STEP INTO HISTORIC Elegance
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Chatol is a truly remarkable venue like you’ve never seen before.
Designed in the 1930s and completed in 1940 in Centralia, MO, The Chatol was the personal home of F. Gano Chance, former President and Chairman of the Board of the A.B. Chance Company, and his wife Ann. Following Ann & Gano’s time at The Chatol, the home served as the official Guest House of the A.B. Chance Company hosting guests from all over the world.
The Chatol is one of very few large, private estates designed in International Style architecture in the United States.
THE CHATOL Today
The Chatol remains in the Chance family with owners Tam and Gil Stone. Drawing on her experiences as a historic preservationist, general contractor and interior designer, Tam oversaw a stunning renovation and restoration of the estate.
The Chatol offers an unmatched display of American Deco style and glamour. From the elegant ballroom to the intimate living areas, the home is a visual treasure with its blend of clean lines, geometric patterns, and exceptional detail. It connects history—many furnishings throughout the home belonged to the Chances—with the amenities of a modern-day venue.
Suitable for events of all sizes, the Mansion is ready for any celebration you could envision.
“Step Into Style and Back In Time”
Inside Columbia | BOOM! Magazine
By Jack Wax
“Like a movie-set built for a 1940s Hollywood film, the Chatol House and Gardens (pronounced Sha-tall) in Centralia preserves the look and feel of another era. Guests passing through its doors find themselves stepping back to a time when movie screens were lit with scenes of glamour and elegance. Unlike the Hollywood fantasies, The Chatol is real and serves today as a chic setting for weddings and special events.
“The home’s curved white exterior creates an instant impression of sophistication and style. The two-story building seems to float on the flat green acres that surround it at the corner of Jefferson and Lakeview. Approaching the house along its main drive, visitors arrive under a spacious carriage porch, topped by metal railing. A set of stone steps leads from the porch to two burgundy doors with ship-like round port windows and horizontal metal striping along their bottoms.”