4900 Manitou Trail Godfrey Illinois Custom Built Luxury Home

County: Madison County


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The private driveway winds through the trees and around the fishing pond to reveal this beautiful custom-built home. Sitting on 21+/- acres and surrounded by woods, there is no shortage of wildlife or incredible views from every room. The architecture of the home is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright with vaulted wood planked ceilings, quality millwork, open concept gathering spaces, and huge walls of windows that welcome the outdoors inside.

This home can serve as the gathering place for family and friends with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and over 7,500 sq.ft. of living space. As your guests approach the front door, the pretty pond will be in full view. Upon entering, the vaulted great room takes center stage with room for two seating areas centered on the angled wood burning fireplace. The space is perfect for hosting parties, watching the big game, or cozy quiet evenings by the fire. The dueling views will battle for your attention – the pond and native grasses through the front windows or the beauty of the woods out the back. This space adjoins the dining room and the kitchen, providing good traffic flow when you have a full house. The breakfast bar is a great perch for doing homework or visiting with the cook and the breakfast room is the perfect sunny spot to start your morning watching deer visit the pond.

The wood-paneled library is open to the great room but can be closed off for privacy. The vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases and French doors opening toward the pond will make this one of your favorite rooms in the home. It’s also conveniently located as part of the owner’s suite. The master bedroom has large windows that look toward the woods behind the home. Another gorgeous view! The suite continues with two hall closets and a large walk-in closet with a center island. The spacious master bath has a whirlpool tub and separate shower, private water closet, dual sinks, and a makeup vanity.

The lovely guest suite is located on the other side of the home and provides plenty of comfort and space. The walk-in closet has custom shelving, as do all the closets in this well-designed home. There is also a second entrance to the guest suite from the back hall providing additional privacy. Off the kitchen and breakfast room, there is a butler’s pantry area, additional closet space, and garage entry. The large laundry room has lots of counter and cabinet space along with a designated home office area with a view of the pond. The oversized 3-car garage has several built-in storage closets and the drop-down staircase provides access to the finished storage room above. There is also a large storage room accessed from the exterior that provides a separate designated area for lawn and sports equipment.

The staircase in the great room leads to the amazing lower level. The same attention to detail is reflected here with quality millwork and huge windows. You’ll love the expansive views of the wooded backyard and direct access to the patio with two sets of French doors. There are two additional bedroom suites, both with large windows and great views of the woods. The family room has comfortable seating for watching television and is open to the game room area – each defined by their high coffered ceilings. The nicely finished full bar serves both spaces well.  The private office and additional finished storage rooms complete the lower level.

The spectacular atrium ranch design offers you the opportunity to make your home the hub of indoor and outdoor activity. Imagine hosting holiday parties in this large beautiful home. You will love the amazing master suite, open kitchen, and abundance of storage space – the kids will love the tennis court, ball field, and fishing pond!  There is an abundance of deer and turkey on the property and hunting is available right outside your door. The beautiful property offers the ability to have your own fall festival with hay rides and bonfires or host a company party over the 4th of July with tennis and fishing tournaments! The current record is a 6.5-pound largemouth bass caught by the owner’s grandson.

This home has it all and is a must see. Come make your special family memories here!

For more information, contact Listing Agent, Susan Slemmer (314) 974-7266


  • Beautiful custom-built home on 21 +/- acres
  • 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full / 1 Half Bath
  • 7500+ sq. ft. total living space
  • Incredible views from every room!
  • Fishing pond and tennis court
  • Deer and turkey hunting right outside your door!
  • Parks, nature center, walking & biking trails nearby
  • Located just five miles from the Clark Bridge in Alton

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