Historic House Listings

Double porch love! Circa 1881. Over one acre in MS. $155,000!

December 28, 2018

Seems like a great price for this one! Built in 1881. Located on 1.25 acres in Wesson, Mississippi. Beautiful hardwood floors and moldings. Tongue and groove pine walls and ceilings. The formal dining room has built in china cabinets and a secret closet. This home has eight fireplaces! Updated plumbing, electric and new insulation. This was an original mill house. The current owner is with the army and currently deployed out of the country. It is too much work for his wife on her own, so they would love to sell it. Six bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 4,891 square feet. $155,000

From the Zillow listing:


Elegant and Historic home in great neighborhood (Wesson School District). 4-6 bedrooms depending on your desire, with soaring 12 ft ceilings. Beautiful hardwood floors and moldings. Tongue and groove longleaf yellow pine walls and ceilings. Two huge hallways with Grand Staircase. Two story porch with detailed trim. Front parlor with bay window, formal dining room with built in china cabinets (with secret closet), butler’s pantry, kitchen, and family room. Eight fireplaces and original brick root cellar. Recent upgrades include electrical, plumbing, and foam insulation. Four car carport and storage shed on property. House sits on a hill across from Co-Lin Community College. Original historic mill house, built to last. Second owner. This is the good.

The Bad: The house needs some work. It needs paint in some of the rooms. The front porch has a leak which has caused some damage but is a relative easy fix. The kitchen needs renovation. We always used window units when we lived there so there is no central heating or cooling.

Bottom Line: I am deployed with the Army and out of the country. This is more than my wife wants to or cares to handle. I am discounting the price to try and sell before I return to Mississippi. If it is not sold by the time I come home it will come off the market and I will perform all the repairs/restoration myself and increase the price. It is available for showings any time. Feel free to text or call anytime but remember I am 9 time zones away. I am not interested in help selling and definitely not interested in lease/rent to own. Thank you for your consideration.

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