Carnot Posey House, Church Street, Woodville, Mississippi


I've brought you a posey of a house for Valentine's Day. From its plush red velvet chairs in the foyer to its  cozy bedroom fireplaces, the historic Carnot Posey house in Woodville, Mississippi is a romantic destination.

There are two parlors where you can entertain your suitors. The first one is period-perfect for this circa 1845 home...

while the second parlor is plush and pink. Posey parlor pink.

The dining room is pretty in pink as well, and conjures up candlelit dinners by the glow of the fire...

all of which makes the kitchen look like it's never going to get a valentine.

If it would be mine, I'd flip the green and white color scheme and make it feel more period-appropriate:

I'm not sure where this hall is, but even it seems ready for Valentine's Day...

as does the lace covered table on the porch:

The house has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 4,200 square feet. 

Tucked behind the house is a pool with an enclosure and lattice fencing that has seen better days:

Wouldn't it be fun to give it a folly of a pool house instead?

We could also use some of the "Posey proposed poolhouse" ideas to spruce up the property's one bedroom guesthouse:

The property most recently served as a bed and breakfast, which explains all of the romantic touches, and it's part of Woodville's historic district.

Brigadier General Carnot Posey fought and died in the Civil War, after serving as a state's district attorney under President Buchanan. 

The house is just down the street from the 1823 building which houses the Woodville Republican, not just Mississippi's oldest newspaper, but reportedly Mississippi's oldest surviving business.

The painter John James Audubon was apparently quite smitten with not only the birds of Woodville, but its flowers as well. One look at this giant magnolia makes it easy to see why.

That's a pretty perfect Valentine's Day posey. Wouldn't it be beautiful in that Posey pink parlor? The Old House Dreams listing is here

P.S. When the house was a bed and breakfast, one of the owners wrote a novel and the house is one of the settings. It may be fiction, but there just might be a secret room in the attic. 🤫 

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