221 S Home St

Palmyra, MO 63461


(573) 769-4307



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Contact Jim Talley for a showing on this wonderful historic home

Cell   573 248-9110            e-mail   jdt@talleyclassicproperties.com


Fabulous Gothic Revival

107 N. 3rd Street

Clarksville, Missouri

views of Mississippi River

3 bedroom, 2 bath  includes 2 extra lots

$129,000 Reduced



This fabulous Gothic cottage is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as another of Clarksville, Missouri’s “High Style Houses.”  Records indicate it was built by the wealthy Benjamin Hughs who owned half of the block on Third Street. He built the Gothic house  as a dependency for his large and splendid Greek Revival home next door. Likely, it was built for a dependent relative, perhaps a mother or an unmarried sister. The nomination states that “the house is an example of the Gothic Revival Style, rarely employed in domestic architecture in Missouri.” The cottage, though smaller than its neighbor, is very large in style.  Upon entering, one begins to see the architectural fantasies that this house contains.  The woodwork is fabulous Gothic on steroids.

This cottage lives large, with two spacious front rooms with twelve foot ceiling heights.  A roomy eat in kitchen opens to a dining room. The main floor also has a good sized first floor master bedroom, a large full bath and a first floor laundry/ utility room. An amazing  staircase rises to a second floor loft area with three bays, the first with a sitting room, the second with a bedroom area and a third with a deluxe Gothic style bath that boasts a soaker tub set in front of a large arched stained glass window.  The loft  windows that face east and south have lovely views of the river and surrounding area.

The homes updates include, wiring, plumbing, Lennox HVAC and Gothic additions. These updates in mechanicals and style  make this home a very strikingly beautiful and comfortable place to live.

In a word, the home is enchanting. It would make a great year around home or a cottage to escape the pressures of the 21st Century.



Views of House and Yard

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Front facade. Gothic detail dresses the eaves.

The home sits on the highest of the three lots that comprise its land.

The Gothic trim and details decorate the south side. The ancient stone retaining wall is on the home's third lot.

Looking north from the third lot toward the Gothic cottage.

A close-up of the Gothic details of the front porch.

Another close-up view of the front porch.

Gothic detail of the front porch rail.

Glass front door with gothic hooded frame and its stained glass transom.

Close-up of stained glass transom and Gothic window hood.

The second floor loft window faces the river. When you awake in the morning from the bed that faces this window, your view is the Mississippi River.

This Gothic dormer window holds the view south from the Gothic fantasy bath.

The stained glass window in the arch is behind the soaker tub. The windows on the first floor serve the dining room. The door opens to the kitchen.

The kitchen wing is obviously a later addition to the house. Inside it has amber colored pine beams and plank walls.

Another view of the back that shows the gothic detail on the porch roof.

The view from the kitchen window is a wide expanse of grass and trees. The extra large yard would be great for large summer gatherings.

View from the kitchen door to the wooded area in front of the alley that serves the property.

One can see the adjacent Greek Revival manse that Hughs built for his showplace personal home.

Another yard view to the east from the back yard.

North side view from the front yard shows Lennox AC compressor.


Take a tour of the First Floor

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Enter from the front porch.

When you open the door the Gothic architecture is immediately striking. Note the unusual window woodwork and the wainscott on the lower walls.

From the hall to the kitchen the light takes on a quality captured by Vermeer in his paintings of daily domestic life.

The unique placement of the very antique cupboard, the mantel, the large window and wainscott makes one think of centuries old interiors.

The arch between the living room and den is an incredibily beautiful antique.

The staircase in the den soars to the second floor loft. The twelve foot ceiling height seems even higher.

The den has beautiful light coming in the east facing window. A door in the corner opens to the front porch.

View from the den to the living room. This open space would provide room for a large gathering of friends.

View from the master bedroom to the hall.

North facing master has two large windows and plenty of room for a king bed.

The bath, across the hall from master, has a tub/shower, an abundance of room and an abundance of light from the south facing window.

Storage closet and tub view in the first floor bath.

View from the hall to the front door.

The amber colored pine beams and plank walls of the kitchen are rustic and beautiful.

Custom kitchen cabinets and a sink that has a view south across the large yard.

Great natural light comes from two large windows over kitchen sink.

The dining room windows face west and north.

The dining room opens to the kitchen.

The door to the utility room adjacent to the kitchen.

The utility room is adjacent to the dining room. It contains washer/dryer hook-ups, updated electical panel and Lennox HVAC

The master closet takes space from the utility room, but it still has ample space for all the mechanicals.

The Lennox furnace.


Take a tour of the Second Floor

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Take a walk from the living room through the arch and head for the staircase.

Stop to notice the beautiful detail the craftsmen lavished on the landing.

Proceed up the stairs to the loft retreat.

The sloped ceilings add to the character. Note the gothic window that provides views south to the surrounding area and from the right spot a riverview

Take a closer view of the south facing window.

Can you imagine the beautiful view?

Your view from the double brass bed is east to the Mississippi River.

The view behind the bed is the bay that contains your fabulous Gothic arch and Gothic detailed deluxe bathroom.

The soaker tub retains a stately spot in front of the arched stained glass gothic window.

A south facing window provides views of the yard and surrounding area.

See the view from the Gothic dormer framed in amber pine.

Soak in the past and enjoy the Gothic fantasy.

Custom built cabinets provide ample storage around the pedestal sink.

View from the bath to the bed bay and the east window.

A stiking view of the angles of the staircase taken from the loft.

The stairs are a well planned and executed architectural feature. Looking down from the loft the ceiling height of the den seems higher than 12 feet.

A beautiful view of the den provided while descending the stairs.


Historic Charm on the Mississippi, Clarksville, Missouri …

Clarksville, Missouri is located just an hours drive north of St. Louis on the banks of the Mississippi River.

This sleepy little early 19th Century river town that was in its heyday when steamboats ruled the Mississippi was awakened by the arrival of new settlers.  In the 1980s Clarksville was discovered by artists and antique dealers as a place with much of its 19th Century charm intact. Its old storefronts became ideal places for art galleries, stores for resident craftsmen who produce the next generation’s antiques, and fine antique shops and restaurants.

 Many of these artisans lived in the loft like spaces above their galleries and storefronts. As the town’s artist colony grew, it became a vacation destination with several fine B & B’s and restaurants to compliment the galleries and boutiques. In addition to the art and the antiques, the Mississippi draws boaters and kayakers.   

The historic business district is proud of its location on the banks of the Mississippi. In the past twenty years during two major floods of the Mississippi River the historic business district was saved by the efforts of Clarksville citizens and thousands of volunteers who constructed sandbag levees.

Clarksville---Come Touch the Mississippi

Links to Clarksville area

City of Clarksville                                          

50 Miles of Art                                                  

Census and other data--Clarksville             

Pike County Development

Great River Road—Clarksville


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