Unusual Lakefront Estate Up for Auction

As seen in the Kansas City Star

On a typical summer weekend it’s not uncommon for many Kansas Citians to head south to one of the area’s lakes. For some, a trip to the lake means outlet mall shopping, bar hopping and general partying. For others it means relaxing, boating, fishing, swimming or just a general respite from the daily rigor. Particularly for those in the second group, Cates Auction & Realty is pleased to announce a just-listed auction property at Table Rock Lake.

Cates vice president, Greg Duncan, recently returned from viewing the property. His first observation is that “Table Rock Lake is a far cry from other overbuilt and condo-laden lakes in Missouri. This peaceful and private 3+ acre point setting makes the most of the beautiful shoreline and sparkling water.” In fact, Table Rock boasts nearly 800 miles of pristine shoreline and roughly 52,300 surface area acres of water. And it is managed differently from other area lakes.

Table Rock Lake was formed in 1958 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed the White River. The Corps continues to manage the lake, keeping a tight rein on development, particularly as it affects the shoreline, which it owns. Stringent standards have placed a high priority on preserving all aspects the scenic beauty. The result is a wonderful playground for boaters, skiers, parasailers and even divers who appreciate the clear water.

Because the Corps did not clear the trees beneath the water when building the lake, the result is a angler’s dream. Table Rock is generally known as a favorite bass fishing destination with large numbers of Kentucky spotted, largemouth, smallmouth and white bass, along with a wide variety of other types of fish.

Duncan believes the property his company will be selling on July 12th is ideal for those who appreciate the beauty and serenity of Table Rock Lake. “The property combines the best attributes of lake living. It has a large grassy yard that slopes gently to the water and gives great views of both the channel and cove. At the same time, it’s surrounded by woods, giving complete privacy. It’s truly a place to escape.”

The property is actually comprised of 4 lots and includes a main house, cottage and 2-car detached garage. The main house began as a modular home and with a subsequent addition and single roof became a spacious four bedroom, two bath home. The highlights are a large family room and peaceful 15×22 screened porch with direct lake views. The quaint 2 bedroom cottage, which needs some work, was intended as the prototype for the original (but unrealized) development in the 1950’s. It has a large fireplace and hardwood floors. The property also has its own well.

Included in the offering is a vacant wooded lot which could be developed or left natural. One of the extra things that makes this even more appealing according to Duncan is that a portion of the 650 foot shoreline is “red zoned” for a dock. “This gives owners a potential opportunity that is highly coveted at Table Rock,” he said. Anyone with questions about dock requirements should contact the Army Corps of Engineers directly.

The property is located in Eagle Rock in Barry County, in Southeast Missouri. It is on what Duncan says is known as “the quiet side” of the lake (upper arm of the north side). It is 30 miles from Branson, 20 minutes from Eureka Springs, 15 minutes to the popular Holiday Island, and 7 minutes to Roaring River State Park. The Eagle Rock public marina is nearby.

The land and homes are available for the public to experience at open house events on June 22nd, June 29th and July 6th from 10:00 a.m. until noon. A full photo gallery, documents, and complete auction details can be found at www.CatesAuction.com. Bidding will take place live on site at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12th with synchronous online bidding offered for those who cannot be at the property. Questions about this property or the auction marketing strategy can be directed to Sold@CatesAuction.com or 816-781-1134.

“We’ve sold a lot of spectacular lake properties at auction over the last few years,” says Duncan, “But I’m especially excited about this beautiful Table Rock setting. Whether someone chooses to enjoy the simple nostalgia of the original buildings or clear the property to build an all-new dream getaway, this is an incredible auction opportunity!”

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