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1904 Classical Revival – Silex, MO (George F. Barber)

SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 2/28/17 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 21 Comments
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  • $179,900
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 4694 Sq Ft
  • 5.15 Ac.
Historical one of a kind home . Reportedly built in 1904 from Carthage Mo. Marble. Located on 5.5 acres of apprx 3 acres woods, 2 acres pasture. Room addition of master bedroom and bath has crawl space but the remainder of home sits on a full walkout basement. The present owner has spent over $30,000 in repairs on this home but of course due to age, more work could be done if so desired. The room addition has a new roof, ceiling and insulation installed due to leak. Repairs have been made to the chimneys, 2 windows repaired, ceiling repaired and repainted in kitchen. The lower level front porch ceiling has been repaired & repainted. The floor of the second story porch has been replaced. Most of the ornate trim around the soffits & facia have been repaired or replaced but additional painting and some repair may be desired.The 3rd floor has no heat or air. second floor has wall heat. 2 fireplaces, have not been checked to see if in working order. Wait til you see grand staircase!
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Alice Coose, Berkshire Hathaway      (636) 462-8924
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21 Comments on 1904 Classical Revival – Silex, MO (George F. Barber)

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  1. AvatarLadyBelle says: 60 comments

    I love how they did the addition on this. It doesn’t look like a pimple on the side of the building, instead it blends in wonderfully

  2. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 920 comments

    Beee-utiful! What stunning curb appeal. Love the stairway. My only real objection is the mirrored closet doors, but that’s an easy fix.

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  3. AvatarJennifer HT says: 798 comments

    It sure has presence the way it sits on the lot. A nice home.

  4. AvatarScott Cunningham says: 370 comments

    Wow!!! Another gem!!! The possibilities with this place!!

  5. AvatarKarenZ says: 916 comments
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    I really love that huge pocket door! I’ve never seen one that wide! I just love the front room with the chandelier and that gorgeous staircase!

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  6. Christopher DiMatteiChristopher DiMattei says: 261 comments

    Definitely a Barber design, but a considerably smaller version than the published design. Nice house. Hope someone finds her.

  7. Avatarbill whitman says: 243 comments

    Surely commands the site – when they used the word GRAND that pretty much describes it but
    In a house that’s absolutely GINORMOUS unless you had 51 kids, why would you need the extension? and why not out back instead of warting it onto the side.
    anyway they sure knew how to make a presentation

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  8. AvatarColleen Johnson says: 1264 comments

    That is sure one solid house. Staircase my favorite feature and that pocket door.

  9. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 804 comments

    A stone Barber? I like it a lot. The roof with the center Palladian dormer and rounded porch looks similar to published “Colonial” designs, but I’ve not seen this one. Customer drawn? Copied from Modern Dwellings and scaled down by the builder?

  10. AvatarJennifer says: 1 comments

    Love this home but wasnt it recently sold? Maybe 1-2 years ago? I thought i remember seeing it listed.

  11. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10061 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $265,000!

  12. Tommy QTommy Q says: 462 comments

    Wonder what that large building across the street is? What a grand house, even has the street named after it…

  13. AvatarTeri R says: 295 comments

    Similar home in Kewanee, IL – gorgeous front porch with the curved ends and tall pillars
    509 E Prospect St, Kewanee, IL 61443
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/06/19/1911-classical-revival-kewanee-il/

  14. Avatarmontana channing says: 243 comments

    well i sure can see the reason for an addition. this house fits right into the new tiny house fad now going on. i don’t agree with those saying the addition looks good. i think it destroys the symmetry that these huge neo-cols projected. they were made to impress with their symmetrical massiveness and that “thing (and it wood extension)” looks like an after thought and not a good thought at that. i am more interested in what they tore off the rear as there is a phantom roof line at about the second story level. oh and the garage has to go too. i bet there was a late carriage house later converted to a garage in the same style as the house. 1904 is a little early for a garage even for progressives that built this place.

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  15. AvatarJoAnna says: 6 comments

    So does anyone have info on the area, and what lies around it? It looks like office buildings or a school.

  16. AvatarBrandie says: 1 comments

    The buildings directly next to the mansion are a nursing home behind and right on the other side of street is a mental rehab facility.

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  17. AvatarLynn Emery says: 67 comments

    Gonna contact the agent and go take a look at this one. It’s only about 30 minutes from my husband’s job. Would be great for us. Will post what I find out.

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  18. AvatarGreg says: 1 comments

    As a young man I lived in this house.From 1960 when i was born to 1975 becks bought this off my father. Miss beck could’nt walk up stairs so they tore out the back wall and made a bedroom on first level. There was a garage in back that whent into the basement. This was allso used for carage in earlier days. Just inside to the right was a big oil tank used for heating and just up from that was a pit for coal for coal/oil burner furnace. There is a few other changes outside the mansion,two porches I used to draw this mansion with the greatest of ease.

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    • AvatarGeoff says: 2 comments

      Hey Greg, I just bought this house and would love to chat sometime about anything you know about it. I’ve pieced quite a bit of history together the past few weeks talking to a previous owner but still have a million questions. I’d love to talk sometime!

      Thanks
      Geoff

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