I have this fabulous new listing in St. Alban's....a 12,000 sq ft French Chateau perched on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. More information and pictures will be coming, though I wanted to share some images of the French statues that the owners purchased in France and have placed throughout their 15+ acre estate.
This real estate market has me running at a frantic pace, though as they always say, "Make Hay While the Sun Shines!"
I just ran a report for the sales in the St. Louis City and Central West County area including Kirkwood and Webster.....I am #1 with almost $9,000,000 in sales. Congratulations to all of the Top Ten agents for 2013 so far.
I finally went through this wonderful Mid-century Webster Groves home the other day. It really has a lot of potential and I love Webster Park!
Open Sunday, May 19th 1-3 PM
"This unique, Erwin Knoesel designed & Frank Lloyd Wright inspired mid century modern home offers a refreshing alternative to the ordinary! Striking architectural design features define the spacious interior. A dramatic and intricate Japanese Ash wood ceiling emphasized by cove lighting, exposed interior brick walls, & walls of windows, create an atmosphere that flows from the entrance! The LR's massive floor-to-ceiling fireplace is truly a focal point. The separate DR brings the outdoors in w/a beautiful window display. The well-equipped kitchen opens to a screened-in porch. 2 bedrooms showcase wonderful built-ins while a 3rd bedroom is ideal with an atrium door providing access to a sunny porch. The LL w/the 2nd fireplace, currently features many hobby areas & lots more windows. The top level is one large room "up in the trees". This custom home, is on the market for the very first time, & sits on a premiere lot in Webster Park, a National Residential Historic District." $689,500
Listed by Dorcas Dunlop, Prudential Advantage 314-962-1100
On Saturday I had the treat of visiting one of our neighbor's farm up in Pike County. This historic, Civil War era property belongs to a large St. Louis family. It has a lovely main house, guest cottage and a glorious old barn. The views of the Pike County Nobs are exceptional. It was such a pleasant outing and a nice break from the hectic Spring real estate market.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the most fabulous homes in Missouri’s Little Dixie. The Stark Mansion was built in 1869 by the Stark family who introduced many of today’s popular apples like- Golden Delicious. Situated on 86 acres in the rolling hills of Pike County. The mansion has been completely restored and renovated with a meticulous eye for detail. New hardwood floors throughout. Seven gas fireplaces. 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Gorgeous front staircase. Two front parlors with custom European chandeliers. Formal dining room featuring a punka fan from Natchez- one of the only two in the State of Missouri. The property features a brick barn and 2 car garage. New, geo-thermal systems make this showplace economical to heat and cool. The property features a lake, cropland, springs and a creek. Located 1.5 hours north of St. Louis. The sale includes most of the fine contents of this mansion- antique furniture, china, glassware, collectibles and more.
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-607-5555
Read the article below from Houzz. I am still a little confused.....I was always understood that Modern means Contemporary when it was done.....like Mid-century Modern. Contemporary is now!
It is exciting to see what has happened to the old Gateway Mall downtown. Transformed from an 80's mistake to a dynamic space. Check out Lewis Rice's space on the top floor of the office building in the complex!
See more pics of Lewis Rice's space HERE.
I went out to our farm in Pike County today to sign up a fabulous new listing. Very important/ historic property! While there I checked on my apple trees and found them alive with honey bees! I am hoping for a load of apples this Fall. If you remember, last Spring I planted 3 new Stark Bros apple trees to help pollinate the one that has been there 15 years alone.
Last week I popped into Hammer and Hand located in the Marquette Building near Niche. 415 Olive Street. I picked up these two toys that Chris Plaisted found in India. They are quirky and fun. Hammer & Hand specializes in imports with a vintage, antique look.
You have to see this exceptional home before it is sold! It will go quickly! Open 1-3 PM Sun. May 5th
Last night I attended the kickoff party for SLAM (St. Louis Art Museum) Exposed. The party at Scape in the CWE was attended by many of St. Louis' most stylish party goers.
A new summer party
benefitting the Saint Louis Art Museum
that will reveal and expose a side
of your Museum never seen before.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
New East Building and Sculpture Hall
Exclusive Premier Sponsor
Bill Donius and Jay Perez
Jeffrey T. Fort
Stacy and Scott Galt
Laura and Cameron Murray
Last night Gringo was open for business in the CWE at the corner of McPherson and Euclid. I had two tacos: one red snapper and one grilled octopus. The space is lovely with large windows that look out onto all of the fun action of the CWE.
And CWE Artist and Gallery Owner, Charlie Houska with the Owners of Pi and Gringo- Chris Sommers and Frank Uible
Well this is news! The building will be offered for sale. I bet it is a cool structure.
Read more HERE
This is the ultimate in contemporary home that is so hard to find in St. Louis. Built in 2007, this home features everything that a sophisticated buyer is looking for: open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, 10’ ceilings, job-finished maple flooring, expansive windows and cool bathrooms. This all-brick custom home is in walking distance to Clayton. A true work, live, play lifestyle! The professionally-equipped chef's kitchen features 2 islands with Caesarstone counters and top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances: convection oven, steam oven, dishwasher, gas cook top & island vent hood. Thermador 48'' refrigerator. Enormous walk-in pantry. 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a luxurious bath featuring: white marble, dual Duravit vanities/cabinets & separate shower and bath. 2 walk-in closets. 2nd floor washer/dryer. Finished basement with a guest bedroom & full bath. Great backyard with a cool, outdoor fireplace. 2 car garage. Extensive A/V and technology wiring.
Open Sunday, May 5th 1-3 PM
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555 email@example.com
The Belleville Historical Society will sponsor two events in May to recognize the work of architect Charles King. King, a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Architecture, practiced in Belleville from 1949 to 1961 and preferred to design in a Mid-century Modern motif.
On Friday evening, May 3rd from 5:00–8:00, the BHS will host a reception at the Governor French Academy Art Gallery to open a retrospective exhibit of the Belleville architecture of King. The exhibit will remain at Governor French for the entire month of May.
On Saturday, May 11th from 1:00-5:00, the BHS will hold a house tour of the following seven Belleville residences designed by Charles King:
-Mr. and Mrs. George Kloess Residence at 1015 McClintock Avenue built in 1949 and currently owned by Scott and Carol Hathaway.
-William and Minette Farthing Residence at 8221 West Main Street built in 1950 and currently owned by Betty Jones.
-Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rogers Residence at 600 South Missouri Avenue built in 1951 and currently owned by Robert and Robin Howard.
-Irma Hempel Residence at 17 Woodland Court built in 1951 and currently owned by Tom and Sandra Peters.
-Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lippert Residence at 21 High Forest Drive built in 1957 and currently owned by William and Beth Kamm.
-Frank and Dorothy Skinner Residence at 25 High Forest Drive built in 1958 and currently owned by Andy and Kathy Bridgeman.
-Dr. and Mrs. Richard Osland Residence at 2 Kil-Mar Woods built in 1962 and currently owned by Reed and Nancy Hannebaum.
Tickets, at a cost of $15 each for everyone 12 and older, will be available at the May 3rd reception and can be purchased at any of the houses on the tour on the day of the tour, May 11th. Payment can be in cash or check.
More information and a map locating the seven homes is available on our website at www.bellevillehistoricalsociety.org. You may also call 618/531-7753 for additional information.
Look what was reported in the Ladue News:
Local designer DAVID DEATHERAGE of Century Design Ltd. recently took a phone call from the Hamptons that he won’t soon forget: The person on the other line was inquiring about the price for a Mid-Century Paul McCobb desk that Deatherage had for sale. It turns out the caller was an assistant to SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, who was interested in purchasing the vintage desk for use in his London studio. Deatherage tells LN that he received an email last week, saying that the desk reached its destination in tiptop shape. Coincidentally, the desk was featured on the cover ofLN’s Fall 2012 Elegant Living edition, a copy of which is now apparently in Sir Paul’s possession (we’re told Deatherage snuck a copy of the magazine in the desk’s top drawer).
You will love this charming mid-county brick ranch on a large lot with mature landscaping. You are greeted by the fantastic curb appeal & inviting entry. This home boasts refinished hardwood floors, solid wood casement windows & Hunter Douglas wood blinds throughout the main level. The large windows allow for a seamless view & tons of sunlight. The living room features a fireplace w/ gas logs. The kitchen has been updated & includes Bosch appliances. 2 freshly painted bedrooms. The updated bathroom is bright & light. Finished basement with family room adds 350 sq ft. of living space features recessed lighting, Karastan frieze carpet, in-ceiling surround sound & dedicated electrical circuits for media or home office equipment. The Lower Level has plenty of storage & even space for a workout room. Off the kitchen is an enclosed porch with large windows & ceramic tile that leads you to a newer patio. The lush landscaping features many Japanese specimens. $179,900
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555
This Central West End home is a true architectural gem. Designed in 1909 by World's Fair architect L. Baylor Pendleton for the Culver family, the home has outstanding architectural detailing. Large grand entry hall w quarter-sawn oak floor & paneling, with French doors leading to the rear garden and in-ground pool. Living room w beamed ceiling, 2 bay windows, shutters & fireplace. Formal Dining Room with a charming sun room. This home features a large, 27'x14' kitchen w center island, fireplace & glass doors to deck. Gracious master bedroom suite w fireplace, walk-in closet and ensuite bath. 3 levels with up to 6 bedrooms. 4 fireplaces. This house is gracious, though does require work to be done. Slate roof. 2 car, detached garage. Walk to Forest Park, restaurants, Metrolink and more!
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stunning villa in gated community located close to everything. Soaring ceilings, large rooms and an open feeling. The entire main level has recently been freshly painted and features new carpeting. Living Room with fireplace and doors that lead to a lovely deck. Separate dining room and study with built-in bookcases. Large kitchen with center island and breakfast room. Main floor master suite with walk-in closets and a large, luxury bathroom. Neutral decor throughout. Finished walk out lower level with recreation room that features a fireplace and bar. 2 additional bedrooms and 2 full baths. Community pool and clubhouse. $429,000
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555,
Here is the link to all of the participating restaurants:
I am hosting Niche in Clayton with a group of friends.
Named one of Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Architects” in 1991, Mid-Century Modern architect Charles E. Kingpracticed in Belleville, Illinois, from 1947 until 1961.
The house tour will be held Saturday, May 11 from 1 – 5 p.m. Further details will be posted soon — follow us on Facebook to receive updates.
The Belleville Historical Society has located 55 structures in the Belleville area attributed to King. They include residential, commercial and municipal buildings. There may be more, and the search continues.
12371 County Road 391, Holts Summit 65043
The main house was designed by well-known architect Roger DeWeese. Many large windows take advantage of the vast natural exposures. Other important features include: indirect lighting, small pond, farming opportunity, domed ceilings, counters with embedded fossils, lovely pool & Japanese garden, horse facilities, slate tile, smart home technology, deer stands. The property has been extensively managed for trophy whitetail deer and turkeys. Caretakers residence, barns and other ancillary buildings are included as well. This is truly a one of a kind property and is worth the trip to see it first-hand (it does include the surrounding 455 acres as well). $4.4 million Listed by John Mathews, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-725-0009
St. Louis Real Estate Buyers are frustrated. The inventory levels are still low and good houses are being snapped up as soon as they hit the market. Most of the last few listings that I have brought on the market since January have sold within the first week. One listing I had received 3 offers on the first day.
What can you do as a Buyer to make sure that you are the lucky Buyer of the home of your dreams?