Magnolia Manor: An 1868 Greek Revival for Sale in Osyka, MS
by Meghan White.
Ah, that sweet, old fashioned charm of yesteryear. No where is it more apparent than in the beautiful old homes found throughout the American South. Join Meghan as she shares her favorite Southern real estate finds.
This darling house is a pleasantly downsized version of typically massive Greek Revivals dotting the Southern landscape. Its diminutive size, however, does not detract from its numerous attractive qualities. Let’s start with its name. Locals know it as Magnolia Manor, a regal designation that confirms what we already suspect from looking at its exterior—This is a stately house that combines historical charm and architectural integrity in superb fashion!
304 3rd St S Osyka, MS 39657
Asking Price: $299,000
Beautiful Magnolia Manor also known as the “Ott House” Circa 1868. Architecturally significant post Civil War Greek Revival center hall designed by Issac Cutrer. Impressive front gallery, 14ft ceilings, FIVE ORIGINAL fireplaces and mantels, gleaming original HARDWOOD FLOORS, cypress shutters, crown molding. Modern kitchen and baths, floor to ceiling windows, charming guest house AND GARAGE PARKING completes this Historic home. Perfect for the buyer who appreciates history and architectural beauty.
Source: Gardner Realtors
From the outside, its Greek Revival characteristics are obvious. Slender columns support a heavy looking cornice with wide eaves. The five bays and two chimneys create welcomed symmetry on the exterior. The last notable detail is that the windows are framed with (blessedly) operable cypress shutters—this is Mississippi, after all. The 14-foot-high ceilings in the rooms create a spacious interior that is balanced by the richly colored red pine hardwood floors. With four bedrooms, four working fireplaces, and updated bathrooms, this house is too good to pass up.
AUTHOR MEGHAN WHITE
Meghan is from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. She studied history and art history at Elon University in North Carolina before moving to Charleston, South Carolina to earn her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Clemson University & College of Charleston’s joint graduate program. She loves living in a city where tangible history is everywhere. Charleston is also the first city in which she can claim a historic property home—she currently lives in a converted stable and carriage house from the early nineteenth century. When not battling the humidity and palmetto bugs, she works at the Aiken Rhett House, a historic house museum with a “preserve as found” philosophy. Meghan is enthusiastic about advocating for the architectural and historical importance of auxiliary structures after uncovering the likely original appearance of George Washington’s horse stable at Mount Vernon through an internship and her Master’s thesis. She hopes one day to own a Queen Anne fixer-upper where she can live her days reading in its turret.