As you approach from the West through 95 acres of fertile farm land and rolling hills, past two beautiful barns and an old cemetery, it is hard to prepare for the majestic sight that awaits you. This six year old colonial style home is a near replica of the 300 year old Virginia mansion-Westover. All brick with a Vermont slate roof, this extraordinary property will take your breath away.
Upon entering the house, the walnut paneled center hall with elegant staircase leads you to a beautiful formal living room. These light filled rooms are reminiscent of a more elegant time, yet able to accommodate todayâ€™s relaxed lifestyle. There is a large living room on the right and a dining room on the left.
The walls and ceiling of the first and second floor feature extensive crown and colonial style moldings. The flooring in the home is antique pine. The windows have custom built shutters that fold into the wall in the manner common to the period of the home.
The house has five fireplaces. The ceilings are twelve feet tall in the first and second floors. The third floor has ten foot ceilings. All exterior and interior doors are two inches thick and were custom built. The first and second floor doors are eight feet tall and the third floor has seven feet tall doors. There are eighty-three windows in the structure. Electric candles in the windows of the main block are centrally controlled with no exposed wires.
The kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, three ovens, two Bosch dishwashers, Kitchen Aid microwave, trash compactor, ice maker, a Viking commercial
Six-burner stove with grill and a built-in Viking refrigerator. The large center island provides wonderful workspace. There is a wood burning fireplace adding warmth to this comfortable family area.
The indoor swimming pool is 36 x 18 x 4. This magnificent room has environmental controls and equipment specifically designed for indoor pool applications. This system is capable of heating the room and the pool water itself. It also provides for dehumidification as well as cooling during the summer months. This enables complete comfort control for the pool water and the room itself and protects the building from humidity damage caused by excess moisture and mildew.
On the second floor there are two bedrooms; each has its own bathroom. Off of one of these bedrooms there is an entrance through the closet that goes to a room above the garage that is unfinished, but has electrical and piping run to it for future occupancy. There is also a stairway that leads down to the four car garage. On the other end of the second floor, there is a sitting room and a master suite which includes a fireplace, his/her closets, and two bathrooms. Both bathrooms have heated floors. Off of the closet there is an entrance to the safe room. The safe room is equipped with a security monitor. There is a lock from the inside of this room and could double as a dressing room or more closet space.
On the third floor there are five bedrooms. There are two full baths at each end of the upstairs. There is also a sitting room in the middle. The third floor is accessible from a winding staircase or the elevator. The stairs continue up to the attic.
The carriage house is next to the garage. It houses all of the piping and heating and air conditioning equipment. The owner of this home wanted to make sure that there was no mechanical equipment seen on the property, to make it look more historical. The piping and wiring runs from the carriage house through a 110 foot tunnel that goes underground to the basement. The carriage house also has a garage area that now houses lawn equipment. The carriage house also has two bathrooms.
This house could be easily accessed from anywhere in the world since Cape Girardeau airport is located only 15 minutes away. Dalhousie Golf Course, a highly rated golf course is also only 10 minutes away. It could, therefore, be a weekend, summer home or enjoyed all year long.
Burglar Alarm System, 600 Amp electrical entrance, Water softener, Instant hot water throughout the house, Fire sprinkler system, Central vacuum, Low voltage lighting, Custom Weathershield windows with true divided panes, 4700 Watt propane powered generator, 6000+ square foot house.