This custom home with 32.3 acres is located approximately 6 miles outside of Bourbon in an area generally known as Pleasant Ridge, and is only one hour from St. Louis. The property is situated at one of the highest points in Crawford County, affording an almost 360 degree horizontal vista from the front porch of the home. Locals used to call the property "High Point" and meet up to go raccoon hunting. The house was strategically placed so that the front of the house faces east and south. Because of this placement, you have beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the windows and porches. This also allows the cool breezes coming up from the valley to travel through the house. On the 32.3 acres, you will find an Artesian spring, small catfish pond, and a few deer stands. The owners also have a clearing in the woods for camping and bonfires, and used to hold annual skeet shoots for about 50 of their closest friends and family. The home is conveniently located only 2 miles away from the Meramec River and a short distance from Blue Springs Conservation area, which is popular for trout fishing.
The home, which was built in 1999, comes with numerous recent upgrades and improvements, like HVAC system, water heater and softening system, LED lighting throughout, landscaped yard with Missouri native perennial plants just to mention a few.
In addition to the main house, the property has a 320 sq. ft. custom-built cottage, designed to be reminiscent of an old schoolhouse building, which can be used as a weekend rental, mother-in-law quarters, work or craft building, office space or home schooling. The possibilities are endless. The cottage comes fully furnished with electric, window A/C and propane heat. Since the property is located between two resorts in Bourbon, there is more than ample traffic to keep the cabin rented as much as you want/need.