Historic Tudor Transformed by Period Restoration | 233 Woodbourne Drive

A striking Tudor meticulously transformed with only the finest finishes and materials by Period Restoration. The marvelous 1929 built center hall plan home maintains traditional details including restored wrought-iron balustrade, terrazzo floor in the formal dining room and elegant gas fireplace with limestone mantel in the living room. Dramatic and intimate rooms combine to provide warm gathering spaces.

The splendid kitchen opens to the family room hosts designer appliances, walnut top island and a fabulous butlers pantry. In the composed master suite find an original gas fireplace, custom closet and a vogue bath with soaking tub and marble clad shower. The English garden and pergola covered patio is a wonderful spot to enjoy some time al fresco. All new infrastructure and no detail left untouched. New copper gutters, 100-year slate roof, and fully restored leaded glass windows. Option to send children to Clayton Schools with a guaranteed spot for tuition w/credit from taxes applied.

 

Updated Ranch in Ladue School District | 12 Colonial Hills

Charming and updated ranch home located in the Ladue School District in walking distance to Spoede Elementary. Living room with bay window & wood-burning fireplace. Newly remodeled kitchen featuring quartz counters, custom white cabinetry, center island & ceramic tile floors. Large morning hearth room with pavilion vaulted ceiling with doors that lead to the patio & garden. Family room with built-in bookcases & doors that open to the back patio.

The private master suite is located on one wing of the home. It is bright with expansive windows & features a large walk-in closet. The master bath has dual vanities, granite counters, Jacuzzi tub & separate shower. 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths are located in the other wing of the home. The finished basement features a recreation room, home gym & half bath. 3 car garage. The backyard is fully fenced & secluded. Plenty of storage in the walk-up attic or this space can be transformed into more living area. Oak hardwood floors. New roof & driveway.

Luxury Space Hotels by Year 2021

The space race is on, and this time it’s about hotels. On the heels of the announcement that billionaire hotel mogul Robert Bigelow is hoping to book vacationers into space pods by 2021, a different company is looking to corner the “luxury” space hotel market.

Houston-based technology start up Orion Span is currently working on Aurora Station, a fully modular space station that will function as an exclusive hotel. The station can host six people at a time—including two crew members—for 12-day journeys that start around $9.5 million per person. And just in case you made a fortune in digital currency, the company is also accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.

Chief executive officer and founder of Orion Span Frank Bunger wants Aurora Station to “provide a turnkey destination in space.” Travelers will enjoy zero gravity while flying 200 miles above the Earth’s surface in low orbit. The hotel will orbit our planet every 90 minutes, resulting in about 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours.

Details about exactly what each person’s space hotel room will look like are scarce, although a FAQ’s page says that private suites will be able to fit two people. Orion Span does say that the space hotel will have lots of windows, a lab for zero gravity research, an area to grow food while in orbit, high-speed wireless internet access, and a holodeck that supports virtual reality. The modular design means that the station can add capacity as demand increases, and Orion Span also hopes in the future to sell dedicated modules as the world’s first condominiums in space.

The Aurora Station hotel is set to launch in late 2021 and will host its first guests in 2022. If you have the cash—including a refundable $80,000 deposit—and want to live out your astronaut dreams, travelers have to undergo a three-month certification program to prep for space. But that’s a small price to pay for adventuring in the final frontier.

Article originally posted by Curbed

5 Boldly Beautiful Living Rooms | The Study

Created for a showhouse in Kensington, London, this penthouse living space by the firm Carden Cunietti conjures up the bold eclecticism of 1980s designs by the Memphis Group. “This main living room is massive and divided only by the fireplace,” says designer Eleanor Cunietti, describing the custom hearth partition made up of color-blocking metal panels. “This side of the apartment is the music room,” she says of the elegantly appointed space arranged with bright-seafoam swivel chairs and an alpaca rug. Photo by Charlie Dailey Continue reading “5 Boldly Beautiful Living Rooms | The Study”