Every space in this historic residence is incredibly unique! The focus of this Srote & Co interior design project was retaining the fundamental nature and character of the original historic brick house built in 1904, while updating it to meet the functional needs of today’s active family.
These areas, which include the foyer, parlor, study, butlers pantry, and powder room underwent complete restorations/renovations while honoring and maintaining the history of the home. The new bar and upper wine cellar are housed in the original kitchen. The new kitchen, breakfast room and great room are nestled within the home’s new addition with high, twenty-foot ceilings, creating a design challenge with high ceilings.
While the existing portion of the home is largely used when entertaining, an expansion of living space was added to the rear of the residence to accommodate the family’s daily activities including the primary bedroom and bathroom, kitchen, pantry, formal powder room and great room. Special attention was paid during the material and millwork specification process to seamless blend the old with the new.
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.
THE DESIGN DETAILS……..
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.
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.
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.
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.