Historic House Listings

Maison Blanche, Circa 1832 in LA. So pretty! $395,000

November 11, 2018

Double porch love! Classic Louisiana. Maison Blanche, formally known as the Smith-Allain house, was built in 1832 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The yard has magnolias and live oaks in it. Davy Crockett stayed in this house on his way to the Alamo. This house was used as General Banks headquarters during the Civil War. Located on .46 acres in Franklin, Louisiana. Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 4,992 square feet. $395,000

From the Zillow listing:


Maison Blanche (formally Smith-Allain House) built in 1832 is a late Federal style with French Creole influence. This brick masonry house was recently meticulously restored. The spacious formal living room, foyer and dining room are setup for gracious entertaining. The sprawling porch in the front is prefect to view the lush magnolia and live oaks. The house has 12′ ceilings and classical details throughout. The upstairs master bedroom suite features his and her bathroom with historic charm.
What I Love About The Home
Beautifully located among Grand Live Oak and Magnolia trees. This home has much historical significance and is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes with Brass Plaque designation on front of home. David Crocket stayed in this home on his way to the Alamo. It was the first bank West of the Mississippi, was used as General Banks headquarters during the Civil War. Original Cypress boards used throughout this recently fully painted home, Brick lined inner walls with newly white painted original cypress exterior. 12.6 foot ceiling heights on first and second floor, Four gas equipped fireplaces with original historical antique mantels. Beautiful large fully bricked and fully fenced courtyard with large raised well style brick Koi pond and fountains. Large terrace with lovely gardens. Huge porches with lay down swings. Large Rooms and double parlors. Impressive Classical molding and baseboards with medallions above light fixtures. Original Antique doorbell. Five hundred square foot third floor room with enormous walk-in closet and large full bathroom- currently used as an art studio. Historical Downtown with shops, churches, an library all within walking distance. Louisiana hospitality abounds!! New hospital located within two miles. This beautiful home has been part of many Historic Home Tours and often acclaimed the most beautiful. 14 rooms plus 4.5 baths. Original brick walkway to front door with original brick flooring on the first floor porch. Large private parking area. Two large Naval Orange trees & a large fig, all productive and very tasty! 11 working grand French doors. Wonderful neighbors. Franklin contains many grand antebellum homes and is significant in the history of Louisiana. One hour and thirty minutes from New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Forty-five minutes from Lafayette Airport.