A number of my fellow bloggers have joined in the Mid-Century Modern real estate fun, so I thought that it was time I threw a few out there for our St. Louis readers.
Yes, despite decades of botched renovations and tear-downs, St. Louis still has a sizable stock of mid-century homes, a testament to its deep involvement in the modernist movement.
9999 Litzsinger Road is located in Ladue, one of the St. Louis area's ritziest neighborhoods, but man, this place is a stunner. The listing reads:
"One of St. Louis' treasures by renowned architect Harris Armstrong, this property was designed totally around the idea of being a passive solar home. The expansive 49' great room provides the perfect setting for any gathering with its floor to ceiling glass walls providing serene views bringing the outdoors in. Multiple seating areas are all brought together by the impressive limestone fireplace set centerstage. The divided flr plan includes 4 bedrms (3 with flr to ceiling windows); The master suite and 2 bedrms with a Jack & Jill bath at one end, and a 4th bedroom suite on the other, adjoing the kitchen perfect for nanny or in-law quarters. The efficient L-shaped kitchen boasts stainless counters, 2 stainless sinks, white Geneva cabinets and tile flr. The lower level sports a rec room with stone fireplace, wet bar and terazzo floors with built in shuffle board, powder room and walks out to an area perfect for pool. Another feature, 3-car garage plus carport for additional parking."
Floor-to-ceiling windows? Wet bar? Original Geneva cabinets?! I'm in. Well... if it weren't for the $999,999 asking price.
Did you see that fireplace and the foyer garden! This home has it all. So, if you've got a cool million lying around and happen to be looking for an authentic and original MCM home, this at least merits a look. Heck, I might even don my Sunday's best, pretend to be a wealthy industrialist, and call up one of our local realtors for a tour. For more details and photos, have a look at the listing on Zillow.
If you want to hear more about my Mid-Century Modern adventures, head on over to my blog, Mid-Century Midwest.