A ROYAL APPROACH
Imperial, Missouri- $4.950M
A wealth of spectacularly good architecture is represented in this superb estate on 120 breathtaking acres. A beautifully elevated point is home to an equally stunning residence of nearly 14,000 square feet overlooking the loveliest views of the Mississippi River.
Text: E.J. Webber
Drive up the sloped driveway to the property you may want to call home in the town of Imperial, and you might even feel like royalty not just because the estate is in a town with such a regal name! You will have an incredible opportunity to keep the acreage as a private estate or develop part of it. The property has a fine equestrian facility that can house 12 horses with a riding ring adjacent; a pool and spa along with a detached carriage house, greenhouse, tennis court, workshop and hobby area, garage for 16 vehicles and additional parking, plus a caretaker’s home quietly nestled on the land. Everything outdoors is a brilliant green with mature flowering trees along the entry drive; in spring the entire 120 acres pop with color.
You will note right away that a terrace wraps around the home offering the perfect vantage point for viewing the spectacular grounds, pool, and water. There are covered porches, a large deck, gazebo, lake access, electric fence and other fencing. The property backs on to trees, woods, and is a waterfront lot.
Built in 1915 and lovingly restored and kept up pristinely, the two-story foyer invites one to enter the multi level structure. An amazing staircase greets upon entry and reflects the stature the home deserves. Both levels of the manse have complete master suites with a total of 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The interior is sublimely comforting with built-in bookcases, cathedral ceilings, historically significant period millwork, and special millwork such as the fireplace mantle - there are 3 wood burning fireplaces altogether within the home.
The walk-in closets, wet bar in the great room, fabulous living room, sitting room, and kitchen with a breakfast bar, breakfast room, eat-in kitchen, and pantry is a show stopper of solid surface counters and custom cabinetry – to say nothing of the Full basement with storage and locker and its own walkout. There is some stained glass, along with Bay and Bow windows, French doors and 6 Panel doors in the interior of the structure.
The town of Imperial is a mere 22 miles from downtown St. Louis - itself is a historically rich area. But should you wish to stay a little closer to your stately home for fun activities with family and guests, each June Imperial showcases its Strawberry Festival that draws quite a crowd. The Mastodon State Park is another feature in Imperial – for children there is the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum (your kids will marvel at the fact that people used to use these devices not so long ago) a short drive to St. Louis where there are many fine museums and significant things to do such as: a helicopter tour that affords views of the river; a kayak day trip to explore the water; or a real riverboat ride on a replica of steamboats that Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher saw through the eyes of Mark Twain. You can even try the Ferry that runs between St. Charles County in Missouri and Calhoun County in Illinois.
This very private estate lies in splendor and awaits another Imperial family to live inside it and to enjoy all the amenities of the area.
For information and showing please contact:
Hoffman International Property
Dallas, Texas office
Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty