Spring has sprung and summer in St Louis is just around the corner. In anticipation of warmer weather and outdoor gatherings, today we share a few Srote & Co Architects outdoor living space designs to get you inspired.
Our architecture team was proud to design this traditional, cottage inspired home nestled seamlessly within a developed residential location in St. Louis County. Our challenges included a narrow corner lot, building height and corner lot setback restrictions. This Srote & Co designed residence is what lot specific, custom home design is all about.
A mostly brick exterior with cut stone entry surround and entry terrace gardens help create a cozy feel even before entering the home.
The layout was tailored to this corner lot and oriented to take full advantage of southern sun in the rear courtyard and pool terrace area while also providing backyard privacy.
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.
Mother nature is a cruel, cruel lady! After teasing us with beautiful weather last week we got snow all weekend long! I’m hoping this will be the last of winter. Until then I’ll be day-dreaming of lounging in one of these Srote & Co Architects outdoor spaces!