Bring your fishing poles, or for that matter your fishing boats, to the property at the dead end of Yardley Drive in Slaughter. The 57-acre property has a five-bedroom plantation-style home, a 23-acre lake and all the charm of a country home just outside the city.

Pulling into the property from Yardley Drive, the view of this tall metal-roofed home is impressive. But when you drive up to the house and take a look around, the pristine lake and grounds steal the show. Ducks and Canadian geese have taken up residence, and all manner of wildlife graze the lakeshore.

The lake was stocked with Florida strain bass and Coppernose bluegill, according to the owner. Fishing tournaments to benefit various charities have been held on the lake, and the owner says local fishermen visit often. The largest bass caught to date has been 12.5 lbs., which if you’re a bass fishermen, is a monster.

Outside this country home is a three-car carport and a pavilion that’s perfect for gatherings large and small. Football games, parties and other events are easily accommodated. An outdoor kitchen and icemaker are inside the pavilion, and a 750-square-foot workshop is just on the other side.

Inside the home, the foyer has a stairway to the second floor, where there are four bedrooms in the corners, with two baths in between.

The foyer opens into the formal dining room, which like much of the downstairs, is floored in Old St. Louis bricks that have aged into a fine antique patina. In one corner is a wood-burning stove with a stovepipe through the ceiling.

The kitchen has a Viking free-standing stove with six gas burners, and the cabinetry is stained oak. There are five windows in the kitchen, allowing in lots of natural light. The home’s laundry is just off the kitchen near the living room.

An Old St. Louis Brick archway leads down into the living room, where a brick fireplace has nice millwork all the way up to the ceiling.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the house, a set of French doors leads into the master suite, which has oak floors and nice crown molding along the ceiling.

The tile master bath has a single vanity and a wide walk-in shower. But the focal point in this bath is a beautiful standalone slipper tub.

Up the custom foyer staircase, four bedrooms are located in the corners of the second floor, and two full baths are set between the bedrooms. There’s also an exit to the second-floor veranda overlooking the lake out back. The wide veranda has glass walls and is the perfect vantage point for lake watching. The lakeshore is home to waterfowl, deer and lots of other wildlife, all visible from the glass veranda.

It’s a 57-acre sportsman’s paradise with a 23-acre lake at its heart. If you like to fish, hunt or just enjoy nature’s daily show, this could be just the place you’re looking for.

About this Home

Address:

3300 Yardley Drive, Slaughter

Lot size:

57 acres

Living area:

3,558 square feet

Bedrooms:

Five

Baths:

Three full, one partial

Price:

$1,300,000

Marketing agent:

Lynne Thibaut

C. J. Brown Realtors

Contact phone:

225-978-6716