Last spring I wrote about a cool old farmhouse in Warren County – an 1896 gem in mostly original condition – and I received numerous calls & emails. Long story short, the property never sold, but I stayed in touch with the owner and I’m happy to announce that this incredible slice of Missouri history is my latest listing!
Sitting on 12.42 rolling acres within walking distance of the Katy Trail, this Victorian-era country estate was built by the Huelhorst family (hence the street name) and it’s one of those amazing “time capsule” properties that just hasn’t changed much over the years.
The current owner bought it directly from the Huelhorsts and proceeded to do several major updates: HVAC, electric, plumbing, well. She also added a pond, built a one-car garage and fenced the entire property, but what’s left undone is a phenomenal project waiting to happen!
If you’re a handy, resourceful person who can focus on the bones of a house and see the true potential, this could be a sweet little honey pot! Nearly all of the woodwork is original. The rooms are huge. The view is spectacular. And the land itself, with numerous outbuildings and beautiful rich soil, could be used for multiple purposes. Horses, vineyard, vegetable gardens, you name it!
The catch: this place is 100% AS-IS. As in, pretty rough shape.
It needs painting, plaster work, floor refinishing and a good cleaning at the very least. Beyond that, it’s whatever your budget and imagination can handle!
But check out that view! And that barn!
I’d also love to tell you about the massive old “brining log” in the smokehouse, or the new electrical box in the workshop, or the huge walk-in closet in one of the bedrooms, but you or your agent will have to contact me for further details!
16998 Huelhorst Lane has 2 bedrooms & 1 bath in 2200 square feet. It comes with 12.42 acres and is listed by me for $167,000.
If you’d like to arrange a showing of this unique property, which is about an hour from St. Louis County, give me a shout….