Moss Point's Crown Jewel
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5136 Weems Street
Moss Point, MS 39563
Moss Point’s crown jewel, a stately victorian with a plantation style front porch, is in a quiet walkable neighborhood in a quiet river town with exciting venues just a short drive away. This Lovingly restored Southern Showpiece sits on a hill in view of Beardslee Lake, part of the waterway from the confluence of the Pascagoula and Escatawpa Rivers which flow into thegulf of Mexico.
An inviting light filled sunroom overlooks a dramatic 3 tier fountain surrounded by ornamental plantings, patio and paths. A Huge formal dining room with 12 ‘ceilings, crown and dentil moulding, and a breathtaking crystal beaded 20 light chandelier unites the sunporch and the kitchen. Outside, an extensive dry creek professionally landscaped gives a lovely view from every window. Original beautifully restored heart pine floors are throughout the house.
Three very large bedrooms, living room, and piano room each have their own fireplace. Unique window treatments through out the home will remain with the buyer. There is a wide central hallway with prized axminster floral carpet that too, stays with the home, is surrounded by 4 rooms each with 10’ doors and transoms. The front porch overlooks the water from the lake and the sunporch has a fountain view. The cozy kitchen is updated with granite counter tops, island, lots of cabinet storage and room for a dining table; all appliances included, plus washer and dryer.
A small cottage on the premises is walk in ready with furniture, kitchen utensils etc. Perfect for a guest house, caretaker, or income making rental…also includes garage space for a large workshop. The one acre lot is carefully planted with many blooming trees, live oaks, azaleas, indian hawthorne, camellias, gardenias and jasmine just to name a few. The new Pascagoula River Audubon Center is just a few blocks away, as is the Moss Point Harbor with a lovely boardwalk and fishing pier, perfect for birders and ecotourists.
Amenities & Features
- Classic Victorian Architecture
- Stunning period woodwork and details
- Guest bathroom newly remodeled with roomy shower, skylight, double vanity, linen closet and original Bellingrath tile
- Four fireplaces embellished with decorative moldings, surrounds, and substancial mantels
- Front porch boasts ornate New Orleans style wrought iron.
- Beardslee Lake views
- Separate guest/Mother-in-Law cottage
- Private, professionally-landscaped one acre grounds
- Walkable historic neighborhood.
- Less than 5 minutes to interstate 10, easy commute to Mobile, AL, Ocean Springs, MS, Biloxi and Gulfport, MS
- Boat launchs, fishing , canoeing and kayaking
- Beautiul Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches
The home was built by Alexander Denny, a local lumber milling family that owned the property surrounding Beardslee Lake. Records show it was 1890 however some local historians think the house is older than that. Alexander & The Denny family are buried in a local cemetery at the end of Dantzler Street. Longtime residents of the home were Dr. James and Elizabeth Thompson. Dr. Thompson being the only Doctor for some time delivered many of the residents of Moss Point. Elizabeth was a society lady who held elegant parties, played the piano and wore very fancy hats. Many people remember them fondly and the house is frequently referred to as Dr Thompson’s house.
The home has often been featured in Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Pilgrimages and is treasured by the neighbors and people of Moss Point. The original home was a four square, on piers and is called a Victorian Cottage, it was built without electricity, bathrooms, closets or a kitchen. Kitchens were set apart from the home because of fire danger. The sun porch was originally the outdoor back porch, though when it was enclosed is not known. The dining room was added to attach the kitchen and sun porch and is believed to have been done early on. Elizabeth Thompson added the piano room to the west end of the living room and updated the master bathroom.
Sq Ft: 3,200
Lot Size: 1.18 acres
Built in: 1894
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Victorian
Location Type: Coastal