This gorgeous penthouse with 9’ ceilings and unobstructed views of The Arch to the East and a Central West End panorama to the south can easily accommodate the most discerning tastes. With its open floor plan, two bedrooms, third bedroom converted into an office/study, two bathrooms, updated luxurious master bedroom suite with a SPA-like marble master bathroom and walk-in closet, a passionate chef’s gourmet kitchen, and gracious dining and living areas, will capture your imagination. Renovated top to bottom, no stone was unturned in the pursuit of transforming this historic splendor into a piece of modern art!
And this is just the beginning of a long list of features reminiscent of a Manhattan loft, a Boston harbor treasure or a San Francisco Bay executive suite with a St. Louis sensitivity! Every original detail of this residence has been restored and new ones have been added to enrich the classy feel of this fabulous rehab. Refinished wide-plank, solid hardwood floors, custom gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, double oven, and stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, see-through gas fireplace, and a newer soothing color palate are coupled with upgraded systems, including plumbing, electrical, water heater, HVAC, and roofing.
Add to that the historic flair of a timeless architectural exterior et VOILA— this easy city living could be yours! Close to Barnes Jewish and Children’s hospitals, Washington University and Saint Louis University, as well as Forest Park, this location offers proximity to work, highways and entertainment, while providing luxurious residential setting close to all the restaurants and action on Euclid.
Sophisticated living at its best!
Exquisite exterior architecture embraces modern interiors with impeccable taste as you enter this stylish residence! Softly lit entrance foyer with a walk-in coat closet welcomes you home only to expand your view through breathtaking 9” ceilings and oversized windows with east/south orientation.
Natural light gently streams throughout softened by high-tech remote-control shades. No effort was spared in recently upgrading this distinctive penthouse offering unique loft-style and comfortable city living. Originally a furniture factory, the Maison Lofts building has gone through various permutations, including a famous St. Louis club and medical offices, until its conversion to thirteen luxurious condos in 2003, crowned by only two penthouses. This unique loft project was developed by St Louis Venture with the masterful design and construction expertise of LePique & Orne Architects, Inc. and EM Harris Construction, one of the premier St Louis city builders.
Unit #5A is only one of two penthouses with sophisticated finishes throughout. Temperature neutral garage with elevator access and gated carport (one assigned underground garage space and one carport space), replaced water heater and regularly serviced systems, in-unit laundry, elevator, front and back patios with lounge chairs, grill, bench, tables and beautiful professional landscaping make this condo an easy alternative to a high-maintenance single-family-home living in Central West End.
Living Room—the grand space in this room offers not only a pleasant view of the Arch and the city, but also a relaxing delight after a busy day at the hospital, the office or the dynamics of an academic auditorium. Beautiful in every season, the natural light here will please your senses any time!
Dining Room—the oversized live-edge dining table is perched high to assure your unobstructed views while you and your guests enjoy perhaps a fun dress-up-as-your-favorite-character Oscar party, while the cozy fireplace could turn your intimate dinners into special occasions. The open floor plan would be equally well suited for formal catered functions or gregarious festive gatherings with friends and family!
Kitchen—the perfect flow for a novice or experience chefs alike, this warm, functional, yet expansive space could easily serve as a gourmet blogger’s cooking demonstrations. This one is a chef’s dream– 42” dark cherry cabinets, high-grade granite countertops, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, ample pantry and tons of pots-and-pans cabinets. More importantly, after a few years of living and entertaining, it still feels and looks like new—a meticulously maintained heart of the home!
Master Bedroom Suite—the king-size bed is dwarfed by 9’ceilings and enlivened by the custom-built, stained glass ornament that evokes the historic riches of the building. This generously sized room with private access to the renovated master bath provides ample space for armoires, dresser chests, reading chairs and other practical elements of style in addition to the large, outfitted walk-in closet. The second bedroom is great for medical residents needing complete darkness to rest, guests or kids with its own bathroom and walk-in closet.
Home Office – recently converted to a study, the third bedrooms provides you with a perfect respite to advance your science or music skills, to relax with a book or invent things that nobody has discovered before, to take time to think, surrounded by a beautiful built-in library overlooking the custom castle-door wall decor, while still enjoying spectacular views and open connection to the rest of the living space.
The recently remodeled luxurious Master Bathroom exudes peaceful SPA-like atmosphere: