179 Nelson Lane, Theodosia, Missouri 



The ultimate lake home on Bull Shoals Lake

This custom built 4,000 sq. ft., 3 level masterpiece was built by a builder for his and his wife’s retirement. The 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home on 10 acres has many extras, including a 40’ x 40’ shop building that you could live in (they did). A boat dock stall is available separately.

The home was built with exceptional craftsmanship, and several innovations to keep year ‘round energy costs remarkably low. From its multiple roof angles and quaint kitchen walkway, and its patio with porch swings, to the vaulted living room ceiling, you’ll find a uniquely artistic yet functional design.

On the ground floor are the essentials—a comfortable living room with gas log fireplace, a dining area open to the kitchen, a pantry/laundry room, a master bedroom and den, and an entry hall half bath. The walkout basement has a large living area, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a den, and ample storage space. On the upper level, 2 extra large bedrooms flank a sitting area and bathroom, and provide a great place for the guests, grandkids or specialty use places like workout rooms, dens, artist’s studios, etc.

There’s a roomy deck with an enclosed room on the side for a shaded indoor/outdoor retreat. The nearby shop is a handyman’s dream and comes with its own bath. Outside are a chicken coop and raised garden. Stairs built into the gently sloping ground lead to the relatively level back yard.

Ten mostly wooded acres and an end-of-the-road location provide plenty of privacy. There’s a limited lake view now and a better one in the winter.  Some tree-trimming would enhance this quite a bit.  If you drive to Theodosia from here, it’s ten miles.  If you walk down to the lake and swim to town, its only two miles.  The energy efficiency on that would vary quite a bit from person to person.