Friday, October 30, 2009

The Magic Chef Mansion

You know those wonderful enameled vintage stoves from Magic Chef, as seen in antiques stores and on eBay and Craigslist. But did you know that the creator of Magic Chef, Charles Stockstrom, built in 1908 a posh, 12,000 square foot mansion in the heart of St. Louis for $50,000? It is now open for catering, weddings, and other events. You can visit their website here: Magic Chef Mansion.





























And yes, there is a Magic Chef in the kitchen!!




From the site's description: "The Magic Chef Mansion was built for Charles Stockstrom, the founder of the company that became Magic Chef. The residence, designed by Ernst Janssen and completed in 1908, remained in the Stockstrom family until 1990. The home has been restored to its turn-of-the-century elegance, including original lighting fixtures and period furniture. Seated on a two-acre site enclosed by an iron fence, this private residence is available to rent for cocktail receptions, seated dinners, bridal showers, engagement parties, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries."

Photos from The Magic Chef site and from the blog, St. Louis Style.

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7 comments:

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

wow..not bad for $50K!! That exact kitchen table is sitting @ the Salvation Army by my home, with a broken "wing"...

Blondie said...

This is an amazing home. It reminds me a lot for some reason of the Winchester Mansion up in Northern California...great post! Kori xoxo

Melissa said...

Ohhhh, when can I move in? Lovely, lovely. So perfect for a retromodgirl! Sending a link immediately to my friend - She'll love.

Melissa
http://sugercoatit.blogspot.com/

Karen/BobbinBombshell said...

Amazing!

Sandy De Luxe said...

Soo amazing! I just love old houses! Nice blog!

antiques said...

Amazing!.. so creative!!.. really thanx for sharing...

Retro-luxe said...

It's lovely! Great post!

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