Mississippi's Most Expensive Mansion
Spanish-Style Hacienda on an Island
Larry Ellison's Equestrian Estate
Location: Holly Springs, Mississippi
This extravagant Southern estate, dubbed Walter Place, was built in 1830 for railroad baron Harvey Washington Walter. The chief of the Mississippi Central Railroad, Walter expressly commissioned this lavish brick manse as the "grandest home in Holly Springs." When Union General Ulysses Grant rolled into town, he housed his wife and children in Walter's luxe digs. After the war, though, things turned bad, as it was used to quarantine patients during the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878. In fact, Walter and three of his sons died from the disease within days of one another. Almost a century later, the house was purchased by a pair of history buffs and restored to glory. A glory that's hoping to justify a $15,000,000 price tag. The 14,000-square-foot compound features 12 bedrooms, 12 baths, 15 acres, and a hundred-year-old botanical garden.
- The History [Walter Place]
- 300 W. Chulahoma Ave. [Zillow]
- The Complete House of the Day Archive [The Atlantic Life]