Tuesday, May 17, 2016

320 N Main St Louisiana, MO 63353

Oh the chandeliers…the lighting alone is enough for me to be in love with this home…I’m not gonna lie having a legit ballroom in my home would be kinda bad ass. How cool would it be to great guests “Welcome, follow me to the (dramatic pause) BALLROOM...
I wonder what this house would look like if you power washed all the white paint off the exterior bricks…

320 N Main St Louisiana, MO 63353


4 beds2.5 baths4,500 soft

There are No Comparable Properties in the Area. 
For Lovers of Elegance & History: An 1860 Antebellum home is built in the four-square design on a 1/4 acre corner lot. 
The home appears on the Louisiana, Missouri 3rd Street Historic District List as, " the most elaborate and highly intact Italianate houses in Louisiana.
It is one of three houses in the district known to have been built by Powhatan Baird and Levi Ruggles. (A full description is available on the houses historic structure).
The main entrance has 4 inch double doors which welcomes a guest to an 10 x10 reception room. 
The entry area leads into the Grand Hallway, which features a 125 year old 8'x12' rosewood mirror. 
A walnut "flying staircase spirals at the end of the hallway. 
The ballroom is to the left of the grand hallway. 
The ceiling is embellished by hand cast plaster acanthus cove moldings. 
A walk-out window leads to an outside porch. 
Across the grand hallway is a parlor & formal dining room. 
The two rooms can be separated by closing solid 4" folding pocket doors. 
A butler's pantry leads to a large kitchen with Jen Aire appliances.
At the top of the stairs is a floor to ceiling library with glass doors. 
A second staircase leads to the tower & views of the river.
Four bedrooms are off the 2nd floor landing. 
Two bedrooms have folding sliding doors. 
A 2nd large kitchen is on the second floor.  
All windows in the house have original 7 1/2' folding wooden shutter doors. 
There are 9 fireplaces. 
You will appreciate that this home has a brand new central air & heating with 2 pumps. 
Low electric bills. 
The detached double brick garage was built in the is wired for 110 & 220 electricity.  

The hand cast brick walkways surround the gardens.  
There are 5 cellars. 
The inventory of the first owner's possessions indicate that he had household slaves, one named Squire. Make an appointment for a tour of this elegant home.
Neighborhood Description
Retired professionals in a Historical Residential District on the Mississippi Bluffs. Surrounded by river hills. A short walk to the city waterfront. View of river traffic. Boat launching facilities and Marina.

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