Private Residence - St. Louis, MO

This suburban St. Louis couple and teenage daughter decided in 2005 that a tear-down and replacement home would be a better fit for both their lifestyle and their lot-and-a-half site than remodeling their obsolete house.

Subtle reference was made in the new design to features like basic siting, front sitting porch, window placement and built-ins that the Owners valued in their previous home and other family residences.

A major hurdle in the planning was paring the grand wish-list, resulting in a smaller house, though one working within the same budget with more personalized detail and craftsmanship.