The Central West End area of St. Louis has some amazing homes. I'd love to see what the neighborhood looked like in the 1900s, when many of the homes were built around Forest Park.
Tennessee Williams, T.S. Eliot, and William S. Burroughs all grew up in the CWE. The Central West End was also the location of Sally Benson's home, the setting of the stories which were adapted into the movie Meet Me in St. Louis. (See my post about 5135 Kensington here - http://otherwiseoccupiedhobbies.blogspot.com/2010/06/st-louis-architecture-meet-me-in-st.html)
Should come as no surprise that many of these homes have grand, elegant and stately foyers. If you think about it, the foyer of your home is important. It should be what sets the tone when you come home each night - where you picture your kids running in after playing in the yard, where you greet your visitors, and the last light you turn off at night.
After some browsing around, I've decided that the foyers of 63108 (the CWE zip) deserve some attention. All eight of these foyers are the foyers of homes currently for sale, too! So, if you have $1.1m, or $2.5m, even better. If not, just take a look and wonder, as I do, whether the people who live in these homes wear ascots and smoking jackets.