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McBride Homes purchases former Fienup property in Chesterfield off Wild Horse Creek Road
(February 2017, St. Louis)

McBride Homes is under contract for a 223 acre Chesterfield property previously owned by the family of W.G. Fienup, the inventor of the pop-open biscuit can that eventually spawned Pillsbury’s Poppin’ Fresh Dough Boy.

The property is located off Wild Horse Creek Road, just east of Long Road.

“This is one of the most coveted and beautiful pieces of ground in West St. Louis County,” said John F. Eilermann Jr., McBride Homes CEO and Chairman. “We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting development.”

Home builders in Fienup Farms will also include Consort Homes, Fischer & Frichtel, Claymont Development, and Prestige Custom Homes.

This new residential development will include 223 single family luxury homes, with several  types of home products ranging from $400,000 to over $2 million.

The home builders have been consistent in their efforts to preserve the existing 26 acre lake and 50+ acres of surrounding common ground. There will be no homes backing to Wild Horse Creek Road to uphold the beautiful lake view from the road, and the homesites will be clustered toward the center of the site in these preservation efforts.

“There were a lot of proposals for this property that included covering the lake, but we really wanted to conserve it and make it a recreational amenity that neighbors could enjoy,” stated Eilermann. “A lot of the Chesterfield community was involved in the plans to make sure that this beautiful property was preserved.”

This community of luxury single family homes contains exceptional amenities to promote a healthy lifestyle and grand general sense of community. There are two elaborate pavilions planned, public restroom facilities, and a large fire pit with circle seating for an enhanced social atmosphere.

Recreational activities include a paddle boat dock and two fishing docks at the 26 acre lake, walking/ jogging trails, and four pickle ball courts interspersed throughout the community. Family oriented spaces include a community garden with lockers, a playground, and two tot lots for smaller children.

“We’ve had a lot of community involvement throughout our planning process of this development,” stated Eilermann. “One of our main goals in this creation has been to support existing Chesterfield retail, schools, churches and local franchises.”

McBride Homes and J.H. Berra will develop the Fienup property. A master plan was submitted in mid January 2017 and the neighborhood is expected to close the first homes in mid  2019. Additional home builders in Fienup Farms will include Consort Homes, Fischer & Frichtel, Claymont Development, and Prestige Custom Homes.

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