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The Parry-Motter Home: An Impressive Richardsonian Romanesque Mansion

2101 Faraon St, St Joseph, MO 64501, USA
$449,000

Description

Have You Always Dreamed of Living in a Historic Mansion? Want to Run a Bed & Breakfast? Have a Large Or Multi-Generational Family? Don’t Miss This Rare Opportunity to Purchase a Piece of History!

This impressive Richardsonian Romanesque “mansion”, known as the Parry-Motter home, was built in the 1880s by famed architect, E.J. Eckel, and is the perfect balance of a charming historic home with all the modern conveniences that you desire!  The 6,200-square-foot main house consist of 7 large bedrooms (all between 200 and 300 square feet!), 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, two parlors, formal dining, grand hall, and so much more!  This property also contains a two-story, 1,800 square foot carriage house.  This two-bedroom, two-bathroom “mother-in-law” quarters was remodeled in 2016 and could be used as a long term rental, a guest house, a corporate rental, or for housing your extended family.  The Parry-Motter home is currently a single family home, but could easily be converted into a bed and breakfast with four units: two one-bedroom suites, a two-bedroom carriage house, and a third floor three-bedroom apartment.

 

There are so many beautiful aspects to this home that you’ll have to see it to believe it!  There are gorgeous stained glass windows (featured in a book published in 1976 about the artistry of stained glass) and beveled leaded windows that make the main areas of the home sparkle in the afternoon light.  The grand staircase and main floor spandrels demonstrate craftsmanship that simply can’t be found in modern construction.  The winding servants’ staircase with exposed brick leads to the third floor apartment featuring three bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a bathroom.  There are pocket doors, eight fireplaces (most have been converted to gas or electric inserts with remotes), 12-foot, coved ceilings, a butler’s pantry, original hardwoods and wainscoting, transom windows, built in benches, a hidden closet to store leaves for your dining table…  The list just goes on and on!

 

This house is 135 years old and is expected to be standing for decades or even centuries to come!  Despite the age of the home, all systems have been updated with all the modern conveniences you could desire!  This all brick home was constructed with the sturdiness of exterior and interior brick walls, the strength of old-growth wood that no longer even exists, and has been meticulously maintained and updated throughout the years.  The kitchen has a gas stove top, double convection ovens, a prep area with a sink in the butler’s pantry, a wine fridge, etc.  Each floor has its own furnace and central air unit to keep all levels of the home comfortable.  The home has updated wiring and plumbing, with upgrades to include everything from being satellite- and cable-ready to a sophisticated heated guttering system.  Remarkably, the home still retains many of the original light fixtures and bathroom fixtures.  The roof and the HVAC systems (excepting one furnace) are roughly 15 years old.  Significant upgrades have been undertaken – new insulation, repointing the brick, thermal draperies and lace sheers, UV films for the picture windows, and custom interior storm windows – all work together to keep the utilities low despite the size of the home.

 

The location of this home, on the east end of the Harris-Kemper Historic District, make it ideally suited for a family home (all schools are within walking distance!) or as an income producing property.  As a contributing structure to this historic district, the home qualifies for heritage grants and could be eligible for tax credits.  Despite being named on the Federal Historic Register, there are no covenants or restrictions applicable to the home.  The home has been identified as qualifying as a National Landmark.  Designation as a National Landmark would offer substantial protections for the property as well as potentially opening even more avenues of funding for income producing properties.  Harris-Kemper is a diverse and active neighborhood with many annual events including picnics, parties, and even a haunted walking tour!  There is a local park, a little free library, and a community vegetable garden for the neighborhood to enjoy!  This neighborhood has been a mecca for transplants from all over the country who have enjoyed the laid-back lifestyle of the Midwest while being a quick 40-minute drive to all the amenities that Kansas City has to offer!

 

This could be your next home with plenty of room for your family or let renters pay your mortgage!  If you’re ready to learn more about this majestic home, please call (816-797-7892) or email ([email protected]) today!  It sure won’t last long!

 

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Detail

  • Property ID
    231627
  • 9
    Bedrooms
  • 6
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    8000 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.35 acres
  • Romanesque Revival
    Style
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    Year Built
    1885

Updated on June 29, 2020 at 9:16 am

Address

  • Address: 2101 Faraon St.
  • City: Saint Joseph
  • State/county: Missouri
  • Zip/Postal Code: 64501
  • Country: United States

Contact Agent

Nicole Poirier
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