Holy moly! So THAT is what they call the flu! I was sick in bed for nearly a week, and I’m finally feeling like I’m back in the land of the living! So yay!
I dove back into the MLS today and here’s a property that just kept popping up. At first I passed it by, thinking it was newer construction, but then I realized what it really is: one of the early farmhouses lining Shackelford Road and the Missouri River bluff!
The prime jewel of this area is Vouziers, the incredible French-style mansion built by Joseph Desloge in the 1920s. Designed to resemble an 18th-century chateau, this gorgeous little castle peeks out among the trees and reminds you that this far corner of North County has an amazingly rich past.
Farmers still work the land here, and unique old estates still dot the river bluff. One of the best private swimming holes ever is also nearby. Wish I could give you the address!
What I can tell you is that this adorable farmhouse was built in 1900 and has since been completely surrounded by a newer subdivision. But it still has loads of original charm and nearly an acre of land! (It’s the blue dot on the map above. Vouziers is directly north across the fields.)
Clearly, there have been some additions and modifications but there are still quite a few pluses here. Like high ceilings and large rooms…
This place actually offers 2542 square feet, as well as an updated kitchen and two-car garage…
It may look kind of plain right now but I think it’s a fantastic blank canvas. There’s even a walk-up attic that you could finish off! And did I mention the yard is fully fenced?
This is a whole lot of property for the money! With some landscaping and cosmetic updating, it could be a real find!
3205 Chateau De Marcay has 4 bedrooms & 2 baths. It was listed last week by Steve Studnicki, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $149,900.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this unique home, which has a nice rural feel but is also just minutes from shopping & restaurants, give me a call!