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.
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.
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.
Once in a lifetime does a property like the fabled Falicon Mansion become available for sale. Considered one of the most impressive, historic homes in Northeast Missouri. Built in the late 1800’s, the mansion is 11,000 sq. feet & has 19 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 6 baths & 9 fireplaces. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge. Located on 40 acres in gorgeous Pike County. The Neo-classical home has a commanding presence. The grand foyer features a sweeping staircase & dramatic archway. The Dining Room is enormous, 28’ x 20’, and features a 12’ ceiling, tooled leather wallpaper, stenciled ceiling, mahogany paneling & a fireplace with marble surround & a cast-iron fire back with a relief of a lion wrestling a serpent. The Great Room is 34’ x 28’, with 12’ beamed & stenciled ceilings, oak paneling & a massive fireplace. The grounds are lovely with 50 species of trees. 2-bedroom guesthouse & other historic outbuildings. Pike County is 1.25 hrs. from St. Louis.
This is perhaps one of the most important homes situated on a Mississippi River ridge in all of Missouri. The home sits on a point with unobstructed views of the entire stretch of river. The home was built in 1939 and is an Art Deco gem built a top an old quarry with 4.8 acres. The 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home has been lovingly maintained and possesses rich architectural elements. The Living Room has two large pictures windows that frame the river views with a streamlined Deco fireplace. The formal Dining Room is special & opens to an enclosed porch. 1 bedroom on the main level with 3 upstairs. The kitchen is updated with a butler’s pantry, large laundry room & breakfast room. Finished lower level with more large windows to see the river. 2 car attached garage. Gated entry. Old tennis court. 75 minutes to St. Louis. Walk to charming downtown Louisiana with restaurants & shops. A marina sits across the river in Illinois.
Near the village of Calumet in Prestigious Pike County MO is Kanim Ranch. This 150 ac Country Est. nestled in the rolling knobs of Clarksville lending itself to panoramic views and vistas. The property features 92 ac tillable, 20 ac Hay/Pasture and 38 ac Wood, Waterway and grounds. Upon entering the manicured estate you will find a 2 story Restored Colonial Brick Home circa 1860s with lavish garden, and State of the Art Equestrian Facility. The home has been completely restored retaining the charm and character of the era but with modern amenities of today. Brick, Molding, Trim, 5 fireplaces, 10' ceilings and a Hand Crafted Stairway, are some original features of the time. The modern equestrian facility is complete with heated indoor riding arena, horse stalls, paddocks and tact room. In addition to the property, there is an outdoor riding arena and care taker home. This magnificent property is a rare find, a show place as well as a functional property with Income. $1,100,000
Listed by Tom Anderson, Tom Anderson Real Estate, 636-366-4880