EXCLUSIVE: Simpson County Treehouse with Deep Family Roots Sold

SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Deep in the woods of Simpson County, you’d probably never expect to see a 1,200 square foot treehouse.

“It’s very special because it belonged to my uncle Johnny Knight. He was a very creative person, and we’re just real excited to get it,” explained Gloria Lucus, the home’s new owner.

The home was built by local artist Johnny Knight in 1971.

After he died in 2003, another artist bought the home and restored it.

September 24th, the treehouse was back on the market and drawing bids from people across the country.

“I’ve done this for many years, over 40 years, and I have never had a property with this kind of attraction,” Realtor Sue Humphreys said.

The realtor tells us offers were pouring in from as far as Arizona for the 1 bed, 1 bath studio listed at $135,000.

Despite higher offers, the buyer and the realtor believe the sale was a divine transaction.

“I feel like it was a God thing that we were able to get it,” Lucas said.

“That’s what it’s all about in real estate. You like to see a good fit,” Humphreys explained.

The home is staying in the Knight family. It’s going to his niece Gloria Lucas.

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