You may have heard of Harris Armstrong, the renowned modernist architect who dreamed up some of St. Louis’ most iconic buildings and homes, including the dramatic Ethical Society building on Clayton Road. But what you may not realize is that Armstrong was mostly self-taught!
He served in World War 1, took a few college classes in architecture, and worked as a draftsman, apprentice and landscaper before opening his own architectural firm in Kirkwood and developing the sleek, organic style that he’s known for today.
Armstrong built his personal residence in Oakland (@ 3 Sappington Spur) but he ended up designing about 60 other houses in the St. Louis area, including this hilltop gem at 17 Tealwood in Creve Coeur. Built in 1957, this unique tri-level was on the market last year as a short sale, so you may have seen it then. But it’s back up now and looking better than ever…
It’s really a classic example of Armstrong’s affinity for weaving the surrounding landscape into the design of the house, much like Frank Lloyd Wright did. And because of the wooded hilltop location at the very back of the subdivision, it feels like your very own private treehouse!
17 Tealwood has 4 bedrooms & 3 baths in 2552 square feet. It sits on 1.46 acres and was just listed Tuesday by Sandra Wallick, Coldwell Banker, for $460,000.
If you’d like to see this one-of-a-kind vintage house in person, give me a call! You may also want to check out Andrew Raimist’s amazing collection of Harris Armstrong photos and drawings. Very cool!