The Grandest Season of All
Mississippi Magazine|November - December 2020
The Browns’ home on Greenwood’s famed boulevard brings memories and merriment during the holidays.

When Grand Boulevard was forged in Greenwood in 1910, it established a connection between the Yazoo and Tallahatchie rivers. Numerous shade trees were planted, and beautiful homes were constructed. Over a century later, it is an enchanting oak-lined street filled with historic homes and remarkable charm. Patsy and Kevin Brown purchased their two-story English Colonial home here in 2009. Built-in 1912, the house has endured many changes and even was rumored to have lost part of its front façade to a fire. The Browns have made adjustments to the home while maintaining and restoring its historical integrity. They refinished the hardwood floors and painted the interiors and the plaster walls. The main staircase was extended to a third-floor loft addition, and the interior doors, fireplaces, and trim were stripped to the original finish. The most recent renovation has been the extensive kitchen remodel. By incorporating a butler’s pantry, opened the area to a larger gathering space overlooking the pool and courtyard.

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