Our daughter Erin, and her husband Keith, moved to an historic district in St. Louis last October. They both have demanding jobs, so this move was pretty intense for them. They had been looking for the right house for several years and pretty much knew where they wanted to be. Painting, re-plastering ceilings and walls, installing ceiling fans, insulation, drywalling, more painting, more plastering, roof work, landscaping, etc. Need I say more, a 100 year old house needs a lot of maintenance and TLC. So then we had Christmas, then my hostpital stay, and weeks of feeling bad, so now nine months later I finally get there.
Wow, it was worth the wait!
The area they live in is a few blocks away from Washington University, (Wash U, as the locals call it) and a few blocks from Forest Park, which was where the St. Louis World's Fair was located in 1904. It is absolutely gorgeous with 100 year old tree-lined streets, and lush landscapes. It's "Close-in"; University City, St. Louis, but in a lovely gated area.
This is inside the entry.
Stained glass front door with original square brass doorhandle.
Erin has a black Eastlake parlor table. Hmmm...wonder where she got that?
Entry and stairway
Beautiful marble floor in the entry way with my grandkitty, Boscoe. She is quite the Miss Congeniality, as you can see. I call her "the ignorer". She used to slap you every time you walked by, but she's mellowed somewhat.
Erin likes a palatte of grays, taupes, and darker colors. I think these are 10 foot ceilings, and original windows with the wavy glass panes. Keith's Mom is in the process of making their draperies. Yikes what a job!
They have a little Modern edge to their decorating,
These beautiful hardwood floors are throughout the house.
Authentic cow hide rug, you can see the brand.
Monstrous television, but movies sure are fun.
The ceilings are amazing in the sun room. They remind me of a Basillica.
Marble window ledges.
Original claw foot tub and more marble floors
Master Bedroom gray-green walls.
I have photos of some of their vintage and retro poster art. I'll post those soon.
We had a wonderful time on our visit. The kids were lovely hosts and put up with me waving a camera at every nook, cranny and shopping spot.
I'll share MORE photos, next post.
Hope you enjoyed the house tour.