- A horizontal cut-stone band epitomizes the Prairie-style architecture of this 6800-square foot stone residence in St. Louis County. The band modulates to form different planes and serves as a transition between the home's stone veneer and EIFS that covers portions of the exterior. The stone pattern reappears on a five-car detached garage and garden walls at the front entrance.
Several other features in the home evoke the Prairie style.
Antique French limestone used on exterior walkways continues into the foyer and first-floor powder room, reflecting Prairie architect Frank Lloyd Wright's concept of bringing outside materials into the living quarters.
- Two cut-stone fireplace chimneys have large stone caps protruding beyond the chimney line.
- Large overhangs rim the low hip roof.
- Horizontal bandings and circular-framed top lights accent the windows.
The $800,000 masonry portion of the project took about eight months to complete.
Masonry Contractor: Leonard Masonry Inc., St. LouisArchitect: Mitchell Wall & Associates, St. Louis, and Newton & Kerr Associates, ChicagoBuilder: Higginbotham Bros. Inc., St. LouisLandscape Architect: Austin Tao & Associates, St. Louis