18 Jamestown Acres
Harris Armstrong’s 1942 house for Evarts Graham. This is probably his most important residential design of these breakthrough years of his career & it is in a beautiful location, on a high bluff overlooking the Missouri River towards Alton… Dr. Evarts Graham was one of the giants of medical research in St. Louis, the man who discovered the link between smoking & lung cancer. He also aided in the first successful removal of a lung for the treatment of bronchogenic carcinoma in 1933.
As you may know, Harris Armstrong designed many homes in St. Louis and around the country. We recently posted about how from afar, the house is minimal to the extreme… But as one approaches, its richness gradually reveals itself. The choreographed circulation sequence offers layers of anticipation, wonder and surprise as one enters and passes through its variety of spaces.
This 2-story home is a spacious 3,576 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms & 7 baths. Located on a gated 4.6 acres with an iron fence around the perimeter. Lovely gardens & a fabulous salt-water swimming pool with concrete decking. Tons of windows in every room to view the breathtaking views of scenic acreage & the winding river! Enclosed Porch, Garden Room & Arbor. Eat-in Kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, bar & butler’s pantry. Master Bedroom Suite with new hardwood floors. Each Bedroom has a full bath! Surround sound in the Living Room. Hobby Room: 500 sqft. 2-car garage that could be converted back to a 4-car garage.
This property was listed previously by another agent, but my expertise in important St. Louis architecture helped me get it sold!