Silver Club

St. Charles County, Missouri (1985)

1990 Merit Award for Excellence in Interior Architecture, AIA St. Louis

Silver Club

St. Charles County, Missouri (1985)

 

Prior to its renovation, this 1880 vintage hunting club built in the Mississippi flood plane was regularly inundated by water.  In order to obviate this problem,  Bill Bowersox had the building raised seven and a half feet, hiding the new concrete columns behind a wooden trellis skirt. Bowersox  wrapped the building with a wooden veranda on two sides and employed a curving window wall to connect the two wings of the original L-shaped building. The badly damaged ship lap siding was replaced with cedar planks.  The interior walls, floor and ceilings were faced with tongue and groove horizontal fir panels that were then painted in hues reminiscent of shaker milk paint colors. Upon completion, the project was featured in several architectural publications and won the 1990 Merit Award for Excellence in Interior Architecture from the St. Louis chapter of the AIA.

“... Spaces in the hunting lodge have become part of the experience itself.  It is a building that one might visit or rest in for its own spiritual qualities - a place where hunting is decidedly secondary.”

     -- Barbara Koerble, Inland Architect: Jan/Feb 1992

1990 Merit Award for Excellence in Interior Architecture, AIA St. Louis