Although slowing from the frenzied sales activity of 2017’s fourth quarter, Missouri’s real estate market is still markedly more dynamic than it was a year ago. Prices have appreciated 7.2% year-over-year, with the number of homes sold up a whopping 82.3%, while monthly dollar volume expanded by 95.4% over the same period, according to Missouri REALTORS. With potentially two more interest rate hikes to take place this year, buyer interest is expected to be further fueled by the fear of missing out on current rates.
For those with cash to burn, conditions are excellent for investing in high-end properties – and Missouri’s luxury market has plenty of swanky mansions and sprawling estates to offer. From pricey penthouses with private elevators and starchitect-designed mansions to French chateau-inspired estates and dreamy ranches, there is no shortage of high-end living in The Ozark State.
Ranging between $4,950,000 and $15,200,000, the most expensive homes for sale in Missouri right now offer plenty of rolling acreage, with wet bars, gourmet kitchens, fireplaces and exceptional views a must-have. In-home theaters, wine cellars, pools, spas, libraries and fitness centers are also popular among Missouri’s priciest homes, with smart home systems also popping up among Missouri’s luxury residences.
As for the top most expensive home for sale in Missouri right now, the 1,800-acre estate is an outdoorsman’s dream, with 30 acres of lakes, abundant wildlife, equestrian facilities and, of course, guest lodgings.
Asking price: $4,950,000
Originally built in 1920, this 5-bed, 7-bath French Manor underwent a substantial renovation and expansion in 2010, expanding the luxurious living space to 10,000 square feet. Upon entering the main home, the foyer opens up onto the 18-foot beamed-ceiling living room, complete with fireplace and oversized windows. Joined by a formal dining room, sunroom, state-of-the-art kitchen with dual islands, wet bar and a wine room, this home is perfect for entertaining.
For more casual get-togethers, there’s also a billiards lounge, home theater, family room complete with wet bar and an outdoor heated pool. For overnight guests, the 3.56-acre property also features a 2-bed guest house. The sprawling grounds feature landscaped lawns and mature trees. The main home also boasts a library, home office, oversized walk-in closets and a magazine-ready marble bathroom.
Asking price: $4,950,000
Located along the rolling waters of the Mississippi, this 13,740-square-foot home comes with 121 stunning acres. Developed in 1915, the property is a horse enthusiast’s dream, with the equestrian facility – complete with riding ring – comfortably housing 12 horses. The rolling grounds hold ample wooded acreage, landscaped lawns, a pond, and a tennis court, as well as an inground pool and spa.
The main home comes with 6 bedrooms and a wrap-around terrace showcasing stunning views of the Mississippi River. Fireplaces dot the luxurious home, and the family room and formal dining room boast two-story ceilings with indoor balconies galore. Oversized windows flood the home with light, including the master bath, which enjoys water views.
Asking price: $4,975,000
Tucked away in Huntleigh – one of the richest communities in the U.S. – this 3,046-square-foot home sits on nearly 4 acres of landscaped grounds with wooded areas and mature trees offering abundant privacy. Built in 1954, the 3-bed home sprawls across one floor, offering a main level master bedroom. Outdoors, the rear patio and pool deck flow together with 5,000 square feet of Arizona flagstone, courtesy of a recent $250,000 renovation. Offering the perfect outdoor entertainment area, the patio features a waterfall, inground pool and gazebo, as well as a detached spa with a 10-person jacuzzi. Just two minutes from I-40 and Frontenac Plaza, this stunning property is perfect for an equestrian estate conversion.
Asking price: $5,200,000
Tucked away at the end of a street in an exclusive gated neighborhood, this 5-bed home showcases truly stunning architectural details and craftsmanship, combined with smart home systems. Classically-inspired columns, archways, detailed millwork, vaulted and cathedral ceilings, paneled walls, grand staircases and hand-carved fireplaces are just a few of the high-end finishes showcased in the 13-room home.
Formal entertaining spaces combine with more intimate spaces and include a 12-seat in-home theatre, full wet bar, professional kitchen, and a two-story great room as well as an ample terrace and patio space. The property also boasts garage space for 5 cars, fitness center, walk-in closets and game room. Outdoors, the 3-acre grounds are immaculately landscaped with mature trees offering abundant privacy. There is also a veranda, outdoor family room complete with fireplace, inground pool, hot tub and private waterfall.
Asking price: $5,499,000
Initially listed for $7.2 million, this 4-bed penthouse at 150 Carondelet Plaza ranks as the #1 most expensive condo for sale in Missouri right now. Taking up an entire floor, Unit 2801 is serviced by two private elevators and boasts stunning views in all directions, thanks to no less than four 700-square-foot terraces. Large windows provide ample natural light to showcase the hand-carved bespoke finishes signed by Hallidays of London. The master suite includes dual walk-in closets, a large sitting room and a master bath complete with jetted tub and walk-in shower. The home is also outfitted by a Crestron smart home system, while the oversized living area includes a music room, game lounge and sitting room. A chef’s kitchen, formal dining room with wet bar and breakfast room complete the upscale offerings of the Clayton home.
Asking price: $5,900,000
Taking up more than 70 acres, this 4-bed equestrian estate comes with exquisite architectural details like the white oak herringbone flooring, classically-inspired columns, stained-glass and bay windows, cathedral and coffered ceilings, as well as built-in bookcases. The 3-stall stable also boasts Corinthian columns, while the grounds offer walking trails that crisscross the wooded acreages. Fountains, landscaped gardens, manicured lawns and an outdoor pool complete the property’s outdoor features.
Indoors, the family room soars 20 feet high, while the main floor gourmet kitchen is bedecked with Volga Blue Russian granite and Swarovski elements. The master suite comes with an enviable dressing room, wood-burning fireplace, and a master bath complete with 4-person Jacuzzi and oversized marble shower, as well as a spacious veranda with generous views. The lower level holds a second gourmet kitchen, bedroom and family room.
Asking price: >$5,975,000
Located in the Clayton–St. Louis metro’s hottest business and lifestyle hub, this 10,200-square-foot home was originally designed by Frederick Dunn – an active Art Deco and mid-century designer in St. Louis – and inspired by 19th century British architect Sir John Soane. Overhauled by Jamieson Interior Design, Brian Smith and Moynihan & Associates, the 5-bed Neoclassical Regency home is flooded with light thanks to oversized windows and skylights.
High-end amenities include a wine cellar with tasting room, in-home elevator, paneled sitting room imported from Paris, private theater, home office, wet bar and gourmet kitchen. Outdoors, 1.7 acres of landscaped grounds hold a saltwater pool, a garden, and a 3-car garage as well as a pool house inspired by Queen Victoria’s Brighton Pavilion.
Asking price: $6,350,000
Imagined by Dick Busch to evoke the stunning French castles of the Loire Valley, this 15,000-square-foot home is perfect for large-scale entertaining with its two-story formal dining room, wine cellar with tasting room, vented cigar lounge, chef’s kitchen, an abundance of patios and verandas, 8-seat in-home theater, billiards lounge with wet bar, and 3.4 acres of manicured grounds.
Featured on KDSK TV-5’s Show Me St. Louis, the 5-bed mansion also boasts a fitness center, a game room and a library. Outdoors a saltwater pool and spa are perfect for the warm season and are accompanied by a fully outfitted pool cabana.
Asking price: $6,800,000
Boasting 350 feet of Weatherby Lake frontage, this Tudor revival home rose in 1993 on 3 lots within an exclusive development that also offers lake privileges and tennis court access, as well as private parks and play areas. The collaborative creation of Howard Nearing, John Rufenacht and Jeff Martinique, the 15,060-square-foot Tudor-inspired home was built with European blue slate, 100-year-old Carthage limestone, stained-glass, heated stone floors and a bevy of custom designed finishes. The estate boasts a private dock, greenhouse, two kitchens, wet bar, sunroom, walk-in closets, fitness center, multiple fireplaces, den, whirlpool tub, multimedia lounge, and bountiful outdoor living space with lake views.
Asking price: $7,500,000
With 8 beds and 14,986 square feet of living space, this 2.4-acre estate was designed by Louis Curtiss in 1912 and influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s works. Restored by Fritzel, the Art Nouveau creation showcases intricate architectural details such as stained-glass windows, crown moldings, cathedral and vaulted ceilings, skylights and detailed millwork.
Sprawling over 2.4 manicured acres with mature trees, the 3-story home features a wine cellar with lavish tasting room, billiards lounge, gourmet kitchen, family room with secondary kitchen and several formal entertaining areas. The property also features a library, four fireplaces, a wet bar, breakfast room, guest quarters with private kitchen, and a large patio and deck, perfect for outdoor entertaining. There is garage parking for four vehicles.
Asking price: $7,695,000
Perfect as a family estate, this 5-bed home features a separate master wing with its own covered terrace with sweeping views of the 2.34-acre property, a lounge, fireplace, walk-in closet, decadent master bath and private laundry. With an integrated smart home system, the property can be controlled seamlessly via smartphone or tablet. Showcased through themed lighting, soaring ceilings, curving walls and exotic materials, the 12,459-square-foot home includes a billiards lounge, wet bar, media room, in-home elevator, private gym and a gourmet kitchen complete with bar area.
There is a dedicated space for anybody who enjoys doing craft work, while overnight visitors can retire to the carriage house complete with lounge and kitchen. Outdoor living space is also exquisitely designed, with ample covered patios, and comprises an outdoor family room complete with fireplace and flat screen TV and an inground pool with sundeck. Large get-togethers are a breeze thanks to heated garage parking for 8 cars and additional gated parking court.
Asking price: $15,200,000
Nearly twice as pricey as the runner-up in this list, this 1,800-acre estate is the #1 most expensive home for sale in Missouri right now. Known as Dreamland Ranch, this sprawling estate is an outdoorsman’s paradise. The estate teems with wildlife both in its grassy meadows and deeply wooded acreages, with hunting stands strewn throughout the vast grounds. There’s fishing onsite too with 3 lakes of 20, 7 and 3 acres, a working corral, a 2,250-square-foot, a 4-stall barn and a secondary barn.
The main residence is a 4,596-square-foot upscale rustic log home with 5 bedrooms. The rustic style permeates every corner of the home from the soaring great room with its floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, the walk-in closets, deer antler chandeliers, countless hunting trophies and log furniture. Rustic elements carry over into the stainless-steel gourmet kitchen and even into the 6 baths. Visitors can take advantage of the 3-bed, 2-bath log-sided guest house, while the caretaker’s home provides ample additional sleeping quarters. The estate also features 3 rental homes that generate $32,000 of annual income.
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In order to determine which were the most expensive homes for sale in Missouri, we looked at all residential properties listed for sale, taking into account condo, co-op, and single- and two-family homes. All package deals were excluded.