Ladue Redo

Gene Mackey’s childhood home is featured in the September-October issue of At Home magazine. The house was built by his father, also named Gene Mackey, who designed it in 1948 when he was fresh out of architecture school.  According to the new owner,  the place had been “smothered with carpeting, pink paint and heavy furniture.” Although the interiors don’t look the same as they did originally,  the new owner felt it was important to restore and respect the integrity of the original home, a sentiment that appeals to the architect who grew up there.