Throwback Thursday: Coal Hole | 3701 Lindell Boulevard

The Coronado Hotel officially opened at 3701 Lindell Boulevard in 1925. It was designed by architect Preston Bradshaw, who went on to own and operate the hotel.

In 1934, Bradshaw opened a bar in the basement of the Coronado.

Preston Bradshaw has opened a picturesque spot in the basement of the Coronado, known as “The Coal Hole” . . . It’s entered via a short stairway (called a ladder by the mariners) and resembles the hold of a ship . . . With portholes in the bulkheads where the visitors can gaze out into an illuminated sea and witness fishies swimming around . . .

St. Louis Star and Times, April 10, 1934

The Coal Hole had the atmosphere of an old English drinking tavern, with a deep arched ceiling, old mellow wood walls, quaint lanterns and a cozy fireplace.

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The Castle of Montebello | 5700 Montebello Road

A release from the day’s stress overcomes you when the double-gates open granting access to the renown Castle of Montebello. Pull through the porte-cochere to the 4-car garage and then step foot into your fortress of luxury. Terrazzo flooring flows through each room carrying a fresh design and character throughout the home. French doors can be found all throughout the estate on the main level to allow the fall breeze and spring air to mix with the roaring fires in the bar room and main living-area. Explore this estate and be surprised over and over again.

Located only 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis, this 60 acres estate located on the hills above the Meramec & Mississippi Rivers will surely delight your desire for fine living. The stone home was built by one of the Magic Chef heirs with no expenses spared. The foyer is glamourous with a sweeping staircase. Your eyes are led to the great room with a floor to ceiling window that overlooks the property featuring a massive limestone fireplace, timber-beamed ceiling & a Juliette balcony. The kitchen is stunning with the original Vitrolite tiled ceiling, custom wood cabinets, gas stove and fine appliances ready to create the most exuberant feasts to be served in the formal dining room.

The master suite is expansive with a new master bath with a jetted tub & shower wet room. The Lower Level is cozy with stone walls, a recreation room with a wood-burning fireplace & a 1000 bottle wine cellar! New windows throughout the home. Carriage house with an additional garage space & recreation room. 2 extra bedrooms above the garage. 6 stall stables. Abundant trails through the old-growth forest. Walk to the popular shops & restaurants of Kimmswick. Listed by Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty.