In a recent New York Times "WHAT YOU GET" article by Mike Powell, our authentic replica of a 1750 Connecticut farmhouse in Wildwood, Missouri was featured in the $1,000,000 category. The New York Times searches nationwide to find unique properties to profile and we are delighted they elected to feature this distinguished LuxuryCollection residence. The property is listed by James L. Manion and Barbara Wulfing. The article follows:
WHAT: A five-bedroom four-bath saltbox
HOW MUCH: $995,000
SIZE: 3,593 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $277
SETTING: Wildwood is a city of about 36,000 people 30 minutes by car from downtown St. Louis. This house is on a winding, forested road within a few miles from three state parks and preserves, including one along the Missouri River. The area is hilly, according to the listing agent; lots are zoned for three acres or more.
INDOORS: The two-story house, a reproduction of a 1750s saltbox, was completed in 1981. Period details include reclaimed wood floors, low ceilings with exposed beams, hand planed wall paneling and hand-blown windows. Even the nails we restruck by hand to give the appearance of age.
In addition to formal living and dining rooms, there’s a family room with a pitched ceiling. All three rooms have brick, wood-burning fireplaces. There’s also a library, and a sitting room with doors opening to a stone terrace, one of three on the property. Kitchen appliances and surfaces include a Jenn-Air range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, copper counters and double ceramic sinks.
There are two bedrooms on the first floor, including the master, which has a brick fireplace. The other two bedrooms are upstairs.
OUTDOOR SPACE: The property is a little over nine acres. The front was landscaped so as to attract wildlife, with pathways weaving through tall grass. Behind the house, the property slopes onto a valley.
For more details, a link to the property page is furnished: