Winner of a 2013 Most Enhanced Award from Landmarks St. Louis!
In 2009 when housing prices bottomed out this 3000 square foot home became a victim of foreclosure. Rotting wood, crumbling masonry, and the usual spate of neglect issues plagued the home when CORE10 began work. Their Italian clients shared a love of both modern style and of the neighborhood’s original historic architecture.
Previously the elegant Victorian mansion had been the home of Edward Magnus, 1920 Yale graduate in engineering, long-time Anheuser-Busch executive, and uncle to seven St. Louis Orthwein boys. But the latter half of the twentieth century was less kind to the old home. The original porte-cochere had rotted away, the exterior trims had deteriorated and the garage was all but collapsed. Several interior refinishings had destroyed the kitchen but nearly all of the remaining built-in cabinetry and all of the interior wood details survived untouched. The plan called for stabilizing the structure, restoring all of the original windows and woodwork and adding bright interiors with modern-yet-respectful European inspired kitchen and bath renovations. Now, after nearly 18 months of construction, the house is a home once again.