Originally constructed in 1906 and located on Monroe St. in downtown Yazoo City, the home was carefully cut into four pieces and relocated to its current 50 acre site on Wolf Lake in 1998. Jackson architect, Sam Coker was hired to oversee the extensive restoration and to add living space with modern amenities without sacrificing the architectural integrity of the home. The charm and quality espoused by the Victorian-era characteristics remain-a grand, open entrance with a turned staircase, transom windows, heart pine flooring, and original windows and pocket doors. Modern conveniences added include some insulated windows, geothermal heating and cooling, a luxurious master suite, copious amounts of storage and a well equipped kitchen with custom cabinetry-all without sacrificing the home's unique southern charm. The original wide plank pine flooring was found beneath oak strip flooring during the relocation and was painstakingly refinished and in excellent condition. Woodwork throughout the house has been refinished and is in exceptional condition. The kitchen is a seamless addition to the original house featuring hardwood floors, custom cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, a built-in Sub Zero refrigerator, built-in microwave and convection oven, ceramic cook top and down draft venting, top of the line dishwasher, built-in double ovens and ice maker. The utility room includes a built-in, drop down ironing board and ample storage. Parellel to the utility room is a butler's pantry with an original dry bar and new custom built wine storage cabinets. The dining room features crown molding original windows and the original chandelier. An adjoining parlor is centered upon a beautiful, original oak mantle. The formal living area adjoining the parlor and main entrance also features a fireplace with the original oak mantle. The downstairs master suite, also with the original fireplace, was modernized during the renovation to include a large split walk-in closet, dual lavatories, a walk-in shower, footed tub and antique toilet. A study was added off the kitchen that also includes a fireplace. The family room on the rear opens to a covered veranda with sweeping views of Wolf Lake. The family room's fireplace brings the total to five in the home. Antique flooring matching the rest of the home was reclaimed and installed in the kitchen and family room. The home has been featured in several publications and is remembered by all who have travelled through this section of the Mississippi Delta as they pass the oak lined drive from Mississippi Highway 149. Landscaping on the grounds is in keeping with the style of home, well planned and maintained by a newly installed irrigation system. Also on the grounds is a separate, heated and cooled workshop and children's playhouse, beautiful pool with hot tub. A geothermal heating and cooling system was installed during the renovation. Although substantially more expense initially as compared to standard HVAC systems, the operating cost is efficient and ecologically friendlier. A ninety gallon water heater was also installed along with blown insulation in the exterior walls and batt insulation beneath the floors. The exterior of the home has been recently stripped and fully repainted by the current owners. Homes such as this are often owned for generations or not sold until the surrounding far land is sold. Dont miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history.
Listing courtesy of BHHS Gateway Real Estate.