by Elizabeth Finkelstein
One of my favorite movies of all time (at least for the sixties-era decor eye candy) is The Help. So I was thrilled when Pam Powers of Powers Properties tossed this beautiful home our way—it served as the setting for the interior shots of Skeeter’s parents’ house in the film.
The House in the Film
Here are a few shots from the film (thank you, Hooked on Houses!) You can see that the staircase spindles match those in the house, and the beautiful fireplace mantel is identical. Sixty years later, I STILL love that soft mint green shade used in the bedroom—I have that color all over my own house!
The House Today
Here’s the current listing info, plus all the photos of the home today. It’s definitely maintained its old southern grandeur!
613 River Road, Greenwood, MS
Asking Price: $240,000
4 beds 3 baths 3,829 sqft
Listed in the River Road and Western Downtown Residential Historic District, as perhaps Greenwood’s finest example of Prairie Style, this wonderful ca 1910, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, gracious formal dining room and nostalgic butlers pantry and breakfast room, 5000 s.f. home on 1.2 acre lot with wrap around porches. This beautiful home was made famous as Skeeter’s home interior in the movie, The Help which featured its grand stairway and beautiful molding.
For more information, see the full listing on CIRCA.
AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”