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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is the #1 agent in the office & a top-ranked realtor in the St. Louis area.
Last night I helped prepare dinner for my son and some of this friends for their Prom Dinner. It was hosted at a lovely Compton Heights home owned by his best friend's parents. His date was his best friend's sister....so cute. One of my sons is in college and Nicholas is graduating from Chaminade and off to Marquette next year. I will be an empty nester. Sort of sad.
Last Summer I worked with a nice couple who snatched up this special home in the Ladue School District off of Spoede. The home was sold by the original owners. For you Mid-century and contemporary buyers, look what you can do to transform a house!
I went through the estate sale at this house last weekend. I really like this house!
"Immaculate midcentury contemporary on 1 acre in Ladue School District. Kitchen and baths feature mostly original fixtures in pristine condition. Huge living room boasts floor to ceiling stone fireplace surround, wall of windows, beautiful wood wall, vaulted ceiling and recessed lighting. Dining room has custom wood built-ins, vaulted ceiling and access to 3 season porch. Main level office/den has custom built-in bookcases and stone wall. Entry level hosts large family room with area plumbed for kitchenette/wet bar, wall of windows, fireplace and access to patio with exterior fireplace. Upper level has master with two large walk-in closets (1 is cedar lined) and ensuite bath. Other 3 bedrooms share a large hall bath with two sinks and oversized shower. House has wood floors under all carpet and generous closet space. If you appreciate privacy, quiet serenity and midcentury architecture, this is the home for you." Listed for $550,000
Listed by Ann Farwell and Dee Dee Tate, Gladys Manion 314-721-4755
Tonight I took my sons to dinner at Taste in the CWE. We went to see the exciting custom ice cubes....and enjoy the yummy food! My oldest still talks about his dinner at Niche and wanted to try their other venue. They were both very pleased. The photos of them were taken with my iPhone through the cylindrical cube...such clarity!
Don’t miss this revealing glimpse into the world of Andy Warhol, as the Saint Louis University Museum of Art Warhol’s Polaroids: A Method. An opening reception will be held on April 27 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The exhibition continues until June 10.
One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, pop icon Andy Warhol is widely known as a painter and filmmaker. The role photography played in his work has been considered secondary until recently, when it became apparent that he used camera as a tool that broadened his visual vocabulary and defined his style.
Relying primarily on his Polaroid “Big Shot,” pop icon Andy Warhol shot numerous images and used them in the development process of his prints and paintings. Even the name of his studio, “The Factory,” illustrates that he was ahead of his time in focusing his art on celebrities and making otherwise ordinary people who craved the spotlight feel famous, if only for “15 minutes.” More than 80 of these Polaroids, will be included in Warhol’s Polaroids: A Method.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art was among a select group of university art institutions that received a gift of Polaroids and black and white photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, specifically, the Photographic Legacy Project.
On Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m., please join us for Warhol in a Snapshot: A Closer Look at the Man Behind the Camera, a lecture by Bradley Bailey, Ph.D., Saint Louis University art history. Dr. Bailey will discuss the essence of Andy Warhol, what made him a pop icon, and Warhol’s impact on the art world.
For more information, please call visit sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
Warhol in a Snapshot: A Closer Look at the Man Behind the Camera
On Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m., please join us at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art for Warhol in a Snapshot: A Closer Look at the Man Behind the Camera, a lecture by Bradley Bailey, Ph.D., Saint Louis University art history.
Dr. Bailey will discuss the essence of Andy Warhol, what made him a pop icon, and Warhol’s impact on the art world.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 5 p.m.
For more information, please call visit sluma.slu.edu or call 977.2666.
"Harwood Hills Mid-Century gem. This is where the "Mad Men" would love to party. Open floor plan with dramatic floating stairs, indirect lighting,vaulted ceilings and wonderful natural light. Main level has three living areas, Living, Hearth and Family room with fireplaces in Living and Hearth room. The kitchen is the perfect size with plenty of cabinet space and central to all living areas.The Family room has home theatre wiring, bar sink. Main floor bedroom w/ full bath could serve as a Guest BR or In-Law quarters. Main floor laundry/ sink /storage. Wood floors in Family,Living,Dining and three bedrooms. Large master BR with cedar closet. Master bath with jetted tub and over sized shower. The lower level is finished with a full bath and room for a bedroom, exercise area and office. The garage is over sized with a loft area for storage, 17 x 30. Trex Deck, Landscaped, Vegetable garden and Dog Fence. Great neighbors !" $540,000
Listed by Valerie Collins, Laura McCarthy, 314-725-5100
"Master of the Universe," 2010 mixed media, 36" x 36"
Please join us for an Opening Reception Friday April 27, 6-8pm.
Tanner is a very successful New York Artist who is also known as an actor, playwright, performer, and cabaret singer (in drag). His art works, both 2 and 3 dimensional, are beautifully crafted pieces, a mix of painting, drawing, collage and sculpture all done up with glittery, sumptuous materials. Often incorporating found objects, they reflect his love of nostalgia in both form and substance. With vintage jewelry, medallions containing words from beloved old popular music, and much glitter and sparkle, these works take on a sophisticated ambiance where the subject and manipulation of media intrigue as well as delight. They are joyous works, sometimes outrageous, always beautifully crafted with an air of excessive and explosive character.
Atrium Gallery is located in the Central West End at 4728 McPherson Ave.
It has been a wonderful year for azaleas! Our mild winters have allowed these beauties to grow to new heights! We look like Atlanta or Houston now in the Springtime! I hear we are officially in a new gardening zone. These azaleas were snapped in Clayton.
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Annual Lecture: T. Gunny Harboe, FAIA Restoring Chicago’s Masterworks of Root, Wright, Sullivan and Mies Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 — 6:30 p.m. Location: Missouri History Museum — Lee Auditorium Fee: Free and open to the public
For over 20 years, preservation architect Gunny Harboe, FAIA, has been restoring some of Chicago’s most treasured landmarks. He will share with us his award-winning restorations of Burnham and Root’s Rookery and Reliance Buildings, Louis Sullivan’s Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Store, and Mies van der Rohe’s S.R. Crown Hall at IIT. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Chicago and Beth Sholom Synagogue outside Philadelphia will also be discussed.
Gunny Harboe’s Chicago firm, Harboe Architects, specializes in historic preservation and sustainable design. Mr. Harboe has gained a national reputation for his restoration work, including National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He has lectured extensively internationally and all over the U.S., and has published numerous articles about his work.
Co-sponsored by The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park and the Missouri History Museum with support from the Regional Arts Commission. Funded in part by the Arts and Education Council.
Last week I visited a friend's farm in Waterloo, Illinois on a gorgeous Spring day. They have meticulously restored and expanded this historic farmstead. The house was originally a "safe house" for settlers traveling the region. They would stay in the stone house to avoid indians. The restoration is glorious and only the best material have been used. The old house and barn are lucky to have such a considerate & caring family discovered them and preserve the structures for the next generations.
The new bunk-house complete with an outdoor shower and Sycamore paneling.
A new "art studio" has been added to the property.
This was the first year that we had Easter at our old farmhouse. We generally have it at my cousin's house on the property- the Old School House It is generally to cold to use our house this time of year, though this year it was perfect. Someday I will add heat again. I removed propane stoves from each room a few years ago. They were placed in front of each fireplace and they made me nervous and were unattractive.
I found this decal on a wood door in a Lindenwood Park, South City home. I would say that it dates from somewhere in the 40's of 50's. Think knotty pine...checkered linoleum floors in the basement...a TV with rabbit ears!
OPENING NIGHT IN GRAND CENTER Thursday, April 5th from 5 to 9 pm
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts In the Still Epiphany Masterworks, Sculpture, Textiles, Ceramics and Ancient Objects Will Come Together in Gedi Sibony’s Selection of Works Collected by Emily and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. (more)
Bruno David Gallery Chris Kahler: Recent Paintings Buzz Spector: Malevich: with eight red rectangles: Front Room Katharine Kuharic: Working in the Lou: Project Room Van McElwee: Supernatural: Media Room (more)
This is a rare opportunity to not only buy a pristine William Bernoudy home that has been unaltered set on 18 gorgeous acres in Town and Country. Architectural experts have viewed this home and stated that it is one of the best Bernoudy homes built. The home has been lovingly maintained by the original family and is ready to be passed onto the next discerning owner. The perfect home for entertaining. It will also be your country retreat where you can relax and view your expansive vistas and abundant nature. You will have a feeling of remoteness, though it is only 20 minutes to downtown St. Louis. This home has expansive windows from every room that let you enjoy your views. Gorgeous terrazzo floors throughout most of the main level. Main level Master Bedroom Suite with a fireplace. Over 6,400 sq. feet of living space, not including a partially finished walk-out lower level.
Jan Huling was born in Chicago and raised in St. Louis. After attending the Kansas City Art Institute she started her careerin greeting card design. She now works in New York City as a product designer, children’s book author and beadist. Neithersketched nor planned, Huling‘s three-dimensional works draw inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as wellas imagined, playful scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Her work is approachable yet evocative,incorporating spiritual iconography alongside humorous artifacts of contemporary popular culture.
Also Opening April 6th Griff Williams
A Glimpse We Are Given, 2010 resin and enamel 57" x 57"
Griff Williams is a San Francisco based fine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museumsworldwide, and his work has been reviewed in Art in America, Flash Art and Artnet.com. Williams’ methodology involvesan elaborate paint by number process he reinvented. Each segmented area of the composition is assigned to aspecific color, a palette professionally mixed to replicate the distinctive colors in a 1950’s Color Craft paint by numbersset. The hand-made application involves repeated layers of poured transparent resin and stenciled enamel shapes.Intially, this meticulous process is belied by the graphic flatness and slick surfaces of the work, which may seemmanufactured or digital.
These exhibitions run through Saturday, May 12, 2012
Lovely 12 year old townhome in the fashionable Central West End. Walk to restaurants, coffee shops, BJC, Forest Park & The Metrolink. This is an end unit, so you get plenty of light from windows on 3 sides. 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths & 2 half baths. Open floor plan with hardwood floors. Living room with gas fireplace. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen with center island, granite counters, stainless steel appliances & custom wood cabinets. The kitchen has doors that lead to your private patio. The 2nd floor features a master bedroom suite with Brazilian cherry floors, built-in entertainment center with bookshelves, a large walk-in closet and gorgeous bath with double marble vanities. Second floor laundry. 2 more bedrooms are on the 2nd level & another full bath. The lower level is finished with a family room, gas fireplace, bar & half bath. Low monthly fees. Bonus 2nd patio offers an extra private outdoor space. Zoned HVAC. 2 car oversized heated garage. A nice pool is located in the development.