Beautiful Condo in the Heart of St. Louis Hills

March 18th, 2017

Who wouldn’t want to live in St. Louis Hills?! Walking distance to Ted Drewes, Starbucks, and Francis Park! Not to mention, right around the corner from the most cheerful street in all of St. Louis – Candy Cane Lane! Schedule your showing today for this 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo with hardwoods throughout and a beautifully updated kitchen.
http://search.lockwoodandmason.com/listing/17021354

Embrace the Cold at an Ice Carnival and more this January!

January 6th, 2017

ST. LOUIS CITY

The Loop Ice Carnival
January 13-14
The 12th Annual Ice Carnival will feature the Frozen Buns Run, ice sculptures, zip line, Putt Putt pub crawl, scavenger hunts, ice slides and much more. For more information click here.

St. Louis Auto Show
January 20-22
America’s Center Edward Jones Dome
The St. Louis Auto Show features more than 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles from over 25 manufacturers from around the world. Tickets are $11. For a full line up of attractions and more details click here.

An American in Paris
January 28
Fabulous Fox Theatre
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. For tickets click here.

Winter Movie Night
January 18th, 6pm

Ballpark Village
FREE indoor showing of Finding Dory at Ballpark Village. The fun starts at 5pm with movie themed activities and a photo op!

Bald Eagle Watching Program
Throughout January
Pere Marquette
Every year, hundreds of bald eagles travel to the area to make their winter homes.  Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Days gives visitors an opportunity to learn about these creatures as well as see them in their natural habitat. Visit their website here or reserve your spot by calling (618) 786-2331.

15th Annual Food and Wine Experience
January 27-29th
212 Kingshighway Blvd. 63108

The Repertory Theatre is hosting the 15th Annual St. Louis Food and Wine Experience. More than 900 wines and culinary delights to try. Tickets can be purchased at this link, as well as all event details.

WEBSTER GROVES

Dine Out for Matt Crosby
January 12th
Six years ago, Matt Crosby, a Rock Hill police officer was shot and paralyzed on duty. Efforts are underway to raise funds to build Matt an accessible home with a universal and smart home design concept. Participating businesses are donating a portion of sales on January 12. For more information click here

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration
January 15th
The march begins at City Hall at 4:30 p.m. Walkers will proceed to Steger for a dinner reception and celebration.

Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Assistant and Buyers Assistant, Theresa Smid. Theresa spent the last eight years working as an environmental consultant in downtown St. Louis.  In early 2016, she decided to pursue a career in real estate where she could utilize her helpful nature while assisting clients in finding their perfect home.  She is detail orientated, a problem solver, and is willing to help every step of the way in the process of buying or selling a home. Check out more of our team here

7 Home Fixes you Must Do Before Selling Your Home

January 4th, 2017

This article, 7 Home Fixes You Must Do Before Selling Your Home, is a great resource for anyone who might be considering a home sale in 2017. Please contact us to set-up your free listing consultation. You will learn more about the professional staging and design services that we provide to all of our clients. Our design expertise will help your house sell more quickly for the best possible price! Eric can be reached at EricB@kw.com.

 

 

JUST LISTED Open Sunday – 131 E. Rose Ave., 63119

December 15th, 2016
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131 E. Rose Ave.

This adorable Webster home has just been listed and is open on Sunday, December 18th from 1-3pm. With three bedrooms, an updated kitchen, brand new furnace/HVAC and roof (11/26) you should see what this home has to offer! Check out the listing here!

Calm the frenzy with Christmas Lights

December 14th, 2016

It’s officially mid-December. For some the holiday rush is as real as the 20 degree temperatures outside! While others may have prepared months in advance. Whether you’re feeling the frenzy of a long “to do” list or wrapping presents under mistletoe, one of the best parts of Christmas are the lights. Looking at lights can calm the frenzy and slow things down.

The best part about lights is you can enjoy them with only a few minutes or a few hours. Below are some ways to see the lights around St. Louis this December. Of course, our favorite is seeing the lights on so many homes. So bundle up, grab a your favorite cozy drink and check out one of these light displays.

A few minutes:

Candy Cane Lane -Murdoch Avenue in St. Louis Hills
Webster Groves – W. Jackson (2 houses in from Lockwood)
McKinley Avenue – North of Manchester, 2 blocks west of Rock Hill Road

A few hours

Tilles Park Winter wonderland  – open daily from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. $10 per vehicle. Saturday only open to carriage rides. 
Garden Glow, Botanical Gardens – open daily 5pm to 10pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children. 
Anheuser -Busch Brewery Lights – 0pen daily from 5pm tp 10pm
Way of Lights, Belleville, IL -open Monday  – Thursday 5pm to 9pm; Friday – Sunday, 5pm to 10pm. (One of our personal favorites. Arrive early if you want to eat at the buffet)!
Wild Lights, St. Louis Zoo – open daily 5:30pm to 8:30pm. 

Psst – if you like hot chocolate, we think the best in town can be found at Oberweis! Click here for a Google map.

Thanks in the GIVING – Webster Rock Hill Ministries

November 17th, 2016

PrintNovember is a month to reflect on all that we are thankful for. Whether it’s family, friends, health, food, safety, security, love or simple everyday moments, we find ourselves paying more attention to what brings us joy.

The THANKS in thanksgiving can be more obvious than the GIVING. So we wanted to give thanks for a GIVING organization we love located in Webster Groves: Webster Rock Hill Ministries (WRHM).

Since 1982, Webster Rock Hill Ministries has served low-income, marginalized neighbors in the 63119. They are an emergency social service organization with a mission to serve people in need in the community. They provide emergency assistance to people in need through their food and clothing pantry. They work to create new life options for people by providing free social and legal services. They seek to improve our community by breaking down barriers and promoting understanding between people. We love this non-profit because its ecumenical and local.

If you have a need or can meet the need, consider WRHM. They offer so many programs and services where all generations can make a difference and be cared for. Check out the youth programs, holiday programs, home assistance, hygiene & health assistance, community garden plots, Rose Walls scholarship and more. You can also tune into WRHM, a local radio station they support.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wrhministries/
Website: www.wrhm.org

Lockwood and Mason is thankful to support Webster Rock Hill Ministries this Thanksgiving season and the immense contribution they make to the community.

Lockwood and Mason checks out Tower Grove South

October 14th, 2016

We love our city of neighborhoods! Fall is a great time to check out these different neighborhoods and what they offer. With the humidity gone (well, almost gone, we St. Louis-ans know it can be humid in February) and a local coffee roasters drip in hand, walking through a St. Louis neighborhood can be an adventure.

This past weekend I took my daughter on a field trip to Artscope in Tower Grove Park. It’s easy to overlook, located in a small, stone building at the corner of Arsenal and Center Cross in Tower Grove park. It’s an open format way of teaching art to kids (and families), allowing them to discover and create on their own terms.

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After creating a masterpiece using only nature, my daughter and I walked through the park. Fortunately for us, we were visiting on a Saturday morning, which meant live music and a nutella-banana crepe from the Holy Crepe food truck beckoned us to the Tower Grove Farmers Market!

I was reminded of when my husband and I first moved to St. Louis in 2003. We lived near the corner of Arsenal and Hartford. We’d spend mornings running through Tower Grove park, followed by coffee at one of the unique cafe offerings. Of course this was before 3 children; Saturdays look a bit different now! However, I found myself taking in all that I love about Tower Grove South.

For example, the very building where Artscope is located reminded me of a cozy cottage castle. Easily over looked, it has been brought to life by a non-profit making an impact for the good in the community. Looking around the jewel that is Tower Grove Park and its surrounding neighborhoods, one can feel the thriving community. Whether its a renovation of a 19th and early 20th Century duplex or the funk and jive of South Grands restaurants and stores, Tower Grove South is a fabulous neighborhood.   

The southern half of St. Louis ranges across miles of landscape and two centuries of history and development. It includes a unique urban landscape, some of the greatest city parks and limitless dining and shopping entertainment. These qualities and more will welcome you to Tower Grove South.

Looking for a home in Tower Grove South? Check out listings here.

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Family Fun in October

October 7th, 2016

Check out these fun events throughout St. Louis this month!

Soulard Oktoberfest
3rd Street & Lafayete Ave

Enjoy a weekend filled with German folk dancers, foods and beers. The event also has a carnival Friday 4pm‐Midnight, Sat 11am‐ Midnight Sun 11am‐ 7pm.

Renaissance Faire
Weekends through October 16th

Step back in time and enjoy this Annual event with live jousting, sword Fighting, a fairy forest and a 16th
Century French village. Adults $12.95 Kids 5‐12 $8.95. For more information click here.

Webster Groves Fire Station Open House
Saturday, October 8th, 10am

Stop by the Webster Groves Fire Station on Saturday October 8th between 10 am and 12:30 pm.
Fire House # 1
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Ivory Crockett Run for Webster
Saturday, October 15th, 8:30am

In 1974, Ivory Crockett ran the fastest 100-yard dash with manual timing of 9.0 seconds, a record that stands today. Please join the celebration of Ivory Crockett’s achievements with this community-wide event, in which the proceeds benefit the WGSD students and staff through Foundation Grants and Ivory Crockett Scholarships. It will be FUN for the whole family! The morning of fun will include Fredbird at the 100-yard dash; Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 am – 10:30 am inside WGHS, medals for overall and age group winners and so much more. Click here to register. 

 

 

 

So Much to See and Do in September!

August 31st, 2016

There is so much to check out in St. Louis in September! Check out some of the events listed below by neighborhood:

ST. LOUIS CITY

Japanese Festival
September 3rd  – 5th
4344 Shaw Blvd
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Japanese Festival. A 3 day cultural adventure at the Botanical Garden. Entry is $15. For more information click here.

Big Muddy Blues Festival
September 3rd & 4th
615 Washington Ave
Music showcased on 3 stages, 3 indoor clubs and two events at the National Blues Museum and Laclede’s Landing. Price varies. For a full line up of performances and more details click here.

Lou Fest
September 10-11th
Forest Park – 5595 Grand Dr.
Chris Stapleton and Ms. Lauryn Hill and many more performers at this must see concert event! $60 one day pass. For event details click here.

Forest Park Balloon Glow
September 16th
Forest Park Central Field
If you’ve never experienced the glow of hot air balloons in Forest Park then this is the year to go! This is the oldest and most well-attended FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World. For more information, click here.

HOP in the City Beer Festival
September 17th
Food, live music and unlimited beer samples of most of the more than 50 different Schlafly Beer styles. For more information about this event click here.

KIRKWOOD

Greentree Festival
September 16-18th
111 S. Geyer Road
Booths, music, entertainment, food, parade, dog contest, and much more! This event is FREE! Click here for more details.

WEBSTER GROVES

Webster Groves Jazz & Blues Festival
September 17th
One of the most family-friendly jazz festivals on the planet, the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival promises non-stop jazz and blues from two stages. This event showcases St. Louis’ most talented performers plus food and drink from area restaurants. Street entertainers also amuse spectators with face-painting, juggling and balloons. Bring your kids, strollers and lawn chairs. Free! Noon to 11 p.m.For more information about this event click here.

CLAYTON

St, Louis Art Fair
September 9th, 10th & 11th.
Enjoy art and festivities while strolling through downtown Clayton. There will be booths, food and live entertainment. For more event details click here.

BRENTWOOD

Food Truck Fest
September 13th
Tilles Park, 9551 Litzinger Road
Join family and friends for dinner in a beautiful park setting. Entertainment to be provided by Steve Ewing Duo.

465 Foote – Rich in History & Artistic Influence

July 6th, 2016

465 Foote (1 of 42)Webster Groves is a charming community steeped in tradition, history and art. On occasion, Lockwood and Mason has the privilege of helping clients buy or sell a home that has carved out its place in Webster history, whether through time or story.  This lovely federal-style home situated at 465 Foote combines not only a rich history but also beauty in its gardens, inspiration in the sunlit art studio, and architectural details that was home  for over 20 years to nationally renowned artist Arthur Osver and his wife Ernestine Betsberg.

Arthur-Osver-Painting-Sculpture-Installation-Art-1949-1951Some recordings indicate that 465 Foote was built in as early as 1851, which would make it the oldest home still in existence in Webster Groves. While there is some disagreement as to the actual date of construction, there is no question that it was completely built and occupied by 1862. In the 1930’s, World War I veteran Colonel Francis Rickley purchased the residence and added a ground level garage and second floor art studio for his wife, Jessie Beard Rickley. It was Jessie’s art studio, along with the beautiful gardens that attracted Arthur Osver and Ernestine Betsberg to 465 Foote. During his career, Arthur Osver painted contemporary works of art that now hang in the world’s top museums, including the Smithsonian; both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Chicago Art Institute, and the St. Louis Art Museum.

465 Foote KITCHENThe opportunity to preserve the history and architectural details of the home drew the former owners when it was being sold out of the Osver/Betsberg estate. In the renovation they kept many of the original features: the sculptural walnut banistered staircase, wide-plank floors, Dutch doors and brick fireplace.  Determined to uphold the home’s historic integrity they used marble subway tile, maple cabinetry with a vintage look, soapstone countertops and walnut, end grain, butchered block topped center island to blend seamlessly with the new, stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen. In addition to the lovely wide-plank floors, they chose to retain the historic porcelain sink with its double drain boards, which is larger than most sinks today. Other major renovations include totally remodeling both bathrooms and creating a space for the washer and dryer on the second floor.

465 Foote (13 of 42)When Osver and his wife were not painting, they both found joy in tending to the home’s gardens. The former owners uncovered the paths and gardens that had been neglected and brought them back to life. The backyard gardens have played host to many a soiree, both in Osver’s time and the former residents over the years. The old stone pathway once leading to the front entry was repurposed as an outcropping for the stunning Japanese Maple, which is admired by the neighborhood throughout the seasons.

465 Foote is located walking distance to downtown Old Webster, Larson Park, festivals and more. We invite you to come walk through one of Webster’s oldest and most charming homes! It will inspire you and perhaps you will be the one to carry on the long rich history this charming home embodies! For more information on this listing, click here.