This was my families home. My mother was a little girl when she lived here. The Greenlaws were also our family. The history behind this home is amazing. You can google Eli Rayner and see our hearitage on Rayner Street. We also established Rayner Texas which was the first county seat in Stonwall County Texas. Then went to establish Monterey Texas which today is Lubbock Texas.
Richard A. Ferguson
did this house sell or is it still there ?
I visited Memphis recently and stayed in a Motel near to this site. I was so intrigued by this building and grounds that I made a point to remember to look up what the origins were of the majestic buildings. Iam so glad to have found out, and I also think as A Rose stated you need to see and feel this place to really appreciate it. Although Iam disappointed that there is not a least one resident ghost. :) I just hope that any future proposals made for this site, keep the integrity of its history for future generations .
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I enjoyed reading. As an annual visitor sometimes twice a year I have thought of buying a residence in Memphis.
Ahhh! I love the smell of Green in the air. Thanks for the article - it's great to hear about the environmentally friendly work people are doing in Memphis. It's great to see commercial builders investing in these technologies - knowing there are future home-owners wanting to buy more environmentally sustainable homes.
Are the builders designing these homes with future expansion in mind? Just imagine the possibilities if you could, down the road, further expand these homes on your own simply by using your own recycled garbage. As you know, home garbage re-use techniques have greatly improved since Prince Mongo's early groundbreaking experiments, which resulted in mixed results (and civil fines).
I'm sure it's lovely, but not $244/sq.ft lovely! Holy moly, for that price it should come with solid gold toilets, a secret underground ninja training facility, and a holodeck.
Great location...I've long been intrigued by it....but is it safe? Will people buy? Please cut down the trees so we can see the river.
this house is beautiful!
I'm not sure what to make of the fact that someone quoted lyrics from a Styx song as support for this project (as worthy as it may indeed be).
This is truly a remarkable place. One needs to see it to appreciate the beauty of the land, the majesty of the river and the history of the site. Mr. Crews is a visonary and an asset to Memphis and the community. I wish him well in his endeavor.
Mr Crews could not have captured a better statement than his remarking about this being the best time for his phenomenal project in the article by Mr. Akers. No one could have said it better than of course, in the famous Styx song, "We'll take the best, forget the rest and someday we'll find these are the best of times". The best way to live is with peace and serenity and what more could one ask for than to own a part of the vision and dreams of this upscale and sophisticated, historical southern charm that this Desota Project developement seems to illuminate with the wonderous charm of the amenities such as an elegant-relaxing pool, a New Orleans style courtyard, the magnificant lush trees and plant life, not to mention the breathtaking view of the nearby. "mighty Mississippi River" and the history all evoke in this "Living History"article.Amazing, the best place for the best of times!
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YES - how much do you have to pay a month for the local gang to leave you and your stuff alone?
Every home selling situation is different. This concept may work well for some, but not for all. I do like the idea... especially for those who want to sell quickly. I might try this with a property I own that needs lots of improvements!
Shady Grove school is not a good school. People should want in the area because of White Station. The home needs to be updated more than carpet and windows.
There are nicer homes in the area for less money. You need to find more comparables. I would not pay 189 K for such a grossly outdated home with few upgrades.
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