HISTORIC HOME ON MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST IN BILOXI

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For 26 miles of Mississippi beach front property this is probably the home nearest the water left untouched by Katrina tidal waters; perched on one of Biloxi's highest elevations it is not in a flood zone, and no flood insurance is required. Built to last with materials and craftsmanship unavailable today, this home has withstood hurricane force winds for over 100 years, yet still retains its original pressed metal roof.


The ridge it is built on runs from the lighthouse to just past the old White House Hotel and was the location for the French settlement which served as the capital of the French colonies until it was moved to New Orleans. French coins dated 1721 have been found beneath the house.


With only two owners in the last 100 years, this was the original family home of the Whites who were the builders and owners of the White House Hotel. The neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic neighborhoods and this home is eligible for National Historic Register status and Biloxi Landmark status.  There are also federal and state tax incentives for historic home restoration projects this may be eligible for.


There are not many homes like this left on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and none with the singular geographic features the land it is situated on offers.


Features

 


  1. @4000 sq. ft. (plus an additional 1000 sq. ft. of covered wrap around porches, 520 sq. ft. garage)

  2. Fruit trees: satsuma and grapefruit

  3. twenty-one rooms

  4. 10 foot ceilings

  5. Beautifully finished solid wood panel doors

  6. Heartwood pine floors

  7. Custom faux painted walls

  8. 3 current baths (3 claw foot tubs, 2 with showers, room for two more with remodeling) 

  9. 500 sq. ft. of attic with 10 ft ceilings could be converted to living space with incredible water views

  10. Upstairs central air and heat.

  11. Hot water radiators in most rooms which could be removed or restored

  12. 20' x 26' garage perfect for conversion to guest quarters, pool house, or workshop

  13. Beneath the wood siding the house is entirely diagonally sheathed in 7/8's tongue and groove lumber.

  14. Two staircases

  15. Five fireplaces

  16. Two original stained glass windows in stairwell

  17. Four sets of French doors, three single french doors

  18. Two large wrap around porches; one upstairs and one downstairs

  19. rewired and re-plumbed in 2007

  20. Freshly painted throughout with the exception of four rooms downstairs which await your remodeling

 

This beautiful historic home endowed with spectacular gulf views proudly stands only one house back from the sparkling waters and warm sands of the Biloxi beach. Despite its proximity to the gulf it received no hurricane Katrina tidal water! Although the front door is just over 100 yards from the water’s edge this home is situated on one of the highest elevations along the entire Gulf Coast and is considered to be in a preferred flood zone for insurance purposes.

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