c. 1840 Greek Revival – Monticello, MS

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1494 Old Hwy 27 N, Monticello, MS 39654

  • $149,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2600 Sq Ft
  • 1.09 Ac.
The Fox House was built in the 1840's on the banks of the Pearl River about seven miles north of Monticello in Lawrence County. It is a charming one story and half Mississippi Planters Cottage with an inset front gallery, a center hall with four room floor plan, and paneled wainscoting in the front rooms. One hundred years ago the kitchen dependency was moved and attached to the main structure with a connecting breezeway.

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  1. Laurie says: 1685 comments

    Ok, I’m commenting in the house post because this place is terrific. I love the old planters’ houses; still extant in MS & LA. A lot of care in building & designing to fit the climate (as much as possible, whew!) as well as practical for life on a farm. There’s always a cozy feeling, as in this one. Proportions are very nice & I adore the kitchen.

  2. Heidi says: 19 comments

    I LOVE that carpet! I haven’t seen anything like it before. It reminds me of a retro quilt. I would keep it for as long as I could, too!

  3. Marie Who Dat! says: 5 comments

    I’m excited to say that my husband and I bought this house in July. We have learned so many exciting things about its history! In the course of signing up for the water assoc and electric we’ve discovered that no one has really lived in the house for 50+ years. We bought it from an estate. The lady purchased the house in the ’70’s and restored it and only opened it up for historical tours. I guess her family spent some holidays there but no real residency. She died 10 years ago so it has really been closed up since then. It is incredibly original on the inside and doesn’t really need anything except a good cleaning!! The outside needed paint badly and that will be happening this month. Everyone will be happy to know that I would never remodel that kitchen. Even though it’s not appropriate for the time we feel like the house has two time periods. The original 1840’s and the restoration in the ’70’s. And all of those appliances work perfectly. I will try and post a pic after it’s painted.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12797 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Hooray!!! So happy that the house found some great owners! 🙂

      Since this is one of two of my favorite houses of ALL time, I’d love to see a pic after the paint job! 🙂


    • schnu53schnu53 says: 41 comments

      I realize that this is a few years down the road, but I had to congratulate you. What a lovely home ! How fortunate that stumbled upon it. And I hope that it gives you all the pleasure that you conveyed in your comments. ENJOY !

  4. Heidi Simmons says: 19 comments

    Yay! Marie, I’m so glad to hear that someone who will appreciate the history has bought this home.
    I would keep the kitchen, too. I love that turquoise oven!
    And, I hope you keep the retro patch work quilt looking carpet. My favorite! So unique.
    And…that front porch…enough said.
    I would love to see photos after the paint job, too!
    Congrats and enjoy your new home! Lucky you.

    • Marie says: 5 comments

      Heidi, we learned that the upstairs patchwork carpet was a special Bicenntenial pattern that was sold by Sears. It’s in perfect condition however I feel like it will disintegrate if used regularly . It’s perfectly dried out in place.

  5. Heidi Simmons says: 19 comments

    Oh, no, you don’t want it to disintegrate! It’s so great that you found out the history of the carpet. What do you mean “dried out in place?”

    • Marie says: 5 comments

      I think because it’s been there 40 years basically unused it looks perfect but in fact the fibers are dried out. Even though it’s humid MS!! Sort of like “ashes to ashes dust to dust” once it gets walked on it will just disintegrate. Now the good thing is the upstairs will probably never get used (unless we have a hurrication and our friends evacuate with us) so it will remain like it is for a long time.

  6. Heidi Simmons says: 19 comments

    Oh, okay, that makes sense. Well, good thing it won’t be used and can still look awesome! I wish I could find some cool carpet like that. :)Enjoy it!

  7. Marie Taylor says: 5 comments

    We’ve painted the whole exterior and it looks so fresh and beautiful. How would I post a pic? I think everyone will be happy to note that the interior won’t be changed at all. Except for the furniture as it didn’t sell furnished but we won’t be painting or remodeling anything.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12797 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      You can email me and I’ll add pics. Send as many as you want because your house is my favorite on the site and I think about it often! 🙂

  8. Linda says: 1 comments

    Hi Marie!
    I live about 30 miles from this house and I just have to tell you…I have been hopelessly enchanted by it and the whole place for years. I mean that place is pure magic for someone as crazy about history and old houses as I am. Whenever I’m in the neighborhood I always like to drive by, look at it and dream a little bit. I happened to drive by yesterday for the first time in a long while and saw that it had been painted and is drop dead gorgeous! Marie, I would love, love, love to hear all about the house and the things you all have found out about it! That place just takes my imagination captive and makes me wonder about all of the stories that must have been lived out there. So if you ever want to just sit around and talk about how fascinating your house is, I’d love to come listen and agree with you wholeheartedly…cause that’s a great house. 🙂

  9. Carla says: 1 comments

    This home is beautiful.. Finally got to meet Mrs Marie today I live about 10 miles down the road and the sweet lady that owns it is kind enough to let me use it for photographs as I am a Photographer.. I love the new yellow paint job.. What a dream to own a peace of history like this one it’s so neat and very well kept… #In love on banks of the Pear River

  10. April says: 1 comments

    I remember visiting this house on the historical pilgrimage when I was in school; I credit my love of old houses and total infatuation with Greek Revival style to those tour days. Now, in Louisiana, my husband and I are considering purchasing an old home very similar. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this one again!

  11. Jerry K. says: 4 comments

    This home is one of the best and appealing to the eye, designs I have ever seen.
    You just can not stop looking at it and wishing it was yours.
    Does anyone have design plans for a home like this.

  12. Love this house. In 2006, we acquired a very similar planters cottage constructed in 1820, located in the small hamlet of Holmesville on the Bogue Chitto River in Pike County, Mississippi, north of Hwy 98. We purchased from the sixth generation of the Quin family who constructed it. Labor of love renovating it into our permanent residence. Would love to tour this residence.

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