There’s been an exciting new advance in McMansion architecture: the appearance of the Ionic Order in Post-Modernism. Perhaps in twenty years the Corinthian Order will appear, and in another forty the Composite will be reinvented. Senior citizens interested in attending… Continue Reading
College Avenue is an interesting mix of buildings, to say the least. There is the famous house above, and there is the stately Tudor Revival house below. We first spotted the house above in May of 2010 (fifth photo), and… Continue Reading
There was a perfectly fine Colonial Revival house on this property, which is a valuable parcel of land that includes land for horses and a large stable. The house has been under construction now for quite a while, and building… Continue Reading
Meadowbrook Country Club is part golf course, and part subdivision, which wraps itself around the greens. There are some interesting Modernist houses mixed in among later houses. The properties seem to have developed over the course of several decades. Houses… Continue Reading
Update: I revisited this subdivision in 2015. Many of the homeowners have now bought adjacent vacant lots and expanded their yards. Where do subdivisions go when they die? Or more accurately, where do subdivisions go that never get off the… Continue Reading
My parents and I came across this tear-down in progress on Litzsinger Road. What will rise in its place?
I stumbled upon this great street of modernist houses in the Meramec Highlands area of Kirkwood, a stone’s throw away from I-270. They are all unique, but I captured two of the more interesting ones. I love the use of… Continue Reading
College Hill is north of the Grand Water Tower, and south of O’Fallon Park. It is an area shrouded in mystery, and cloaked in a severe amount of desolation. I don’t think I saw maybe six people as we drove… Continue Reading
Just when I think they can’t get any more creative with a 4 million dollar price tag, they prove me wrong.