Custom Rustic Dream Home 1

Unique, Open Lodge-Like Estate with Handcrafted, Artisan Appeal

Real Estate Agent, Gay Gordon, is with Town & Country Coldwell Banker Gundaker and is a longtime resident of Chesterfield.  Summertime is a great time to list a home, especially if the home set-up, appointments and amenities make you feel like you are on a vacation getaway! Such is the case of the rustic home Gay just listed at 5060 Lake Hill Drive, in Hillsboro.

I had the privilege of experiencing a personal and hospitable tour from the owners of this fantastical home.

The custom log home is located in the gated Raintree development and is on a private lake.  Every last detail of this unique home was meticulously chosen and artfully executed.  The exterior of the home is built from 6”x6” pine logs that were hand shaved, milled and notched.  The logs were even derived from Missouri; it’s better to use logs from the region for acclimation purposes.

Walking up to the home you have the feeling that you are going back in time to when everything was built to last. The home also gives a lodge-like vibe.  You can live like you are on vacation—every day!

“We like rustic,” said the Homeowners.   The man of the house is an avid craftsman and talented wood carver.  The front door and mantels of both stone fireplaces are masterfully hand-carved.  They are breathtakingly beautiful and each is one of a kind. The staircase spindles and rails in the lofted area are solid logs and add to the rustic mystique of the home.  The lighting fixtures are also hand-crafted from items like a wagon wheel and a livestock yoke.

Most of the walls in the home including the 26’ vaulted great room are wooden– made with pine planks that were individually placed.  The open concept of the home includes a large kitchen with custom built cabinets and a breakfast room.  The lady of the house is an avid decorator and had wispy prairie curtains made for the breakfast area.

Walking through the home you find solid hickory plank flooring and gorgeous stone-look ceramic tile beneath your feet in the gathering areas and an upgraded textured carpet in the two main level bedrooms.  The master bedroom suite is upstairs in the vaulted loft area; it boasts a walk-in closet that is as big as many bedrooms and a master bath with a Jacuzzi tub for two and a separate Jacuzzi shower.

The lower level is a 9’ pour, is expertly finished and has a full bath, workshop and large storage area.

If you are looking for a rustic getaway, every day…this is the ultimate home for you!  The home has lake access, gorgeous handmade history and is ready for your personal touches. It is truly one of the most unique, amazing and peaceful homes I have visited. It brings the outside in!

“This home is so peaceful and quiet; it is a haven.  When I sit out on the porch and have my morning coffee with the birds chirping and I look around…I feel that this place is the closest I can be to God right now,” said the homeowner of female persuasion.

Her husband added, “I like that the home is handmade and handcrafted. It is really special and one of a kind.”

That it is!

To schedule a showing and experience this rustic paradise for yourself, call Gay Gordon at 314.740.4812.