Rockford Farms | Pike County | Painted by Bryan Haynes

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.

Sold: 1000 North 3rd Street | Ted Wight

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.

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268 Dameron Rd | Elsberry | Sold by Ted Wight

QUICK FACTS:
Address: 268 Dameron Rd
Listing Price: $799,000     
Selling Price: $685,000
4 Beds, 4.5 Baths
Acreage: 35
Living Area: 4,800 Sq. Ft.
Listed by: Ted Wight, CELL | EMAIL

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.