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Central West End


Similar to New York's Greenwich Village, a fine balance of homeowners, renters and businesses make the Central West End a showpiece for St. Louis' rich architectural heritage. Top-notch restaurants, galleries and shops line the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, Euclid, Ave.


 

Carleton

4616 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

Designed by Preston Bradshaw and constructed in 1925, The Carleton was acquired by Restoration STL in 2001. Though in fair condition and functional at the time of purchase, plans were drafted and the building underwent a complete interior restoration in 2005.
The Carleton contains 54 apartments featuring efficiency, 1 and 2 bedroom options with hardwood floors, crown molding, a washer/dryer in every unit, and, most importantly for cosmopolitan-minded renters, an address in the fashionable CWE.

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City Square


104-112 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA

City Square


104-112 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA

At 104-12 W. 2nd Street in downtown Davenport sits Parker, Putnam and Center Building. Purchased in 2013, these Daniel Burnham designed buildings are seeing new life this April. Renamed “City Square,” the project will be anchored by Wells Fargo Bank and completed in 2 phases. In phase I, in the Parker Building, the first floor and a portion of the second floor is has been renovated to house Wells Fargo, while Class A offices will operate out of floors 2-5. The top two floors will include 20 luxury apartments that will feature all-inclusive rent, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, and washer/dryer in every unit. Phase II includes work in the Putnam Building with a street level restaurant, lounge and bar with 60 hotel suites on floor 2-6, 18 apartments will be on the 7th and 8th floors, featuring all-inclusive rent, granite-counter tops, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer in every unit and residents will be able to use some of the hotel’s amenities and services. The Center Building will connect with Parker and Putnam and is home to a fitness center, and meeting rooms with 9 luxury suites on the second floor.

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Medical Row


Medical Row


Walk straight out of the front doors of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in Botanical Heights, cross Grand Ave, and you'll find yourself at the western tip of what we've dubbed "Medical Row." The row features newly rehabbed apartments ranging from sensible studios to spacious 3-bedroom lofts, all just a few blocks from St. Louis University School of Medicine, Hospital and Research Centers.

 

Malone

3419 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104

This two-family building needed no repurposing. The Malone has been thoughtfully restored with Modern conveniences and updates throughout.

 


PASTEUR

3405 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104

Not all restorations involve repurposing, like this four-family building on Medical Row. Pasteur and it's twin, Leeuwenhoek, both have been thoughtfully restored with modern conveniences and updates throughout.

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Leeuwenhoek

3401 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104

Not all restorations involve repurposing, like this four-family building on Medical Row. Leeuwenhoek (pronounced LAY-vin-hook) and its twin, Pasteur, both have been thoughtfully restored with modern conveniences and updates throughout.


Theresa Park Lofts

1517 S. Theresa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

The Harris Teacher's College, named for William Torrey Harris, a former St. Louis superintendent of schools and United States Commissioner of Education, served as one of two teachers' colleges in the city of St. Louis at that time. It would later merge due to integration with Stowe Teacher's College, named for Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, to become what is now Harris-Stowe University. Primary construction of the building was completed in 1902 and was designed by nationally renowned schoolhouse designer William B. Itner, whose firm also designed about half of St. Louis' historic school buildings. Appalled to discover the structure was targeted to be razed to make way for a Walgreens, Restoration STL intervened and purchased the school from the St. Louis Public School System in April 2004. Theresa School was the first school building to be placed back into service following acquisition from the school system and now houses 35 unique, loft-style apartments. The property now boasts luxurious amenities for tenants including a washer/dryer in each spacious unit, granite counter-tops, a hot tub, fitness center, gated parking, hardwood floors, and dramatic 16 foot windows.

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Midtown


Midtown


Shortly after the turn of the new millennium, St. Louis' long neglected midsection went through a dramatic transformation into a hotbed of entertainment and culture. With St. Louis University Medical Campus as an anchor, Midtown offers a myriad of cultural distractions: The Fabulous Fox Theatre, The St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall, The Sheldon, The Contemporary Art Museum, the Moolah Theatre & Bowling Lanes and much more.


Coronado Place

3701 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Coronado Hotel, designed by Preston Bradshaw, opened its doors to the public in 1923, before it’s completion in 1925. Opened as a luxury hotel, Coronado Hotel was the fashionable place to meet, marry and have a drink at the Coal Hole, the hotel’s then restaurant well into the ‘50s. However, as the population began to move to the suburbs, so did its revenue and businesses, the Coronado was abandoned until it was purchased by Saint Louis University in 1964. The University attempted to keep it as a residence hall but closed its doors for the final time in 1986. Fifteen years later, the once grand hotel went under a multi-million dollar restoration, creating over 100 jobs and casting a spark for the housing market in the area. The Coronado, once one of the very few apartments in the area at the time, is now rubbing shoulders with over 20 different housing communities in this newly revitalized neighborhood.

 

Lindell-Vandeventer

229 Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

Originally the Peveley Apartment Building, this property was rehabbed in the late 1990s to feature 30 apartments. With two and three bedroom options, the adjacency to St. Louis University together with multiple, spacious layouts, these units are a popular choice for students.


Lindell Towers West

3745 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

Lindell Towers West served as a hotel and then an apartment building until its purchase from Sterling Properties in 2001. While the original floorplans were maintained, all core systems were completely revamped, including the addition of central heating and air conditioning for every unit as well as high speed internet access. This project was completed in an unheard of 45 working days (90 calendar days). The property features 91 spacious apartments, an opulent lobby, fitness center, laundry facilities, and underground parking.

Lindell Towers East

3733 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Formerly the Mark Twain Apartments, this Flemish inspired high-rise was designed by Pleitsche & Prince, Inc. for the Lewis-Marr Investment Company in 1927. Off-white terracotta frames a dramatic two-story arched entrance at street level while three columns of dark tan brick soar overhead; all of this is capped by a nostalgic Flemish rooftop which can be seen from nearly anywhere in midtown. Unlike other projects where we repurposed a space into living space, this project meant restoring and improving existing living spaces. Floorplans were expanded and modern amenities were added including central heating and air conditioning, high-speed internet access, laundry facilities and underground parking. 


MOOLAH GARAGE

3821 Westminster Pl., St. Louis, MO 63108

AIA Award-Winning Design features 746 parking spaces, a rooftop pool, security monitoring, secured entry, bike racks, and elevator access.


The Moolah

3821 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

The Moolah Temple building, designed by Ernest Helfenstellar of the firm Helfenstellar, Hirsch, and Watson in 1912, is a 4-story Moorish modern structure designed for the Moolah Shriners, a Masonic fraternal order. The building sat vacant and in extreme disrepair for several years after the Shriners moved their headquarters to West St. Louis County. Prospective developers analyzed the Temple, but none were able to reconcile their visions with the unique challenges inherent to the structure until Checkmate Design stepped in with Restoration St. Louis and a plan and the initiative to pull it off in 2002. As work commenced, excavation teams uncovered incredible things such as plaster chandeliers, patterned terrazzo floors, and other lavish details. Wherever possible these interior details were painstakingly restored, enhancing the charm and character of this architectural gem.

Today, the interior theatre, originally designed for the Shrine rituals, has been reborn into a single-screen movie palace in the spirit of the Golden Era of cinema. The theatre showcases ornate plaster detailing and a state-of-the-art fiber-optic lit dome which threatens to upstage any action on the largest conventional screen in St. Louis City. The uniqueness of the theatre doesn't stop at just surface ornamentation; on the terrace level below, an 8 lane boutique bowling alley and bar have been added, bringing nightlife that this block of Lindell hasn't seen since the early to mid-20th century. Behind the extra insulated walls, the fly-space accommodates 40 loft-style apartments, through clever design and deft engineering.


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Skinker-Debaliviere


Skinker-Debaliviere


The Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood's history is deeply rooted in neighboring Forest Park, which was the site of the legendary 1904 World's Fair and home to world class museums and zoo. Today, the community continues to be one of the most vital and livable neighborhoods in the metropolitan area, thanks to the dedication of it's residents and institutions.


 

Dylan

6041 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112

This property is one of the many in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood that make up Checkmate's early rehab projects.

George

6024 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112

This property is one of the many in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood that make up Checkmate's early rehab projects. The property now features three, thoughtfully restored, nicely appointed 2 and 4 bedroom apartments


Glenwood

5946 Kingsbury Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112

This property is one of the many in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood that make up Checkmate's early rehab projects.

lloyd

5943 Kingsbury Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112

This property is one of the many in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood that make up Checkmate's early rehab projects. The property now features six, thoughtfully restored, nicely appointed, 2-bedroom apartments.


Madrid

5744 Pershing Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112

This property is one of the many in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood that make up Checkmate's early rehab projects. The property features eight, thoughtfully restored, nicely appointed, 2 bedroom apartments.

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Peacock

6011 Kingsbury Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112

This property is one of many in the Sinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood that make up Checkmate's early rehab projects. The property now features five, thoughtfully restored, nicely appointed, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

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Saxon

5915 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112

This property is one of many in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood that make up Checkmate's early rehab projects. The property now features two, thoughtfully restored, nicely appointed, 2-bedroom apartments.

Wyatt

6030 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112


This property is one of many in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood that make up Checkmate's early rehab projects. The property now features two, thoughtfully restored, nice appointed, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments.


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Soulard


Soulard


Soulard, an entry in the National Register of Historic Places, is best known for the second largest Mardi-Gras celebration in the U.S. This tight-knit community features great neighborhood bars and restaurants centered around an enormous indoor/outdoor Farmers' Market, which has been in operation for over a century.


 

Cloisters

2500 S. 18th St., St. Louis, MO 63104

Completed in 1887, this structure served as the first Carmelite Monastery west of the Mississippi River. The site of this building was originally chosen for its seclusion from the bustling downtown St. Louis scene. Since then, Cloisters has stood as an urban oasis within what is now the historic Soulard neighborhood. The original structure was constructed in the shape of a Roman cross to reflect it's religious purpose. Many decades and new ownership brought several additions to the building, however the cross is still discernible. One exterior wall also remains which contains ornate reliefs depicting the Stations of the Cross. The building severed as the Little Flower Nursing Home from 1974 until it's purchase by Restoration STL in 2003. Though the building's severe state of disrepair required a 4 month interior demolition and stabilization process, crews were able to save many details including breathtaking stained glass, marble and hardwood floors, and architectural details. Cloisters now houses 22 unique apartments featuring private patios, washer/dryers, high-speed internet access, and a fitness center. 

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The Grove


The Grove



Forest Park Southeast, known as The Grove, is one of St. Louis' most interesting and historic neighborhoods. Recently, Checkmate Design has helped to bring more then 60 properties into The Grove, most of them abandoned commercial buildings and vacant lots. Running contrary to the current condo craze, Checkmate has designed empty buildings as modern apartments.


Acorn

4239 Arco Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

This is a free standing Grove bungalow with full basement access, washer/dryer, fenced in backyard, granite counter-tops, black appliances, and parking.

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Apple

4448 Gibson Ave., St. Louis, MO

This charming, red brick. two-family was transformed from an uninhabitable blight into two. full-featured, 1-bedroom apartments. Special care was taken to preserve details including orginal pocket doors and the first floor fireplace. Finished units feature central heating and air conditioning, an eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, pocket doors, large windows and individual alarm systems.

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ASPEN

4344 Gibson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

This property is one of the many in the Grove neighborhood that make up Checkmate's recent rehab projects. This thoughtfully, restored property features two 1-bedroom apartments, one on each floor. The second floor apartment features a deck space.

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BIRCH

4474 Arco Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Located in the heart of The Grove neighborhood, this once blighted storefront now features an office space on the first floor, and three, well-appointed apartments.
The finished units feature central heating and air-conditioning, an eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, large windows, and individual alarm systems.

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Blue Spruce

4243 Arco Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This property is located in The Grove and features two, phenomenal 2-bedroom apartments with a commercial space below that is home to The Gramophone.

Bonsai

4301 Arco Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This skillfully restored space features a mix of commercial and residential space. The first floor commercial space is home to a salon while the second floor is occupied by two, 2-bedroom apartments, both including deck space. Directly behind the main building is a second building that features a 2 story, 1-bedroom apartment.

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Castle

1108 S. Boyle Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Arguably one of the most significant architectural landmarks in The Grove, this sprawling, goldbrick, mixed-use building has been transformed from a neglected blight into a prime retailer/bar space and eight, well appointed, 1- and 2- bedroom apartments.
Finished units feature central heating and air-conditioning, stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, and individual alarm systems.

Cedar

4520 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Cedar is a fully restored single-family home located in the heart of The Grove. Updates feature central heating and air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, and individual alarm systems.

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Cherry

4249 Arco Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

This thoughtfully restored living space includes two, spacious 2-bedroom apartments. Both feature granite counter tops, deck space, washer/dryers and a fenced-in yard.

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Chestnut

4549-51 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

This thoughtfully restored building features a townhouse and two 1-bedroom apartments. The 1,370 sq. ft. townhouse has 2 bedrooms, a study and 1.5 bath with deck space on both floors. The two 1-bedroom apartments reside on the first and second floor and both include deck space, a kitchen island and individual alarms systems.

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Chouteau Lofts

4244 Chouteau., St. Louis, MO 63110

Formerly the home of B.C.S Moving and Storage Company, this property in one of many in The Grove that make up Checkmate's rehab projects. This nicely restored property includes twenty-two 1-bedroom apartments, and includes deck space.

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Dogwood

4134 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Just a short walk from the newly reborn Manchester Strip of The Grove, this thoughtfully restored building features four spacious 1-bedroom apartments just mere steps from great restaurants and bars, and only a short bike ride to even more in the neighboring Central West End.

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ELM

4318 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This red brick, two-family building is just a walk from the newly reborn Manchester Strip in the Grove and features two one bedroom apartments-bedroom apartments.

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Hickory

4317 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This once abandoned storefront now features a restaurant on the first floor and two, well appointed 2-bedroom apartments above. The finished units feature central heating and air conditioning, an eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, large windows and individual alarm systems.

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Jasmine

4188 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This property is one of many in The Grove that make up Checkmate's rehab project. This property features a thoughtfully restored commercial salon on the first floor. On the second floor, the property houses a 1-bedroom apartment which includes the luxury of a deck.

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Larch

4514 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Larch is a fully restored single-family building located in the heart of The Grove. This project features central heating and air-conditioning, stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, and individual alarm systems.

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Juniper

4312-14 Arco Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This property in one of many in The Grove that make up Checkmate's rehab projects. This superbly restored living space includes two 4 bedroom townhomes with two baths, fenced-in yard and hardwood floors.

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Mimosa

4510 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 631110

This property is one of many in The Grove that make up Checkmate's rehab projects. This brilliantly restored property serves as a bar and a living space. Monocle, located on the first floor, features two bathrooms, a 21-ft long bar, and an 870 sq. ft. patio off the back. Two 1-bedrooms apartments reside on the 2nd and 3rd floor, both with a shared rooftop patio.

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Maple

4476 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This charming red-brick combination residence and storefront was transformed from an uninhabitable blight into two, full featured, 1-bedroom apartments plus a restaurant space.
Finished units feature central heating and air-conditioning, an eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, large windows, and individual alarms systems.

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NEWSTEAD TOWER

4343 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Newstead Tower is a brick, mixed commercial/residential space accommodating a restaurant/retail space, a 2-bedroom apartment, and seventeen 1-bedroom apartments with deck space. Finished units feature high ceilings, central heating and air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, and individual alarm systems.

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OAK

4527 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Oak is another one of Checkmate's restoration projects in The Grove. This particular building is now a 2-family living space.

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Olive

4501 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This property is one of many in The Grove that make up Checkmate's rehab projects. The first three bays of this restored commercial and living space house another addition to the The Grove's already flourishing bars and restaurants. The 4th bay provides a smaller retail space. Above the restaurant and commercial area are four 1-bedroom apartments.

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PEAR

4144 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Pear is another one of Checkmate's many restoration projects in The Grove. This nicely restored property included two 1-bedroom apartments, each including deck space, kitchen islands, washer/dryers in all units, and hardwood flooring.

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PINE

4145 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Pine overlooks the newly reborn Manchester strip in The Grove and features central heating and A/C, dishwasher, hardwood flooring, deck space, and high ceilings. Directly downstairs is The Everest Café, The Grove's source for authentic Nepalese cuisine.

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Redbud

4322 Gibson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This property is another one of Restoration STL's rehab projects in The Grove. This brilliantly restored living space features two, 1-bedroom apartments, 1 on each floor. Each apartment also includes it's own study.

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Redwood

4306 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This property is one of many that make up Checkmate's rehab projects. The commercial space on the first floor of Redwood features office space while the second floor houses 2 updated apartments, one of which features deck space.

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Sycamore

4400 Chouteau Ave./1011 S. Newstead Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

This corner-lot, mixed-use commercial/residential building sat neglected before being rescued in 2005. The project now features two full-featured 1-bedroom apartments on the second floor, and spacious office space below, home to Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Office.

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Walnut

4200 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

This mixed-use building was transformed from an uninhabitable blight into three full-featured, 1-bedroom apartments with a bar/lounge located below. Finished units feature central heating and air conditioning, an eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, large windows and individual alarm systems.

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Willow

1021 Boyle Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Willow is fully restored 4-family living space in the heart of The Grove. The finished units feature central heating and air conditioning, granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, shared deck space, and individual alarm systems.

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The Current~Iowa


215 N. Main St., Davenport, IA 52801

The Current~Iowa


215 N. Main St., Davenport, IA 52801

Say hello to The Current: the stylish new hotel that places an emphasis on beauty, fun, and an artful approach to guest service. The Current flies the flag of the Marriott Autograph Collection, a portfolio of exceptional one-of-a-kind hotels owned by Marriott International, Inc. - like its big sister hotel (Hotel Blackhawk) two blocks away. Housed in the last building completed by iconic American architect Daniel Burnham, The Current honors its local roots while reinterpreting what comfort means for the modern traveler. Step into the lobby and immediately become immersed in the dazzling art that adorns the walls sourced from many of the Midwest’s premier and emerging artists. Further showcasing The Current’s commitment to both beauty and community, the hotel also features vibrant creations from Hot Glass, an Iowa nonprofit, teaching art and life skills to underprivileged youth. In UP Skybar, breakfast is accompanied by a gorgeous sunrise over the mighty Mississippi. For lunch or dinner, enjoy Viva's Baja cuisine created by passionate local chefs, and visit Reserve, the private tequila aging & tasting room to raise a glass to a truly remarkable hotel in the heart of the Midwest. The Current comprises 78 rooms on 9 floors, with the seventh and eight floors dedicated to modern luxury apartments. Guests of The Current may choose to stay in a premier room, a one-bedroom suite, or a two-bedroom deluxe suite; all are elegantly appointed with plenty of surprise amenities, and each suite features a kitchen as well as a washer and dryer. Always attentive to guests’ comfort, The Current offers three meeting rooms, a fitness room, a swimming pool, access to a full spa, a club room, two restaurants, and a private dining room.

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University City


University City



Flanked by Washington University's Main Danforth Campus to the south and upcoming North Campus to the east, University City boasts of the best of both urban dwelling worlds; residential community charm and trendy commerce.


Loop Lofts

1019 N. Skinker Pkwy., St. Louis, MO 63112

Just north of Delmar lies the historic Bardenhier Commercial Winery Complex. Now rescued from the wrecking ball, this multi-brick structure underwent a radical resurrection and features stylish efficiency, 1- and 2-bedroom lofts with a fitness center, central heating and A/C, and a picnic area.

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