DUNLEITH IS SOLD AND TWIN OAKS NEWS!
THE JEWEL OF THE CROWN!
Dunleith Historic Inn is Mississippi’s only surviving Temple-type
form antebellum home surrounded by columns
Maybe you’ve heard that Dunleith Historic Inn recently sold to prominent New Orleans hotelier Joe Jaeger and his business partners Mike Blattner and Randy Waesche. The property is now in good hands. I join the community's excitement about this sale.
Marketing this property allowed me to share my love, passion and belief in Natchez, and the interest I developed in Dunleith was global!
Over three years, I attracted 24 qualified buyers and submitted 5 offers ranging between $3.5 and $4.5 million. The latter was an all cash offer in September of 2018 from a California client I represented.
This was an extraordinarily difficult listing which required me to weather the challenges of the original seller's bankruptcy, the involvement of a court-appointed trustee, and an eventual bank foreclosure of the property.
The foreclosure formally ended my Dunleith listing, at which point the bank pursued, without my involvement, a number of my prospective buyers, including Joe Jaeger.
Because I was the the agent who first introduced the eventual buyer to Dunleith, I am proud to have been instrumental in this sale. I appreciate what Dunleith means to Mississippi and lovers of historic buildings everywhere.
Joe Jaeger now joins hospitality legend Warren Reuther in choosing to invest in Natchez. More investment in this charming river city is sure to follow.
Jaeger's Business partner Mike Blattner lives in Natchez and the group is already moving forward to reopen the luxury property as an inn, restaurant and event venue in coming months.
For more information on Dunleith, view my 83 page property information packet here. The Jaeger team loves it!
While Natchez is a buyers market offering incredible values for historic properties, Dunleith's sale and these recent events point to a stronger real estate market ahead:
Optimism is growing in Natchez!
I AM EXCITED TO BE
THE LISTING AGENT FOR
THIS INCREDIBLE PROPERTY
Just across the street
from Dunleith Historic Inn ...
Twin Oaks Greek Revival Home
LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Income Producing Investment
Located in an Opportunity Zone
Established Bed & Breakfast with Six Rooms in Separate Building
Twin Oaks, formerly known as “White Cottage,” built circa 1852
Twin Oaks benefits from its proximity to Dunleith
as a source of additional rooms, dining & entertaining capacity,
a commercial kitchen ideal for cooking classes, and it's perfect
for small conferences, corporate and special events
View property information packet
Street view of beautifully scaled main house under a canopy of
majestic live oak trees on six-acres of raised grounds
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From my blog:
Festival Sponsors are Invited
SELF-GUIDED TOURS OF THESE CREPE MYRTLE GROUNDS & BOOK SIGNINGS:maps available at Crepe Myrtle Central
Natchez City Cemetery, all day, 2 Cemetery Rd., walk or drive to enjoy 490 crepe myrtles.
Auburn Antebellum Home, noon-2pm, 400 Duncan Park Avenue. Tour historic home & enjoy Gumbo & Mint Juleps $20, served in restored original kitchen. Walk or drive to view 475 Crepe Myrtles within playground surrounding golf course lining road to pro shop. Take in a game of golf for extra fee. Tickets sold on-site.
Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens, 2-4pm, 1358 John A Quitman Blvd., sip a Bloody Mary while walking among 125 crepe myrtles. $8 per person. Tickets sold on-site.
Book Signings at Regina’s Kitchen, 2-4pm, 312 Main Street, exciting details to come!
My vision for the Natchez International Crepe Myrtle Festival was met with a groundswell of enthusiasm from these garden and community leaders:
The Natchez-Adams Community Alliance is a sponsor providing fiduciary oversight and support.
Interestingly, Saturday events also coincide with the Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year, thus marking the first day of summer!
I'm very fortunate and humbled that business and homeowners in Mississippi are asking me to market their properties. I must say I'm excited!
For me, the allure of Natchez begins with its beauty: stately oaks and well-maintained gardens.
The Historic Downtown area is delightful! It's walkable and offers wonderful shops, coffee houses, fantastic restaurants and cultural events throughout the year with many opportunities to enjoy live music.
Farm to table is alive and well.
On Saturdays, there's a burgeoning Farmers Market Downtown that’s created a gathering place for the community. Among the prized produce, local artisans display their works all to the tune of local musicians. I felt so welcome here and especially loved meeting the Master Gardener group. Their efforts set Natchez apart.
Drink local in Downtown Natchez too as Charboneau Rum Distillery is nationally acclaimed and Natchez Brewing Company has many fans.
We met the Experts: I loved meeting with Stratton Hall and Jennifer Combs of Visit Natchez and appreciate their efforts to promote the city. From my team, Kelly Calhoun and Lee Anne Garner are to my right.
I'm also impressed by the vitality of the Downtown Natchez Merchant's group we met last visit at the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce.
And who says there's nothing to do Monday nights in Downtown Natchez? At Rolling River Bistro, we found delicious Chargrilled Oysters followed by fantastic Lamb Chops.
Oysters are half price on Mondays served up with a Delta Blues band. That was a fun discovery!
We took in this phenomenal view on Taco Tuesday and dined al fresco with a cool breeze from the river - great tacos! The Camp Restaurant, Under the Hill Historic District!
The hospitality is real. People are open here and It's been easy to make friends. I love impromptu gatherings: from a recent Friday night on the balcony at Dunleith Historic Inn.
Over that same weekend, we had the good fortune of meeting many long-time Natchez citizens and they welcomed us to celebrations at their summer camps along St. John.
What wonderful hosts! Their company and hospitality was incredible - and, yes, there was Peach Cobbler!
We also realized that we have met an equal number of newcomers that are referred to as: Natchoosians - a growing group of people without ties to the area - they found Natchez and have chosen to make the town their home. I understand why!
My foremost passions are architecture, history and art and there are so many inspiring cultural events throughout the year to feed these interests in Natchez.
Among the world class events you'll find is the Natchez Festival of Music which features top Opera, Broadway and Jazz national artists each May.
Natchez offers this and so much more ............ Oh, and the most majestic Crepe Myrtles you'll ever see!
The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking! Here's Lake St. John, an Oxbow River. It beckons for boating, fishing, swimming, and carrying on with friends. Its just 20 minutes away from Downtown Natchez!
Stay tuned for details about the World's Crepe Myrtle Festival
in Natchez next June!
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