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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.
Yesterday I finally went through the stylish Isadore Shank home located at 7 Graybridge. It is listed for $499,000. See more HERE. A couple of Isadore's sons joined me and shared some pictures of the house when it was first finished. The style was very international/ art deco. Check out my pictures of the house today compared to the original style. Very cool! I hope someone restores it! The home backs to 5 acres of common ground.
After the tour of three Isadore Shank homes, special Cornerstone donors were invited to stay at the lovely home of Peter Shank for a cocktail reception. Peter's house was built by his father, Isadore, for his family to live. An architect's personal house is always one of the most special homes that is built. The client is him/her and there is no outside influence...I guess except for a spouse. Click HERE for some previous pictures I took of this special home.
On Sunday I attended the Isadore Shank tour to benefit The Sheldon. This was their second tour...a follow up to the Harris Armstrong tour last year. How about a Frederick Dunn tour next year! Just a suggestion. My pictures are of the exterior of a lovely home that I toured on Fordyce Lane in Ladue. Come back tomorrow for some pictures of the interior of Peter Shank's home in Ladue that his father, Isadore, built and lived in himself.
Today I am featuring more photos from my visit this week to Peter Shank's home in Ladue that was built by his father, Isadore Shank. Look at yesterday's post for more pictures. Click on this site that will give you more information on some of the Isadore Shank homes and artwork of this talented children: HERE.
The knobs on the cabinet below were salvaged from the Morton May house in Ladue that was torn down.
An Eames Rocking Chair original to the house.
A desk designed by Isadore Shank.
A piece of terracotta from Isadore Shank's DeBaliviere Building on Delmar.
Some terracotta ornamentation that Peter Shank saved from a demolished St. Louis Louis Sullivan building.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending some time with Peter Shank, son of architect Isadore Shank, and touring his wonderful home. The home was built by his father and the family lived in it when Peter was growing up. Peter bought the Ladue home a few years ago when he moved back to St. Louis. Peter is an esteemed artist that frequently exhibits around St. Louis and the nation. Some of his works are currently on display at The Sheldon and The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park.
Come back tomorrow for some more pics after you enjoy these.
Opening Reception for Lines of Beauty: Original Renderings by St. Louis Architects
September 16, 2010 | Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
16 - Dec. 15, 2010 / Carolyn Hewes Toft Gallery at Architecture St.
Louis / 911 Washington Avenue, Suite 170 / Opening Reception 5:30 to
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16
from the extensive private collection of Kyrle Boldt, III, this exhibit
of exquisite and rare architectural renderings and hand-drawn
perspectives showcases the amazing talents of some of St. Louis' most
accomplished architects and draftsmen. Beginning with a rendering of
the Tuholske Surgical Institute (ca. 1890) by architect John Ludwig Wees
(1861-1942) the exhibit spans most of the 20th century and
contains examples of residential, commercial and industrial designs from
the offices of such masters as Hefenstellar, Hirsch and Watson, Charles
Eames, James Murphy, William Adair Bernoudy, Isadore Shank, Frederick
Dunn and others. Created before the days of computer technology and
AutoCad programs, these beautifully executed renderings illustrate the
artistic capabilities that are still an essential component of the
This mid-century gem is now only $595,000. What a great buy for a Isadore Shank home! Other houses like this are going in the $1 million dollar range. It has a intact St. Charles kitchen, original fixtures and a dramatic Living Room....all on over an acre of beauty. Hurry...this one will not last at this price.
Listed by Marcia Harris @ Dielmann Sotheby's Real Estate 314-725-0009
I have not seen an Isadore Shank home come on the market for a couple of years. Here is a piece of history located in the lovely grounds of Westwood Country Club. This is a rare opportunity to buy a mid-century gem! $645,000
"Isadore Shank Modernist Gem *Construction personally supervised by Mr. Shank *Present owners built this home 50 years ago to be in harmony with nature and have lovingly maintained it since *Soaring beamed ceilings throughout, gleaming parquet and glazed brick floors, lots of glass, superior craftsmanship *Spacious, light-filled and serene *Original St. Charles kitchen *Great Room and Master Suite open to private brick patio and gardens *3 additional bedrooms and 3 full baths *Pella windows *2 furnaces and 1 AC 2007 *45 piers under concrete foundation *Full basement with temperature controlled wine cellar and darkroom *Specimen trees and shrubs."
Listed by Marcia Harris of Dielmann Sotheby 314-725-0009
Here is another Isadore Shank home on the market in Frontenac at 10615 Spoede Oaks Lane. It is listed for $629,000...down from the original asking price of $849,000. This house just takes the right buyer to do some freshening and reinterpretation of the spirit of the design. It is on a very private, one-acre lot.
"Isadore Shank (1902-1992) was one of St. Louis' foremost modernist architects. Projects include the 12-story Ambassador Apartments at 5340 Delmar Blvd. (1950); the DeBaliviere Building at Delmar Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue (1928); the Teamsters union's recreational complex in Pevely, Mo. (1963); and numerous private residences, including the family's own Ladue home." By Liam Otten
Here are some pictures from 12 Westwood Country Club which is on the market for $599,499.