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    Two-story penthouse for couple with extensive contemporary art collection.
Art House
St. Louis, MO  USA
Charles Rose Architects had developed a close relationshipwith the clients on an earlier project, Orleans House, which hasexpansive open spaces that showcase the couple’s contemporary artwork. In thisproject, the art gallery became the centerpiece of the design and the galleryspaces were designed to easily accommodate a rotating collection. Entry is byprivate elevator through a number of gallery spaces; this sequence is part ofan overall plan that takes visitors through the art collection beforeintroducing another stunning visual element: sweeping views of the MississippiRiver and St. Louis’Gateway Arch. The galleries and living/dining areas offer ample space forentertaining; the library and kitchen are designed to feel more intimate, bycontrast. Museum-quality lighting is installed in the gallery spaces.