Storybook home sold in Mendenhall, Mississippi

Published: Sep. 30, 2015 at 2:16 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2015 at 2:28 PM CDT
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MENDENHALL, MS - Have you ever wanted to live in a tree house? One lucky Mississippi resident is now able to do just that.

A unique storybook home, tucked away in the woods of Mendenhall, Mississippi, was sold Tuesday night, according to Veronica Lee, a realtor with Exit Southern Realty in Hattiesburg.

"I had calls throughout the night with offers on this home," said Lee.

The home was listed by Sue Humphreys with Remax.

The home offers intricate designs such as heavy handcrafted doors, redwood slab and bark, vanity counter tops, and a beautiful view of magical branches and stained glass.

According to the listing on, the home was built by Johnny Knight, an eccentric artist, in 1971. The home has a rich history.

"Johnny hand picked a location of a secluded forest hilltop that only adds to the feel of a faraway land of endless peace and tranquility among the Southern Magnolias, Maples, White Oak all native to this area. Johnny began his project by setting massive cypress stumps as the bases for the octagonal-shaped house," the listing described.

The description of the home states that when the artist died, his family left the home for sale.

The present owner, an artist herself, preserved the home because of her love for the tree house, according to the listing.

To see photos of the home, click here. 

To see the ad for the home, click here. 

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