overall home design / TIE
Schneider Construction Services and Garrison Ltd.
8001 Clayton, 314-721-0333
This house has it all. Oversized glass doors and windows magnify the exterior garden views. The kitchen barn doors, a side Dutch door, and bright white walls imbue the heart of the house with the atmosphere of a baker’s dream kitchen. The outdoor spaces feature a second-floor balcony with a working fireplace, a screened-in porch with outdoor TV, and a front porch overlooking the private cul-de-sac. And don’t forget the lower level, with its summer kitchen, gym, theater room, and play area.
kitchen (smaller than 300 square feet) / foyer
Chouteau Building Group, Amie Corley Interiors, and Mainline Group Architecture
Custom cabinetry with a walnut countertop. A second countertop is made of honed Danby marble. Unlacquered brass hardware and plumbing add a vintage look; blue French bistro stools and Chinese vases provide flair. Stuart says, “This kitchen is both functional and stylish, warm, and elegant—and the pops of color and texture keep it from being overwhelmingly white.”
The focus of the home’s foyer (pictured right)is the staircase, millwork, and natural beauty of the original leaded glass windows. White paint on the walls and trim keeps the look simple and spare. The only decorations—an antique rug and a pair of crystal sphere chandeliers—are all that the room needs. “A nice example of restoring a space to its original glory and adding just a few stunning elements that complement the beautiful interior architecture,” says Heet.