86 Acre Country Estate, Stark Mansion, Pike County, MO

In 1816, carrying only a pair of saddlebags, seeds, scions, and rootlets, James Stark moved his family to Pike County, Missouri from Bourbon   County, Kentucky and created what would be at that time, the “largest nursery in the world”.  In 1869, the Stark Family built a Mansion depicting their heritage of Southern Style and Charm on the rolling hills of Missouri’s Little Dixie.  This Post Civil War “Stark Mansion” has been fully restored and sits stately as it did nearly 145 years ago.  

The Brick Mansion sits high upon the estate lending itself to panoramic views and vistas of the rolling countryside.  The property features 86 acres consisting of 58 tillable acres., 15 acres pasture and pond, 7 acres grounds and 6 acres of scattered woods. From the moment you enter through the gates and circle drive of the manicured grounds you will be mesmerized by this Neoclassical Plantation Home. The full height entry porch supported by classical columns leads you to the Grand Entryway drawing you into the formal main floor with Parlors, Dining, Breakfast Room off the Modern Kitchen.  The Grand stairway which was redesigned in 1904 by Ada Stark to include a landing overlooking one of the two parlors leads you to the second floor where there are 4 spacious bedrooms and Sitting Room.  Unique features of the era include original pocket doors, Chandeliers, 12′ Ceilings, Crown Molding, Ornate Trim, 7 Fireplaces, Punkah Fan and Dumbwaiter.  A Sun Porch overlooks the stone patio, orchard, and lavish grounds.   The stone basement provides definite wine cellar potential, and its own separate doorway to the outside.  In addition to the Estate, is an Original Carriage House converted to a Two Car Garage and Vintage Brick Dairy Barn with Stone Silo.  This Historical Estate located in Prestigious   Pike County, Missouri brings you to a Time Gone Past.  It is a “One of a Kind Property” just over 1 hour North of St. Louis!  $950,000

86 Acre Country Estate, “Stark Mansion”, Pike County, MO 

    • Neoclassical Plantation Home Circa 1869
    • Renovated 2002-2012
    • Full Brick, Two Story, 5100 Sq. Ft.
    • 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath
    • 2 Parlors, Formal Dining, Screened in Porch, All Seasons Room, Modern Kitchen,      Breakfast Room, 2 Laundry Rooms
    • Redwood Flooring, Ceramic Tile, Crown Molding, Original Pocket Doors, Dumbwaiter, Punkah Fan ,Original Windows
    • European Lighting, Original Medallion Light in Parlor, 7 Gas Fireplaces
    • Security System
    • 86 Acre Estate
    • 58 Acres Tillable
    • 15 Acres Pasture and Stocked Pond
    • 7 Acres Grounds
    • 6 Acres Scattered Woods
    • Vintage Brick Loft Barn, Stone Silo and Brick Carriage House
    • Geothermal System, Updated Electric and Plumbing
    • County Water/Well
    • State Hwy D Road Frontage

General Info

  • Price: $950,000 
  • Address: 14944 Highway D, Louisiana, MO 
  • County: Pike 
  • Zip: 63353 
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  • Bathrooms: 2.5 
  • Garage Size: 2 Car Detached 
  • Square Feet: 5100 
  • School District: BONCL R5 
  • Basement: Unfinished 
  • Age of Home: 150 
  • Total Acres: 86 
  • Pasture Acres: 15 
  • Tillable Acres: 58 
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  • Road Frontage: State Highway D 
  • Property Tax: 2430 
  • Call for Info: 636-366-4880 

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Hwy 61 North at Wentzville for 50 miles to right on MO-D for 11 miles to property on left.