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Stunning Historic Home For Sale at Auction | Lexington, MO

766 Highland Avenue, Lexington, , 64067 Property Website Dated Posted: March 8, 2017


Circa 1850

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AUCTION DATE: April 7th, 2017 at 12:00p.m.
OPEN HOUSE: March 12, 19 & 26 from 2-4p.m.

Gorgeous, thoroughly updated 6BR, 6.5BA home with stunning views of the Missouri River. Beautiful rooms & gourmet kitchen with custom finishes. Front and back staircases plus an elevator. Lavish architectural details and warm hardwoods throughout, plus 7 fireplaces and 3-car garage.

This grand all-brick Antebellum home was built in 1850 and expanded in the 1990s. It holds historic significance involving both the state of Missouri and the Civil War. It blends the best of both worlds with classic historical character and an abundance of modern amenities. Updates include newer electrical and plumbing, windows, updated and zoned HVAC, a gourmet kitchen, as well as an elevator. The main floor flows beautifully and is perfect for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale. Enjoy spacious rooms, large windows, exceptional architectural details and variety of marble flooring and rich hard woods. The upper floor offers six large bedrooms, each with a private bath. Sweeping views of the Missouri River and valley are a unique bonus!

ENTRY: A quintessential low stone wall and brick walkway lead to a stately porch with Corinthian columns supporting a dramatic pediment. Classically corbeled eaves complete the facade. A large solid oak door with sidelights and transom windows opens to the center hall.

FOYER/CENTER HALL: A dramatic 2-story entry hall with large windows, a wonderful original art niche and marble floors is anchored by an impressive 4-tiered 30-light chandelier with center ceiling medallion and heavy crown molding. The gracefully curved staircase with red runner and copper rods leads to the upper floor.

DINING ROOM: Wide entry from the Foyer with custom millwork, deep crown molding with wainscot paneling and 6 inch baseboards. Fireplace with ornate insert and marble hearth and surround is framed by decorative columns supporting the mantelpiece and paneled wall detail above. Dark and rich, well-preserved oak floors.

LIVING ROOM: Historical 5-light fixture with center ceiling medallion. Pair of large windows provides natural lighting. Exquisite fireplace with beautiful millwork includes a decorative insert and columned mantel framing a marble surround and hearth. Original dark oak floors.

DEN: Semi-private space conveniently located off the breakfast room and separated from the living room by extraordinary 9-panel 8×5 wooden doors. Crown molding, center medallion, 6-inch baseboards, wainscoting. Fireplace with brick surround and carved wood mantel. Original dark oak floors.

GOURMET KITCHEN: Custom cherry-stained cabinet designs incorporate raised panel doors, crown moldings, glass-front accent cabinets, and ambient lighting. Gorgeous granite countertops with coordinating backsplash unify the space. Unique angled island with matching suspended cabinets has seating for six plus secondary prep island. High-end appliances include built-in KitchenAid refrigerator with paneled cabinet front, Fisher & Paykel 2-drawer dishwasher, GE Monogram double convection oven with 6-burner gas range with built-in griddle and a coordinating Broan ventilation hood. Built-in desk and sitting area with brick wall gas fireplace (operable) with hearty wood beam mantel and paver brick hearth. Door to side porch. Dark oak floors.

BREAKFAST/SUN ROOM: Walls of windows fill this flexible space with natural light. Plenty of room for informal dining, relaxing, and casual entertaining. A Palladian window anchors one end of the room while the other walks out to a brick patio and yard. Three unique light fixtures define the spaces. Marble floors.

HALL BATH: Pedestal sink with ornately framed mirror. Toilet with rail support. Extra linen storage. Oak floor.

FAMILY ROOM: Generously-sized room with plenty of space for gathering. Large windows on two walls including four-part Palladian window. Handsome wall of built-in book shelves with integrated entertainment center. 2 ceiling fans. Alternate staircase leading to upper floor. Hardwood floor.

LAUNDRY ROOM: Full-size sink with ample cabinets, work surfaces and natural light. Wood floor.

GARAGE: Three-car garage with pedestrian door, keyless entry and built-in cabinets and storage.

MASTER BEDROOM: Elegant master retreat features a floor to ceiling brick fireplace with ornate surround and mantel. Sunken sitting room with wall of windows is the perfect private get-away space for reading or watching a movie. Crown molding with 6-inch baseboards and rich hardwood floors.

MASTER BATH: Double vanity with solid surface top and massive framed mirror. Oversized fully tiled walk-in shower with glass door, in-wall storage, corner seating benches and rain effect shower head. Generously sized soaking tub. Heated TOTO toilet “washlet” seat. Walk-in closet has hardwood floors, extensive shelving and built-in cabinetry with raised panel details and brass hardware. Hardwood floors.

BEDROOM/BATH 2: Dual windows with western views. Cozy brick fireplace with ornately carved accents. Box ceiling with crown molding and 6-inch baseboards. Elegant 4-light fixture with custom glass and a brass medallion. Private full bathroom with single vanity, make-up counter, shower/tub combo. Walk-in closet. Hardwood floor.

BEDROOM/BATH 3: Brick wall fireplace with painted wood mantel, crown molding, 6-inch baseboards, two windows, and wood floors. Private full bathroom with single vanity, ornately framed mirror, make-up counter, shower/tub combo. Walk-in closet. Hardwood floor.

BEDROOM/BATH 4: Crown molding, 6-inch baseboards and wood floors. Private full bathroom with single vanity, shower/tub combo. Walk-in closet. Elevator access. Hardwood floor.

BEDROOM/BATH 5: Two walls of windows with 2-inch wood blinds afford sweeping views of the Missouri River Valley. 6-inch baseboards and molded trim. Private full bathroom with single vanity and shower. Walk-in closet. Hardwood floor.

BEDROOM/BATH 6: 6-inch baseboards and molded trim. Private full bathroom with single vanity and shower. Walk-in closet. Hardwood floor.

Partially finished area with bar. Unfinished area for storage, utilities.

• Elevator (800 lbs capacity)
• Beautiful historical millwork throughout
• 7 fireplaces (1 operable – Kitchen)
• Marble flooring and original oak hardwoods
• Wired for audio surround
• Dual zoned HVAC (Trane A/C)
• Dual hot water heaters
• GE Monogram stainless steel oven/range
• Water softener
• Front and back staircases
• Remarkable original and restorative craftsmanship

• Classic Colonial and Greek Revival architecture
• All brick construction
• Fenced yard (composite)
• Large brick patio
• Brick-trimmed driveway and circular brick entry
• In-ground 54” basketball goal
• Irrigation system
• Security system

This distinctive pre-Civil War estate was built in 1850 and is located in the Highland Avenue Historic District. The Chadwick-Aull house has witnessed travel via the Santa Fe Trail on the east (front) and steam boating up the Missouri river on the west (rear). In 1860, the Elizabeth Aull Seminary School for girls opened its doors and operated in the home until 1902. With sweeping views overlooking the Missouri River valley, this grand home has benefited from continuous care and tasteful modernization over the years. It has been featured in Kansas City Homes and Gardens Magazine.

The sellers of this marvelous home are moving closer to family and have chosen to expedite the sale of their estate, including the home and many contents, at public auction. Though the last list was $700,000, they have set the auction reserve at only $390,000 and authorized us to publish it. This is an unparalleled opportunity to own a genuinely exceptional property and a rich piece of history at your price. See it for yourself at an open house and then make your pre-auction offer or join us at the auction on Friday, April 7th at 12:00 PM.

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