April 2014


St. Louis Magazine’s April issue is all about real estate! Read about the latest trends, deals, and hot spots—plus vital stats on cities and neighborhoods across the region. Also inside: the area’s top dentists, and a candid conversation with FOX 2’s Elliott Davis, and Ray Hartmann on the city/county divide. Pick up your copies today!

Newby’s talent is more understated. He’s a LeBron James, scoring when he needs to but also throwing beautiful passes or setting crucial picks. He appears to play in slow motion, calmly directing the action, waiting for an opening, then seizing it. Read more



Andy Goldworthy's

It’s a funny thing about the physical world: Sometimes we just don’t see it. We strap on our seat belts, commute, drive through a coffee hut, wrinkle our foreheads at news on the radio, get gas… Ma... Read more

50 secrets to buying, selling, and renting throughout the region Read more



Photography courtesy of MoDOT

Because of the years of political wrangling that preceded construction, there’s a sense that the new Mississippi River bridge (the first in four decades) took forever. So you might be surprised to ... Read more


Photography courtesty of Union Station

Union Station’s Grand Hall, relit and reorganized, is scheduled to open in late May. It’s been designed as a destination for St. Louisans, not a mere tourist lure—but by all means, bring Aunt Mabel... Read more


Art courtesy of CityArchRiver 2015

A couple of habits to break: The green space that will connect downtown and the Old Courthouse to the Gateway Arch and the riverfront, as part of the CityArchRiver 2015 project, is no longer being ... Read more


Courtesy of Mills Properties

A lot is happening in this lively city neighborhood. Minneapolis’ Opus Development Company has received preliminary approval for its proposed 12-story, $61.5 million luxury high-rise near the corne... Read more



Courtesy of Steven B. Smith Photograhpy

After purchasing her home on Maplewood’s South Street in 2004, landscape designer, artist, and contractor Michele Jianakoplos Brown snatched up three adjoining lots. At press time, she was preparin... Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

In Clayton, demand is also high. “There weren’t enough houses on the market,” says Gary Boyson of Janet McAfee Real Estate. But for those that sold in 2013, he notes, “the average price went up to ... Read more



Photography courtesy of David Carson and Lyons Press

An author digs into Southern Illinois’ unsolved ax murders. Read more

A blueprint can tell you only so much about a building. You can read its dimensions, but you can’t grasp its magnitude. You can picture it, but you can’t feel it... Read more


Photography by Thomas Hawk

The Stan Span, Ballpark Village (finally!), Union Station, the Gateway Arch grounds, new or renovated hotels and residential towers… Bright, shiny objects fill the urban core. Read on for a tour... Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

You’ve seen his schtick on FOX 2 news: the tall, gleaming brazenness, the dark glasses, the intoned “You paid for it.” You remember his victims’ hurled insults, as they back through a door to avoid... Read more

The Shops at 8787 Three St. Louis women—Christy Zisser of The Upcycled Owl, Michelle Tribl of Brandon Interiors, and Deb Rankin of The French Bee—have joined forces to open The Shops at 8787 ( ... Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Lift your glass to a new—and nice—addition to the Central West End. Read more

Restaurant Reviews


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

A Ladue home-design shop aims to make high design easily accessible. Read more


Photography courtesy of Decades

Vintage-fashion king Cameron Silver Read more



Courtesy of St. Louis Streetcar

If all goes as planned, the St. Louis Streetcar project will connect downtown with the near North Side in 2016. But there are plenty of other projects happening in the neighborhood in the meantime,... Read more



Courtesy of McBride & Sons Homes

From Crestwood to Affton, South County has seen an increase in its property values, from an average of $145,000 at the end of 2012 to $161,000 in late 2013. The number of listings has remained stab... Read more