ST. LOUIS — Did you know you could own a piece of the City Museum? Within the walls of St. Louis’ City Museum, there is a unique residential experience: the City Museum Lofts.

These lofts, located on the fifth floor of the building, blend artistic flair, industrial history, and modern living. Suzanne Hunn and Evelyn Sharp-Heitert with The Hermann London Group LLC are the realtors for the loft currently for sale.

The featured loft for sale is at 701 North 15th Street, the last one designed by City Museum founder Bob Cassilly. It is listed at $349,900 and includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,500 square feet of space.


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The great room flows seamlessly into the dining room and kitchen, decorated with hand-picked, artisanal furniture and light fixtures.

Curved bottle walls, a hand-carved marble sink, extensive tile and marble work, cut stone ceilings, fully mirrored walls, and hand-painted concrete columns are just a few of the features that showcase Cassilly’s creative vision.

Cassilly handcrafted many elements of this home. There is no paint on the walls; instead, tiles are meticulously placed and designed throughout the loft. Recycled elements like soda bottles line both bathroom walls, forming the bath and shower areas.

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Entering the lofts involves three distinct options: the main lobby during museum hours, a private coded door for after-hours access, and a resident-exclusive swipe card entry that leads directly to the fifth floor. For those driving, there’s a parking garage on the second floor available for $150 per month.


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“Everything here is recycled or repurposed,” Hunn said. From metal remnants of old machines to slate from historic rooftops, each element tells a story. Artists have transformed these materials into sculptures and structural elements throughout the lofts.

For example, fire doors from the original building are incorporated into the design. When you enter the fifth floor, you’ll see a gate created from punch-out metal from local metal shops. Components from the Falstaff Brewery Corporation and the old Mercantile banks add a touch of St. Louis history.

Despite being in a bustling museum, the lofts are surprisingly quiet. The thick concrete floors and walls, remnants of the building’s industrial past, ensure a peaceful environment, separating it from the lively museum.

Some units feature vast windows salvaged from the 1904 World’s Fair. Others have quirky additions, like molasses tanks from Illinois, serving as unique decor. Each loft is distinct, with its own decorations.

Listing information: For more information about The Hermann London Group LLC, check out their website.

Suzanne R Hunn: 314-276-4663

Evelyn Sharp-Heitert: 636-541-1403

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