The Swallows Nest building located at the corner of 4th and Elm St. in downtown Washington Missouri dates back to 1880 when it was the original home of the Droege family. In the early 1900s the home became the Thias-Lefmann Funeral Home until 1920 when it was purchased by Nieberg and Vitt to continue as the Nieberg-Vitt Funeral Home.
In 2019, this historic 2-story home was purchased by a family with a vision for historic renovation. Elm St. serves as one of the main corridors to Washington’s downtown shopping district. As you enter the district you will drive by a beautiful stone fountain that serves as a monument to this historic transformation.
This fountain and its grounds are nestled under mature oak trees which provide a shaded walking path to this gated destination. As you enter the building you will be surrounded by Plush Home and Fashion’s boutique treasures that include furniture, home décor, and fashion items with a mix of vintage, vintage-inspired, repurposed, and new.
Beyond the boutique you will be greeted by the sweet and savory aroma of our boutique café, The Nest, where we serve endless flavored teas, both hot and cold, along with a simple menu of grazing boards, sandwiches, soups and salads. Beyond the Café as you exit the building you will find yourself relaxing on the gated patio with the sound of soft music playing in the background. You will lose track of time as you stay, shop, sip and eat at the Swallows Nest Building.