St. Louis’s First Smart Apartment | Tribeca

“Charley, bring me a beer.” Charley is the botler or in-house robo-butler set to live in Tribeca apartments at 5510 Pershing north of Forest Park. Residents can type their request in an app, and Charley is at their service. The community robot is mapped to the building’s hallways and elevators, so he won’t accidentally fall into the heated saltwater pool.

Developed by the tech start-up Savioke, Charleywas first introduced in 2016 at the 40-story Ten Thousand in Beverly Hills. Tribeca will be his St. Louis debut. The botler can grab your pizza delivery from the lobby and bring it to your door, and he can turn in your rent check to the property management office located on site.

And yes, Charley can bring you a beer. Tribeca has obtained a liquor license and is installing six automated self-serve taps with a rotating selection of wines and local beers on draught. Residents use their individual key fob to operate the taps, and a nominal charge is added to their account. Beyond a beer, Charley can securely deliver packages 24/7 from a secure compartment. 

Tribeca will be the St. Louis region’s first technology-forward multi-family apartment building. Every Tribeca unit has Alexa, the voice-activated digital personal assistant. High-speed, building-wide wi-fi is included in the rent, as is premium cable. Every unit is equipped with smart locks, USB outlets and a Nest programmable wi-fi enabled thermostat.

The mailroom includes a Luxer One automated package acceptance system so that residents can receive packages in a private, secured locker while at work. The system will text them on receipt with a pin number to open their locker. A fully automated market in the building will provide residents with essentials, again purchased with the resident’s fob. The fitness center features Peloton bikes with built-in monitors allowing residents to log into live classes or access Wellbeats virtual fitness on demand.

Move-ins begin April 1. Junior suites start at $1150, while one-bedroom units range from $1425 to $1750. Three bedrooms start at $2700.

Article originally posted by NextStl

Maintenance Free Living in Ladue Schools | 9024 Haverford Terrace

For the first time in 3 years, a home in the desirable Haverford Terrace neighborhood is ready for its new owner. This gracious home provides a lovely living space with limited upkeep. The Living Room has a gas fireplace and custom millwork. Off of the Living Room is a den with bookshelves and French doors leading to a terrace. The formal Dining Room has a bright window and can handle entertaining in a grand way. Wet bar in the foyer.

The main floor master bedroom is expansive featuring a bright bay window, spacious walk-in closet and a luxurious master bathroom. The kitchen features granite counters, center island and a breakfast room with doors that lead to a terrace. Main floor laundry. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with walk-in closets. The Lower Level is finished with a recreation room, full bath, bedroom, bonus room and tons of storage. The association covers all landscaping and street maintenance. Ladue Schools.

QUICK FACTS:
Address: 9024 Haverford Terrace
Price: $1,099,000
Website: 9024Haverford.com
5 Beds, 4 Baths
Living Area: 4,374 Sq. Ft.
Pr/Sqft: $251.25
Listed by: Ted Wight | (314)607-5555

Washington University Ranked Number 1 College Campus in America

Washington University’s campus in St. Louis is tops. That’s according to Niche, a Pittsburgh-based company that publishes rankings and data on schools and neighborhoods. The website unveiled its list of 2018 Best College Campuses in America, which ranked schools based on classroom resources, performance venues, housing, food, safety (both campus and local crime rate), and recreational facilities

Wash. U. earned an A+ overall, earning high marks in such categories as academics, campus food (quality and price of meal plans), dorms, student life, and party scene. Niche also pulled data from student surveys.

And what other Missouri schools made the cut? The University of Missouri in Columbia came in at No. 88 on the best campus list. Saint Louis University ranked No. 549.

Washington University also scored high on Niche’s 2018 Best Colleges in America list, coming in at No. 14. And it ranks in the top 10 for lists dedicated to the best student life, dorms, college food, and colleges for business.

Article originally posted by STLMag

Throwback Thursday: Martha Gellhorn | 4366 McPherson

“She’d be mad if we mentioned the name of her second husband (a burly dude, fond of guns and six-toed cats, the one she called “Unwilling Companion”; he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls when they were together). And Martha Gellhorn would be correct in saying it’s probably the dullest fact about her life. At age 8 (when she was living in this three-story World’s Fair house in the CWE, with its toothy gingerbread trimand 10-foot-ceilings) she made history as part of The Golden Lane, a “walkless parade” campaigning for women’s voting rights. Suffragettes traveled from all over the country during the Democratic National Convention of 1916, filling Locust Street for blocks and creating a spectacle with their white gowns, yellow sashes, and yellow parasols.

Gellhorn, representing a “future voter,” was no doubt there with her mother, Edna, who founded St. Louis’ League of Women Voters. (Ironically, Gellhorn didn’t vote much in St. Louis—she spent most of her adult life in Europe.) Her father, George, was a Prussian gynecologist (St. Louis’ only at the time) who, when he learned how prudishly the nuns were teaching science in convent school, moved his daughter to a progressive coed school.

Everyone who knew Gellhorn agreed that she was (a) fearless and (b) filterless. (Both traits were amplified, apparently, under the influence of a harsh German nanny, who once chased her charge around the kitchen table with a knife.) She left Bryn Mawr to write, first for the New Republic, then for the United Press bureau in Paris. After returning to the States, she worked for the Works Progress Administration with photographer Dorothea Lange, documenting the ravages of the Great Depression; befriended Eleanor Roosevelt; and, one fateful night, walked into a Key West bar, where she met Ernest Hemingway. (Oops…sorry, Miss Gellhorn. We’ll note that you’d already written two novels when you met him.)

During World War II, she worked as a war correspondent for Collier’s. After being denied press credentials to cover the Normandy landings because she was a woman, she locked herself in the bathroom on a medical ship and went anyway. (She was the only woman present at D-Day. Hemingway reported it from a landing boat, too scared to go ashore.) For 60 years, she covered every major conflict of the 20th century—except the Balkan Wars. At 84, she announced that she was “too old,” then traveled to Brazil in 1995 to write about the country’s street children for Granta. She was still smoking, drinking, and wearing fabulous red velvet pantsuits till the end. At 89, she took her own life—seemingly as unafraid of death as she was of the battlefield.”

Article originally posted by STLMag

Vacation Like Living in Sugar Creek | 1737 West Adams

Are you at home or on vacation? A truly special home in Sugar Creek Valley that has been completely rehabbed and enhanced. It sits high on the ridge, deep in the woods with stunning views of the valley around. This home can appeal to everyone from families to empty-nesters. The hallmark of this home are the windows that create dramatic portraits of nature. The expansive living room features wood burning fireplace, wet bar, and vaulted ceiling and is ideal for entertaining. The family room is s perfect place to admire the secluded forest.

The main floor master is private and serene with a walk-in closet and updated bathroom featuring skylights. The eat-in kitchen will delight you with granite counters, center island, breakfast room and walk out to the patio. Main floor laundry and mudroom adjacent to kitchen. The lower level features 3 bedrooms with expanses of windows, a recreation room, study and a large storage room. There’s even a zip line for family fun! Kirkwood Schools.

QUICK FACTS:
Address: 1737 West Adams
Price: $837,500
Website: 1737WestAdams.com
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Living Area: 3,200 Sq. Ft.
Pr/Sqft: $261.71
Listed by: Ted Wight | (314)607-5555

Lot 49 contemporary art auction + fundraiser | March 23, 2018

Support the groundbreaking work of The Luminary by our annual Lot 49 contemporary art auction + fundraiser on Friday, March 23rd from 7pm to 10pm.

Lot 49 is a unique artist-centric auction initiated and shaped by artists as an annual fundraiser for The Luminary and a direct means of support for artists in the region and beyond. The interactive auction will feature acclaimed artists nominated by their peers, with participating artists receiving 51% of all proceeds and the remaining 49% going to support our ambitious programs – hence the name, Lot 49.

The artists have been announced, and online bidding is now open here.

VIP cocktail reception from 7pm-8pm | $50
-Complimentary wine courtesy of Yaquis and beer from Urban Chestnut
-Complimentary Valet Parking
-Food from MOFU
-Meet participating artists
-First chance to bid on auction items
Tickets available here

Public Event from 8pm-10pm | $10
Join us for the most exciting contemporary art party of the season featuring music from DJ MAKossa, interactive bidding, artist-designed “Critical Theory” cocktails and more.

More information here.

Homes Designed by Six Renowned Architects

With their noteworthy design pedigrees, distinctive lines and details, and in some cases, official landmark status, these iconic residences are stylish reminders that visionary creations from America’s architectural luminaries can still be found from coast to coast.

Reginald Johnson’s Rancho San Carlos

This irreplaceable 237-acre estate has remained in one family for nearly 100 years. Atop a hill at the end of a winding private drive is a majestic Monterey Colonial manor designed in 1931 by esteemed Southern California architect Reginald Johnson. Its 29,483-square-foot layout spans more than 30 rooms suffused with an Old World sophistication and serenity, with refined living areas centered around a courtyard and master and guest wings thoughtfully secluded. The acreage also includes 10 cottages, an office, orchards, and extensive equestrian facilities.

Offered at: $85,000,000
Location: 2500 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108 Continue reading “Homes Designed by Six Renowned Architects”