Save the Date: 2014 Annual Meeting in Arrowhead Estates
Photo credit: Hutchinson Photography
Date: Friday, September 12th
Location: 14 Arrowhead Estates Court, Chesterfield MO 63017
Cost: FREE, members only
Mark your calendar for Modern STL’s Annual Meeting on September 12th! This year we’re combining our usual business with a very special house party at the residence designed by Ralph Fournier for developer Burton Duenke in Chesterfield’s Arrowhead Estates.
By the mid 1950′s, St. Louis County had seen the successful development of hundreds of new homes designed by Fournier and built by Duenke’s home building company. Their collaborations, including the Ridgewood, Craig Woods, Harwood Hills, Sugar Creek Ranch and Sunswept subdivisions, set the standard for modern residential design in suburban St. Louis. But if there were a crowning jewel among all of these Fournier creations, it is certainly the home he designed for Duenke himself.
Completed in 1955, the former Duenke residence sits atop a bluff above the Missouri River in Chesterfield. Nestled into old growth forest, the expansive home makes excellent use of its site through natural materials and forms as well as large expanses of glass. This is Fournier at his best.
Photo Credit: Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
The house is currently on the market after being lovingly preserved by its present owners for the past twenty years. These excellent stewards are only the third family to call it home, and it remains largely unchanged with nearly all of its original fixtures and finishes intact.
This unique event is not one to be missed! We will take a few minutes to recap Modern STL’s accomplishments from the past year and vote on next year’s board of directors. Apart from that, you can enjoy complementary drinks and snacks along with, of course, the house itself. This is a members only event, though plus-ones are always welcome.
If you need to renew your membership you may do so at the door, and if you know someone interested in becoming a member, please bring them along!