Captain John Parke House, Circa 1600’s! Ten acres in MO. $1,590,000

November 24, 2018

So much history! This is one of America’s premier landmark homes! Built in the 17th century! Then taken apart brick by brick, board by board, and moved from New England to Missouri. Originally the home of Captain John Parke. The house now sits on a ten acre lot overlooking your very own private lake. The property has an inground pool, hot tub, large flagstone patio, outdoor fireplace and a carriage/tenant house. There are seven fireplaces in this house and two baking ovens. All original floorboards. Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 9,082 square feet. $1,590,000

From the Zillow listing:


Proudly presenting a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of America’s premier landmark homes. This 4 br / 5ba Colonial home, was the dwelling of the venerable Captain John Parke and was brought brick by brick from New England, and reconstructed with meticulous detail where it now sits high above a 10+/- acre estate over looking its own private lake, while being embraced by the gentle natural beauty of Southeast Missouri. With an in-ground pool, sprawling flag stone patio, outdoor fireplace, carriage/tenant house, 7 fireplaces with 2 baking ovens, all original floorboards, American Chestnut countertops, wrought iron door fixtures and fully finished basement (with bedroom), it’s a perfect mix of 17th century look, with 21st century conveniences and amenities. The home is centrally located between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, MO with the I-55 exit ramp conveniently only a few minutes away.

Now, are you ready to own a stunning piece of American History?
What I Love About The Home
This home truly rivals any period home in America today. So much so, it was the featured home in the 2015 Harvest edition of A Simple Life Magazine. It is a rare historical home, not just because of the history surrounding it. Yet, due to the fact that it has been rebuilt. So every little detail that might have been array with the original structor has been corrected with the uttermost meticulousness. In other words, this is a like new 17th century home.

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