Before America was divided between the north and the south and a war between the states broke out, Wilson Larimore settled on the banks of the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis and built a beautiful mansion on a large piece of land.
The settler from Kentucky, built his Victorian Italianate mansion in 1858 and it has stood there ever since at 11475 Lilac Avenue in the St. Louis suburb of Spanish Lake. Today the property is for sale at $1.4 million.
According to the home’s website, ownership changed hands from time to time and eventually it was restored to its original beauty and includes an 1858 post and beam barn that has been transformed into an amazing entertainment facility.
A place for a weddings, a corporate retreat, reunions, and more.
Other structures: carriage house, summer kitchen, gazeboes & more round out this enchanting estate.
The Larimore House features 5,000 square-feet with parlors and bedrooms with gas fireplaces, five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a one bedroom apartment with an outside entrance.
The original cook’s fireplace is still in operation and widow’s walk and cupola give the house it’s historical appeal.