Welcome to Barrett Brae
The Barrett Brae Subdivision was founded in September of 1955, lying partially in unincorporated St. Louis County and partially in the City of Kirkwood. Nestled in the rolling hills just to the north of Barrett Station road and Big Bend we take our name from the Scots – Brae means hillside.
Barrett Brae was developed by Fischer and Frichtel. Fischer and Frichtel believed in progress, comfort and livability of contemporary architecture while maintaining the integrity of the environment. They utilized many aspects of Frank Lloyd Wright’s later architecture, specifically the Usonian House. The majority of the homes in Barrett Brae were designed as contemporary ranches with free flowing interiors, minimal compartmental rooms, a low pitched roof with projected eaves, and numerous glass external accesses – and most are still in place today.
Many Barrett Brae homes are still in excellent condition and feature their original design intent and atomic ranch charm. For those interested in this type of architecture and lifestyle, we encourage you to check local real estate listings for Barrett Brae as there always seems to be one or two excellent mid-century style homes on the market. The residents of Barrett Brae welcome new neighbors and hope any new home buyers would embrace and continue the traditions of our mid-century enclave. Worth noting, children on the St. Louis County side of Barrett Brae (plat 2) attend nearby Barrett’s Elementary School moving on to Parkway Schools and children within (plat 1) – the Kirkwood side of the subdivision – attend nearby Robinson Elementary and Kirkwood Public Schools. Additionally, the Kirkwood Landmarks Commission and Architectural Review Board now recognizes Barrett Brae as a neighborhood of distinction and historic district.