Historic House Listings

“Maison Bonne Vive”, Circa 1937. On four acres in Louisiana. $1,690,000

February 4, 2021

Look at all of those columns on this house! Grand staircase! “Maison Bonne Vive” was built in 1937. It is located on four acres in Alexandria, Virginia. The home features original hardwood floors, a paneled den, grand stairase and beautiful chandeliers which have all been wired for sound. The main house is 20,000 square feet! There is a 3,000 square foot guest house on the property. Five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 20,000 square feet. $1,690,000

Contact Barbara Bonnette with Louisiana Outdoor Properties

From the Zillow listing:


Exquisite estate property in a southern plantation setting, Maison Bonne Vive, designed after “Oak Alley Plantation Home”, is a blend of old world elegance and modern amenities situated on 4+/- acres of one of the most desirable parcels of real estate in Alexandria, Louisiana. Upon passing through the estates massive private gates, one enters into a world of stately oak trees with Italian water fountain. Maison Bonne Vive, designed by Simone Guillory Architects consists of a magnificent main residence and separate entertainment building. The main residence offers approximately 20,000 sq.ft. that is exquisitely designed and impeccably built. This home offers the utmost in elegant and comfortable living. Old world charm sets the stage, paired with modern amenities galore. 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 3 guest bathrooms, 2 offices, on two levels plus a custom elevator to the rooftop “widows peak”. 150 yr old Chandeliers wired for sound, brick pavers in the gourmet chef’s kitchen and sitting room, state of the art lighting, sound and surveillance systems, a custom wine bar, and a high powered generator that powers the entire property, along with a 4 car covered parking carport. The entertaining house adds an additional 3,000 sq.ft. that includes a large entertaining area, a full kitchen, full bath, and 6 restrooms, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. The refined interior can only be matched by the outstanding exterior. Listing Specs: Utilities average $1,200 per month 20,000 sq.ft. home 3,000 sq.ft. entertainment house Simone Guillory Architects 5 Bedroom 6 Full Baths & 3 Half Baths 2 Offices Roof Deck 4 Car Carport Safe Room: 1foot thick walls 100KW Natural Gas Generator Spray Foam Insulation 50 Ton Chiller 1,000,000 BTU Chiller Elevator / Dumbwaiter Slate Roof, 75 year warranty Antique Brick 4 fireplaces Grand Double Stair Case Antique Drop Down Chandeliers Solid Mahogany Paneled Office Italian Marble Fountain Antique Heart Pine Floors Exposed Cypress Beams Granite Counters Mahogany Cabinets State of the Art Kitchen En-Suite Bed & Bath Extensive space for entertaining indoors and out Outdoor Kitchen


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