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Recently, I received a press release from Antiques Roadshow, by way of their appraiser Phil Weiss, who disclosed five of the highest valued Academy Award-winning collectibles in the past ten years. The first item on the list was “Dorothy’s” iconic pair of ruby slippers, which sold at auction for $666,000. Just as you might expect, the indelible image of Dorothy clicking her heels together, reciting the ever-so-meaningful words, “There’s no place like home,” came to mind with great clarity. It’s easy to imagine that most of us, upon hearing about the famous, magical ruby red slippers, would immediately recall the same image – one that is ingrained in our memories with great fondness and endearing sentiment. It’s a bit of “history” with a universal message. For Tom and Ruth Brouster of St. Louis, the treasured words from The Wizard of Oz could easily describe their affection for their history-inspired home, featured in this issue (pages 3951). Fondly referred to by the couple as a “family home,” the magnificent, Georgian-style residence takes its inspiration from the Westbury House at Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island. The story of the Brouster home’s architecturally rich, traditional roots transports us (happily, not by tornado) back to an era marked by a sense of tradition and classic, gracious living. Images come to mind of formal balls, garden parties and generous hospitality. The home’s traditional Georgian architecture (the name given to the set of architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840) adheres to a focus on proportion, balance and symmetry. Its elegantly comfortable décor and superbly landscaped setting honors its distinguished roots. Our June/July issue reveals a lily-white urban courtyard garden and a suburban water garden built with family in mind. Inspiration overflows on every page. Let it be the springboard for your own outdoor space, and be sure to visit our Outdoor Living section (pages 62 and 64) for experts who can achieve your vision with quality design service. As always, I’d love to hear about the design projects that have transformed your home and lifestyle. Our October issue will feature STL area home and design professionals’ favorite spaces in their own homes. It will be exciting to see the best of the best! COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

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Plastering pro Dave Schilli embraces a lost art and brings it to life today. BY JUDY UELK

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The art of plastering may indeed be somewhat lost in today’s modern world of construction. Aside from historic homes, it’s hard to find the stunning ornamental plasterworks that graced the homes of yesteryear, and walls are more likely to be drywall than plaster. But plastering as an art form hasn’t disappeared completely, and the masters of this art are successfully bringing its beauty and function into the 21st century – with options that extend beyond the home’s interior walls. Combining true artistry with impeccable craftsmanship is what defines a true master of plaster. And it is what defines Dave Schilli. Owner and president of Schilli Plastering Co., Dave continues the legacy left to him by his father, Elmer. With his son Ryan, Dave oversees the work of more than 20 veteran employees, each with 10 to 12 years of experience. “It’s a team concept at Schilli,” says Dave. “We all pitch in to get the job done. In fact, up until last year, Ryan was still spending a lot of his time plastering pools.” “My father started Schilli in 1950,” says Dave. “Back then, he did nothing but residential plastering, including ornamental, interior home, and exterior stucco plastering. Now of course, pools are also the benefactors of the craft. Schilli is the only Pebble Technology, Inc. licensed applicator in the Midwest. In addition to Pebble

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Jim Bastian, pool designer and president of Westport Pools, is committed to design that complements each client’s lifestyle. EDITED BY VICKI PICKLE

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DESIGNER SKETCH: Hometown: Ferguson, Missouri Years in the industry/at Westport Pools: 48 years/43 years Thoughts on pool design: The design of a pool should be approached as the focal point of the entire outdoor living and entertainment space. My goal at Westport Pools: To create a unique installation for each of our clients. COURTESY OF WESTPORT POOLS

What is the first step for homeowners who desire a pool to complete their outdoor living space? The first step is for the family to list and prioritize the functions they want the pool to serve. When my wife and I designed our pool, our list of priorities resulted in a small stone pool several feet from our front door. Water cascades from the pool and runs through a water garden filled with lilies and goldfish. Then the water goes over a waterfall into the main lagoon, which includes a shallow entry section for our dogs. At the opposite end of the lagoon is a negative edge where water drops into a rock stream that runs into a final small stone pool. What are the options when it comes to pool shapes and styles? The possibilities are endless. Anything from a formal Roman style with brick or stone decking to a natural blue lagoon, surrounded by natural stone, boulder walls, plantings and a modified actual deck area, can be designed to capture a family’s imagination. Recent technological advances in the pool industry bring new options in the areas of energy conservation (variable speed pumps and ultra-high-efficiency heaters), saltwater chlorine generators, automatic control systems and extremely attractive and durable finishes for the pool and deck.

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How can extended features complement any setting? Over half of our projects include a spa, and many are elevated, with waterfalls that trickle or plunge into the pool. These are actually two separate bodies of water maintained at significantly different temperatures. Streams, waterfalls, grottos concealed behind waterfalls, swim-up bars, wet walls, firepits, diving rocks, lap lanes, beaches and current channels are all features that we have included in designs to transform a family’s dreams into reality. What timeline can be expected for completion of an outdoor pool? Westport divides each project into four phases: design, permitting, construction and commissioning, which includes hands-on training for our homeowners. The size and complexity of the project and permitting authority significantly impact the timeline. Generally, once permits are obtained, residential pools are completed in four to six weeks. We had one extensive project with a duration of nine months from initial contact to commissioning; this project was the Aquatech Society’s 2009 Gold Medal winner.

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Creating beautiful rooms with cohesive styles is the key to making your home comfortable, fashionable and inviting. With fast-paced and ever-changing design trends to consider and an endless array of furnishings and accessories from which to choose, designing a stylish space may feel like a daunting task. However, enlisting the help of a talented design professional can make each project fun and exciting. With their knowledge of current trends and classic styles, experience in matching the perfect look with the right space and knack for finding the best places to shop for décor, design professionals create stylish, functional and beautiful spaces that truly make a house a home. Presenting the newest strategies for creating fresh, unique and personalized interiors that reflect their clients’ wishes, interior designers bring energy, skill and expertise to each design project. Our special Designers in Demand section introduces you to local designers and tastemakers who can help guide you through the exciting world of interior design. With their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not, they bring you the newest and greatest products, looks and designs for your home. To see more from these designers, visit www.stlouishomesmag.com. PHOTO BY ROB GRIMM

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Marcia@marciamooredesign.com www.marciamooredesign.com 314-560-0830 Interior designer Marcia Moore believes every home â&#x20AC;&#x153;deserves to look its best and be a peaceful, nurturing and dynamic environment for the family who lives there.â&#x20AC;? Mooreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business caters to a broad spectrum of clients for large-scale and smaller projects in a range of budgets. From choosing paint colors and rearranging your own possessions to creating new environments, Marcia Moore Design will help you create a home that reďŹ&#x201A;ects your personality and lifestyle. Big home or small, new construction or rehab, do-it-yourself or extensive remodel, Marcia Moore brings a fresh approach to every project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal is to create an extraordinary interior for each of my clients, regardless of the extent of the project, and to leave you with a smile on your face.â&#x20AC;? Your home deserves an extraordinary interior. You deserve a little Moore.

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Jeanie Hood is constantly changing the 10,000-square-foot Three French Hens showroom in Wildwood. Her shop houses a playful-but-elegant mix of European pieces, ďŹ ne furniture by well-known makers, choice accessories and gift items. Along with that mix, Jeanie and her associates offer customers a great shopping experience along with decorating advice.

My wish for each and every client is that when the last accessory is placed and the project is complete, the design vision is exactly (or even better than) what the client desired! Take a look at my Web site, and give me a call. I love to work in most design styles, which includes contemporary to traditional, and more. I enjoy making the design process fun and interesting for the client. Because current trends dominate the market, I like to think outside the box and make a clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home more personal and unique. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to sit and talk with you to see how I can help you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether your design needs are residential or commercial. Photo by Michael Jacob

Three French Hens is in its sixth year and still growing. Not only does the shop serve clients in Missouri and Illinois, but also in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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NICHE/LAWRENCE GROUP

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Jay Eiler 300 North Broadway at Olive; St. Louis, MO 63102 jay.eiler@thelawrencegroup.com 314-242-1452

Meredith Wanamaker 300 North Broadway at Olive, St. Louis, MO 63102 meredith.wanamaker@thelawrencegroup.com 314-242-1287

“Don’t be afraid to mix different styles or periods together, it adds charm and a little hint of the unexpected to a space,” says Jay Eiler, Interior Designer for Niche/Lawrence Group. Specializing in single family residential projects and working in multi-family and hospitality developments, he tackles every project with enthusiasm and creativity. Jay excels in all avenues of design from modern to traditional by introducing unique design details and finishes, bringing that “WOW” factor to each space.

Style is an everyday, affordable thing at Niche, and interior designer Meredith Wanamaker is a great design resource with an eye for what’s in vogue. She draws inspiration from timeless designs and contemporary styles, paired with an individual’s personal lifestyle. Whether she’s designing for your home, office or commercial space, Meredith’s classic and sophisticated approach will transform an ordinary room into a beautifully crafted, unique space.

CAROLE HIATT DESIGN ASSOCIATES Carole Hiatt, ASID 5600 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL 62226 www.carolehiattdesign.coms618-233-1789 “Design Excellence – A Simple and Balanced Equation” Diligent client service, oriented with a comfortable relationship between client and designer, ensures that the client’s wants and needs are translated into a functional space reflecting their personality and lifestyle. Carole Hiatt Design Associates, founded in 1980, is a full-service interior design firm. Our eco-friendly design encompasses residential, commercial and healthcare, oriented toward sophisticated and classic lines. Call for an appointment.

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BARBARA SLAVKIN INTERIORS LLC Barbara Slavkin, Allied Member ASID, CMG Member 933 Mason Wood Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141 www.slavkin.net s barb@slavkin.net s 314-878-0188 With 20 years of experience in the field of interior design, Barbara Slavkin’s expertise spans many aspects of the design process, including blueprint and plan review, design and furnishings, color specialty and trend consulting. In addition, Barbara is an Allied Member of ASID and has been a member of the Color Marketing Group – the international color forecast and trend association – since 2004, ensuring that her clients’ projects are always current and fresh. Whether you’re in need of simple accessorizing or a fullscale renovation, Barbara can help you transform your home into the spectacular space of your dreams. Photography by Jon Slavkin

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Connie Novotny & Marcia Herrmann Visit our blog at blog.shopthefinaltouch.net www.shopthefinaltouch.nets618-398-2000

Castle Design is a full-service interior design company creating functional, aesthetically pleasing family homes and offices under the direction of Emily Castle, ASID. Our firm was formed to bring clients an unmatched level of client service in the areas of architectural finish selection and interior design. Every project includes looking, listening and guiding you every step of the way through rethinking, reviving or remodeling your space.

A full-service design and retail studio, The Final Touch is located in Columbia, Illinois – just a short drive from St. Louis. The beautiful boutique offers a variety of home accessories and gifts – including Lindsay Phillips Switchflops, Tyler Candles’ summer scents and specials on Hunter Douglass blinds – as well as interior design expertise and consultations. The Final Touch also hosts fun events, such as “Night Out in C-Town,” which is held the second Thursday of every month. As of May 1, 2010, The Final Touch will be at a temporary location, awaiting the grand opening of its fabulous new location. Stop by to pick up a heartfelt gift or find the perfect final touch that helps make a house a home.

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SAVVYSURROUNDINGS – Coming Soon!

CHANDRA FESSLER INTERIORS, INC.

9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124 Pamela@savvysurroundingsdesign.com 314-920-5229

Chandra Fessler, president chandra@chandrafesslerinteriors.com 314-650-7701

Pamela Calvert’s high-end residential work has been featured on the covers and pages of numerous local and national publications. Her all-encompassing portfolio features projects from city-chic contemporary to “sophisticate traditional.” During her 18 years of design, she has designed homes from California to Florida and as far away as Beijing and Hangzhou, China. Pamela, Allied ASID, is excited to announce the opening of a new accessory, gift and furniture showroom and interior design firm.

Whether your home is in need of a small update in décor or a full-scale renovation, interior designer Chandra Fessler, president of Chandra Fessler Interiors, Inc., can help transform your vision into a reality. Chandra’s design expertise spans all aspects of the design field, including consultations, accessorizing, space planning, color selection, adding new pieces to existing décor and complete overhauls – with an emphasis in merchandizing model homes. Her new take on traditional, or “modern traditional,” will give your home the update it deserves while maintaining its timeless style.

Her boutique, SavvySurroundings, will open late summer in the Ladue Marketplace. Please follow its progress on Pamela’s blog and Facebook. Visit savvydecor.wordpress.com.

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LEXINGTON DESIGN & FURNITURE 13275 Manchester Road Des Peres, MO 63131 314-821-9700 Lexington Design and Furniture is a full service design firm. Our degreed and experienced designers happily come to your space to discuss solutions for your design dilemma while maintaining a comfortable budget. The opportunity to explore with color, texture, furnishings and space planning is enjoyable for both the Lexington designer and the client. After listening and gaining insights, a custom design plan is tailored for each client. Our Design at Home visit is complimentary with purchase. Quality home furnishings, happy designers and you. Together we create beautiful homes.

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Style, alternatives, creativity and excitement can be found at For the Home. The store offers home furnishings, accessories, accents and area rugs, as well as exceptional design service to complete For the Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique, onestop selection service. The experienced staff is with you every step of the way, from selection to satisfied completion. Visit our showroom to see a distinctive array of products that will enhance the beauty of any home. After-hours appointments are also available.

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Three French Hens has made its name by maintaining a constantly shifting inventory of distinctive European home furnishings. This companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offerings run from antiques and quality reproductions to exquisite home accessories, gifts and interior design services. A 10,000-squarefoot showroom allows clients to visualize their homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential.

13275 Manchester Road, Des Peres 314-821-9700 Dining rooms have evolved into eclectic multi-use rooms, often as much a library as gathering place. Entertaining is effortless in this casually elegant setting, which is far from stuffy. This functional Lexington server is the perfect eclectic addition to any dining room.

Edwin Pepper Interiors 909 S. Brentwood, Clayton WWWEDWINPEPPERCOMs   At the International Home Furnishings Market at High Point, NC, Baker Furniture used brilliant colors to accent rich neutral toned walls and furnishings. They incorporated colorful murals, often the size of entire-wall accents. Here, a colorful wall, creatively painted in stripes, follows the pattern on the bed cover and is accented with wall accessories. Baker Studio furnishings are available through Edwin Pepper Interiors.

Expressions Furniture 7817 Clayton Road, Saint Louis 314-567-6200 Expressions Furniture makes it easy to be bold AND beautiful with colorful accessories, such as these fabulous and unique accent pillows. We offer a great selection of accessories that can be bought right off our showroom floor, or have one of our talented designers assist you in selecting the perfect custom ordered piece.

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Dau Home Furnishings 15424 Manchester Road, Ellisville www.daufurniture.com 636-394-3005 Spring has sprung and color is being used everywhere. Yellow is a great color to accent most rooms and can add a wonderful pop when combined with crisp white or black. Come by Dau Home Furnishings showroom to check out what other colors are popping up for this summer from CR Laine and all of our other custom upholstery manufacturers.


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This page: Party hosts Tracy and Greg enjoy “Urbantinis” at their summerinspired poolside party; A custom pool by American Holidays Pool & Spa provided the resort-like background for the relaxed get-together with friends. The evening’s menu was catered by SqWires, an establishment known for its fresh, seasonal menus, in historic Lafayette Square; A Jenn-Air® grilling station beside a sensational pool house gets plenty of use in the spacious outdoor entertaining area. See page 78 for resources.

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With the summer sun casting a golden glow over their outdoor paradise, veteran party-givers Tracy and Greg dove into summertime entertaining with style. This busy Frontenac couple, parents of Madison, Blake and Brooke, enjoy hosting any kind of soirée, but especially love to welcome their guests poolside. So, with June upon them, the couple called upon historic Lafayette Square’s SqWires Restaurant to create a fresh, summer-inspired menu. “I definitely recommend using a caterer, like SqWires,” says Tracy. “For me, a party is all about the details, and having someone you can count on to make the food fantastic and memorable is so important. It frees me up to plan all the little things that add so much to a party’s ambience.” Bethany Budde, owner and executive chef at SqWires, was certainly up for the challenge, providing Tracy and Greg with party fare extraordinaire. “We love doing events at people’s homes,” says Bethany. “Finger foods are especially good for pool parties. It’s much easier to mingle when you can grab a bite and continue to socialize. I suggest having a large variety of different items, say eight or nine dishes, that all work well together and give guests a lot of choices.” Using only the freshest ingredients from local farmers, SqWires’ custom-designed, mouthwatering alfresco menu included SqWires’ signature drink, the Urbantini. Landscape designer Terry Fontana and interior designer Marci Marsh were pivotal in creating the tablescape that


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captured the sophisticated essence of this summertime gathering. “Terry and Marci both agreed that the décor should be simple, allowing the food to take center stage,” says Tracy. “Terry saw no need for large floral arrangements and felt that more natural elements, like the moss topiaries, would be just the right touch,” she adds. Tracy and Greg couldn’t have been happier. “Both Marci and Terry have great vision,” say the couple. “They think outside the box and always get it right. We count on their expertise for every party we host.” The party extended to the couple’s fabulous pool house, decorated with mementos from summers at the beach. And with the sparkling blue waters of their custom pool as the backdrop, the setting couldn’t have been more perfect. Dominic Tricamo of American Holidays Pool & Spa created the swimming pool of their dreams, complete with a cascading waterfall and built-in spa. “It’s very special,” say Tracy and Greg. “Even our guests have said that they feel like they’re on vacation when they’re here.”

2Join SLHL at Cooking School on June 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Construction Appliance Supply 1626 Headland Dr. in Fenton | $35 per person RSVP | 314.542.6000 | Seating is limited Previous page: Classic fresh moss topiaries by Terry Fontana, landscape designer and owner of Sunlight on Leaves Garden Design, and the hosts’ creamy stoneware platters on the buffet table enhanced the party’s naturally elegant décor. This page: Tracy created a wine bottle candelabra to set the mood for the scrumptious menu by SqWires, including a farm fresh spinach salad and beef tenderloin skewers; Chicken drummies with cucumber yogurt dip; Flourless chocolate cake; and SqWires’ crab cakes. As a parting gift, Marci Marsh designed bottles of a special meat rub for guests to enjoy at home.

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JUNE 26 & 27 POND-O-RAMA 2010. The St. Louis Water Gardening Society’s annual Pond-O-Rama, a selfguided tour showcasing local water gardens, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2010. Tour 56 of the St. Louis area’s premier private ponds and gardens, including those of the St. Louis Water Gardening Society members. For more information, visit www.slwgs.org.

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JUNE 5 & 6 41ST ANNUAL LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOME & GARDEN SPRING TOUR. Appropriately themed “City Life in Bloom,” this charming home tour is set in St. Louis’ oldest historic district – a neighborhood full of Victorian mansions, townhouses, row houses, warehouse-style lofts and apartments, and new construction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on tour weekend. They may be purchased by calling 314-772-5724 or by visiting www.lafayettesquare.org.

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JUNE 11-13 CENTRAL WEST END 2010 ART FAIR & TASTE. This exceptional juried event will take place on Euclid Ave. between Lindell and Washington and on McPherson between Euclid and Walton. Hours: June 11, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; June 12, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; June 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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2010 CHESTERFIELD GARDEN TOUR. Presented by the Chesterfield Beautification Committee, this tour will display six gorgeous gardens, including three neighboring gardens that are visually connected, two gardens that highlight creative ways to deal with challenging yards, and more. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, by phone or online at www.chesterfield.mo.us/garden-tour.html.

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JUNE 19 & 20 METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS AFRICAN VIOLET COUNCIL SHOW & SALE. New cultivars and old favorites are shown and sold by the area’s top growers. Missouri Botanical Garden, Orthwein Floral Display Hall, Ridgway Visitor Center. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry included with Garden admission. Visit www.avsa.org.

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WEST COUNTY DAYLILY CLUB SALE. New cultivars and old favorites are sold by the area’s top growers. Missouri Botanical Garden, Orthwein Floral Display Hall, Ridgway Visitor Center. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry included with Garden admission. Visit www.westcountydaylilyclub.com.

DOGS & DUDS FASHION SHOW. Animal lovers can mingle with local sports celebrities, such as Albert Pujols, Barrett Jackman and more, at the Dogs & Duds charity fashion show, which raises money for local animal shelters. The Cardinals’ manager, Tony La Russa, will host the evening, and comedian Elayne Boosler will serve as master of ceremonies. Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $75 or $125 for VIP seating.

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ST. LOUIS WATER GARDENING SOCIETY AUCTION. New cultivars and old favorites are sold by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Missouri Botanical Garden, Orthwein Floral Display Hall, Ridgway Visitor Center. 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Visit www.slwgs.org.

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CELEBRATION OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN FOUNDER HENRY SHAW’S 210TH BIRTHDAY AT THE GARDEN. Old-fashioned entertainment includes music, a silhouette artist, stilt walker, magician, actors in Victorian fashions, children’s games, and fun in the Children’s Garden. Admission is free for all visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Spoehrer Plaza, outside the Ridgway Visitor Center. Visit www.mobot.org.

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JULY 24 & 25 GREATER ST. LOUIS IRIS SOCIETY SALE. New cultivars and old favorites are sold by the area’s top growers. Missouri Botanical Garden. Orthwein Floral Display Hall, Ridgway Visitor Center. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry included with Garden admission. For more information, visit www.stlouisirises.com.

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PASSPORT DINNERS ON THE PLAZA. This July, celebrate our country’s unique blend of cultures with “Passport Dinners on the Plaza” every Thursday at the beautiful Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park. Butler’s Pantry will serve a buffet dinner featuring cuisine from a variety of cultures. The dinners are from 6 to 9 p.m. and cost $28 per person. If you attend all of the dinners, the fifth is free. For reservations, call 314-575-5658.


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Masterful Presentation Notably poised and designed for sharing, the home of Tom and Ruth Brouster proclaims its presence with a declaration of classic elegance. BY VICKI PICKLE & GARDEN WRITER LUCYANN BOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB GRIMM

“Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it.” (William Makepeace Thackeray, 19th-century English novelist). Although written in another time and place, this sentiment is echoed in the magnificent Ladue home of Tom and Ruth Brouster and the couple’s admiration for its welcoming grace. Reflecting their affinity for Old English countryside homes, the newly completed residence embraces a refined sensibility found in discerning homes with appreciable history. A repertoire of the couple’s restorations includes a home in Kirkwood, the historic Harriet Bakewell Portland Place residence and an 85-year old, historic house in Webster Groves, where the Brousters lived for 16 years. Embarking on another ambitious venture, the couple decided to build a new home with the feel of a home with history. The 8-year

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process originally began with plans to build a home in Huntleigh, working with architect Patrick Nolan of PNM Ltd. Architects, before the couple found the perfect site – a splendid, tree-lined 4.8-acre setting in nearby Ladue. With a penchant for perfection, the Brousters continued to work with Nolan to design a residence with dignified spaces and unequivocal architectural style. The home’s multi-level expanse is punctuated with generously sized rooms that flow one to another and lead outdoors to brilliantly planned spaces that beckon year-round use. Tom, a St. Louis banking entrepreneur, and Ruth, a busy mother and volunteer, set their hearts on a spacious, yet welcoming, family-focused home with inviting warmth. Researching every aspect of the enormous undertaking and working in tandem with the team, the hands-on couple was instrumental in all of the interior and exterior design decisions, and they could not be more proud of the fabulous outcome. The primary body of the home is symmetrically arranged in a traditional “center hall” manner with three basic volumes on each floor. The main level features a central entry foyer, grand staircase and living

Opening pages: A spectacular gated entry leads to the Brousters’ Ladue home, which is inspired by the historic Westbury House. The primary composition of the residence is a symmetrical arrangement in a traditional “center hall” manner with three basic volumes on each floor, starting on the main level with a centered entry foyer, grand stair and living room, with formal dining and front parlor spaces adjacent to either side. The north wing includes the kitchen, butler’s pantry and breakfast room, with the billiard room and conservatory in the home’s south wing. Left: With compelling beauty, the stately dining room is punctuated by the sparkle of an exquisite chandelier, fine architectural detailing and 18th-century-inspired, hand-painted wallpaper that wraps the room in luxury. Fresh floral arrangements by Walter Knoll Florist complement the décor on the main level. Above: Natural light fills the formal and graciously cordial living room through impeccably styled draperies. Right (both photos): The large scale black-and-white marble entryway sets the stage for a luxurious dining room and parlor on either side and the architectural presence of a delightfully elegant living room.

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Carter Noel designed the living room using an elegant palette of soft greens, pinks and yellows.


This page: Located in the south wing of the home, the billiard room is fully lined with custom mahogany raised paneling by Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;atelier Custom Woodworking, Inc. Multiple molding profiles, including 3-piece crown molding that achieved a coffered look at the ceiling, conform to the size of the space. The fireplace surround, like all of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surrounds, was custom designed and built to enhance the handsome ambience. The space also includes a custom bar.

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room, with formal dining and parlor spaces adjacent to either side. The north wing includes a carriage house, gated auto court and garage. A family entry area is in close proximity to the kitchen, breakfast room and sunroom, with a billiard room and conservatory to the south. A hearth room, powder room and library are located between the north and south wings. The south wing is an intentional style departure, with Tudor Revival/Gothic features and a Victorian English conservatory, which achieves textural variety and conveys the impression that this was at some point an “addition” to the original home. Its design concept is intended to belie the “newness” of the home and reinforce the perception of an established estate. The second floor houses all of the bedrooms, with the master suite occupying the entire south third. The high-tech lower level is dedicated to entertainment and family-oriented spaces, such as a game room and theater, which can accommodate large gatherings. A spacious, state-of-the-art fitness room is a precisely planned space in the lower level, as well. In whole, the setting provides a backdrop for “an album of wonderful memories” with the couple’s daughter, grown children, seven grandchildren, and community of friends.

“We like to think of our home as a gathering place for our families a place to create memories.”

- Ruth Brouster

“We feel we’ve been very blessed, and we try to give back to the community through various organizations that are dear to our hearts,” say the couple. The Brousters’ goal – to create a new, generously capacious home with a turn-of-the-century aesthetic – was achieved with pinpoint attention to detail. They worked closely with Patrick Nolan, builder Jim Minton and interior designer Carter Noel throughout the long-term process. “Just the way older homes are built appeals to our taste,” remark Tom and Ruth. “We spent a lot of time looking at older homes to pick up ideas about traditional design,” Tom explains. Desiring the authenticity of a period home with a strong English influence, Tom was inspired by the historic Westbury House on Long Island, a Georgian

Above: The rhythmic repetition of traditional and architectural elements, with traditional wall sconces, wainscoting, raised paneling and matching pilasters, visually divides the linear hallway and adds variety and texture to the space. The features frame the adjacent spaces, such as the opening to the front entry foyer and classically fashioned living room. Left: The home’s front parlor awaits guests with its richly bold, welcoming feel. Deep-toned wall and settee colors define the traditionally decorated space and are emphasized by pattern and texture on the chairs, draperies, pillows and a needlepoint Wilton rug.

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Above: The exaggerated depth of the rich architectural details in Tom’s library spotlights a blend of custom millwork and integrated custom shelving, bringing an intentionally striking, handsome character to the personalized space. This room is one of many in the home with high-tech capabilities. Below left and right: The kitchen’s French Country style is a subtle departure from the home’s traditional English historic architecture with its classic Georgian roots. The butler’s pantry doubles as a catering pantry. Ruth fondly refers to herself as “an amateur gourmet cook” and has an extensive cookbook collection.

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Above: A favorite family space is a cozy screened porch with an outdoor fireplace and cooking station. A breezeway punctuated by arched transoms connects the space to a window-lined octagonal-shaped breakfast room. Opposite page: Crown molding and dentils are “scaled up” in proportion to the massing – even the copper downspouts and leaderheads are larger than a more typical two-story home. At the main chassis of the home, the cornice is composed of an egg-anddart pattern at the frieze and modillions support the soffit in lieu of dentils due to the scale of the façade. The roof is a random-sized, non-fading green Vermont slate. Below: Ruth’s charming rose garden adds vibrance to a traditionally inspired English courtyard garden setting on the south end of the property.

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Revival-style mansion and a superb example of an English country manor home. Surrounded by one of the finest English gardens in the U.S., the Charles II-style mansion was designed in the early 1900s by English architect George A. Crawley, in conjunction with American architect Grosvenor Atterbury. The landmark estate embodies the style and image Tom wanted, and it became the inspiration – the starting point – for the basic composition and many of the period-appropriate details for the Brousters’ new home. Builder Jim Minton explains, “Selecting materials that were consistent with the Westbury House and its architectural style – such as the limestone carvings that are part of Westbury and were masterfully replicated by Leonard Masonry – provided authenticity to the overall appearance and feel of the Brousters’ home.” The exterior, especially the west and east façades, include many ornamental features reinterpreted from Westbury, with design elements as rich and diverse as those from the Charles II, Beaux Arts and Adam style. According to Nolan, “The home was designed to have a firm stance and a grand presence – but most importantly, to display an attentive respect to detail.” Commanding rooms were designed as a consistent reflection of the form and composition principles of the home, primarily symmetry and order, but with features that uniquely characterize each space. “From a design standpoint,” says Nolan, “the large scale of the home reinforced the need for ‘depth’ in the details – mere surface appliqué would not be successful.” Working closely with Tom, the design team wanted the home to showcase a rich variety of well-executed details that, when woven together, express a high level of refinement. Nolan continues, “We projected the keystones, quoins, and carved limestone details to create shadow lines and


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tom and I went to the Missouri Botanical Garden and spent hours looking at plants, discussing every detail of how the plants and outdoor space would flow together.â&#x20AC;? - Matt Moynihan, landscape architect


Left top: The pool house, with its British Colonial atmosphere, is yet another fun area for entertaining and has doors that recess to transform the space into an open-air room. It is decorated with sea-inspired art, family photos and touches of artwork by the couple’s daughter, who is a budding artist. Styled with a feel of the tropics, a bar and serving window connect the gathering space to the grilling pavilion for barbecues with family and friends. Left center: Meyer Landscaping planted 250 large trees from eight states that sweep the landscape. Left bottom: The careful detailing of the Brousters’ home extends to the meticulously planned, color-rich landscaping that surrounds it. Below right: A tennis court and putting green near the home’s koi pond (previous page) are perfect for summer enjoyment. Opposite page: A custom Roman rectangular saltwater, heated diving pool with a spa and cascading waterfall dominate the outdoor living area as the centerpieces of the “staycation-inspired” setting.

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enhance the three-dimensional qualities of the house.” French doors open to levels of outdoor patios and terraces, extending the home’s entertaining venues. Interior designer Carter Noel explains, “While the house is extremely formal, I wanted to make it very family-friendly and inviting without taking away from the classical details.” Tom adds, “Carter has incredible taste and vision and understood what we were about, with our fondness for English traditional style.” The home’s well-orchestrated flow encourages guests to experience the variety of spaces and move from interior to exterior with ease. The first-floor terrace at the east flows gracefully with symmetrical curving limestone stairs that lead to the pool and pool house setting – a striking focal point for the axial organization of the outdoor living areas.

From the beginning of the project, Tom and Ruth were determined to give their new residence the same link to the land as the historic English country manors they admire. Blending the home into the hillside began with Tom walking the land to personally inventory the existing trees, selecting approximately 90 that would be spared during the building process. As early as 2006, Meyer Landscaping brought in and planted a screen of 18-foot-tall Norway spruce, Colorado blue spruce and southern magnolias to shield the nearest neighbors from the sights and sounds of construction. To further bond the home to the land, landscape architect Matt Moynihan balanced the formal drive leading to the home’s grand entrance with a series of less formal terraces off the side and back of the residence to “provide an architectural layer between


the house and natural landscape beyond the home.” He notes that a progression of increasingly less formal levels, bridging the space between the home and the countryside beyond, is one of the hallmarks of English landscape gardening. As with selections for the interior of the home, Tom had a hand in choosing most of the 250 ornamental and shade trees and hundreds of perennials and shrubs that provide year-round color and interest to the landscape, making it a breathtaking setting for sharing special occasions with others.

And in that spirit, Tom and Ruth are always in motion – preparing for their next special gathering. Last summer, the Brousters hosted a family reunion and a traditional Fourth of July celebration at their newly completed home, each for nearly 100 guests. These were the first of many occasions that will enliven the halls of the Brouster residence in the coming years. “Our family gatherings typically include as many as 45 to 50 people. We are together a lot,” the couple remarks, happily. “We built this home to share with family.”

Majestic stairs from terraces off the conservatory, kitchen and breakfast room descend, almost like roots, to tie the landscape to the pool area.

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Below and right: The red terra-cotta-colored modular brick is punctuated by buff-colored smooth dolomite limestone at the quoins, keystones, windowsills, door casings, stair treads and balustrades. Ornate barrelvaulted dormer casings, trim and pediments are limestone, with some surrounds made of hand-carved limestone, reminiscent of the elaborate designs of the Westbury House. A detailed, carved limestone center cupola adds authenticity to the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspired historic background. The proportions of the Greek Ionic order are maintained at every column and pediment throughout the home. Wrought-iron gates and railings by Todd Kinnikin of Eureka Forge are defined by brick piers with limestone caps and lantern lights. The view toward the carriage house speaks to the magnificent design of the setting. See page 78 for design resources.

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A courtyard garden space unfolds in classic white. BY LUCYANN BOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB GRIMM

Barbara Barenholtz is a world traveler with a professional background in both retailing and real estate. “She’s very elegant,” says landscape architect Matt Moynihan. “Her home is in tune with her taste.” So when Barbara asked Matt to transform her small Clayton backyard into a special garden 10 years ago, he was happy to create what he calls a “little gem.” “I had just come back from a trip to England,” Barbara recalls. “I was


The courtyard garden is simple, elegant and peaceful.

inspired by the Cotswold gardens. I wanted something lowmaintenance, geometric and classical.” Barbara and her husband Milton Hieken already had a lovely deck that adjoined the sunroom of their home. The sunroom, decorated with a restful color palette by Kris Keller of The Design Source Ltd., included a slate-topped Knoll table and vintage steel wire chairs by Harry Bertoia. Barbara kept the look she loved inside her home and transferred it outdoors. More wire chairs,

a wonderful wire bench encircling a mature oak that protrudes through the deck, and simple striped fabrics set the tone for the garden furnishings. Planters and window boxes softened the rough brick exterior of the residence that abuts the deck. Matt saw his task as tying the deck to the remaining garden space and creating a “little postage stamp formal garden that was simple, elegant and peaceful.” In addition, he had one other critical charge; to incorporate

Opening pages: The home’s sunroom steps down to a spacious courtyard deck. The deck’s steps were widened to create a broad avenue to the garden. Built-in planters bring the garden to the deck and are filled with impatiens, dusty miller and silver foliage with perennials (astilbe and lilies) below. Above: The home’s brick façade is softened by flower boxes with summer annuals and cascading ivy. Bluestone squares create a walkway and repeat the crisply shaped lines of the “box within a box” sculpture in the garden. Left: Classic ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies line the garden and lead to the contemporary sculpture that adds interest and texture to the setting.

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a contemporary “box within a box” metal sculpture by Kent Addison into the design of the garden. Barbara purchased the piece, titled “Maternity,” a number of years ago when the artist was teaching at Maryville University. There was no question regarding the color scheme of the garden. “I love anything white,” Barbara declares. Matt’s first step was to open up the deck and make a broader entrance to the garden. In addition, he flanked each side of the two-step entrance with a deck-height retaining wall and planter boxes that literally brought the garden onto the deck. The rear of the courtyard-style space also came alive with a wall of whiteblossomed climbing hydrangea. The sculpture became the “set piece” to control the color and the architectural lines of the garden. Working with its box-like design, Matt “paved” the center of the landscape with squares of bluestone, centered with soft tufts of fluffy green liriope minor. Referring to the center space as a “lawn panel,” Matt suggests that the flat plane of the area, coupled with the constant green of

the grass-like foliage, acts in the same way as a pool, serving as a resting place for the eye and creating a feeling of serenity and calm. “Ordered spaces give us a respite from the cacophony around us,” he says. Around the outside of the lawn panel, Matt left space for a border of white flowering annuals and perennials such as impatiens, begonias, variegated vinca vine, silver-leaved dusty miller, hosta and astilbe. But to Barbara, the highlights of her garden are the pristine, white ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies that Matt suggested she add to the border. Their midsummer blossoms flourish in the dappled sunlight of the space, and their beauty adds both elegance and fragrance to the garden. To achieve the maximum impact, Barbara treats the lilies as annuals and plants new bulbs each year. While Barbara loves her garden by day, one of her favorite times to be outdoors is on a soft summer night, with candles providing the only light and white flowers standing out against the darkness. “Whether a garden is contemporary or traditional, and regardless of its scale, ordered spaces give people a place for themselves,” Matt concludes. s

Above: Vintage-inspired furnishings lend a familiar, city-chic feel to the outdoor space. Left: Foliage creates a “lawn panel,” according to landscape architect Matt Moynihan, and is a living wall in the garden. See page 78 for landscape design resources.


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“Some people have a gift for numbers; some people have a talent for music. I like to think that God has given me a gift for rocks,” says Todd Runquist. When Todd talks about rocks, he’s not talking about the kind of stones you can stuff in your pocket. Translate rocks as boulders, the kind of really big boulders that can dam up a stream and create a waterfall. And most often, when Todd employs his gift for working with these natural elements, he enjoys transforming the places where no rocks, let alone boulders, have gone before. As a designer and builder of outdoor water gardens, Todd, who heads West Winds Earthscaping, is used to looking at a piece of flat ground and imagining rushing streams and cascading waterfalls. “Somehow I can see what isn’t there,” he says with a laugh. In the 17 years he has been in business, Todd has created water features large and small throughout the St. Louis area, and his work has been featured in numerous publications. But the water feature that is closest to his heart is in his own backyard in Wildwood. It began as a piece of flat ground adjacent to the ranch home Todd and his wife, Chris, purchased five years ago. A dog kennel was its only decoration. What was once barren is now lush with evergreens, perennials, annuals, groundcover, vegetables, herbs and berries. Central to the landscape are two 20-by-30-foot ponds connected by a stream and a small waterfall. Todd designed both water features with the

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couple’s young children in mind. A ledge just 6 inches deep encircles both ponds and allows the children to sit and splash in the shallow water. The pond adjacent to a flagstone patio graduates to 1½ feet, and then 2½ feet, before achieving its final 3-foot depth. The connecting pond is 4 feet deep at its center. Both ponds contain fish and aquatic plants that, combined with the rocks and stream, act as a biological filter for the water. “We swim in our ponds every day during the summer,” Todd notes. “When the kids are older and adept swimmers, I’ll dredge out the bottom

Although surrounded by water features, properly placed succulents thrive in the suburban garden.

Opening pages: A cascading waterfall is flanked by arrowhead and water iris. The Rundquist children enjoy spending time in the family’s outdoor living space. Above: Lush succulents are carefully placed and thrive in the waterfocused garden. Top of page (right): The idyllic garden setting includes a stream, which is perfect for wading, near a river birch tree. Right: The family ponds are home to koi.

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of the 4-foot-deep pond to a depth of 8 feet. Over time, the ponds will grow with the family.” Currently, the shallower depths “allow for swimming lessons and interaction with fish, frogs, turtles and dragonflies,” Chris says. Her daughter loves to snorkel and pretend to be Ariel when she perches on the Little Mermaid-inspired benchlike rock her Dad installed under the waterfall. As he does with his clients, Todd planned his family’s water feature to be enjoyed from inside the house as well as outdoors. “Every window inside the house is like a picture frame for the ponds. When I was creating the ponds, I was constantly getting off the tractor to come in the house to see how they would

look through the windows. When the weather is nasty, you can be inside and still enjoy the outdoors,” he says. “When I put in a pond I always like to talk with the people I’m working with to see what interests them. You have to evaluate the property. Where do they sit to enjoy their garden? Do they have kids? Is there a safety issue? I need to locate the focal points in the house. If you are going to invest in a pond, you want to be able to enjoy it year-round,” he adds. Probably no customer of Todd’s has enjoyed their water feature more than Todd enjoys his own. Both he and Chris call it “a little oasis – a playground in the daytime and a retreat in the evening.” “I love what I do,” Todd adds. “I have to pinch myself sometimes to make sure I’m not dreaming.” s

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Top of page (left to right): Coral bells; strawberries; cone flowers; and Buddleia (butterfly bush). Left: Cooling off in the pond. Above: Water drops glisten like diamonds around a water lily. See page 78 for resources.


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The historic Westbury House, with its lovely, though one-dimensional entry portico, was the vessel that led Tom and Ruth Brouster to the vision of a richly layered structure that both welcomes their guests and provides a striking canopy with its majestic presence. With detailed planning by architect Patrick L. Nolan, AIA, of Pansing, Nolan, Matlock, Ltd., the entry portico at the Brousters’ history-inspired residence makes a monumental declaration with its classic Georgian style. One of the most significant of its influences is Neoclassicism, popularized during the reign of King George III of England. The style – and the portico – embody European and American styling inspired by Classical Greek and Roman architecture and encompass both Palladian and Adamesque Neoclassical style elements. From the cornice to the stepped plinth, the elements that comprise the smooth buff limestone portico follow the ordering of a Greek temple, without the pediment. In sequence from top down are the cornice, frieze, entablature, architrave, and columns, comprised of capital, a smooth shaft, and a base. All rest on three steps that create the plinth. The portico serves as the landing for a walk-out balcony, framed by a wrought-iron balustrade with polished brass finials on the home’s second floor. Wide limestone crown molding and soffit detailing create the cornice element; the size mimics the soffit overhang at the center of the home. A 4-foot-wide by 8-foot-tall six-panel front door is a focal point with a striking leaded glass transom. The substantial size is a reflection of the need to proportion the design elements with the scale of the home. “As with all of the design elements in the Brousters’ home, Tom was a tireless advocate for doing it the right way – he never compromised his vision or expectations of excellence,” says Nolan. See page 78 for design resources.


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SUBURBAN HOME & GARDEN (pages 38-51) Builder–Jim Minton, Minton Development, 314-432-3703 Architect – Patrick Nolan, AIA, assisted by Tony Morefield, Pansing, Nolan, Matlock, Ltd., 314-9629977, www.pnmltd.com Interior Design (residence and pool house) – Interior designer, Carter Noel, Select Designs, Inc., 314-991-4471 Fresh floral arrangements – Bob Hauck, floral designer, Walter Knoll Florist, www.wkf.com Landscape design – Landscape architect, Matt Moynihan, Moynihan & Associates, 314-645-5200 Landscaping (trees) – Meyer Landscaping, 314-291-4700 Select fine art – Kodner Gallery, www.kodner gallery.com Appliances (kitchen and outdoor kitchen) – Autco Home, 314-373-2000, www.autcohome.com Theatre – The Screening Room, 314991-5999, www.thescreeningroomllc. com Lighting – Metro Lighting, www. metrolightingcenters.com Millwork/ Stairs – Kirkwood Stair and Millwork, www.kirkwoodhomegallery.com Custom ironwork (fences, gates and balconies) – Todd Kinnikin, Eureka Forge, www.eurekaforge.com Conservatory – Parish Conservatories, www.parish conservatories.com Roofing – Glandt Roofing, 314-521-6200, www. glandtroofing.com Brick and custom stone work – Leonard Masonry, Inc., 314731-5500, www.leonardmasonry.com Stone – Earthworks, Inc. www. ewgroupinc.com Tile – Brader Tile, 314-393-0862 Marble and granite – Stone Fabricators, 314-776-7776, www.sfistone.com Carpentry – Franek Construction Co., Rick Franek, 314-488-0340 Custom cabinetry, bookshelves and paneling – billiard room and library (including bar) – L’atelier Custom Woodworking, Inc., www. latelier-woodworking.com Exterior shutters, wine room, lower level bar and cabinetry – Gibraltar Architectural Woodworking, 636-373-0319 Garage cabinetry – Premier Garage, 636-3998262, www.premiergarage.com Closet cabinetry – St. Louis Closet Co., 314-781-9000, www.stlouisclosetco.com Select cabinetry – Oliver Savage, Inc., 636-629-2735 Audio/Video Security System – Mobile Installation, Inc., 314-368-1901 Security – Hackett Security, www.hackettsecurity.com Carpeting – Andres Carpet Service

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