300 Third Street (corner of Citizen and Third)
Old Town Bay St. Louis
Mississippi Gulf Coast
A Celebration of Light and Space
This former schoolhouse possesses a rare "wow" factor that delights every visitor. Restoration began in 2002 with the goal of preserving the simple authenticity of the building while creating two uplifting and convivial condo units, perfect for entertaining.
Located on some of the highest land near the Mississippi coast, Webb School is also an incredibly solid building. It's constructed from legendary heart-pine wood, from old growth trees. The most of the floors, walls and ceilings are made from 1" thick interlocking tongue and groove. Even the custom cabinets in one of the kitchens are crafted from reclaimed heart-pine.
The original two schoolrooms have been re-designed as two large loft-style independent "apartments" - each with full kitchen, HVAC system and laundry hookups. Both sides have private entrances opening in the front to the expansive veranda and in the back to a raised deck. In addition, on the ground floor, there's a spacious separate studio/office and and an additional 2400 sq ft of covered exterior space.
While Webb School is currently being used as single family home with 21/2 baths, it can be switched back to two separate living areas simply by closing a few doors.
The building's grounds cover nearly 3/4 of an acre and are shaded by three enormous live oak trees, as well as magnolias, azaleas and bottle brush trees. From the park-like yard, it's just a two-block stroll to the beach, with its six-mile walking/biking path.
Walk or bike through Old Town's Depot District and the Main Street art and shopping district. Bay St. Louis itself is sometimes called "Mayberry by the Sea," and you can click here to find out why. When you have a yearning for big city culture, you're less than an hour from the New Orlean's French Quarter and the CBD, making for an easy commute.
Many have said that Webb School reminds them of a grand-scale tree house. Others talk about lingering "kid energy" that makes the heart feel lighter. Still other say their spirits are buoyed by all the light the building catches. But pretty much everybody agrees that Webb School is a place they'll never forget.
Year Built: 1913
Under Roof Heated and Cooled:
Additional Under Roof Exterior Space
Open Exterior Space