Saturday, June 15, 2019

Mansards in the 63124

63124 is the zip code for St. Louis' wealthiest suburb.  Lots of pretty old houses.  I grew up on the wrong end of Litzinger Avenue over in Brentwood - 63144.  Litzinger has giant horse farm houses in the Ladue part, but once you pass the quarry, you're in Brentwood and the houses get smaller as you head east. 

Where can you find the best mansards in St. Louis?  In zip code 63104, of course, home to Soulard, Lafayette Square, Lasalle and Benton Park.  see what I did there with the zip codes.  63104, 63144, 63124.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Illinois + hockey tournaments = really bad mansards

Darien, Illinois (Gus' tournament)

Bloomington, Illinois (Mimi's tournament)

Sunday, January 13, 2019


When you just can't decide on one kind of material for the whole mansard.  On Nebraska Avenue.  What I was going when I saw this one:  heading to QuikTrip for gas.  Where I was coming from:  dropped G. off at a friend's house, then stopped at Ruler for 5 gallons of skim milk, because that's how we roll.  Where I went next:  home to take on an enormous mess in the laundry room full of sledding-wet clothes.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Gardenland Express at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Bad Mansard HQ.  I usually hang white pine roping on the fence.  It wasn't available this year, so it's boxwood roping which I think I like better. 
A gorgeous handmade Christmas card.  I receive exactly one (1!) handmade Christmas card per year.  Love the attention to detail of the roof.
Merry Christmas from my mansard (and other cute Christmassy mansards) to yours.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Iron County Courthouse

This is one of the oldest courthouses in Missouri built in 1858.  The inside doesn't quite match the outside.