floors throughout - carpet in family room. Newer thermal windows. Large yard with patio and additional private secluded patio. Updated baths with handsome tile work and upscale shower doors and fixtures. Updated kitchen with newer hardwood floors, solid surface counter tops appliances and fixtures. Unique projection screen and movie motif in spacious lower level -- great for entertaining fun! Work/hobby room, Cedar closet. Walkout LL. Rear entry garage. Ladue Schools. Convenient location close to airport, parks, Clayton Showings begin Sunday April 6th - Open House - 1-3pm $400,000
Listed by Diane Patershuk, Prudential Alliance, 314-477-7673
Located on a private 1.6 acre lot is an exceptional contemporary home designed by Frank Welch of Dallas. The centerpiece of the home is the Living Room with soaring ceilings and expansive windows that look out onto a golf course. This is an ideal place to showcase your art collection. 1st floor master bedroom suite includes a private deck and easy access to an indoor pool. The master bath includes a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, sauna, dual vanities and two walk-in closets. Two bedrooms are in the Lower level- each with their own adjoining bathroom. There is an upper loft area that is used as an office. An elevator serves all levels of the house. 2 car garage.
Check out some cool happenings as reported by The Landmarks Association:
Hey folks, there are two interesting events coming up at the Chatillon-DeMenil House:
Tonight (Thursday, April 3) in the newly renovated carriage house, Scott Bighorse, Principal Chief of the Osage Nation and other members of a delegation (in town this week for a series of special events with STL250) will discuss the interconnections between the Osage and early French settlers. The Chatillons and the DeMenils both had family connections among the Osage—come meet the relatives! Doors will open at 6:30; Chief Bighorse's talk starts at 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
This Saturday, the grounds of the DeMenil will be transformed into a 1770s fur trapper encampment with demonstrations, storytelling, children's activities, displays, and more. Guests will get a chance to interact, ask questions and learn about the tools, animal traps, trade goods and weaponry of the Fur Trade era. In addition, there will be a lecture in our newly renovated Carriage House at 1:30 pm on the history of the Fur Trade from its beginnings to the rise of the silk top hat. The free event takes place from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. This will be a fun event for the whole family, so bring them down!
Also, stay tuned for Landmarks’ spring newsletter which is almost complete. We have a lot of great events and tours coming up and Landmarks members will, as always, have the first opportunity to register.
Yesterday I went through a listing of one of my fellow Sotheby's agents with an out-of-town Buyer. This CWE condo is gorgeous....large....open...Great association pool and a tennis court! All in the CWE at The Oxford. You have to love the write up the listing agent put together:
Like all enchantresses, this beauty will leave you breathless. Rivaling the set of a Woody Allen movie, this structure tells it's own story and will be the perfect back drop to an amazing life. There is no more noble building in our fair city. Grand architecture, open elevators of brass and steel, mosaic tile and wide staircases deliver you home. Enter a grand foyer to begin your tour. Relaxed, spacious living room offers charm and positive energy where the fireplace and built-ins are highlights. Rejuvenate in the adjoining perpetually sunny enclosed porch. Ideal for afternoon tea! The dining room has a gentlemen's club graciousness which inspires lingering evenings. The kitchen was updated several years back, is fresh, perfectly synchronized for cooking together and sharing a glass of wine. Large bedrooms with ample closets and 2 immaculate baths allow intimacy and or privacy. En-suite Laundry. Pool, Cabana, tennis, and secured parking make this the perfect Urban Club Med! Park side.
Listed by Jeff Warner and Sam Hall, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty 314-725-0009
Jaime Mowers, reporter for the Webster-Kirkwood Times, has written an insightful article that we thought you would enjoy. Click on the link above to read it.
Annual Frank Lloyd Wright Lecture Free at SLAM
Date: April 30, 2014 6:30 p.m. Location: Saint Louis Art Museum, The Farrell Auditorium Fees: Free and open to the public. Free tickets may be picked up in advance at the Saint Louis Art Museums Information Centers or at the door at the event.
Saving the Most Important Modernist House in Cincinnati
Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Founder and Chair of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and Paul Muller, AIA, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, will speak about saving the 1938 Rauh House, a modernist landmark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The house is the residential masterpiece of architect John Becker, who attended Washington University Architecture School with I. E. Millstone and Charles Eames.
The speakers will tell the story of how the house, Mrs. Pulitzers childhood home, was brought from near destruction to pristine condition.
Presented with support from the Regional Arts Commission.
Acclaimed St. Louis Musician Pokey LaFarge to Celebrate His Midwestern Roots and Frank Lloyd Wrights Birthday at FLWHEP
Date: June 8, 2014 2:00-5:00 p.m. Location: Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park will celebrate Mr. Wrights 147th birthday with a benefit party, Midwestern Originals, on Sunday, June 8, on the grounds of Ebsworth Park.
The event will feature a concert at 3:00 p.m. by acclaimed musician Pokey LaFarge, whose creative mix of early jazz, country blues and western swing has put him at the forefront of American music. Pokey LaFarge, like Frank Lloyd Wright, hails from the Midwest and is dedicated to an art form that reflects his American roots. At just 30 years old, Pokey performs worldwide and has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion, The Late Show with David Letterman and HBOs Boardwalk Empire.
Guests will be invited to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park; view an exhibit of woodcuts, lithographs and paintings by Midwestern artists; and savor Midwestern party fare, wine, beer, gelato and birthday cake in honor of Mr. Wrights birthday.
The party is a benefit to raise funds for projects and programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park. Event Chairmen are Debra Hollingsworth, Mark Stacye and Ted Wight. Jane Gleason is Honorary Chairman.
Individual tickets are $125. To make a reservation, please call 314-822-8359 or email@example.com.
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Mailing Address: 40 Upper Ladue Road St. Louis, Missouri 63124 314-822-8359 firstname.lastname@example.org
This unique home was custom-designed and features a brick and cedar exterior and a separate two car garage. You'll enjoy the convenience and accessibility of one-floor living, with main floor laundry, wide halls, and doorways that make the home completely wheelchair accessible. As soon as you enter the front door, you'll be wowed by the open, modern feel to the home. A spacious living room with a wet bar, fireplace, and built in bookcases welcomes you! Get ready to entertain in the dining room which opens to a paved patio enclosed by a low brick wall for privacy from the street. The updated eat-in kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, Corian counter tops, and beautiful pendant lights. The master suite has two walk-in closets, a double vanity, separate water closet, shower, and whirlpool tub. Two more large bedrooms and a full bathroom round out the space. Pride of ownership shows! You'll love the peace and serenity of being tucked away on a quiet, dead-end street in the heart of Kirkwood!
Listed by David Nations, Keller Williams, 314-775-2707
Located close to Kirkwood's Savoy District- click HERE for some pics
Saturday I went to Juniper on Boyle in the CWE for the first time. The highlights of my meal were the hush puppies, Brussel Sprout Salad and the Shrimp Toast appy. My Shrimp and Grits were good, though I am spoiled from dining on them in New Orleans at various restaurants.
You will love this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home with a finished basement. Living Room with a gracious gas fireplace and an adjoining sunroom. Separate Dining Room. Updated, eat-in kitchen with white cabinets. Great closet space. Large, fenced, level backyard. Newer energy-efficient windows. Lovely hardwood floors throughout the house. Finished lower level. 1 car garage. Newer furnace and AC. This charming home is located so close to everything, Clayton, Ladue, The Galleria, Schnuck's, the airport and has easy access to 170.
"Intimate" March 21—May 10 Please join us for an Opening Reception, Friday, March 21, 6-8pm
Claudia DeMonte, "Female Fetish: Open-toe Shoe," 2009 pewter and brass on wood 5 1/2" x 9" x 3"
Atrium Gallery presents "Intimate," a group exhibition featuring new work by:
Claudia DeMonte Julia Fernandez-Pol Michael Marshall Annette Morriss Steven Sorman Katy Stone Elizabeth Thach
Presented will be specific groupings of small works creating opportunities for an intimate encounter with viewers. The focus will be on the dynamic quality of close viewing of small, very precious works from each of the seven artists. Included will be both two and three dimensional works, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces.
The exhibition opens March 21 with a reception from 6—8 p.m. and runs through May 10.
Wonderful Mid-century (MCM) home in the popular Delprice neighborhood. 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Light and bright. Large Living Room that opens to the Dining Room. Cool, coved ceilings. Good-sized Eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and access to the patio. Family room with retro, wood-burning fireplace. Nice large closets with custom built-ins. 1 car garage. Charming patio. In-ground sprinkler system. Partially finished basement with high ceilings. Newer windows throughout the home. Close to everything: Clayton, Ladue and 10 minutes to the airport. 1,766 sq feet