September 2020

Found 5 blog entries for September 2020.

5746 Lisette Avenue is one of those homes you walk into and just say wow. This charming Arts and Crafts Movement-inspired home was constructed in 1935, and retains many of its original details. 

The shape of the house is typical for a streetcar suburb in the 1930s and the facade also features masonry details like accent stones and stepped entrance portal, as well as the original, refurbished front door and stained glass windows. Inside, you’ll find arched doorways, hardwood floors, original millwork, custom built-ins, and a decorative stone fireplace. 

 

This beautiful home is in good company. It’s located in the Princeton Heights neighborhood, comprised of mostly 1920s to 1930s homes categorized as Craftsman bungalows, storybook houses, or

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Klondike Park is located on the banks of the Missouri River, about 40 miles west of St. Louis. The 250-acre park boasts more than 4 miles of trails and scenic views of the Missouri River Valley. 

Before becoming a park, Klondike was a quarry. Indeed, the name Klondike brings to mind images of forty-niners panning for gold. Missourians were not prospecting for gold, but rather for sandstone. The sandstone was crushed for the silica to be used in glass production. 

The Klondike Sandstone Quarry was founded in 1898, at the eastern end of a 45 mile belt of St. Peter Sandstone. This type of sandstone is 99.44% silica, ideal for harvesting to blow into glass. The quarry was closed in 1983 and became part of the St. Charles County Park system in 1999.

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We get to work with some amazing clients and some truly beautiful homes. This new blog series takes the form of a photo essay looking inside some of our current and past listings. Our goal is to inspire you whether you're renovating your home, preparing to sell, or just interested in design. How can you put your unique stamp on your home? How can you make your space standout? In this installment, we investigate lighting.     

Lighting is one of the most important elements in any space. It's not only functional but can also highlight intricate details, accentuate architectural features, create ambiance, and complete a space aesthetically. Lighting fixtures can be a unique statement piece that becomes the focal point of the room and gives your home a

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7525 Stanford Avenue is located at the heart of University City in the Gannondale subdivision, just off of Hanley Road and Cornell Avenue. This 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home is nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street with beautiful curb appeal and historic charm. 

This area was predominantly farmland until the turn of the 19th century. Dirt roads from St. Louis ended at Hanley Road and Delmar Boulevard was just west of the city limit. Delmar was already a popular destination with a race track, amusement park, and taverns; however, visitors rarely traveled further west and instead returned to St. Louis. 

The trajectory of what is now University City changed in 1902, when publisher Edward Gardner Lewis purchased 85 acres northwest of the 1904 World’s

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