Harris Armstrong- architect, Mid-century St. Louis, Stylish Homes

Castlereigh Estates: A Gem Overlooking the Missouri & Mississippi River Valleys – For Sale!

70 King Dr - TW 05

70 Kings Drive

Perched on the top of a ridge that overlooks Pelican Island with the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers beyond is this stunning Mid-century contemporary home designed by Rudolph A. Matern. The Living Room and Dining Room open to each other & feature a gas fireplace and an expanse of windows that looks north to the beautiful view with Alton in the distance. The property is 3.59 acres & the home is 2,815 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Bright, open kitchen with granite counters, wood cabinets & skylights. Great entertainment room with beamed ceiling, bar and gas fireplace. Large den/office with built-ins & vaulted ceiling. Master bedroom with adjacent walk-in closet. Lovely gardens throughout the grounds. Decks, pergolas & outdoor patios make this an oasis & fun for entertaining. Oversized 2-car garage is attached to the home. Also on the property is an outbuilding that can hold 3 cars. 30 minutes from Clayton & Downtown.

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Listed at $349,000 by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555, [email protected]


From the original brochure… I have attached the original’s in PDF form below…

Land is a good investment. Castlereigh Estates comprises some 800 acres which will be made available for you to build your town house with country atmosphere.

Now it can be sold. The location you have been admiring. If you like a beautiful park-like yard and lots and lots of space. May I ask you to see this property and buy today for tomorrow’s happiness.

It will pay to come out and see these beautiful homesites whether you buy or not. Another chance like this may not come along for years.

If you are tired of City confinement be sure to see this beautiful estate. The rustic beauty invites you to a life of uncluttered simplicity. It is like a diamond in the rough.

Beautiful Castlereigh Estates located between Old Jamestown Road and the rustic rocky cliffs along the Mississippi just above the City of Alton. In the summer of 1803 our third President, Thomas Jefferson, sent out an expedition consisting of 45 men headed by Lewis and Clark and known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition to discover the location where the Missouri River emptied into the Father of Waters. They followed the Ohio River until they reached the Mississippi. Then they worked their way North until they reached the mouth of the Missouri River. Their goal reached, they spent the Winter on the Illinois shore. Just opposite the mouth of the Missouri, a point which may be seen from the bluffs of our Castlereigh Estates, on May 14, 1804 this little group of men broke camp and proceeded up the Missouri to discover the headwaters of this great river.

Click here for the original PDF with annotation.

Another article from Popular Science, circa 1956. 

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