A special present for me this Holiday Season! Local New Regionalist artist, Bryan Haynes, just delivered the painting of our family farm in Pike County. Rockford Farms is on the National Register of Historic Places as the Griffith McCune Farmstead. The home was built in the 1850’s with a sizable smokehouse on the right. Notice the old oaks that still stand on the property. The landmark octagonal barn is circa 1900. Off to the left is the Rockford School House that was turned into a home in the 1950’s for my Aunt Bunny and Uncle Swede when they moved back to Missouri from Wyoming. On the upper left is a small, pre-fab house that my grandparents put up on the hill enjoying the best views.
Thank you Bryan for a piece of art that will be enjoyed by many generations to come.
Residence of Dr. Eric A. Cunningham at Louisiana, Missouri Functional in Design and Built Into a Rocky Bluff
(The following text is from St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Sunday, June 23, 1940 Page 79)
A house which is functional in the sense that its lines were determined not by a desire to conform to a type but by the particular living accommodations the owner wanted, is the third in a series of residences in the St. Louis region which is are examples of contemporary architecture. This house is the home of Dr. Eric A. Cunningham at Louisiana, Missouri, and the architect is Beverley Nelson of St. Louis.
Built into the rock of a Mississippi River bluff, on the site of an old quarry, it commands a wide view of river and of wooded hills. On the river side, the house is three stories high, on the land side, two. The walls of the top story are wood, of the intermediate story, brick, and of the lowest story part of which is below ground rock. There are four master bedrooms. The house was completed late last year (1939.)
West side with the front entrance, of Dr. Eric A. Cunningham’s house in Louisiana, Missouri. On this side the house rises two stories above the ground. At left is the service wing, in which are kitchen and garage.
View of the east side of the house, showing how it is built into the rocky bluff above the Mississippi. Here the lowest floor, on which there is an extra living room, suitable for recreation purposes, is on a level with the terrace immediately outside.
Living room, on the east, or river side, of the house. On either side of the fireplace, windows look directly out on the river, while at north and south ends of the room are other windows giving views up and down the stream.
Owner’s study, with walls of oil-stained white pine and built-in book shelves. One of its windows looks out on the river.
Located on the top of a hill with expansive views is this historic log home built in 1819. The home has been meticulously restored updated.
The home features wide plank pine floors beamed ceilings throughout both levels newer custom Marvin windows. The Living Room has a wood-burning stone fireplace as its focal point. Gracious Dining Room with French doors that lead to a screened porch.
The master bedroom features 2 walk in closets, a lovely wood-burning fireplace, a door leading to an upper deck. Country kitchen has views of the surrounding Salt Peter Range a door opening to an expansive covered porch.
Finished LL with recreation room. Equestrian enthusiast will delight in the 7-stall stallion stable with a tack room two 15-acre pastures. 2-car attached garage. Only 1 hour to St. Louis.
Missouri is one of the leading bald eagle states. Thousands of Eagles migrate south each fall to hunt around the open waters of our rivers and lakes. More than 2,000 bald eagles are reported in Missouri regularly during winter, making our state one of the leaders in the lower 48 states. The bald eagle was formally adopted as our national emblem in 1782. In the 200 years since, its numbers suffered a great decline. However the bald eagle has recovered and it is reported that more than 7,000 nesting pairs are found in the lower 48 states. In 1995, the federal government downgraded the bald eagle’s status from endangered to threatened throughout its range. A few bald eagles usually are seen in Missouri by mid-fall but most arrive in December. In some cases, a bird will return to the same location each winter to find food in unfrozen lakes and rivers.
The Grace House located at 101 S 3rd Street, MO 63336
This is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to buy an important building designed by noted architects Charles Nagel & Frederick Dunn who designed many fine homes & churches in the St. Louis area.
This property was the quaint Grace Church that looked over the town of Clarksville. It was established in 1869, but the current structure was built in 1940. The red brick building is in Georgian style, with dentil molding, a barrel roof, dual staircases leading to the front door & 5-foot porthole windows.
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm Location: 21772 Hwy D; Eolia, MO 63344 Directions: From Troy. MO go north on Hwy 61, 18 miles, to Eolia, MO Exit, Hwy D. Follow Hwy D through Eolia approximately 2 miles to San Angelo Ranch. Watch for sign.
Southern Pike County Missouri Land Auction
San Angelo Cattle & Horse Ranch
One of Pike County’s Finest
1880 acres m/l in Section 9-15-21-22 TWP 52N R 1W – 1 Continuous Tract
To be sold on Sunday October 9, 2016
Sale To Be Held On Site
TO BE OFFERED AS FOLLOWS:
Tract #1: 49 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy D, combination of pasture & woods, approximately 80% open, great view, no improvements with access to public water along Hwy D. Great home site with small pond
Tract #2: 53 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy D, lays east of Tract #1, combination of pasture and woods with approximately 60% in pasture with access to public water on Hwy D. Great view, beautiful home site with small pond
Tract #3: 21772 Hwy D, 212 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy D, combination of woods & pasture, approximately 30% in pasture and food plot. Improvements include a 1 ½ story brick and frame home built new in 1993, main level features a gourmet style kitchen, massive living room with fireplace, formal dining room, huge game room with stone fireplace, ½ bath and formal entry. Second story features 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The huge master bedroom has a raised Jacuzzi and walk in shower in master bath. The home is total electric with attached 3 car garage and full basement, covered front and back porches, super views. This was the main home on the ranch used by the owners as their country retreat (2ndhome). Truly a beautiful home with a million dollar view, gated entrance with white vinyl fence lined driveway and on public water with septic. Truly the nicest home we’ve ever sold at auction.
Tract #4: 226 acres m/l with a 30+ acre stocked lake with boathouse and dock. Fronts on Hwy D with access to public water, approximately 80% in pasture or water with balance in woods. Beautiful hilltop view, lake is stocked with bass and crappie and large enough to run a high speed boat & jet skies. Note: one of the premier large lake tracts in Southern Pike County. Lots of white vinyl fencing. One of a kind tract.
Tract #5: 233 acres m/l horse set up with 3 homes, riding arena & stables. Fronts Hwy D with public water, 80% in pasture or hay. Improvements include a 36’x132’ 15 stall horse barn with tack & feed room with bathroom, a 92’x200’ indoor arena plus a big bale hay barn and white vinyl fence paddocks. 3 homes: 2 – 1993, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, total electric ranch style homes with full basements (one rented for %500 a month), 1 – 1988, 3 bedroom modular on full basement (ranch managers home) all on public water, 3 separate meters.
Tract #6: 211 acre m/l cattle set up, 90% tillable presently in pasture and hay, fronts on Hwy D & Hwy WW. Improvements include a 42’x108’ machinery or big bale shed, a 162’x60’ combination shop & machine shed (shop is 38’x60’) several pipe livestock paddocks, good fence. Prime tract.
Note: Tracts 1-6 all join, 984 continuous acres. Subject to survey.
Tract #7: 95 acres m/l, lays on south side of Hwy D with access to public water, fenced for cattle, no improvements, approximately 50-50 pasture & woods. Another great home site with wet weather creek.
Tract #8: 78 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy D with access to public water, approximately 80% in pasture, no improvements, 1 pond with wet weather creek. Another great home site.
Tracts 7 and 8 lay south of Tracts 1-6 and front on Hwy D
Tract #9: 95 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy WW, approximately 70% in hay & pasture, no improvements, great view
Tract #10: 146 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy WW, nice 3 acre stocked lake, concrete silo/grain bin and old feeding system, 80 percent pasture and hay, beautiful tract
Tract #11: 107 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy WW, approximately 70% in pasture and hay, improvements include a 42’x80’ Morton hay & machine shed and a 44’x44’ Morton hay or machine shed, open to the south, nice cattle farm
Tract #12: 200 acres m/l, 80% open in pasture and hay with 25’ Deed Road entrance off Hwy WW. Improvements include a 5 room, 1 ½ story log home with master bedroom, kitchen, living room with stone fireplace, bath & utility room on main level & 2 bedrooms with bathe on 2nd level. Home is total electric, sits on a slab, presently for $350 a month. Great recreational tract with nice lake site, fenced for cattle.
Tract #13: 134 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy WW, 70% pasture and hay, no improvements, beautiful view, prime tract
Tract #14: 15 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy WW and Hwy D with access to public water off Hwy D, 80% open, no improvements, prime corner tract
Tract #15: 5 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy D, improvements include a 1993, 5 bedroom, 2 bath, full brick home on a crawl space with kitchen/breakfast room, living room, finished sun room & utility room, very nice home with attached 2 car garage. Presently rented for $700 a month and on public water with septic.
Tract #16: 20 acres m/l, fronts on Hwy D, mostly all open in pasture or hay, no improvements, access to public water, prime home site.
Note: Tracts 9-13 are continuous, make a beautiful cattle farm and join Tracts 14, 15 & 16.
Terms: 10% down day of sale with the balance of cash at closing on or before November 29 or 30, 2016. Possession of main house (Tract #3), barns and land at closing. Possession of balance of homes subject to lease. Tracts to be surveyed, survey cost to be split 50-50 between Buyer and Seller, Seller to choose surveyor. Sale Prices to be adjusted to survey.
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: What an opportunity! The San Angelo Ranch is one of the largest continuous tracts in Southern Pike County. When you drive by it, you can’t help but admire the sheer beauty of the ranch. When you drive into the main home, the view overlooking the lake and ranch is breathtaking. I can go on and on but the best way to appreciate the sheer beauty of the ranch is to watch the video on our Virtual Tour.
If you are hard to please and want just the perfect tract, it doesn’t get any better than this. For more details, or for private tour contact David or Dusty at 636-366-4206 or David Cell – 314-393-7241 – Dusty Cell – 314-393-4726
In a post by Architectural Digest, they chose my listing – Falicon Mansion – as one of the 6 historic homes worldwide they talked about.
Considered one of the most impressive historic homes in northeast Missouri, Falicon Mansion was built in the late 1800s. The mansion is 11,000 square feet and has 19 rooms, seven bedrooms, six baths, and nine fireplaces. The property is located on 40 acres in gorgeous Pike County.
This week I had the pleasure of giving artist Bryan Haynes a tour of our farm in Pike County and also St. John’s Church. Bryan has painted other properties in the area and I am commissioning him to do one of Rockford Farms.
Located on the top of a hill with expansive views is this historic log home built in 1819. 35 acres with an option for more forested land that could be purchased. The home has been meticulously restored & updated. 4,800 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms. The home features wide plank pine floors & beamed ceilings throughout both levels & newer custom 6 over 6 pane Marvin windows. The Living Room has a wood-burning stone fireplace as its focal point. Gracious Dining Room with French doors that lead to a screened porch. The master bedroom features 2 walk in closets, a lovely wood-burning fireplace, & a door leading to an upper deck. Country kitchen has views of the surrounding Salt Peter Range & a door opening to an expansive covered porch. There is central heat & AC and four wood burning stoves located throughout the home. Finished LL with recreation room. Equestrian enthusiast will delight in the 7-stall stallion stable with a tack room & two 15-acre pastures. Lovely mature trees & perennial gardens surround the home. 2-car attached garage. Tree house. Only 1 hour to St. Louis.
Located at the end of a private lane is this custom, 9 year old home located on 15 wooded acres. Large bright entry foyer, separate Living Room and Formal Dining room with octagon ceiling. The Family Room has a bay window for lots of natural lighting and wood-burning fireplace. The Kitchen features 36″ Cherry wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, center island with bar top and pantry. 9ft ceilings on main floor. The open staircase on back of the home take you to the second floor that offers open landing, double doors that lead you to the huge master bedroom suite with coffered ceiling, master bath with double sink vanity, jetted tub with beautiful tile work and separate tiled shower. Three more bedrooms and a 2nd full bath are on the 2nd floor. Main floor laundry is off of the kitchen and leads you to the 3-car garage that is insulated and dry walled. The property has great deer and turkey hunting. Located 50 minutes from St. Louis.