Most Beautiful Homes

Columbia is home to many beautiful dreamy dwellings — and the best part is that they are all unique. The homes featured in these pages all draw inspiration from different places and eras, from New England Colonial to Modern Mediterranean, but they do have one thing in common: They’re sure to wow. Whether you’re just daydreaming about your dream home or planning to build a home, you’ll be sure to find ideas from these magnificent homes.

French Country

Neighborhood: Country Farms
Built in: 2005
Size: 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 10,975 square feet
Architect: Howard Nearing
This French Country home features custom designed limestone and stucco with multi-paned windows and a gated courtyard with a brick walkway, located on 7 acres. The interior of the home features a rustic yet elegant design with curved wooden arches and a limestone fireplace with reclaimed oak flooring in the hearth room. This home has an open floor plan, featuring natural light, a fully-appointed gourmet kitchen and an impressive island with wooden double entry doors opening to a stunning entryway.

Modern Lodge

Neighborhood: Old Hawthorne
Built in: 2017
Size: 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet
Architect: Ron Netemeyer, Darrin Wilcoxson, and Pat Grathwohl
The architecture of this home was a group project: Owner Ron Netemeyer collaborated with builder Darrin Wilcoxson and home designer Pat Grathwohl to put his dream layout into action.

“The style of the exterior of the home certainly has the feel of a lodge, while the interior is open with a fairly modern look,” Netemeyer says. The home is designed with efficiency in mind, with spaces that can be opened up to create complete indoor/outdoor spaces for entertaining. The home includes a breezeway room that has its own full bath, custom shower, bar, fireplace and fully retractable glass sliding doors that open up a 24-foot view of the pool and hot tub area. The home sits on 2.85 acres and creates a very private and quiet oasis just ten minutes from downtown in beautiful Old Hawthorne.

New England Coastal

Neighborhood: Arrowhead Lake
Built in: 2016
Size: 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet
Architect: William Soupcoff
This energy-star-certified home elegantly blends formal detailing with shingle-style architecture to create casual living and formal entertaining spaces. The home was designed to maximize views of the lake while embracing the pool in the back, which is accented by a cupola-topped carriage house. The cozy two-story family room has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace made of New Hampshire fieldstone, also used for the exterior foundation of the home. The exterior of the home is adorned with contemporary porthole-style windows, eyebrow dormers and a Victorian style hexagonal tower room with large round muntin windows overlooking Lake Arrowhead.


Neighborhood: Arrowhead Lake
Built in: 2018
Size: 7 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 15,000 square feet
Architect: Mitchell Wall
Although Mitchell Wall was the architect for this home, the owners played a large part in the design of the layout. “We designed this home with our carbon footprint in mind,” owners Randy and Laura Sinquefield say. “We wanted to make it as green as possible and had nearly 200 solar panels installed and 34 geothermal wells drilled.” Perhaps the most noticeable feature of the home is its floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide a 270-degree view of Arrowhead Lake and lots of natural light. The property is wheelchair-friendly, has an indoor salt water swimming pool, a 12-seat movie theater with surround sound and has an ADA-compliant guest bedroom.

American Craftsman

Neighborhood: Old Southwest
Built in: 1910
Size: 4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,000 square feet
Architect: Unknown
This American Craftsman & Tudor Revival home features large, open room layouts, an original 1910 Steinway grand piano and a stone wine cellar located on 3 acres. The unique driveway is 1800s brick pavers from Chicago, lined with 1700s cobblestone from St. Louis. A large solar energy system produces most of the home’s electrical needs and a deep water well irrigates the property, which is located in close proximity to downtown and campus.

Modern Mediterranean

Neighborhood: Old Hawthorne
Built in: 2017
Size: 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,150 square feet
Architect: Nick Peckham
This home has a unique U-shape that creates a private courtyard between buildings, perfect for spending family time in. The inspiration of modern mixed with Mediterranean for this home is very unique to the Columbia market. The interior of the home is minimalistic with clean lines and curved timber beam details. The architect focused on energy efficiency, so the home is close to LEED energy standards. The home is more than 7,000 square feet, but utility costs are close to ½ the cost they would be with conventional construction.

New England Colonial

Neighborhood: Old Southwest
Built in: 1939
Size: 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,000 square feet
Architect: Ed Cundiff
Built in 1939, this white painted brick home has had multiple renovations that modernized and drastically increased the original 2,450-square-foot house. The most recent renovation was planned by architect Ed Cundiff in 2005 and drew inspiration from the traditional New England Colonial style along with the home’s idyllic setting of mature oaks and maples. The red bricks on the front porch and the large back patio are antique pavers from Moberly and Chicago. The home is designed with functional space in mind and offers connecting views of the beautiful property from every room.

French Country

Neighborhood: Bluff Creek Estates
Built in: 2002
Size: 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,380 square feet
Architect: Henry Goben and Kent Murdock
This home was originally built in 2002 and was designed by architect Henry Goben, but had an 1,800-square foot addition added in 2017, designed by Kent Murdock. The recent addition added a 2-car garage, unfinished basement and landscaping to the property. This estate features a classic French Country entrance, gym, theater room and separate nanny’s quarters with its own kitchen. The home sits on 2.25 parklike acres, complete with a pergola and courtyard-like centerpiece.

This home could be yours! It’s currently listed with RE/MAX Boone Realty — head to their website and search “Snowberry Circle” for details.

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