The Home of 

Mr. Ed Brent & Mr. Yangmali Rai

100 W Briarwood | Troxell Home/Briarwood Estates

About the Home

The first of the Missouri Symphony's 1981 show houses returns 40 years later for this year's Holiday Home Tour! Built in 1938 by Col. Alexander Troxell and Mrs. Jesse Troxell and designed by University of Missouri architect Harry Satterly Bill, Briarwood Estate is a beautiful colonial red brick home nestled inside nearly 4 acres of trees near West Broadway and Stadium Drive. 
In 2019 the home was extensively renovated by current owners Edward Brent and Yangmali Rai, who enjoy sharing their home with others with a wide array of activities such as a short term rental for family gatherings, cozy weddings, baby showers, work retreats, sporting events, graduations, and more.
On the outside, history and environmental stability prevail with only a few changes having been made to the original home. The two-story front portico features classic white columns made from redwood shipped by rail from the West Coast, and the extierior back wall survives as the only feature of the original brick home built on the property in the 1800s from bricks fired on site.
Three large brick patios in the back of the estate provide multiple levels for relaxing and entertaining, and the Pergola - added in 2019 - is a wedding and reception favorite designed to fit the historic character of the house. In the front of the drive, parts of the original gravel circle from Broadway have been preserved to help maintain not only the historic integrity but also the environmental integrity of the home, as does the intensive care that goes into keeping the brush and trees clean to promote plant growth and view.
The inside of the home has seen major updates to the kitchen-dining area as well as the bathrooms. The kitchen-dining area transformed a tiny kitchen and formal dining room into a spacious open floor plan with modern appliances and an island where guests can gather, socialize, and entertain.  Continuing to keep the environmental integrity of the home in mind, the three original wood burning fireplaces have been retained and converted to gas and electric heat to increase safety and decrease pollution.
In line with preserving the historical integrity, great care was taken to ensure original pieces remained in some form during renovations. The entry staircase retains a cured balustrade and railing (reportedly curved in the local creek by the original builders), and the arched ceiling of the main hall repeats the theme and highlights of the original home design. In the combined kitchen-dining area, the large bay window retains its original design while providing light and view of nature while the parlor retains both the original chandelier as well as a white marble fireplace resucred from a former river-boat captain's home in Booneville. Finally, the great room combines the two rooms of the original brick structure into a single, spacious living room with rock fireplaces and solid walnut fixtures such as a built-in cabinet, chair railings, mantelpieces, and doors.
The owners of the Briarwood Estate attribute the outstanding and beneficial work on the renovation of the home to these businesses: 

Ketchum-Up Services - Stephen Ketchum, Owner & Builder
Studio Home - Jon Trigg,  Co-Owner and Lead Designer
Korte Tree Service -Josh Korte, Owner and Certified Arborist
Mark Hall Cabinetry -Mark and Stephanie Hall, Owners
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