Welcome to Belle Oaks – $289,000March 23rd, 2012 at 11:38
Belle Oaks is one of Macon’s earliest houses having been built in 1844 by Judge Hampton Lee Jarnigan and it is one of the town’s more imposing houses with fourteen foot ceilings and huge twenty foot square rooms on either side of the grand center hall. During the early part of the 20th century with a new owner it became the Jarnigan-Scales House.
The two story wood frame house has a three bay façade with a colonnade of four fluted Doric columns and a small balcony on the second level. The porch deck has been lowered in recent years. The most unique feature however is the extra stairway that leads to the rear of the second floor hall while the main stairway leads to the front hall on the second level. It is as fascinating as it is unusual.
There is a detached garage building with a lovely apartment above the garage suitable for either guest or office use.
Macon is in the heart of the rich cotton land near the Alabama border of Mississippi known as the Black Belt.
With just a handful of owners for its first hundred years in 1944 it was acquired by Mr. Zach Brooks a hugely successful oil man and cattleman eventually owning 15,000 acres in Noxubee County alone. Mr. R.W. Penick, a master carpenter and the grandfather of the present owner, did extensive renovations and additions to the home just after WW II.
Belle Oaks offers enormous privacy even with its down town location on a main street. The home sits on a huge lot and has a fenced and contained patio for entertaining off the great room addition and in the back half of the property are idyllic secluded and wooded gardens with giant oak trees.
Property Address: 107 N. Jefferson * 5 Bedrooms * 3.5 Baths * 4,490 SF Living Area * 2 Stories * Central Heat & A/C * Metal Roof *
Listed by Ernesto Caldeira 504.523.1553 and David Abner Smith 504.495.2387 of Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605.
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