The agents at Show-Me Real Estate in Smithville are experts in finding the perfect rural retreats for those seeking homes in peaceful surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It currently has a variety of listings of homes on acreage that fit many homebuyers’ budgets.
Show-Me agent Chris Higgins offers two such listings, one a bargain for a buyer seeking a rural weekend retreat, a young couple just starting out or a retiree wanting to escape city life. It is a 5-acre property near the tiny community of Grayson, Mo., at 2901 SW 169 Highway, north of Smithville. It is listed at just $167,500.
This property includes a newly remodeled two-bedroom bungalow with renovations that include new furnace and air-conditioning, new plumbing, new windows, a new deck and hardwood floors. Buyers also will discover two one-car garages and a maintenance shed, as well as a 40-foot by 60-foot insulated barn with a 5-inch concrete floor that was built in 2013. The well-maintained 5 acres boasts ample room for horses to roam and a pond with a dock.
Higgins’ other listing is for a home nearing completion in Johnson Ridge, a rural subdivision between Smithville and Liberty. Here homebuyers will find upper-bracket homes on one-acre estate lots carved out of a conservation preserve in Clay County near Smithville Lake.
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The 1 1/2-story home, being built by Guardian Creed Construction, offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms in an open floor plan that encompasses about 2,800 square feet. It sits on a more than 1-acre home site on the highest point in Johnson Ridge, offering incredible views, Higgins said. It will be listed at $430,000.
Johnson Ridge is a 200-acre development created by Mike Johnson with a minimum of 62 acres set aside as common area. This area encompasses natural prairie grasses, wild flowers, abundant wildlife, ponds, wooded areas, gazebos, picnic areas, walking trails and more.
For information about these two properties, call Higgins at 816-985-4943.
Kenny Tromp is featuring an all-brick ranch-style home on 14 acres at 5765 Mt. Zion Road near Edgerton, Mo. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has an open floor plan with distressed hickory flooring and a wood-burning fireplace. The updated kitchen features custom cabinets with granite counter tops and a walk-in pantry.
The finished lower level has been remodeled to offer another complete living quarters with an updated kitchen, full bath and walk-out entry. For information about this listing, priced at $330,000, call Tromp at 816-304-8771.
Another rural retreat at 20630 Mount Bethel Road, Weston, Mo., offers more than 400 acres that is now a cattle ranch which includes a lovingly restored early 1900s stone home and a historic tobacco barn which is restored to its original condition.
“The current owner took the house down to the studs and rebuilt it to its original look,” said Show-Me Real Estate owner/broker DirckTalley said. “This house has a historic look but with brand new fixtures, wiring and plumbing. It has stone work inside and out, new Anderson windows and a finished basement. All of the sidewalks around the house and garage are heated, so you never have to shovel snow.”
The property also includes a 60-foot by -120-foot outbuilding, two-thirds of which is a machine shop and the other third is for sheltering cattle. The entire property has new fencing and well maintained gravel roads. It sits on the Missouri River bluffs on the back side of Snow Creek Ski Resort, offering commanding views of the surrounding area.
Talley said the entire 400-plus acres with the house, tobacco barn and outbuilding can be purchased for $2,450,000 or the buyer can purchase 200 acres, including the house and cattle land but not the tobacco barn, for $1,495,000. For information, call Talley at 816-532-6101.
Show-Me Real Estate, known for listing farmland, homes and commercial property, recently expanded its team with the addition of Marshall Neth, who can be reached at 816-507-0133.
For information about these listings, or any of Show-Me Real Estate’s many other agricultural listings, call the Smithville office at 816-532-6101 or visit the website at show-merealestate.com.
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