Built for a business titan and philanthropist, the private oasis hidden within 365-acres and strategically placed on a bluff 200-feet above Table Rock Lake is now ready for a new beginning.
Evergreen Lake Estate, Branson West, Missouri
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The mammoth estate known to some as the Evergreen Crystal Palace and others simply as the Evergreen Lake Estate is one of the most prime lakefront developments in the Midwest. The nearly 25,000-square-foot glass and marble estate superbly sits on a rocky bluff with a canopy of trees, 200-feet above one of the cleanest and deepest lakes in the U.S. - the prestigious Table Rock Lake. This trompe l'oeil created a buzz in the design world when it was built and continues to impress today nearly three decades later.
Built initially for tycoon and philanthropist Robert Plaster and the Evergreen National Corporation in 1991, the no expense spared mega-mansion was rumored to have a dual purpose. The first being a private, opulent residence for Mr. Plaster and the other to serve as a corporate retreat for Evergreen National. Either way, the enormous, five-level, one-of-a-kind, corporate retreat/residence designed by architect Dennis Spencer is arguably still the most diverse and elaborate property built in the area.
There are more rooms than one can count in Evergreen Crystal Palace. Each of which rambles with surprises and delight with unexpected details. The grand glass atrium allows one to take in the stunning lake views from sunrise to sunset and blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior. The property has multiple kitchens, two master suites, twelve guest suites, caretaker quarters, numerous game rooms, offices, conference rooms, and even an indoor shooting range. If you are feeling fit, the marble staircase will help you navigate it all. If not, the property has an elevator. Interiors coated with silky brass, marble, and dripping with exceptional chandeliers lend to a charm of old American composition mixed with modern opulence. What mega-mansion would be complete without an 8,000-square-foot garage, pool, helipad, boat dock, and four private peninsulas to take it all in? Yes, Evergreen Crystal Palace has it all.
"From its helicopter pad to its four private peninsulas, you are in Midwest heaven at the Evergreen Lake Estate," explains Listing Agent Ken Coleman of Evergreen Investments. "Enjoy watching the eagles fly into the most beautiful sunsets from anywhere on the property. This high-end property located just 8 minutes from a local airport for jets is ideal for a corporate retreat, with endless development possibilities, or the perfect stately private home retreat. Additional acreage is available in close proximity, including a fishing lodge and several other houses - the perfect complement to this lake estate."
Though some of the estate's rare design elements are destined to be keepers, new owners will most likely want to formulate their own vision, just as Mr. Plaster did. Whether restored, repurposed, or completely renovated in a whole new direction, future owners' will continue Evergreen Crystal Palace's story.
Evergreen Lake Estate, Branson West, Missouri, is currently on the market.
Price upon request.
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