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Twin Oaks


Natchez, MS   Offered for sale at $1,100,000
 

Twin Oaks sits well back and elevated along Homochitto Street on about 3 acres. Constructed in 1852 in the Greek Revival style, it has a grand 9-foot wide center hall with double parlors along one side with 12 foot ceilings, 4 bedrooms in the main house. The detached guest cottage has 6-bedrooms, chapel, 2-car carport and storage house. Inclusions: all kitchen appliances, fixtures, and all Guest Cottage furnishings. Income-producing!

Twins Oaks, once called “White Cottage,” sits well back and elevated above an old regional thoroughfare, now Homochitto Street. Extensive lawns, traditional plantings and old trees (particularly the pair of old oaks which give the house its name) enhance the site. Twin Oaks achieves a statement of restrained, but articulate, monumentality through deft siting, sense of scale, and detail rather than through overwhelming size or complication of design.

It is a large masonry structure (a gabled cottage in form) with dormers at the front roof face. The front
is stuccoed and scored to resemble cut stone in a more formal gesture. The front block (façade) falls
into the Greek Revival period stylistically. Lacking conclusive documentary references relating to the
exact date of construction, it can be assigned to the period of the flourishing of this style in the lower Mississippi Valley: 1830-1850. Windows in the front block of the house are six-over-six sash of typical proportions and are furnished with their original fixed-vane shutters. Preceding the front is a well- proportioned, architecturally correct portico encompassing the three central bays of the structure, with wood box columns. A finely detailed entranceway repeats the Doric order of the portico including a heavy, four-panel door with sidelights and transom sash.



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