Element Hotel in Midtown to Start Construction Soon

Midas Hospitality is slated to begin construction on a $25 million hotel on Forest Park Parkway in the next couple of months.

The 153-room Element by Westin should be complete by the end of next year. It will replace the existing Habitat for Humanity building at 3763 Forest Park Avenue. That organization is moving its local offices to a former grocery store at Chippewa Street and South Grand Boulevard. The nonprofit should be out by May and demolition will start soon after, Midas said, with construction complete by the end of 2019.

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Throwback Thursday: 7 Lost Buildings of St. Louis


MCNAIR HOUSE (SPRUCE AND MAIN STREETS)
By the time Thomas Easterly photographed this crumbling French Creole home in 1865, it was already nearing its 100th birthday. Built in 1775, it later picked up the name McNair House in honor of its most famous resident: Missouri’s first governor, Alexander McNair.

The McNair House was built in a French colonial style called poteaux-sur-sole, which involved packing rocks, bricks, or earth between vertical wood posts. This construction is visible in Easterly’s image because most of the house’s plaster covering had fallen off long before. You can also see how the missing front porch and supporting columns left the overhanging roof to sag and how someone began covering the roof’s enormous holes with strips of scrap wood but gave up halfway through. The McNair House didn’t last much longer after this image was taken.

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Soaring Sugar Creek Contemporary | 1805 West Adams

Beautifully positioned at the end of a winding drive, find a soaring contemporary residence that thoughtfully combines light filled living space with its serene 1.06 acre Sugar Creek setting. Through the 2-story entry, find gleaming hardwood floors, a seamless open floor plan, oversized windows, vaulted ceilings, dramatic windowed bays & open stairwells. A neutral palette artfully integrates the rooms & offers sophistication. Gather in the spacious kitchen featuring granite counter tops, Décor ovens & cooktop, Bosch dishwasher, center isle with breakfast bar, & adjoining breakfast room.

Master bedroom is on the main floor with walk-in in closet & master bath includes a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower & double sinks. Upstairs, find a 2nd bedroom next to an office which could be repurposed into a 3rd bedroom. The lower level includes a large family room, work out room, full bath with steam shower & ample storage space. Other amenities include a screened porch, Lennox HVAC, security system, sprinkler system, & 2 car garage.

QUICK FACTS:
Address: 1805 West Adams
Price: $849,9000
2 Beds, 4 Baths
Listed by: Katie Dooley Curran
Contact: (314)570-0418

18 Apps to Help with Your Next Renovation | Curbed

Plan

1. Home Design 3D: For drawing rooms, testing out furniture all in one app (some features like saving designs and 3D-viewing require upgrades.)


Home Design 3D

2. Roomscan Pro: For creating floor plans just by touching your phone to each wall or by scanning the floor with your phone camera (iOS 11 only).

3. magicplan: For creating floor plans from photos of a room.

4. Photo Measures: For saving measurements directly on your own photos.


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