European Treasure: 440 Hunters Hill

February 19, 2012 , In: Residential Properties , With: No Comments

If you’ve ever dreamed of chucking it all and moving to some charming old manor in the European countryside, I have good news….You may not even need to leave St. Louis. An amazing house hit the market here this weekend, and it looks and feels exactly like a slice of old Europe.

Built in 1922, this 3,800-square-foot rustic villa was a secluded country retreat at one time. Today, it sits in the middle of a newer Chesterfield subdivision, serving as a striking reminder that they sure don’t build ’em like this anymore.

I could tell you that it has a cedar shake roof, a cobblestone courtyard and an attached barn with a secret room, but I think I’ll just let the photos tell the story. Because if you like this house, you will need to act fast! It’s a bargain-priced foreclosure, and there is a LOT of interest…

Looks like a movie set!

I can’t even tell you how tranquil this wonderful private courtyard is!

This large room is the main living area

The scale of this fireplace is massive. The wide-plank floors are gorgeous too.

Step inside the front door and you’ll find this dramatic sun room. That’s an indoor pond in the corner, and through those three double doors is the main living area.

Beautiful detail work on the doors

The staircase to the second floor

The master bedroom, one of three bedrooms in the house

Here’s one of the upstairs bathrooms. The wallpaper features a squirrel motif!

Back on the 1st floor, this quirky little log room would make a great reading nook.

Down the hall, the former tack room has been transformed into a private wing with a small kitchen. Use it as an office, studio, bedroom or media room…

That’s just a carpet pad on the floor. Very nice hardwoods underneath.

Formerly stables, now a storage area. Just imagine how neat this looks when the wisteria is blooming, and how perfect it would be for entertaining. Through the arched doorway is a bathroom and a workshop.

Go up these stairs and across the hay loft to find the secret room

Listing courtesy of Michele Benko, Prudential Alliance, (636) 537-0300. More photos and info available here.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this one-of-a-kind home (which definitely needs a few repairs), I’d be happy to help!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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Shannon Howard

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