Rumor once had it that country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw had purchased this home on False River’s “Millionaires’ Row.” That’s not true, but other “A-list” celebrities really have partied here.
The classic French style home on at 7328 False River Road has to be one of the finest properties on the historic oxbow lake, and the home is now on the market. The timeless slate-roofed residence was designed and built by Architect PA Cherry and has 151 feet of prime waterfront. If that’s not enough, the adjoining lot is also available in a separate sale, and adds 340 feet of shoreline.
The waterfront is the perfect place for parties, and the home has hosted cast and crew members from the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy,” including Patrick “Dr. McDreamy” Dempsey, according to Sherri Humphreys, who is marketing the home and adjacent lot for House Hunters. Mekhi Phifer of ER fame and other actors, producers and personalities have visited as well, she said. Name dropping aside, the property presents a rare opportunity to buy a home with acreage on False River. “We don’t ever see that,” Humphreys said.
The home sits about in the middle of the huge lot, meaning the front and back yards are both large. A heavy slate sidewalk leads from a parking area to the front porch. The home was constructed to take advantage of its position lakeside, with walls of windows offering views in back. “Every single room has a lake view,” Humphreys said.
Quality is evident throughout, from the copper awnings and gutters, to the custom window treatments, to the custom solid cypress interior doors, to the massive exposed beams in coffered ceilings, and to the intercom, surround sound and video security systems at the home. Out back by the lake, there’s a pigeonnier with a bathroom on the way to the boat dock and covered pier. Lest you think the pier is just an add-on, consider that it has a copper roof, an electric boat hoist and a misting system that can cool parties in the summer or spray mosquito control chemicals when the bugs bite.
Inside, the bedrooms total five: the master suite and guest suite on the first floor and three bedrooms upstairs. Ceilings downstairs are 12 feet, and they’re 10 feet upstairs. Antique pine and Old St. Louis bricks are the predominant floors of choice.
The living room has a massive masonry fireplace with a faux stone mantle, as well as a wall of windows to the lake. The kitchen features a triple stainless sink on a long split level counter of 3cm “St. Cecilia” slab granite. Every major upscale appliance maker is included: the 6-burner gas cook top and griddle is from Wolf, the double ovens are Viking, and the refrigerator is a massive stainless model from SubZero. There’s a big walk-in pantry with a light-switched door and a butler’s pantry with an icemaker near the formal dining room, which also overlooks the lake. Massive cypress beams form a coffered ceiling in the kitchen, and painted beams combine with pressed tin to create the same effect in the home’s media room. One wall of the media room is 12-inch reclaimed pine planks, with a motorized retractable screen hanging in front. The formal dining room also has a beaded board reclaimed pine ceiling with cypress beams.
The master suite has views of the lake, and the master bath has a 6-foot corner Jacuzzi, double vanities and a steam shower. The two closets have dressers and lots of hanging space and shelving.
Twenty-one wood steps are topped by a beautiful custom runner to the second floor, where three bedrooms share a large full bath. Two of the bedrooms have a view of the lake, and there’s access to a large second-floor slate balcony with the best views of all.
Down below, there’s a wide slate porch and a stained concrete deck with steps winding down to the boat house. This is a rare opportunity on False River, and Humphreys said she will keep the home open from 1-5 p.m. today. Dr. McDreamy won’t be there, but you still shouldn’t miss your chance to see this beautiful home.
Address: 7328 False River Road, Oscar
Lot size: 1.64 acres
Living area: 4,610 square feet
Baths: Four full, one partial
Marketing agent: Sherri Hunphreys, House Hunters
Contact phone: 225-235-5817