“People walking by frequently stop and tell us how charming our house is,” Shelli Berger says speaking about the Spanish style residence she shares with her husband, Howard, in Olivette.
While creating her swank, New York-like quarters — all within 600 square feet of living space — 6-foot-tall Debbie Alexander made some bloopers.
She converted a single-family Queen Anne into a bed and breakfast she calls Savitsky’s Katzenhaus.
To be “downtown, where the action is,” Tessa Greenspan moved nearly 10 years ago into the high-ceilinged, gigantically windowed onetime industrial space built in 1929 for Edison Brothers (Shoe) Warehouse
Although Caroline Inkley-Durbin noticed their current home’s Internet listing “50, 60, 70 times,” not until her first in-person visit was she smitten.
When Bret and Missy Lewis built their O'Fallon, Mo., home four years ago, the backyard was a blank canvas.
The result, within 1,200 square feet of living space, is a central expanse of no-walls-between dining room, kitchen and living room.
With a guitar and banjo flat-mounted to the ceiling, plus a nearby trombone — dangling from two chains likewise ceiling-anchored — it’s obvious this is no ordinary home.
You don’t have to live in the ’burbs to have a beautiful backyard oasis. Just ask Chuck and Tracy Laxton, whose home in St. Louis’ Soulard nei…
About 10 years ago Freida Wheaton added an open-by-appointment gallery to her home.
'We faced huge boulders, great for landscaping later, but not good for digging a foundation or wells for an underground geothermal heating system.'
The Dorseys’ 3,000-square-foot unit is the one with all the organ pipes.
Having rehabbed, redecorated and sold 10 large homes between 1993 and 2006, Jinny knew exactly what she wanted in a place to live but did not expect to find it in 1928 building and a 1,150 square-foot rental apartment.
KLOU's Cindy Collins got her one-of-a-kind tower, facing north and placed on 4-foot-thick solid concrete to support the weight at their home in O'Fallon, Ill.
Dorothy Jones' custom-clothing business opened some six months ago, about the time she and Mark moved upstairs. She positioned their art and aligned the furniture.
Jane and Jim Lemp were swayed by the idea of low-maintenance living.
From a circular three-story staircase to a double-barrel entry ceiling, the house teems with custom features.
The seven-year transformation, during which Marsha Shelpley took up residency in the building, just as the Mahler family had done, was nothing short of a phenom.
The home reveals surprises at every turn with architectural details and decorative features that make it one of a kind.
In decorating as in marriage, Stan and Patrice apparently have it all figured out. “She just says it, and I do it,” he explains.
The couple had the 2,800-square-foot, dormered brick built in 2008 to house their antiques and business.
The 1952 house was designed by architect Meyer Loomstein.
Simon and Angelica Lusky and their dogs share some 2,700 square feet in an 1890s erstwhile duplex.
Nancy Grable was delighted when a small remnant of the original hand-painted kitchen floor was uncovered behind a wall.