Top Golf Coming to Chesterfield Valley

Topgolf has broken ground on a new entertainment complex in Chesterfield, with construction set to begin soon on the Dallas-based company’s first Missouri location.

The three-story, 65,000-square-foot venue at 16851 N. Outer 40 Road is slated to open toward the end of 2018, the company said Tuesday.

Topgolf’s Chesterfield facility, announced last year, will have up to 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays.

Topgolf, which currently operates 33 golf-themed entertainment complexes, estimates that the St. Louis area venue will draw 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation.

“There has been amazing growth throughout the Chesterfield Valley in the last few years,” Topgolf’s Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway said in a statement. “The greater St. Louis area has proven to be a great place to live and work, paving the way for us to provide its residents with a new and exciting entertainment experience.”

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New Development: Carraig Ridge | Alberta, Canada | Sotheby’s Realty

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.

660 acres of secluded Canadian landscape are becoming a new center of innovative contemporary residential design. Carraig Ridge is situated across south and west-facing slopes, ridges, lakes and woodlands, where landscape designers and architects have worked to ensure the houses will have minimal impact on their surroundings.

Only 44 unique homes will be built on lots between one and five acres, preserving over 500 acres of this beautiful wilderness.

From the slopes of the Western United States, to shores of the Mediterranean, experience captivating New Developments from the Sotheby’s International Realty network

Carraig Ridge is in the foothills adjacent to Alberta’s Ghost Lake and the Ghost River. On the horizon to the south and west, the land rises up to form the spectacular peaks of the Rocky Mountains. It is conveniently located between the outdoor amenities of Canmore, Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park and the growing city of Calgary.

Carraig Ridge itself offers dozens of kilometers of walking and biking trails, lakes and ponds, woodlands and grasslands in a rolling landscape shared with wildlife large and small. Carraig Ridge combines conservation with innovation. Design, craft, materials, and technology will ensure the existing landscape is given prominence, providing a permanent retreat for future generations.

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Throwback Thursday: Proetz House | 12 Westmoreland Place

Here is a little history about a home I attended a party…this is one of my favorite homes on Westmoreland!

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Proetz House, 1938-39; designed by Ralph Cole Hall, architect, St. Louis.

Interior decoration and furnishings by Victor Proetz, the lead designer for the decorating firm Cosden Inc., New York.

Victor Proetz (1897-1966) studied design at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago, and graduated in 1923 from Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture.

Proetz was in partnership with Ralph Cole Hall from 1924 to 1934, when he moved to New York. Hall and Proetz designed homes and often their furnishings resulting in a total work of art.

Dr. Arthur Proetz (1886-1966) and Erma Perham Proetz (1891-1944) commissioned the house. He was a professor of medicine at Washington University Medical School. she was an advertising executive at Gardner Advertising Co. They married in 1918. Erma Proetz died in 1944. Arthur Proetz married Esther Schoepfer in 1947. Esther S. Proetz continued to live in the house until her death in 1987.

The house was built between July 1938 and October 1939, at a cost of $82,500 ($1,414,101 today). Interior decoration (including light fixtures, furniture, curtains and carpets, etc.) cost about $19,000 ($327,657 today). Furniture continued to be supplied through December 1942.

Notable Features:

Tent Room (1st Floor): was executed by an upholsterer named Mr. Schneller, at a cost of $400.

Library (1st Floor): Originally the library bookcases were lined with marbled paper in purple and cream, custom-made to coordinate with the wood, leather, and upholstery and curtain fabrics woven in Sweden by Elsa Gulberg. Wire mesh grilles for the bookcases were imported from France.

The Drawing Room (2nd Floor): The fireplace is in the Greek Revival style inspired by the early 19th century English architect Thomas Hope. The cast lion masks that ornament the mantel were selected by Proetz and cast; the backing is lapis lazuli. The door hardware was patinated to match the cast lion masks on the fireplace.

Many original light fixtures remain, such as the hanging lantern and wall sconces in the circular stair hall (1st floor).


A St. Louis Throwback Thursday | Nantucket Cove

In the 1950s, two of the best places to eat in St. Louis were the Rathskeller and the Mayfair Room. Both downtown restaurants were operated by Mayfair-Lennox Hotels under C. Gordon Heiss. In 1959, Heiss opened a new restaurant that served fresh fish every day. That place was Nantucket Cove.

Fresh ocean fish was almost unheard of in the Midwest in those days. St. Louisans thronged to the new restaurant in the Frontenac Apartment building on Kingshighway at West Pine. On many nights, more than 500 diners were served in a space that seated fewer than 200.

Nantucket’s “cove” was its parking lot. Nautical buoys hung on wooden gates, which flanked the restaurant’s Kingshighway entrance.

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Ladue News Decorator’s Show House 2017 | David Deatherage Design

A sneak peak of this year’s Ladue News Decorator’s Show House, 110 Dielman! For tickets to the event click here.

“The [guest room] has beautiful light and a gorgeous view of the backyard,” says designer David Deatherage of David Deatherage Design, noting his overall theme for the space was chic, relaxed elegance. The room provided a few challenges, though, including a tight turn to enter the space. This physically limited the pieces Deatherage could bring into the room, and he instantly excluded the canopy bed he originally considered using.

David Deatherage also helped decorate my Bernoudy! See the interior of my house here

Contact David Deatherage: 314-495-3719 |

Gate District Rising | More Modern Infill on Lafayette

The most unique street in St. Louis is the quirky, edgy, ancient/future mashup called Lafayette Avenue running east-west through the Gate District. Along these ten blocks between Grand and Jefferson rises some of the best modern infill in the St. Louis region, all of it wedged between stunning relics old St. Louis — some renovated, some still shabby around the edges.

“How does the modern fit into the historic?” asks Mark Keoshkorian, who is just completing the first two units of a 12-unit project at Lafayette and California. It’s a question not always allowed in a city filled with historic districts, many requiring replica infill based on a historic model example. In Chicago or New York or in Keoshkorian’s native Toronto, the old and the new sit side by side. “When you compare and contrast those two next to each other, each one really enhances the other.” There’s an energy, a tension, a dialogue that happens in an architecturally diverse environment. “We do a disservice when we try to replicate the historic,” Keoshkorian adds. “It only works when you have a truly massive budget.”  Continue reading “Gate District Rising | More Modern Infill on Lafayette”