SVN to coordinate online auction of former Crosby mansion in Picayune, Miss

SVN to coordinate online auction of former Crosby mansion in Picayune, Miss

Picayune, Miss. (October 5, 2020) – SVN Gilmore Auction & Realty Co. will hold an online auction of the former Crosby family mansion, a palatial, two-story home containing nearly 11,000 square feet of living space. The auction will run from Oct. 15 to 20, with an open house inspection from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 18.

The property is at 208 Gray Oak Dr. in Picayune, MS 39466.

The lot size for the property is nearly 6 acres. Dunn & Quinn Architects did the design for the influential family’s home, built in 1953 during the golden age of lumber in Pearl River County. Among the amenities are a swimming pool, tennis court, an arched staircase, four gas fireplaces and chandeliers throughout. Outdoors are seven spring-fed ponds, a fountain and an English rock garden.

“This one will wow you,” said Francis Braud, partner in SVN Gilmore Auction & Realty Co. “It was built in an era when lumber was king. It has it all, history, totally updated on 5.8 manicured acres, and just 45 minutes from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.”

The mansion’s five bedrooms have ensuite baths, with four additional half-baths in the home. Its elegant design includes French doors and windows, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, teak paneling and Venetian plaster walls. There’s also a climate-controlled 1,500-bottle wine cellar.

For property information, bidding procedures and terms for this auction, please visit:

A virtual tour of the mansion is available here:


About SVN Gilmore Auction & Realty Co.

SVN Gilmore Auction & Realty, based in Kenner, LA, is the Louisiana office of SVN Auction Services, LLC, and a franchisee of SVN International, one of the largest and fastest-growing commercial real estate firms in the industry, with more than 1,600 advisors and staff in 200 offices nationwide. SVN Gilmore Auction has sold more than 15,000 properties at auction in 28 states. SVN Gilmore team members have more than 100 years of experience in planning, orchestrating, and conducting successful auction events throughout the United States.


Press Contact:


David E. Gilmore

SVN Gilmore Auction & Realty Co.

504-468-6800 ext. 10

504-228-6606 (Cell)

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