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The African Queen House In Springfield, Missouri

This house is crazy cat cool! Lion and tiger cool!

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

How many houses are built OVER a moat? The African Queen is!

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

And yes, that is really her name.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Where is this eye-popping safari-inspired manor located?

None other than Springfield Missouri.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Built in 1964, the home measures in at over 3,100 square feet but oddly, only has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. As you might imagine, the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are very special.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Designed by the late Don Russell, the estate was developed by Michael Willhoit who was reportedly a huge fan of the 1951 movie The African Queen.  No kidding!

The custom front doors were reportedly “sourced” from Goa, India and date to the 1820s.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Have a look inside…

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Rah!

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

This home is a virtual African jungle safari on 6 mid-western acres of land.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Do you notice that floor?

It’s a 2-inch thick, 8-foot x 5-foot glass window looking down into the moat.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

The luxury kitchen features a massive counter made of 4 inch thick Carthage stone.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

And take a closer look at the floor:

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Tile? No, that is a wood mosaic African crocodile – a 550,000 piece mosaic wood floor assembled from Oak, Walnut and Ebony. The kitchen floor alone cost $400,000.

How did the homeowner afford all this insanity?

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Apparently he made his fortune in real estate and selling exotic cars in Springfield.

Every room has an awe-factor feature (or two)… like the tusk light fixture in the dining area:

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Not to mention the elephant pedestal table.

One of the rooms features a taxidermy African Lion overlooking a handmade full-size copper hot tub built into the bluff:

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

The home also comes with a 265 gallon salt water aquarium, a 3,000 pound bronze rhino imported from London, a custom shake room from British Columbia (a whole room!!!), and then there’s this poor guy:

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Yep, it all comes with.

This house has been on and off the market since at 2016 with a ping-pong price history: it went from $15,000,000 in 2016 to $9,800,000 in April 2017 and back up to $15,000,000 in late April 2017 and down to $6,900,000 in May 2017. The property is back on the market today for $15,000,000 and it is FSBO.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

In the master bedroom, there are some massive horn things book-ending the bed:

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

The listing says they are “two 7-foot tall hand-carved wooden tusks cut in Africa in c.1890”. Wow!

And in the master bathroom – it’s like an upscale Flintstone’s spa:

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Even the decorative toilet is a jaw-dropper:

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

RAH!

The study:

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Let’s have a closer look at those unusual candlesticks…

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

YIKES!

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

It will take a very specific type of buyer to get this unorthodox property sold.

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

Tiger King‘s got nothing on this crazy place!

The African Queen house in Springfield Missouri

 

Sources:

www.priceypads.com/springfield-mos-15m-african-queen-estate

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2829-S-Lone-Pine-Ave-Springfield-MO

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