Bee Tree Park is the former estate of Eugene Nims, the founder of Southwestern Bell. The house served as a summer residence, and the design features large entertainment rooms and less private space than would be perhaps normal. Logically, the open spaces provided great views over the Mississippi River. It was designed by famed architects Maritz and Young.
Bedrooms each possessed their own sleeping porches, as you can see above.
This is probably one of the more elegant Maritz and Young houses I have seen, and its setting amongst the river bluffs adds to its character.
I would assume the barn and presumably a spring house are original.
South of the house up in the bluffs, I came across these two depressions. Are they man-made, or natural? I couldn’t tell.