Ann Manubay & Dabney Frake

Donna & Lyla’s Tiled Wonder
Name: Donna Mingo, Lyla TurnerLocation: South St. Louis, MissouriSize: 1850 square feetYears lived in: 2 years — owned Cheerful yellow tile greets you in the entryway of Donna and Lyla’s Saint Louis home. It’s a fitting introduction to a house filled with both color and decorative original details, but the real show stopper is in the kitchen. The room’s walls and ceiling are covered with a milky green glass tile called Vitrolite.
Apr 14, 2019
Tim’s “Old Boot” of a Carriage House
Name: Tim TuckerLocation: St. Louis, MissouriSize: 3,500 square feetYears lived in: 7 — owned Tim Tucker likens his carriage house in St. Louis’ Benton Park neighborhood to an “old boot.” The reference, which calls to mind neglected and timeworn materials, is apt. Inside his home is a what’s what of architectural and industrial detritus from well-known and/or demolished buildings in the city. With its 16 ft.
Apr 14, 2019
Stacey & John’s Crazy Quilt of An Apartment
Name: John and Stacey Cline (and dog, Laz)Location: Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood — St. Louis, MissouriSize: 787 square feetYears lived in: 2 — rented Minimalists, avert your eyes. Stacey and John’s apartment is the interior equivalent of a crazy quilt. It comprises an eclectic mosaic of recycled items, vintage fabrics, and reclaimed tidbits that Stacey brings in, mainly from thrift stores. She’s not afraid of pattern and color, and mixes them liberally to good effect.
Apr 14, 2019
Mary’s Singular Live/Work Studio
Name: Mary Sprague Profession: Artist and Art/Art History professor (retired) Location: St. Louis, Missouri Size: 4500 square feet Years lived in: 27 years; owned Mary’s home and studio is an aggregation of 50 years of art. An active and longtime member of the St. Louis artistic community, she’s also one of those women you want to be when you’re in your 70s — whip smart, creative and kind.
Feb 20, 2019
Celesta & Sean’s Eclectic (Fun!) First Home
Name: Sean and Celesta CarterLocation: Tampa, FLSize: 1,640 square feetYears lived in: 5 — owned We found Celesta and Sean through their incredible shop Paper Street Market in St. Petersburg, Florida. We’ve been going to St. Pete for years, and are always interested in what stores pop up in its ever-evolving downtown area . Paper Street is definitely one of our new favorites. It’s an eclectic blend of Florida circus posters, industrial signage, and vintage furniture.
Feb 24, 2012
Jenn’s Eclectic Industrial Modern Italianate
Name: Jenn SchoemehlLocation: La Salle Park — St. Louis, MissouriSize: 4500 square feetYears lived in: 7 — owned The first thing you need to know about Jenn Schoemehl’s house concerns the ceilings. They’re 13 soaring feet tall. Your eye keeps going up and up and up until you finally hit the ceiling. Then, and only then, can you begin to take in the rest of the house.
Oct 24, 2011
Keith & Sara’s Outside In – Inside Out Modern Farmhouse
Name: H. Keith Wagner and Sara KatzLocation: North Ferrisburgh, VermontSize: 2200 square feetYears lived in: 8 — owned We’ve seen several modern farmhouses here on Apartment Therapy. The best of the genre riffs on the traditional vernacular, and so too does this house outside of Burlington, Vermont. Keith Wagner, sculptor and landscape architect, took the landscape as his inspiration and built a house that lives peacefully with its rural surroundings rather than overpowers.
Oct 4, 2011
Joi & David’s A+ Illusion of Luxury
Name: Joi and David SveziaLocation: Highland, IllinoisSize: 1073 square feetYears lived in: 5.5 — owned Hollywood and Palm Springs, meet Highland, Illinois. All courtesy of Joi “David Hicks” Svezia. Behind an unassuming door in the small town about an hour outside St. Louis, teachers Joi (that’s pronounced Joey by the way, not Joy) and David live a glamorous existence.
Mar 14, 2011
Phil & Hali’s Quintessential Loft
Name: Hali & Philip DurhamProfession: Architect – www.studiodurham.comLocation: Soulard — St. Louis, MOSize: overall building 9,600 square feet, Residence 5,400 square feetYears lived in: 7 — owned It never hurts to be an award-winning architect. Most people in Saint Louis pass decrepit warehouses for years, writing them off as mere evidence of urban blight.
Dec 3, 2010
Susan & Ryan’s Less-Is-More Farmhouse
Name: Ryan and Susan HayesLocation: Williston, VermontSize: Approximately 1550 sq. feet plus finished basementYears lived in: less than one On a quiet dirt road not far from Burlington, Vermont, Ryan and Susan Hayes have put a spin on farmhouse living. Inspired by Ryan’s own great grandparent’s home, they built a traditional Vermont-style house tweaked with their own modern aesthetic. This included some of the latest technologies in green building.
Oct 1, 2010
Nathan & Hannah’s Mid-Century Modern Mission
Name: Nathan & Hannah (Foxy, our long-haired Chihuahua)Location: St. Louis, MissouriSize: 1362 square feetYears lived in: 5 Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch is the tip of the mid-century iceburg in the Saint Louis area. Case in point: Tucked in among more expected suburban homes, is the gem of Ridgewood, a time capsule of a subdivision, peppered with modern ranch homes built as affordable and efficient homes in the the 50s.
Jun 21, 2010