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From homeowner Curt Welge:
Our house is just under 4000 sq. ft. of open construction. Tall ceilings and fireplace, hardwood floors, plaster walls, full unfinished basement. Geothermal heating and air conditioning for low cost year round comfort. 60 X 40 hangar with 54 X 16 Hydroswing door. Hangar is also heated and air conditioned with Geothermal and in floor radiant heating as well. Hangar is finished on the outside with brick and hardee board siding with a dutch hip roop. Interior hangar is drywalled and floor is epoxied white.
This is a beautiful setting in the country just 21 miles to the STL arch and Cardinals baseball and Rams football stadiums. The airport is a privately owned and publicly operated field with a 2,662 ft. paved runway and full service FBO which includes a top notch mechanic and self service fuel.
Our 5 yr old home is one of 7 existing homes with 5 remaining lots to be built on. We have a wonderful mix of residents with a well rounded group of pilots and families.
Our airport is (3K6) STL Metro East also know as Shafer Airport. (Ed Shafer, owner & operator). We are located near the town of St. Jacob, IL which is at exit 21 of Interstate 70 just East of STL. Thats 5 DME due East of the TOY (116.0) VOR.