1847 Greek Revival – Columbus, MS – $595,000

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Added to OHD on 12/11/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/11/18   -   30 Comments
416 7th St N, Columbus, MS 39701

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  • $595,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 6000 Sq Ft
  • 1.6 Ac.
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Hilbert Williams, Crye-Leike Properties Unlimited
(662) 425-8317
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30 Comments on 1847 Greek Revival – Columbus, MS – $595,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The listing is pretty new to the market so a longer description may pop up later.

  2. AvatarRick R. says: 44 comments

    I want it.

  3. AvatarRick R. says: 44 comments

    Below is a link to an interesting article from Preservation Mississippi that details some history of this house, as well as that of several others in the area. The house was built by a local architect as his personal home. The dark, heavy interior woodwork apparently was part of a remodeling in the 1880’s. Its’ grounds once included an entire city block – sadly one side of the block was sold off for some commercial buildings.

    • Avatargordonr says: 74 comments

      great article on historic homes…BUT..the author has no knowledge of what the word “colonial” means in describing historic homes.

      • AvatarWilliam Walkington says: 64 comments

        I’ve noticed the use (or misuse of) the word “colonial” to describe Greek Revival houses in some parts of the South. To those of us who are somewhat knowledgeable about architectural styles, this is an incorrect use of the term. I do have what may be an explanation: in some parts of the South, like Natchez, along the Louisiana rivers and bayous, and in upper Mississippi, the use of Greek elements with columns, and the like came in very early, when parts of these regions were actually colonies. Colonies, that is, of France, not England. It wasn’t until 1804 that these “colonial” areas became part of the United States, where the “colonial” style had pretty much passed. Some of the “Southern Colonial” homes in Natchez and other areas do date from the colonial Era, at least, the French Colonial, and this idea carries through until this day. Just my musings-take it for what you feel it’s worth.

  4. AvatarNeness says: 45 comments

    This house’s near twin, at least on the exterior, was fortunately never bastardized in the Victorian era like this one was, therefore the interiors are exquisite. After several years on the market it recently finally sold for $380,000.

    • RossRoss says: 2406 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Oh my!

      That house is to die for!

      • JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
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        Both houses and many other buildings in the area were built by James S. Lull (1814-1871), a master builder from Vermont, using published Minard Lafever designs.

        Lull built the posted house, Camellia Place, for himself and his wife Frances Tucker. The house was apparently remodeled after Lull died and the home was sold.

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 563 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      I am totally in awe of the sill it took to build that floating spiral staircase!

    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 790 comments

      Thank you for that link, Neness. What a glorious contrast!

    • AvatarKeith Sanders says: 104 comments

      The room in picture #4 is worthy of goosebumps. The staircase is a work of art. How can a home is this beauty and size go for so little?

    • PhillipPhillip says: 183 comments
      1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

      that Riverview sold for only 380K is rather remarkable, i consider it one of the finest antebellum homes in the south, this listing is as well quite beautiful and that staircase awesome. I don’t mind the later remodel myself. I could enjoy it no problem.

      • AvatarImbroglio says: 58 comments

        I remember visiting Riverview as a child during one of Columbus’ annual pilgrimages. No pictures do it justice. It is one of the greatest houses in Mississippi. The cantilevered staircase is amazing: at the top it turns into a free-floating spiral that ascends into the cupola whose interior changes color during the day because of the colored glass in parts of the windows.

        It is not surprising it sold for so little. In the 70s and early 80s, buying an antebellum home “down South” was a popular thing to do. Restore as as retirement home or B&B. These pioneers are dying off and the next generation is uninterested. I just hope Riverview was bought by someone who can afford to take care of it; a similar wish for Camellia Place.

        • AvatarRestorations says: 3 comments

          I know the person who bought Riverview and it is being well taken care of!

          • AvatarImbroglio says: 58 comments

            Excellent. That makes my day. Maybe I will be able to visit it again during a future Columbus pilgrimage.

            • GypsyGypsy says: 137 comments

              The owner has another antebellum home close by. I think he is intending to use Riverview as a venue, which will probably limit access to some areas, but allow more people to be able to see parts of it.

              I know the family who owned the home in the 50s. It had been divided into apartments at the time, is what the granddaughter told me. Then a doctor and his wife bought it and turned it into a single family residence. When the doctor died, the widow moved and it sat empty for a long time.

  5. AvatarRick H. Veal says: 52 comments

    Oh wait … it has a cupola … color me sold!

  6. AvatarRick R. says: 44 comments

    Neness, thanks for sharing that link! That’s the look one would expect. Great house!

  7. Avatarkridstin says: 27 comments

    what a wonderful house, Does the BED come with it …..I hope…

  8. RossRoss says: 2406 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    All the exterior images are hiding the best part:


    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 464 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      Can you imagine that a place to read, enjoy your coffee, or daily yoga? Smile
      Thanks Ross for the close up

  9. GypsyGypsy says: 137 comments

    Here’s some pics from HABS—I think they came around thru the 30s and 40s. https://www.loc.gov/item/ms0269/

  10. AvatarJoseph says: 314 comments

    The bathroom storage is interesting. “Hon, I didn’t notice there was no toilet paper on the holder. Can you toss one in here for me?”

    “Get it yourself. It’s in the top cupboard above the tub.”

  11. PhillipPhillip says: 183 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    I have thought about moving to Columbus many times. The amazing houses, only 20 something miles to Starkville where they have a fabulous vet school. And only 90 miles to come home to B’ham and visit family and friends. One thing i love about this is the setting.A huge lot with mature plantings and that iron fence is incredible. Hmm. Based on Riverviews price one has to wonder about this asking price. anyway this is a property to fantasize about for sure.

  12. Avatarsouthwest guy says: 59 comments

    Riverview is being restored to its historical roots, Correctly. I know the foreman of the project. Experts are coming in from all over. The house is still under restoration, with much ahead. Riverview is fortunate to have such an owner with wanting to restore the house as it should be. Highest of quality period furnishings and art are being purchased now. No expense is being spared. Columbus is bordered by the Tombigbee water way, Which Riverview backs up to. The owners came up the water way in their yacht, and stopped for a break and to refuel. They toured Historic Columbus, and fell in love with it. They purchased White Arches, a major Antebellum home, renovated it. When Riverview came up for sale. They purchased it and are renovating it, just to save it. I have renovated several very large homes. The cost is incredible. In my humble opinion, I cost to renovate will probably will be at least time and a half or more of the purchase price. Especially with the added cost of historical restoration. That is most likely the reason for the low sales price. The owners are some of the loveliest people. I love Columbus and moved here for the period historic district. We welcome anyone who would like the wonderful lifestyle Columbus has.

  13. GypsyGypsy says: 137 comments

    You can’t tell from street view, but this is the house directly across the street to the north of the one for sale. You can google and find more pictures of it. It went thru a major restoration about 20 something years ago.


  14. AvatarCatt says: 50 comments

    I’m usually a bit overwhelmed by wallpaper, myself. But the wall treatments in this home make my heart sing. I’ll have to make mental notes so I can understand why they feel SO RIGHT to me. Truly beautiful. And how thrilling to know this area’s old homes are being well cared for!

  15. Phillip JonesPhillip Jones says: 183 comments

    I spoke with a realtor there who said the purchase price was 760 which is interestingly twice the 380 figure and makes me wonder whether it was purchased in a joint tenancy arrangement that had 2 buyers and perhaps only half of the transaction picked up on the realtor.com website. It is great to know Riverview has fallen into the right hands. White Arches is a great house as well.

    • AvatarImbroglio says: 58 comments

      Interesting to know. Riverview was well taken care of by its previous owners (a doctor, I believe, and his wife), and they deserved a price more in line with the original ask (around $1.2M, if I remember correctly; though it hovered around $999K when it was sold).

  16. Phillip JonesPhillip Jones says: 183 comments

    i drove over and looked at it this this past monday. A tremendous amount of work to be done and many misguided “upgrades”. There is much to love about it, but the price is just in outer space when you consider that it has been modified to the point that the purist will not want it, that there is a ton of work to do, and that the market is just not all that in that location. The reason that you see no picture of the balcony looking down to the porch is that a bathroom has been added into that space. Just mind numbing really. The steam system is still in place which i like but that antique boiler is probably very inefficient and there is plenty of unencapsulated asbestos to scare anyone.The central heat and air added up i would have preferred they never did. Screw in fuse breakers everywhere. Tiny kitchen space which is a bump out addition anyway, the house being in 1847. all that said there is great charm and feel and the large yard is sweet although some screening on the side with the houses on the lots they sadly sold off is sorely needed. This will be on the market for a very long time at this kind of price. By the time you restored this you could have gone over and bought waverly fully furnished and it and Riverview are in another league. But again at the right price this could be fun and no pics ever do a 14 ft ceiling justice. It for sure has an old mansion feel, albeit modified extensively. The person looking to drop a million dollars on an antebellum home is doubtfully going to go down this road at anywhere near this asking price. The market there an the cost of rehab just does not make this feasible.

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