Grand Center’s Cadillac Building to Become Arts Incubator: .ZACK



The Kranzberg Arts Foundation plans to turn Grand Center’s historic Cadillac building at 3224 Locust Street (AKA Midtown Alley) into a new art venue. Named for the Kranzbergs’ grandchild, .ZACK — and yes, there is a dot before the all-caps’ name, which is pronounced “dot zack” in reference to the building’s website — will be St. Louis’ first performing arts incubator, offering live theater, dance, music, special events and an on-site restaurant.

So what exactly is a “performing arts incubator”? It’s a little like those co-working “collaborative workspaces” that have sprung up across the city, allowing startups to interact and share resources — but it’s also an event space. S
ix resident arts organizations that will have access to the stage, a co-op office and work areas. One floor will also provide commercial offices for renters.

The venue is slated to open in September 2016. The photos here (taken 8/25/16) shows that work is still underway. Check out their website for coming soon information… I am really happy to see more developments coming to the Locust Business District/Midtown and the Grand Art/Life center.

True urban luxury living as seen in Chicago, San Francisco or New York: THE LOFT @ 13th

Photographs of a condo in the Elder Shirts Lofts building at 703 North 13th Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri for Deilmann Sotheby's International Real Estate Agent Ted Wight.

THE LOFT @ 13th

This is St. Louis’s premier downtown loft located in the heart of Washington Avenue with restaurants, shopping & entertainment just steps away. Imagine entertaining your friends after a winning Cardinals game on your penthouses patio. The Loft @ 13th is the epitome of luxury and attention to detail.

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$10 million dollar, 6 bedroom 14 bathroom Mammoth in Ladue


1700 South Warson Road, Ladue, MO 63124

First time on the market: Extraordinary Ladue estate offers approx. 30,000 sq. ft. of living space. The home has stunning formal spaces, with exceptional finish details including limestone & marble floors, 16 fireplaces, main floor master suite with study, separate dressing rooms & “zen” garden; 5 individual second-floor guest suites, 2 employee apartments, elevator & 6-car garage. Other features include a sweeping double staircase with balcony overlooking living & main dining rooms, 5,000-bottle wine cellar & adjoining casual dining room with private garden terrace, custom bars, library, fabulous kitchen, breakfast & hearth rooms. Walkout lower level has brasserie party room with 21’ bar, billiards & game rooms, 2-lane bowling alley, racquetball court, glass-enclosed spa, salon & theatre room with seating for 16. The 4-acre property, with terraces, gardens, pool & pool house, tennis court, rose garden & koi pond, is accessible from every room on the 1st floor. Gated entry & generator.

$10,750,000      –      6 Bedroom      –      14 Bathroom

John Ryan, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, 314.941.0572


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Ted’s Summer Vacation 2016- Glacier National Park


I just got back from a fabulous vacation to Glacier National Park in Montana.  I have been to several of our National Parks, though I have to say that Glacier National Park was probably the most breathtaking. Every view was perfect….almost like they were fake.  What was special about this trip was we spent a total week exploring the park….very thorough, though we never were bored. I traveled with my son, Teddy, who looked very Pacific Northwest with his beard and my oldest brother, John, from New York State.  We flew into Spokane, Washington and stayed our first night in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Coeur d’Alene boasts the longest floating boardwalk. There my son discovered the Inland Northwest Ale Trail and was determined to see as many as possible….I think we hit about 12 of them….including Top Frog which was in a remote place in the woods with some of their patrons who actually showed up on horseback.

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Must See! Welcome To Saint Louis, Home To Many Great Things (Video)

This video makes me appreciate St. Louis just that much more.

Over thirty partners including the St. Louis Regional ChamberExplore St. Louis and St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation unveiled a bold new regional marketing video that showcases the best of the St. Louis region to investors, visitors and potential residents during the Chamber’s 179th Annual Event at the Peabody Opera House on 8/18/2016 ‪#‎TheSTLEdge‬

McMansions Are Boring, Midcentury Modern Is (always) In.


3818 Heights Dr., Hickory Corners, MI

Though its provenance is unknown, the 3,200-square-foot, three bedroom is “custom built” and “architect-designed,” according to the listing, and boasts a wealth of period details including brick walls, dark oak floors, trim, cabinetry, and storage throughout, a Murphy bed, clean, geometric lines, and a low, sprawling profile. It’s located on one-and-a-quarter acres of woodland and features a large Brazilian redwood deck overlooking a beautifully landscaped backyard. The property also includes a greenhouse and solarium, a detached three-car garage with accommodations for a workshop, storage, and a wood stove-heated workspace, and an additional building for storage.

Other amenities include an exercise room, two gas fireplaces, access to Gull Lake and more. There’s so much here—for only $352,000—that you’ll just have to see it to believe it. From Curbed.

3 beds   –   4 baths   –   3,200 sqft

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9 Historic Places in Peril!

1. The Emmaus Home Complex – Marthasville, Warren Countyunnamed

This home complex was first built to function as a seminary for the German Evangelical Church in 1859. The seminary existed at this site until it moved to St. Louis in 1883 but in 1893 a new use for it emerged as the Emmaus Asylum for Epileptics and Feeble Minded. These buildings are architecturally significant because they are one of the first buildings built in Missouri by German immigrants. They are built in a German style with sturdy limestone featuring heavily. These buildings are unique in the fact that very few modifications have been done to them, so most of the original structures still exist. However, Emmaus has indicated that they wish to slowly phase out the use of this property by 2020, so the future of this property is firmly up in the air.

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RE: TOM FORD – Pulitzer Arts Foundation also Designed by Tadao Ando


Tadao Ando, Architect

Tadao Ando has achieved international acclaim for his uncompromising architectural vision, which elevates the use of simple materials and forms to create spaces that appeal equally to precision and emotion. Pulitzer Arts Foundation—completed in 2001 after four years of construction—is the first free-standing, public project for which Ando was commissioned in the United States. Through carefully composed windows and a central water court, the building is suffused with natural light, inviting the outside world into dialogue with art and architecture. Artists Richard Serra and Ellsworth Kelly were commissioned by Emily Rauh Pulitzer to create permanent sculptures for the building, and according to Ando, their collaboration “provided a rare and stimulating opportunity to reconsider the architecture and to rethink what it means to create.”

This is part 2, view part 1 here.

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