I was in Brookhaven on one of our rare sunny days recently and noticed that the Capt. Jack Hardy House (not to be confused with the Capt. Jack Sparrow House) is for sale. The Hardy House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 and the MDAH website has this to say about it:
Built in 1877, the Captain Jack C. Hardy House is an excellent example of a well-preserved Italianate town villa. Characteristics of the style are reflected in bracketed cornices, arched window openings, hipped roof, and semi-octagonal bays. The interior retains its ornate plaster moldings, ceiling medallions and mantelpieces. Hardy married Ellen Hooker, whose extended family resided in the home. Ellen’s niece, Lulah Ragsdale, became one of Mississippi’s first female authors.
I couldn’t find much information on the Penn Realty website, but zillow.com tells us that the house is in foreclosure, that it has 6 bedrooms and 2 baths, that it’s on 4.1 acres, and it last sold in 2001 for $233,750.
As usual, click any image below to get to a larger slide show. Notice especially the highly decorative interior plasterwork in the double parlor and those great bay windows! Maybe you’re looking for a historic house in a good location to fix up and retire to? This one is just down the street from downtown Brookhaven and the Mississippi School for the Arts and just a hop onto the interstate to NOLA, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Natchez, or even Baton Rouge.