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.

Historic Log Home- Elsberry, MO


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.

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Listed at $947,000

Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty,





Historic Pike County Farm

On Saturday I had the treat of visiting one of our neighbor's farm up in Pike County. This historic, Civil War era property belongs to a large St. Louis family. It has a lovely main house, guest cottage and a glorious old barn. The views of the Pike County Nobs are exceptional. It was such a pleasant outing and a nice break from the hectic Spring real estate market.










Three Barn Farm, Paynesville, MO Pike County SOLD

I am proud to announce that Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty represented the Seller of this lovely farm that is now sold. The new owner is from St. Louis and owns a large catering business.

"One of a kind lovingly built and restored country property. Located on designated scenic Highway W just an 80 minute drive from Chesterfield and 7 miles from historic Clarksville situated amongst old working family farms on asphalt state road. Eye catching New England style home features massive old timbers salvaged from Missouri barns as structural supports. Built by Amish craftsmen and designed for high efficiency. Included on acreage is a new all wood horse barn, 60'x 48' with 5 stalls and 12'x 24' tackroom with rough-in full bath. Restored 1914 60'x40' dairy barn is the crowning touch. Perfect weekend retreat with lots of space and serenity. Bring the kids and animals to this country refuge. 16 acres" Listed originally for $599,900.





Paynesville Area Estate, Pike County Missouri

I have not posted in a few days since I was running ragged and getting ready for the Landmarks Association tour out in Pike County. Our farmhouse was on the tour and it needed some painting, cleaning and gardening. I am back!  It was a huge success….and we had perfect weather! This week I will feature some of the highlights. Today we have pictures from a stunning estate near Paynesville, Missouri. This property has an extensive wildflower garden. The Indian Paintbrush and irises were in bloom.







Georgia N below with her dusty BWM from shuttling people down the 2+ mile gravel drive