Built in 1843, Oakmont is a Greek Revival house that features massive octagonal columns, jib doors that open to the porches and a widow’s walk on the roof. A fountain and sweeping lawn grace the front of Oakmont. Homeowners are Mark Chustz and Janice McDermott.
Come on along with me for the visit, I think you’ll love this one too!
Doesn’t this look like something out of Gone with the Wind days? So stately and elegant, the outside just beckons you inside to visit. You can see the fountain out front too. How about this for an entryway? Another sweeping front porch with rocking chairs. All the rooms are beautifully furnished to show off this home. Gorgeous furnishings and accessories.
I think those are new corbels which are going up on the fireplace. Much chunkier. This fireplace is in the huge foyer. Loved this vignette. Ahhh, just beautiful.
Elegant and classic dining room. Again, those floors just kill me.
The kitchen has been updated for the 21st century. A bedroom.
Going up the stainglass clad staircase. At the top of the stairs, this large area awaited. I actually like the deerhead and antlers on top of this old piece. Another bedroom. Pretty shades of coral. A green room is decked out too. For the Traditional lovers. Stunning, don’t you think? I thoroughly enjoyed my day in Eutaw and can’t wait to go back. These old homes have such charm and character like nothing new can achieve.
I’ve got one more home to show you. It was my last stop of the day and it is breathtaking. Kirkwood is one of the most photographed homes in the South and you’ll see why when I share it with you.
Wow so much to take in all at once…just beautiful, bet you were in heaven there!
Love the green room. All those gorgeous wood floors, it makes me all jealousy like.
Ricki Jill Treleaven says
Thanks so much for the tour of Oakmont, Rhoda! I am looking forward to seeing your pictures of Kirkwood. I would love to have ceilings that high. Lovely!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com says
I LOVE coming to you blog, because whenever I do it’s like I am transported to the South, to a place that feels “homey”. It makes me want to get to know the South….
That house is unbelievable. You feel you’re in a movie set, don’t you think? Only that kitchen bothers me. It’s a beautiful kitchen, but I wish I could see something with more character, like the house. Do you agree, or am I being too “picky”? lol
By the way, I want to thank you for going to my blog and leaving a comment yesterday. You’re super! 🙂 Today I am posting about a house too, but very “nowadays”. It’s staged and it’s interesting to see how the “stager” added a touch of color.
Again, thank you SO much for this post. It’s always os pleasant to come here.
Wishing you a great day,
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
Sheri Bashaw says
Thank you so much for visiting our blog and leaving such a nice comment!
Desiree @ chic coastal living says
Love Southern houses with big porches and rocking chairs. It reminds me of the Deering Estate in Miami, Florida. This one is beautiful!
I absolutely love the front door as well as the porch, you can’t get more Southern than that.
So gorgeous. Wish it was an inn that we could stay at!
What a charming home. I really love the stained glass by the staircase and that gorgeous deep porch!
I would love to have a large and beautiful porch like that. Thanks for taking me along with you. La
Susan @ My Place to Yours says
Thanks for the great tour! I LOVE that Country French sideboard in the dining room!
Erin @ Two Story Cottage says
I’m enjoying these home tours, Rhoda. I am in love with the rug in the fifth picture (neutral scroll pattern). So pretty. And some day I will live in a house with a big front porch. It’s on my bucket list-haha. 🙂
Beautiful home and photography. Thanks for sharing with us.
I agree with Luciane about the kitchen. I also find the decor in some of the rooms doesn’t do this magnificent house any justice. They decorated it like it was from 1980 instead of 1890. They used artwork that was clearly inexpensive and not of the correct era. Just so many things that I found dissappointing.
Thank you for sharing it, I realize you didn’t decorate it, you just toured it. LOL I love looking at old mansions because I am from the South, but I like to see when they are restored, not decorated in a manner that does not compliment the bones or era of the house.
I had the pleasure I staying in this beautiful house recently! Wow, what a treat! I love the way they were able to use a mix of contemporary and antique furnishings. I don’t believe every piece of furniture in a house built in 1843 has to be from the era. I found the interiors eclectic and interesting, just the way contemporary living should be. Perhaps that is what made my stay so comfortable. And I was surprised to find out that the owners had only been living in the house about 6 months, and had only done some minor changes. I would say the interiors are impressive considering the time frame. My favorite room of all was the front parlor with all that natural light! Just gorgeous! I will definitely be staying here again.