Making An Entrance

The front entrance is your first opportunity to make an impression. It sets the tone for everything that happens on the inside of the home and should make a statement! Here are a few we can’t get enough of.

Kingsbury Estate – Architect: Srote & Co Architects – Builder: Bozich Construction

Kingsbury Estate home front entrance design

Laurel Farmhouse – Architect: Srote & Co Architects – Builder: Terbrock Luxury Homebuilders

Laurel Farmhouse home front entrance design

Huntbridge Forest – Architect: Srote & Co Architects – Builder: The Kemp Homes Co.

Huntbridge Forest home front entrance design

Modern Villa – Architect: Srote & Co Architects – Builder: Monterey Custom Homes

Modern Villa home front entrance design

Ladue Grand Rue Estate – Architect: Srote & Co Architects – Builder: REA Homes

Ladue home architecture front entrance design

Warson Grove – Architect: Srote & Co Architects – Builder: Freeman Homes

Warson Grove home front entrance design

Sackston Prairie – Architect: Srote & Co Architects – Builder: Tegethoff Homes

Sackston Prairie home front entrance architecture

Project Spotlight – Rittenhouse

If you have been out and about in downtown Kirkwood recently, this award-winning residence by Srote & Co Architects | Planners | Interiors may look familiar. By adopting design characteristics of the adjacent commercial and residential properties the result is a home that blends seamlessly with the neighborhood and preserves the historic integrity of surrounding landmarks. It is our pleasure to share this award winning, Brownstone inspired residence with you today. Architecture by Srote & Co Architects and built by Tegethoff Homes.


Design of the home’s exterior consists of cut limestone detail and contrasting red brick that creates a timeless appearance and consistent with the architectural character of its Kirkwood, MO location. Premium materials were also selected to enhance the aesthetic qualities of this home, including cut limestone window surrounds for every window, stone crown molding details, and copper gutters and downspouts.

Kirkwood Missouri home design front elevation

The corner lot location which separates public, commercial and residential zoning posed the challenge of designing a comfortable yet secure family home. Special attention was given to the location of public and private spaces of the home and proper building materials were specified to control sound transmission.

Custom home design by Srote & Co Architects on corner lot in Kirkwood MO
Corner lot architecture with indoor outdoor living space

At the back of the home, a screened-in porch with fireplace that completely opens to the outside using bi-fold glass and wood doors creates an inviting and functional indoor/outdoor living space. The convenience of an outdoor kitchen next to the living space was also included and leads to the pool and patio.

custom home architecture with pool deck
architecture design with outdoor living area and fireplace

The upper deck terrace features a unique space to relax and enjoy the outdoor ambiance from above while keeping warm next to a masonry fireplace. The terrace fireplace is one of three incorporated into the design of this home.

second floor outdoor terrace design of custom home in Kirkwood MO


Featured in St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles –Family Ties by Kim Hill

The Kirkwood Missouri Landmarks Commission, 2019 Favorite Building Awards “New Home of Merit”

USA & Americas Property Awards – Best Architecture Single Residence