Historic House Listings

Double porch love, beautiful woodwork and a guest apartment! Circa 1879 in Louisiana. $379,000

November 15, 2023

Love those double porches! This home has beautiful unpainted woodwork and there is even a guest apartment over the carriage house. The home was built in 1879. It is located on .36 acres in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The home features double wrap around porches, beautiful hardwood floors, pocket doors, grand staircase, crystal chandelier, window seats, wainscoting and an updated kitchen. There is a carriage house with a guest apartment. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms and 4,517 square feet. $379,000

Contact Lyndsie Blanchard with The Real Estate Brokerage: 337-888-6646

From the Zillow listing:


**MOTIVATED SELLER OFFERING $5,000 TOWARD BUYER’S CLOSING COSTS/PRE PAID ITEMS WITH REASONABLE OFFER!!** Step back in time with this meticulously preserved 3-story historic residence otherwise known as the Reid Home! This extraordinary piece of Lake Charles’ history dates back to 1879 and is on the Historical Registry. Immerse yourself in the charm of yesteryears with its original Louisiana Cypress siding exterior, beautiful original pine hardwood flooring & cypress molding/staircase/doors throughout, 5 custom fireplaces each with full ornate mantels…some adorned with imported marble, original plantation walk through window to the porch in the master bedroom, 11 & 12 foot ceilings, and wrap around porches. From 1910-1913, the third story served as the Judge’s chambers and jailhouse. The home also features a “Carriage House” with 2 extra living quarters, which presents an opportunity for additional income. With recent updates to the electrical and plumbing systems as well as a new roof & a few other upgrades (see supplements), this timeless treasure seamlessly blends the past with modern convenience. This home exhibits unparalleled craftsmanship and details that you will simply have to see to believe. Add a little TLC and make it your own or even snatch it up for a historical Airbnb and unlock additional potential income opportunities. Schedule your showing today, this is one you will not want to miss!



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