Historic House Listings

Off market. Double porch love! The Bienvenue House, Circa 1830. On 1/2 acre in Louisiana. $310,000

April 25, 2020

Pretty house and the price seems reasonable! Bienvenue was built in 1830. It is located on .52 acres in Saint Martinville, Louisiana. Love the double porches and the owners have taken good care of this home. The live oak trees are beautiful. The interior has original cypress wood floors, six fireplaces, tall ceilings and a lot of natural light! This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 3,532 square feet. $310,000

Contact Kimberly M. Lafleur with Latter & Blum: 337-519-4425

From the Zillow listing:


You’ve admired all the old historic southern Louisiana charm, architecture, mature live oaks and solid built homes that are centuries old. The stories they tell, the memories they’ve created, and the character that comes with a piece of history. And then 421 N Main Street, commonly known as ”The Bienvenue House” hits the market sitting amongst its old oaks in a quaint historic town and is truly a dream! Welcome home to nearly 200 years of character, charm and undeniable history in this five bedroom, five bathroom home with sprawling front porches on both the first and second story. Zoned residential and commercial and sitting on a corner lot, this gem has been previously used as a bed and breakfast and current owners have AirBNB rental records for the upstairs portion of the home.


The home offers two completed stories of impeccably designed living space with a third story plumbed and waiting to be finished out for the next hundred years of history. Upon their purchase 3.5 years ago in an “as is” sale needing TLC, sellers had the interior spruced up with new paint/sheetrock work, new HVAC units/ductwork, replaced fencing, the roof on the studio space and 28 window panes. Current owners changed three HVAC systems giving you an average monthly utility bill in the $100-200 range. Checkout the Matterport 3D tour to get a full feel for the layout of the home. Upon walking up to the home on the front porch you are welcomed with a spot to sip sweet tea in the afternoons while visiting with neighbors that walk by each day.


Entry into the front door leads to a formal living room with your first glance of the original solid Cypress wood floors that are throughout the original parts of the home, a beautiful fireplace as the focal point and an abundance of natural light. There are six fireplaces in the home that have all been capped. Off of the formal living room is a room currently being used as the master with an en suite bath. All bedrooms in the home have an en suite full bathroom. Off of the master is another bedroom that is currently being used as an office. Walking towards the rear of the home there is a side entry that closes off for private access to the second floor.


Beyond the formal living room is the formal dining room with room for all of your antique pieces and a place to entertain your guests. At the rear of the home is the living room space and kitchen area. Converted from the lime green kitchen when the current owners purchased, this space was transitioned to its current feeling of the comforts of home. Kitchen features space for a commercial refrigerator and commercial stove. Current owners replaced these appliances upon purchase. Venture upstairs to the second story for three bedrooms and three bathrooms.


All incredibly spacious rooms with tons of natural light, beautiful fireplaces and claw-foot tubs. Rooms with access to the second story balcony offer a spot for relaxation and taking in the Louisiana cool nights. Venture up to the third story to envision the space as attic storage or finishing it out for your needs as there is plumbing. Off the kitchen area is an entire studio space that can be storage or a she-shed. In the backyard underneath the oaks is another storage shed. Home has been meticulously cared for by the current owners to ensure keeping the historic charm of the home built in 1830 and sitting on the National Historical Registry. Schedule your showing of this magnificent piece of history today!


Let them know you saw it on Old House Life!