Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

At Home: With Views of the Arch, Lafayette Square Condo Is Perfect for Doctor, Artist

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

At Home: With Views of the Arch, Lafayette Square Condo Is Perfect for Doctor, Artist

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As soon as the front door opens at the third-floor, Lafayette Square condominium of Dr. Will and Julie Snidle, an unexpected rooftop panorama of downtown St. Louis pops into view, including the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium. Seen through four, 8-foot-tall windows that flood the living room with daylight, the setting is also the location for what Julie describes as "spectacular sunrises."

Outside the window-wall, the Snidles enjoy a large deck. "Often we sit watching and listening to the fireworks from Busch Stadium, and then watch what happened on television," she says.

Julie describes her dcor in the 2006 building as "updated traditional," referring to the dark wooden furniture found in most rooms. "I grew up with a similar dcor, and it makes me feel secure and comfortable," she says.

Yet interspersed throughout the three-bedroom, two-bath residence is an eclectic collection of contemporary and traditional art. A large free-form copper bowl purchased in Sedona, Ariz., is displayed in the foyer, and a 4-foot ceramic urn stands next to the piano in the living room. "Joe Christensen of Minneapolis sculpted it in three pieces that were then joined," she explains.

A side-table in the entry foyer displays a lifelike sculpture of a colorful robin perched on a pair of antique binoculars. The sculpture is by Florida artist Jim Mullan, and one of several pieces by Mullan the Snidles own.

In the spacious 20-foot-by-20-foot master bedroom, a 4-foot circular ceramic table was hand-painted in Florence, Italy, to the Snidles' specifications. Then it was shipped to St. Louis.

Some of the art decorating the condo was done by Dr. Snidle. "This is his first acrylic painting," Julie remarks about his very respectable image of a waterfall hanging in the bedroom. "It was done during a three-day class, and he says it may be his last."

Elsewhere Julie has framed several pieces of Will's doodles, the result of a set of ink pens she gave him as a gift. …

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