Viewing: Sunday, August 28th ~ 2:30-4:30pm
Located at 9983 Riverview Drive in St. Louis, MO. Unique River Retreat from the estate of the late sculptor and creator of City Museum. The property is just minutes from downtown St. Louis and 15 minutes from Lambert International Airport. The house directly faces the Mississippi River and Mosenthein Island and is 5 miles down the road from the Confluence and Columbia Bottoms Conservation area
The original main house was built in the 1920s and has been fully renovated. Grounds and additional structures were designed by the late sculptor Bob Cassilly. This secluded gem includes a concrete inground pool, a full guest house, a large granite patio, a slate-roofed octagonal gazebo, a thriving bamboo garden, meditation shack and a beautiful terracotta-colored concrete driveway. A fully custom, unique, and breathtaking inground pool is located off the main house’s granite patio and against the bamboo garden. The pool overlooks the guest house and winding driveway. Nestled atop a private hill, both driveway and pool courtyard have a Mediterranean feel designed with numerous large limestone blocks.
The main residence boasts three bedrooms, one and a half baths, striking hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, new appliances and much more. This structure had a new roof, gutters and concrete siding installed in 2020. The first floor is an open concept living space spanning from the kitchen to the second living room complete with a rebuilt wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has a custom bi-level granite island and bar. Large windows flood the house with natural light throughout the entire day. The upper floor holds a full bathroom complete with handpicked mahogany, striking dark blue subway tile walls and metallic floors from Diesel Living, and a large soaking tub by Kohler. Each bedroom has views of the Mississippi through the surrounding treetops. The master bedroom also overlooks the pool and bamboo garden. The insulated attic and recently installed second HVAC system can be accessed by the pull-down ladder and stairs from the hallways ceiling. The home comes with a large, clean, and well-lit basement with an unfinished roughed-in bathroom, a work washer, dryer, and sink. An Aquapure Whole House Water Filtration System was recently installed, and sits next to the 80-gallon water heater, which was also recently installed. Plenty of additional space for storage. Stainless steel storage racks with a one-year supply of emergency food for four is included.
The castle stone guest house built by Bob Cassilly is nested on the southwest side of the property, just a short walk down from the main house and pool. Three doubled sliding glass door windows grace the north wall and filter in an abundance of natural light beneath the high ceiling. A gorgeous red MFire cast iron wood burning stove is central to the living space. The kitchen boasts custom granite countertops, a bar area, Kohler farmhouse sink, a built-in Smeg dishwasher, an induction stove top and Smeg retro refrigerator. New stacked washer & dryer is found in a customized wood closet alongside of the recently installed HVAC system and 80-gallon water heater. The guest house’s bathroom contains a luxurious Kohler rainbath and steam spa designed with salvaged black granite. The single-stepped up bedroom is tucked privately away from the entrance. This building can double as a livable artist studio, a workout complex for the family or as a rentable unit. With its concrete floors and soft light, the guest house is a lovely multi-functional and livable space year-round.
The property is accessible from a private drive off Riverview Dr. It comes with a front gate for additional privacy and security. In addition both the main house and guest house will be sold partially furnished including all appliances, and televisions. Schedule a private showing today, or come by during the upcoming open house to experience this once in a lifetime property for yourself.