110-Year-Old Victorian Mansion in Mississippi is the Ultimate Fixer Upper

published May 6, 2018
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Channel your inner Chip and Joanna Gaines. This Mississippi Victorian mansion truly needs every ounce of Fixer Upper spirit that there is in the world. If you love historic homes and big renovation projects, you’re going to want to pull out your checkbook and buy this house ASAP.

From a first look, this crumbling Mississippi mansion might be off-putting. Who wants to spend thousands of their hard-earned money on something that is falling apart? People who can envision what will be, that’s who.

The Gillette House sits in Greenwood, Mississippi, the home’s listing says, “The Gillette House, built to resemble a showboat, was once one of the most beautiful homes in Greenwood, and can be again! Gorgeous molding, mantles, hardwood floors, solid wood doors enhanced with egg and dart molding. View of river from the second floor.”

The home was built 110 years ago in a neoclassical architectural style by Greenwood mayor, Stage Marye, in 1908. The single-family home stands at 5,177 square feet and was built to resemble the showboats that used to travel on the Mississippi River.

The great thing about older architecture is that even though paint might peel and wood can start to rot, the bones of a structure tend to stand strong. This Mississippi mansion still shines with beauty, despite its crumbling exterior and interior.

The mansion has 6 bedrooms, a wraparound porch, a foyer, a spacious living room, ionic columns, a front entryway, beautiful fireplaces, a farmhouse sink, and a clawfoot tub!

For the right person/family/flipper crew, this mansion is the perfect project. It currently is listed on Realtor.com for $73,240.

If you love homes with a lot of southern charm, you can check out a finished home that doesn’t need work. This 100-year-old house on D.C.’s Capitol Hill will give you life goals for your home.