Georgian – Cape Girardeau, MO – $1,590,000

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Added to OHD on 11/23/18   -   Last OHD Update: 11/23/18   -   36 Comments
120 Fox Run Ln, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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  • $1,590,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 5982 Sq Ft
  • 9.8 Ac.
Proudly presenting a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of America's premier landmark homes. This 4 br/4ba Colonial home, was the dwelling of the venerable Captain John Parke and was brought brick by brick from New England. It now sits high above a 10+/- acre estate over looking its own private lake, while being embraced by the gentle natural beauty of Southeast Missouri. With an in-ground pool, sprawling flag stone patio, outdoor fireplace, carriage/tenant house, 7 fireplaces with 2 baking ovens, all original floorboards, wrought iron door fixtures and fully finished basement (with bedroom). It's a perfect mix of 17th century look, with 21st century conveniences and amenities. The home is centrally located between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, MO with the I-55 exit ramp conveniently only a few mins away. Are you ready to leave your mark on American History.
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Will Perry, SEMO Home Realty
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36 Comments on Georgian – Cape Girardeau, MO – $1,590,000

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  1. AvatarWendy T says: 54 comments

    So much to love here…. But so many questions! A 17th century home was moved from New England to Missouri?? I am curious to find out why and how.

  2. AvatarZilla says: 3 comments

    Question 1. How can this be a “c.1670 Georgian” when the first Georgian King, Geopre I, didn’t succeed to the crown until 1714. In 1670, the King was William III of Orange.

    Question 2. It says the house was moved “brick by brick” to Missouri. What bricks? The house is a frame one, with stone fireplaces and chimneys. The only possible brick is in the foundations.

    Lovely house though, if you covered over the stone and put ceilings in the rooms that would originally have been ceiled.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 710 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Georgian is the style, it was the estimated build they had for it. The build date is a bit early for the style but it is a Georgian styled house.

    • JimHJimH says: 4210 comments
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      There could be some older timbers in there, but the form, facade and details are mid-18th Century. Very nice for what it is – a reconstructed, colonial era New England house.

      My question: They went to great lengths to hide the modern kitchen appliances – is there a button to disappear the stainless sink?

      • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 949 comments
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        1947 Ranch

        Jim H, I was going to say with all the options out there today, why put SS appliances in this venerable old home. Oozing history in every room, it deserves something not quite so…so…shiny?

    • AvatarRhea Kamendat says: 24 comments

      Exactly what I was thinking. First look at house shows frame siding; not brick. I didn’t see any bricks either.

  3. Avatarpeeweebc says: 858 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Well, wow!

  4. AvatarAmieBack says: 46 comments

    The poster known as AmieBack has expired. She died from envy, greed, and oldhouse lust.

  5. AvatarAndy Mains says: 2 comments

    Those floors… and fireplaces… and beams… and ceilings.

  6. AvatarLori A says: 52 comments
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    Yukon, OK

    Wow!I didnt realize that there were houses this old, this far west. What a gorgeous property. And kudos to the owners for keeping it so original, the furniture looks like it was there from day one. Dont even mind the modern updates. I love the way they hid the “modern” in the kitchen, very well done.

  7. AvatarFG says: 93 comments

    So if I am reading this right, the house was moved from New England to Missouri? Interesting juxtaposition with the French colonial found in Ste Genevieve nearby.

    Its certainly a beautiful site.

    • AvatarDanelle says: 7 comments

      Weirdly, that’s one of the things that makes it that much more appealing–it’s (quite possibly) older than the oldest surviving buildings in Missouri.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 710 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Took off the date because it’s confusing people. It’s the date given, the owners didn’t know the exact but that was the closest they have.

  9. GypsyGypsy says: 137 comments

    I understood it to mean that the builder brought the bricks to the site and built it there.

    I bet they had some great primitive antiques there. The few that we saw were such a tease!

  10. AvatarRose M. Kotalik says: 83 comments

    Love the style and the originality of the house. Wish I could see a floor plan and explanation of all the rooms. Not sure what some of the purposes of the various first floor rooms.

  11. AvatarJean Spencer says: 66 comments

    A house obviously designed for a cold climate. Without AC they would swelter in there in a SE MO summer!

  12. AvatarCynthia Skidmore says: 18 comments

    I remember reading an article in Country Homes magazine in the mid 80s about a New England house moved to Iowa. Looked a great deal like this one. Caused me to do a double take.

  13. AvatarDianeEG says: 486 comments
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    I may be wrong but I think I counted five thousand rooms; you could loose a child for their entire teen years in that home. Obviously someone loved this utopia a LOT. Hope they are leaving to have another great adventure.

  14. AvatarLauraG says: 45 comments

    Love this house! It is, however, well out my price range! But as a hand quilter, I would sure love to have the antique quilt frames in the attic. Wonder if the buyer will even know what they are.

  15. AvatarOzark Dave says: 67 comments

    I’m just in awe! This is one of the best example of a 17th Century house I’ve seen here and it’s a few hours away! What’s amazing is it has to be the oldest house in Missouri without being built here! Do we know what New England state Captain Parke lived or where the house was moved from? I haven’t done any research yet.

  16. AvatarJennifer W says: 41 comments

    This is an amazing house beautiful beyond words. I don’t care about what era it is from or where the bricks are this is an amazing house. Thank you Kelly for this wonderful find.

  17. AvatarLes Fossel says: 88 comments

    In the middle of the 20th century it was popular (if you were rich & collected antiques) to move old New England houses to cities in the Mid-west and West – it seems every city outside New England has at least one.
    This house is quite well done.
    If you don’t like the very whiteness of the portland cement (better than grey) then it will tone down close to the original color of clay mortar with diluted walnut stain.
    Some of the fireplaces probably smoke – note the stains on the lintels. The cause is almost always manufactured dampers that are too small for the fireplace openings. If this is an issue, then custom dampers can be fabricated at a relatively reasonable cost.
    Would be interesting to know where in Connecticut this house was built (stone fireplaces lingered in CT to the middle of the 18th century, but not elsewhere in New England) – especially with the unusual corner fireplace.
    All of the floorboards are not original. Original flooring went the full length of the rooms. The boards almost always tapered (with the taper of the tree), so any joints were always doubled to account for that taper.
    Les Fossel

  18. AvatarBetty Jo says: 19 comments

    What is in front of the fireplace in picture 10? There are a few pics of it but I have no idea what I’m looking at.

  19. AvatarBarbara N Kahl says: 52 comments

    Those FLOORS!!!! Those fireplaces! Wow! I find the bathrooms somewhat off putting, but there is so much more to love here. I do not care if it is in MO, NH, CT or Timbuktu, it is lovely!

  20. AvatarKarrie says: 230 comments

    Got this off the web and guessing that the house was originally in Lexington, Mass.
    John Parker was born in Lexington, Massachusetts to Josiah Parker and Anna Stone. He was a descendant of Deacon Thomas Parker, founder of Reading, Massachusetts.[1] John Parker was also the grandfather of reformer and abolitionist Theodore Parker.[2] John Parker’s experience as a soldier in the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War), at the Siege of Louisbourg, and the conquest of Quebec most likely, led to his election, as militia captain, by the men of the town. He was dying from consumption (tuberculosis), on the morning of April 19, 1775, and had not quite five months left to live. Seal of the United States Army Reserve.svg
    Seal of the United States Army Reserve

    Parker and his wife, Lydia (Moore) Parker had seven children: Lydia, Anna, John, Isaac, Ruth, Rebecca and Robert.[6] The Parker homestead formerly stood on Spring Street in Lexington. A tablet marks the spot as the birthplace of a grandson, Theodore Parker, a Unitarian minister, transcendentalist and abolitionist who also donated two of Captain Parker’s muskets to the state of Massachusetts; one the light fowling-piece which he carried at Quebec and Lexington and one that he captured.[7] They hang today in the Senate Chamber of the Massachusetts State House.

  21. natira121natira121 says: 325 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    I found this:

    It’s all about the antiques that are/were in the house, as well as some info about the house. Tons of awesome pictures!

  22. AvatarEric says: 314 comments

    To me the moment I saw the first pic I thought ‘salt box’. I can’t help but feel based on the age that this is a modified salt box that got a later rear addition to replace the typical shed type kitchen/pantry/mud room. A Georgian front door and use of that bluish paint on woodwork in room or two but otherwise…

  23. AvatarTony Norris says: 3 comments


  24. AvatarJason says: 19 comments

    If that is a private pond/lake then why is the pier on the neighbor’s side. Great place and looks more like Kentucky from the street view with rolling hills and horse enclosures

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