Stunning Historic Home For Sale at Auction

  • Original home built in 1850
  • 2 story brick Antebellum
  • 7,000 finished sq. ft. (approx.)
  • 6 bedrooms; 6 full baths, 1 half baths
  • 3-car garage
  • Utilities:
       - Forced air gas heating
       - Central electric cooling
       - City water

The Home

This grand all-brick Antebellum home was built in 1850 and expanded in the 1990s. It holds historic significance involving both the state of Missouri and the Civil War. It blends the best of both worlds with classic historical character and an abundance of modern amenities. Updates include newer electrical and plumbing, windows, updated and zoned HVAC, a gourmet kitchen, as well as an elevator. The main floor flows beautifully and is perfect for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale. Enjoy spacious rooms, large windows, exceptional architectural details and variety of marble flooring and rich hard woods. The upper floor offers six large bedrooms, each with a private bath. Sweeping views of the Missouri River and valley are a unique bonus!


Bid Live Onsite & Online!
Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.


766 Highland Ave., Lexington, MO 64067


Sundays, March 12th, 19th and 26th, from 2-4 p.m.

Rick Bradford

For more information on this lovely property, or to schedule a private showing, please contact me.

Cates Auction Real Estate Company
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ENTRY: A quintessential low stone wall and brick walkway lead to a stately porch with Corinthian columns supporting a dramatic pediment. Classically corbeled eaves complete the facade. A large solid oak door with sidelights and transom windows opens to the center hall.

FOYER/CENTER HALL: A dramatic 2-story entry hall with large windows, a wonderful original art niche and marble floors is anchored by an impressive 4-tiered 30-light chandelier with center ceiling medallion and heavy crown molding. The gracefully curved staircase with red runner and copper rods leads to the upper floor.

DINING ROOM: Wide entry from the Foyer with custom millwork, deep crown molding with wainscot paneling and 6 inch baseboards. Fireplace with ornate insert and marble hearth and surround is framed by decorative columns supporting the mantelpiece and paneled wall detail above. Dark and rich, well-preserved oak floors.

LIVING ROOM: Historical 5-light fixture with center ceiling medallion. Pair of large windows provides natural lighting. Exquisite fireplace with beautiful millwork includes a decorative insert and columned mantel framing a marble surround and hearth. Original dark oak floors.

DEN: Semi-private space conveniently located off the breakfast room and separated from the living room by extraordinary 9-panel 8x5 wooden doors. Crown molding, center medallion, 6-inch baseboards, wainscoting. Fireplace with brick surround and carved wood mantel. Original dark oak floors.

MASTER BEDROOM: Elegant master retreat features a floor to ceiling brick fireplace with ornate surround and mantel. Sunken sitting room with wall of windows is the perfect private get-away space for reading or watching a movie. Crown molding with 6-inch baseboards and rich hardwood floors. 

MASTER BATH: Double vanity with solid surface top and massive framed mirror. Oversized fully tiled walk-in shower with glass door, in-wall storage, corner seating benches and rain effect shower head. Generously sized soaking tub. Heated TOTO toilet “washlet” seat. Walk-in closet has hardwood floors, extensive shelving and built-in cabinetry with raised panel details and brass hardware. Hardwood floors.

BEDROOM/BATH 2: Dual windows with western views. Cozy brick fireplace with ornately carved accents. Box ceiling with crown molding and 6-inch baseboards. Elegant 4-light fixture with custom glass and a brass medallion. Private full bathroom with single vanity, make-up counter, shower/tub combo. Walk-in closet. Hardwood floor. 

BEDROOM/BATH 3: Brick wall fireplace with painted wood mantel, crown molding, 6-inch baseboards, two windows, and wood floors. Private full bathroom with single vanity, ornately framed mirror, make-up counter, shower/tub combo. Walk-in closet. Hardwood floor. 

BEDROOM/BATH 4: Crown molding, 6-inch baseboards and wood floors. Private full bathroom with single vanity, shower/tub combo. Walk-in closet. Elevator access. Hardwood floor. 

BEDROOM/BATH 5: Two walls of windows with 2-inch wood blinds afford sweeping views of the Missouri River Valley. 6-inch baseboards and molded trim. Private full bathroom with single vanity and shower. Walk-in closet. Hardwood floor. 

BEDROOM/BATH 6: 6-inch baseboards and molded trim. Private full bathroom with single vanity and shower. Walk-in closet. Hardwood floor.

Main Floor

Upper Floor

Partially finished area with bar. Unfinished area for storage, utilities. 


  • Select contents are selling online - personal property bidding ends 4/9
  • Open houses: 3/12, 3/19 and 3/26; 2-4PM
  • Live real estate auction: 4/7 at 12PM
  • Seller’s reserve only $390,000! 
    (Last listed at $700,000.)

Fast Facts

Stunning Historic Home For Sale at Auction
Lexington, MO

GOURMET KITCHEN: Custom cherry-stained cabinet designs incorporate raised panel doors, crown moldings, glass-front accent cabinets, and ambient lighting. Gorgeous granite countertops with coordinating backsplash unify the space. Unique angled island with matching suspended cabinets has seating for six plus secondary prep island. High-end appliances include built-in KitchenAid refrigerator with paneled cabinet front, Fisher & Paykel 2-drawer dishwasher, GE Monogram double convection oven with 6-burner gas range with built-in griddle and a coordinating Broan ventilation hood. Built-in desk and sitting area with brick wall gas fireplace (operable) with hearty wood beam mantel and paver brick hearth. Door to side porch. Dark oak floors.

BREAKFAST/SUN ROOM: Walls of windows fill this flexible space with natural light. Plenty of room for informal dining, relaxing, and casual entertaining. A Palladian window anchors one end of the room while the other walks out to a brick patio and yard. Three unique light fixtures define the spaces. Marble floors.

HALL BATH: Pedestal sink with ornately framed mirror. Toilet with rail support. Extra linen storage. Oak floor.

FAMILY ROOM: Generously-sized room with plenty of space for gathering. Large windows on two walls including four-part Palladian window. Handsome wall of built-in book shelves with integrated entertainment center. 2 ceiling fans. Alternate staircase leading to upper floor. Hardwood floor.

LAUNDRY ROOM: Full-size sink with ample cabinets, work surfaces and natural light. Wood floor.

GARAGE: Three-car garage with pedestrian door, keyless entry and built-in cabinets and storage.

Bid Live Onsite & Online
Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: Sundays, March 12, 19 & 26, 2-4 p.m.

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Seller's Published Reserve Only $390,000!
Compared to Last List of $700,000

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Stunning Historic Home For Sale at Auction
Lexington, MO

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The centerpiece of the home, a 30 lamp Austrian crystal chandelier is held above a lacquered brass Hollywood Regency style Mastercraft dining table with seating for 12. Filling out the rest of the room is a custom-made hand carved oversize Baker mirror and marble topped oak console, Capodimonte multi-figural porcelain, marble Hermes bust on pedestal, and Bohemian glassware.

The sitting room features matching marble topped Louis XV style commodes with brass figural detailing. A French Empire style chair with carved swan side arms sits next to the marble topped inlaid tea table. The down-filled French Empire dragon style settee finished in silk with matching pillows faces the Wm. Knabe & Co baby grand piano. Looking over the entire room is a breathtaking oversized etched Venetian mirror.

Remarkable eclectic pieces which have been meticulously cared for are found throughout the home. Finishing touches include Gorham & Sheridan silver plate, original oil paintings, pairs of richly upholstered armchairs, incredible oversized Oriental carpets, Limoges serving pieces, Asian and Fitz & Floyd ceramics and gilded candelabras. Tucked away is an October 12, 1861 edition of Harper’s Weekly which features etchings of the battle of Lexington, a collection of Patience Brewster ornaments & accessories, china, flatware, linens, and so much more.

Exquisite Custom Designer & Antique Home Furnishings Sell in Online Auction!

Online Bidding Ends: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 a t 8:00 p.m.

Gorgeous, thoroughly updated 6BR, 6.5BA home with stunning views of the Missouri River. Beautiful rooms & gourmet kitchen with custom finishes. Front and back staircases plus an elevator. Lavish architectural details and warm hardwoods throughout, plus 7 fireplaces and 3-car garage.

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