One of area’s top homes comes on the market




104 North Central Avenue, New Albany, MS

This remarkable home is available for sale for the first time in 21 years. It was built in 1915 by Elijah Hill, a successful North Mississippi contractor. He spared no effort or expense when building this home for his own family in downtown New Albany.

Matchless construction, flexible floor plan

Hill began with a total masonry construction and the finest heart pine lumber. Most rooms boast original heart pine floors, still beautiful after 106 years, with oak and maple floors elsewhere. Exterior walls are solid brick, a foot thick. There are stone thresholds and window sills, marble mantles on several fireplaces, ten foot ceilings and a large front porch. Hill’s result was a commodious and welcoming home. It is considered to be one of the area’s most substantially constructed dwellings, literally built to last for centuries.

Over the years, Hill’s house has had many lives. It served his family well for many years, was divided into apartments after WWII, housed a prestigious law firm for decades. Then, in 2000, it was restored to its original purpose as a single family home.

The home’s 4000+ square feet on three levels currently provide, on two floors, 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a library, den, kitchen, dining room, office, upstairs den/kitchenette and storage/laundry room. The home’s flexible floor plan provides master bedrooms upstairs and downstairs, each with spacious baths and walk-in closets. It could easily provide 5 bedrooms or a care-taker/in-law apartment. There is ample space for work, hobbies, home gym – even a wine cellar.

Additionally, there is a finished basement of about 600 sq ft with a second office area, shower, toilet, sink and hundreds of feet of built in shelves. A cellar and an outside storage room add additional storage and potential. All windows are energy efficient double-glazed windows. The lot size is over 0.5 acre.

New Albany location and lifestyle

104 North Central Avenue is within safe and easy walking distance of the shopping, dining and outdoor venues in New Albany’s award winning downtown district. The Tanglefoot Trail is visited by cyclists from around the world; the Little Tallahatchie River and its Park-Along-the-River provide family fun and venues for festivals and live music. A commercial renovation underway near-by will eventually include a fitness center and other up-scale businesses.

New Albany is the birthplace of William Faulkner and home of the William Faulkner Literary Competition. The Union County Heritage Museum, recognized as one of the nation’s top small museums, offers the community myriad exhibits and frequent activities for all ages and interests. The town, which has been the recipient of several “Best Of” awards, also boasts good public schools, a top-rated community hospital, Northeast MS Community College, the BNA Bank Sportsplex, a dog park and family-friendly neighborhood park areas.

We have loved our home in New Albany for over 21 years. Its configuration has easily changed several times to adapt to the needs of our changing lives. It has never failed to serve us well. But now it is time for us to love something smaller, and to find the next generation who will appreciate the unique qualities of this house – those special people who will make it their home into the future.

104 North Central Avenue is well and firmly priced at $425,000.

If you are appreciative of the past and looking to the future, call for a private showing or more information about 104 North Central Avenue, New Albany, MS, contact:  J. Morris Realty, Frankie McMillin  662-266-4481

OPEN HOUSEThe house will be open to interested buyers from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19, masks will be required to tour the house, and no refreshments will be served.



104 North Central Avenue, New Albany, MS





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