What is your dream for the perfect place to spend your retirement? Maybe it’s a newly remodeled home on 20-plus acres, including a lake and plenty of rustic walking trails. Perhaps it’s close to family, and offers convenient access to a slew of artistic, culinary and intellectual activities, as well as provides a full continuum of medical care.
There are those in this world who dream to no avail, and then there are those whose dreams become reality—even if only for a while.
Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University, digs into strategies for moving Ferguson down a path for growth.
Scale, design, age and special details: It takes a particular combination of each of these elements to make a truly exceptional real estate listing—something St. Louis, and the Central Corridor in particular, is flush with. Read on to see the most impressive listings from some of the area’s top agents.
24 Oakleigh Lane
A St. Louis first will be unveiled next month in the Grand Center Arts District: The Public Media Commons is being described as a 'playground for the mind and the senses.'
For most homeowners, a pool is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, notes Bret Wood, residential pool designer at Westport Pools. That's why a cookie-cutter design just won't cut it, he says. "I don't recall ever designing or building the same pool twice. Pools are as unique as their owners and the site."
How wonderful it is when a designer truly understands the needs of a client. Ellen Kurtz of Ellen Kurtz Interiors did just that for a Ladue couple whose three dogs figured prominently in their plans for a full-home renovation.
St. Louis' 250th birthday isn't the only milestone of the year: Plenty of area businesses are celebrating 25, 50, 100 or more years of service to local customers. We congratulate them on their decades of success!
A large-scale Chinese lantern exhibition is making its return to the Missouri Botanical Garden next year. Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined will feature 22 lighted works of art crafted from silk and steel from Zigong, China.
Amsterdam has much to offer the early spring visitor. For tulips, head to the fabulous Keukenhof Gardens with 32-plus hectares dotted by more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
Breathtaking views and beautiful landscaping at The Gardens at Malmaison and The Studio Inn at St. Albans provide a destination-wedding feel without leaving St. Louis. Renovations will be completed in September; the venue will include four luxury bed-and-breakfast cottages and a large pavilion.
The Saint Louis Club Ballroom recently has been renovated to include a soft color palette of creams and grays to complement any wedding, as well as 17-foot ceilings and new furnishings, draperies and flooring. The Ballroom also offers one of the best panoramic views of St. Louis; and on most days, the Gateway Arch and downtown skyline are highly visible.
There’s just something romantic about train stations. The Grand Hall, the heart of the historic 120-year-old St. Louis Union Station, combines the romance of yesteryear with stunning architecture and recent renovation and restoration for a one-of-a-kind experience. All aboard!
This 5-bedroom, 5-full and 1-half bath home in Clarkson Valley is listed for $1.38 million.
The Sherwin-Williams residential Colormix 2015 forecast is filled with optimistic stories that reflect a brightened outlook and provide fresh color combinations to inspire creativity.
• BOLD BRILLIANCE. Bring in color in a bold way, whether that be a turquoise sofa, or a bold green wall, then layer neutrals around that statement hue.
Your home is an expression of your personal style. And many work throughout their lives to perfect the design of their dream house. But as people get older, their needs change. That’s why Mosby Building Arts, a resource for home remodeling in St. Louis for more than 65 years, is helping families to plan and design a space where they can age in place.
Privacy and luxury are of utmost importance in this spacious, Maritz & Young French-style home. Located in exclusive Huntleigh, the 3-story house sits atop 6 private acres, which include a stocked pond, private in-ground pool, and horse-ready corral, barn, stable and fenced-in pasture.
HGTV: The Brother vs. Brother home renovators
The Saint Louis Art Museum is extending its run of the groundbreaking exhibit, Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet. The exhibition is now running through Bastille Day, the French national holiday on July 14.
Bob Costas (center) is joined by Sherlyn Hailstone, fellow board member Allen Allred and others during the unveiling of the newly renovated Costas Center.
Grace Kelly looked to Stacey for the renovation of the Palace in Monaco.
As the housing market continues to mend, premiere homes around town are selling almost as quickly as they hit the market. Here, top local real estate agents show some of their biggest accomplishments—and most impressive sales—from the last year.
Fans of fine food and the works of The Bard will be pleased to find out that Bixby’s, located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, is partnering with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis for this year’s productions of Henry IV and Henry V. Bixby’s will host an intimate and elegant communal dining experience for five nights throughout the run of the show. Guests can make reservations to dine at a community table, under the stars, and enjoy a lavish full-course meal, focused on dining with local influence. This experience is limited to 40 guests per night. Tickets are $50 and include a reserved seat for the show; dinners begin at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at sfstl.com.