Historic House Listings

That paddle wheel ceiling!! Captain Blanks built this in 1890. Louisiana. $199,000!!

May 23, 2018

That paddle wheel ceiling is original and so unique! Built by Captain Blanks in 1890 in Columbia, Louisiana. Located in the downtown area. There are two staircases and a large attic space. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,895 square feet. $225,000 New price: $199,000

From the Zillow listing:


Own a piece of History in Beautiful Downtown Columbia!! When Captain Blanks built this home in 1890 out of solid heart pine, he included enduring details like the paddle wheel ceiling design in the dining room, the massive porches on both soaring stories, two staircases, and a grand attic space with an exterior landing. Updates in the 50`s under the current family include beautifully maintained Chambers kitchen appliances and an industrial sized cast iron kitchen sink. Proving that old is new again, the galley kitchen includes open shelving, and a shiplap ceiling, and the second floor offers another kitchen with a range, sink, and open counter for serving or eating. The original wood windows open to views of the gardens as well as a greenhouse, and the crawlspace under the home houses a root cellar once accessible from the home`s interior. A recent update includes a tankless hot water system. With 4 bedrooms and 2 and a half baths, there’s plenty of space for a large family and guests!! Sitting on approximately .8 of an acre within blocks of the Ouachita River, this home reflects Louisiana’s Rich Southern Culture!! Call today for your appointment..

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