Built in 2002 by Orchard Development Corporation, the Terra Cotta Lofts were downtown St Louis' first 'soft lofts.' Sleek and modern spaces with a few more traditional touches: instead of concrete floors, most units came with laminate flooring. Being an insurance company headquarters originally, this building didn't have the 'industrial' features that other loft buildings have, which is likely what made it ideal for a soft loft.
As a high rise, the Terra Cotta Lofts building has some of the best views of the Downtown St Louis skyline available! Its windows are tall and plentiful with tons of natural light.
The building exterior has incomparable beauty with stone gargoyles at the top and terra cotta artistry throughout. The top of the building has the 'weather ball' that was installed as a gimmick to attract attention to the building. It glowed different colors to give weather predictions.
Located at 1501 Locust Street, just 2 short blocks off Washington and close to museums, shops galleries and nightlife of Washington Avenue without having it on top of you.