Historic House Listings

Diamond in the rough! Circa 1854 in Louisiana. $185,000

August 3, 2020

A diamond in the rough! This house was built in 1854. It is located on .37 acres in Franklin, Louisiana. Love the brickwork out front on the sidewalk! There are original hardwood floors, crown molding, and an updated kitchen. Love the bathtub! And this is a big house! Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,735 square feet. $185,000

Contact Mindy Lavern with Keaty Real Estate Company: 337-277-5302

From the Zillow listing:


Magnificent Antebellum Home! The classic architecture draws you through the iron gate down the brick herringbone paved walk way onto the expansive front porch. Then as you enter the foyer the wide plank cypress flooring guides you straight to the monumental pocket doors that invite you into the large dining room, which houses a display case of the home’s history. To the right of the foyer you will find the parlor featuring a gorgeous woodburning fireplace and elegant piano that stays with the home. The library is eager to greet you with its cozy gas log fireplace and twin built-in window seats and bookcases. The kitchen features heated tile flooring, 14ft tin ceilings and a gas range. The office is located just off of the kitchen and has a built-in desk and is highlighted by a charming stained-glass window. The master suite is located on the 1st floor, boasting a cedar lined closet, dual vanities, and heated Italian inlay tiled flooring. Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Every room of the house has been touched with beautiful architecture whether it be with dormers, chandeliers, plaster medallions, large crown and baseboard moldings, fireplaces, and porcelain door knobs. Each bathroom has a charming clawfoot tub of its very own. You also get the modern convenience of a zoned central air/heat system and peace of mind knowing that the previous owners updated with all new wiring and copper plumbing. Outdoors the gorgeous grounds are graced with mature moss-covered oaks, cypress and fruit trees. The yard also has intimate brick paved areas ideal for dining or seating areas along with tranquil fountains. The detached 2 car garage comes with bonus spaces, including a 3rd bay door for boat, car, or workshop with plenty of extra storage including a loft. With the purchase of this enchanting home comes a private 2-bedroom 1-bathroom cottage which would make an excellent MIL suite, or additional income property as it has its own address, 609 Second St. This is an amazing property for an amazing price with a little TLC its true potential can be realized, schedule your showing today!


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