The Fabulous Falicon Mansion is For Sale!

Historic Falicon Mansion in Clarksville

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.


Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555,







San Angelo- Gentleman’s Estate, Pike County MO


Without a doubt one of the premier farms in Southern Pike County with miles of white fencing & & only minutes to Hwy 61. Farmers & Ranchers Take Note!! This farm has it all. Currently being operated as a cattle ranch, this farm is completely fenced with multiple ponds, creeks and approx. a 15 – 20 acre m/l stocked lake.

1,868 Acres


21772 Highway D, Eolia 63344

Listed by David Thornhill with Thornhill Real Estate & Auction Co.






Louisiana, Missouri Historic Art Deco Home with Perfect Mississippi River Views!


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.


Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555.








101 N.1st Street, Clarksville FOR SALE

This is a rare opportunity to buy a historic building from the 1840’s in Clarksville. Located right in the middle of Clarksville’s two main streets. Views of the Mississippi River are right out your front windows. Completely renovated with new systems. About 1,600 square feet of open retail space on the first floor with an efficiency kitchen and restroom. The second floor is about 1,600 sq. feet and is set up as a large 3 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and full bath. Clarksville is a charming town with artist galleries, antiques stores and restaurants. This is a great opportunity for someone to live and work in your own building.


Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-607-5555,







Stop Honeysuckle in Pike County

Over just the last 4 years, I have noticed that Honeysuckle has really taken hold in Pike County. I think I am going to blame it on people like me, who live in St. Louis and have farms up in Pike County. Someone must have brought up some plants for their farm….and the birds did the rest who dined on the berries.

It is important that we get rid of this invasive species before all of our wood are choked with them. The good news is that it is the last thing to lose leaves and the first to get them. Someone told me that you can paint the trunks, after you cut them down, with white vinegar.  There are strong things that you can find at the hardware store that you paint on trunks after you cut something down.  I think a nice herd of goats can also do the trick.

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Farm Living!

Over the weekend I had a group out to our farm to enjoy the lovely weather, each other's company and great food/drink. I don't have very much time to do overnights at our farm, so this is a treat for me. It also keeps me in tune with how the farm serves guests. My friends gently encouraged me to look into hooking up to County Water which runs in front of our property. We currently have well water that is infused with sulfur. I am a little hesitant to make the change since the smell of our water is rich with memories. What will come next?  Central heat and AC? A TV? More than 1 bathroom? A dishwasher? A disposal? Internet? If I make it too comfortable, people may want to stay longer! I actually used our out-house this morning….a two-holer!

Sep 28, 2014

Sep 28, 2014