1858 Greek Revival – Columbus, MS – $349,900

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Added to OHD on 1/14/19   -   Last OHD Update: 1/14/19   -   27 Comments
1411 College St Columbus, MS 39701

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A prominent example of a classic Greek Revival Antebellum home, overlooking the picturesque campus of the Mississippi University for Women. This completely renovated masterpiece is on the National Historic Registry, & priced well below appraisal for fair sale to the ideal purchaser. With 4400 square feet of living space, this beauty could be configured as a 3 to 5 bedroom home. Featuring: lovingly restored hardwood floors, Gothic plaster work & balusters ~ masterfully remodeled bathrooms on each level, with slippers tubs & custom ceramic shower in master ~ new kitchen with granite counters & stainless-steel appliances ~ detached garage & fenced-in yard with storage building ~ first floor could be utilized as in-law suite or apartment ~ majestic 50 foot front porch with dual stairways ~
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Colin Krieger, RE/MAX Partners Columbus/Starkville
(662) 327-7705
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27 Comments on 1858 Greek Revival – Columbus, MS – $349,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Linked up top is the National Register form, a recommended read.

  2. AvatarEricHtown says: 287 comments

    Incredibly beautiful home with fantastic plaster work and seriously gleaming floor. The think it lacks is the fine formal gardens surrounding it with a couple of fountains for background music and lots of plant varieties n small pathways.

  3. ErnieErnie says: 212 comments

    Beautiful! Love the double steps out front. I would have thought that out of 4800 sq. ft. the kitchen would be so much larger.

  4. AvatarEyesOnYou1959 says: 267 comments

    Omg….what an absolutely beautiful home! I’ll take it, lol’

  5. GypsyGypsy says: 130 comments

    This is from my home town. It’s directly across from the college “Mississippi University of Women” (but men go there too). The college was started not long after the home was built and was used as a hospital for soldiers that were brought to Columbus by train, from Shiloh.

    This house is actually 3 stories. There’s a “man cave” type basement story, but it’s above ground. The top floor used to be a separate apartment and the lady that owned it rented it out to responsible young men. After she died, the house sort of languished and then a professor from the college bought it and made all the repairs and changes. I don’t think the family ever lived in it though.

    There’s not much yard to it. There are houses on each side and an alley behind it that has a couple of stores on the other side of it.

    The street view was taken before they started fixing the house up.

  6. AvatarAmy says: 59 comments

    I’m glad they kept the quatrefoil ceiling and some other original elements, but it’s too bad the interior no longer has more integrity than the exterior. Still, the exterior is lovely!

  7. AvatarDiana Sanders says: 10 comments

    Beautiful! The only thing I didn’t like was the odd spot they put the stove. This also looks like the plantation house in the John Legend mini series last year. I’ll have to check and see if it is the same house (or at least the outside of the house)

  8. AvatarJean Spencer says: 63 comments

    Original windows! Yay!

  9. AvatarPaula says: 9 comments

    Oh my! 3, three claw footed tubs!

  10. Sue P.Sue P. says: 23 comments

    This was interesting to see. I graduated from MUW before men could go there. Ms Gatchell retired from her position as Head of the Dept. of Library Science in 1972 and that’s the year I started there as a student of library science.
    Columbus is full of lovely antebellum homes and they have a big pilgrimage in the spring when dozens of those homes are open for tours. The new owner could show this home during the pilgrimage!

    • AvatarMississippi Dude says: 32 comments

      I recently moved to Columbus from the desert of southern New Mexico, and I saw this house before it was renovated. I love Columbus. It’s beautiful and every renovation uplifts each of the neighborhoods where such homes as these are.

  11. AvatarJkleeb says: 147 comments

    Floors are too shiny. Everything else is perfect.

  12. AvatarJohn says: 31 comments

    With the addition of some formal gardens, would be a great place for smaller formal weddings and events! Even rooms for guests to stay over…

    • AvatarKaren I says: 186 comments

      Absolutely! I can see the wedding party posing on the staircases, with the bride and groom in the middle.

      • GypsyGypsy says: 130 comments

        Mississippi Dude, It’s nice to hear someone who likes my home town. I have heard so much negative in the past few years that I was afraid that no one would see any good there.

        Karen, here’s another nice home in Columbus that has the staircase, although it’s not the same style home. High schools used to use the stairs for photos of the homecoming court, so you are dead on with your vision. http://collections.msdiglib.org/digital/collection/columbus/id/343/

  13. AvatarJmat3922 says: 35 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Just beautiful!

  14. AvatarAmy P. says: 219 comments

    I think it’s a good renovation. They kept a lot of period features an updated in a way that was flattering to the home. Very well done. I have never seen floors that age gleam so much but they are beautiful!

  15. Avatarmark majors says: 10 comments

    Only 3 BR? And why the two dates? 1858 and 1825

  16. AvatarJean says: 20 comments

    Would the kitchen have originally been located in the basement area?

  17. AvatarTonimar says: 55 comments
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  18. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9829 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    New agent, new photos. Thought I’d move this to the front page for another look. Comments above may be older. There are more photos on the agents site, linked up top.

  19. SueSue says: 272 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    I adore this home. It does seem out of place where it sits. I see it at the end of a long oak drive. Needs extravagant gardens all around it.

    • GypsyGypsy says: 130 comments

      When it was built, it was probably the only one around. I have an old map from that time of the town (my home town) and there was a horse racing track not far from there. There are a couple of very old buildings from the college across the street, but they were built just prior to the Civil War, and the oldest part of this house predates them. Click on the link TIFF (19.1mb) here, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hhh.ms0224.photos.093666p/ and you can blow the map up to see the area. It was block 35, which is hard to read due to the crease in the map, but it’s just left of the racetrack. You can see the big white house is smudged. If you look around the map, you will see many huge old homes in town. Many of those are still standing and have been restored.

  20. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1542 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1988 Fake Greek Revival!

    Nicely kept inside, or actually re-kept. Looks like they put enough into the renovation. The parlor ceiling is pretty stunning. A shame it has only a quarter-acre.

  21. AvatarKaren says: 579 comments

    I thought this house looked familiar. I’m sad that it hasn’t found a new family to care for it. It’s such a stunner, and I too wish there was more land to the lot.

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