Join me in New Iberia!
OPEN HOUSE INVITE
Historic Simien House
Queen Anne Cottage
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 15
424 West Main Street
Zoned Commercial & Residential
New Price $260,000
Built: circa 1910
Additions: late-20th century
Land: 10,200+/- sqft
Living square footage: 2,679 sq. ft.
Covered front porch
Enclosed back patio
Parking lot to accomodate 15 cars
2 storage houses, detached
property is zoned commercial and can be used
either as an office or a
Property Information Packet
For those taking in the Simien Open House and others venturing to New Iberia, Louisiana ...You are deep in the heart of Bayou Teche Country where I grew up! I offer a few stops to enjoy the day. But first things first - a wonderful Cajun lunch experience.
BON CREOLE LUNCH COUNTER
for the best Shrimp Po-Boy ever!
I always make a point of seeking out beautiful trees. Here's William Guion's Evangeline Oak photo. I call your attention to his blog The 100 Oaks Project.
It's Valentine's Day Weekend and could there be a more enduring symbol of love than the Evangeline Oak immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem about Evangeline and her long lost love Gabriel. It's a beautiful tree. Go see. Just 10 miles from Simien House.
The Jungle Gardens at Tabasco on Avery Island: Breathtaking blooms throughout the year along with phenomenal bird-watching opportunities.
Shadows on the Teche: Built in 1834 and set amongst moss draped ancient oaks. Take in the well-preserved home and gardens - operated by National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Enjoy a leisurely drive through the rolling hills of East Feliciana Parish
Clinton is 45 minutes from Baton Rouge and two hours from New Orleans
HISTORIC HUBBS HOUSE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
NOON - 3 PM
Creole Cottage on 7 Acres
New to the market・first time sold in about 100 years
Mature landscape with live oaks, magnolias and bamboo
along the historic "Road to Baton Rouge"
Hubbs House Property Information Packet
KING CAKE WILL BE SERVED
10799 OAK DRIVE, CLINTON, LA
Read More Here
Mature landscape with live oaks, magnolias and bamboo
along the historic "Road to Baton Rouge"
Laura Plantation is an extraordinary Creole heritage site. Through exhaustive research, the owners, my friends Norm and Sand Marmillion, were the first to present the intriguing history of Creole society and the unvarnished truth about the lives of slaves. Laura Plantation is at the top of my list for plantation tour recommendations.
DUNLEITH IS SOLD AND TWIN OAKS NEWS!
THE JEWEL OF THE CROWN!
Dunleith Historic Inn is Mississippi’s only surviving Temple-type
form antebellum home surrounded by columns
Maybe you’ve heard that Dunleith Historic Inn recently sold to prominent New Orleans hotelier Joe Jaeger and his business partners Mike Blattner and Randy Waesche. The property is now in good hands. I join the community's excitement about this sale.
Marketing this property allowed me to share my love, passion and belief in Natchez, and the interest I developed in Dunleith was global!
Over three years, I attracted 24 qualified buyers and submitted 5 offers ranging between $3.5 and $4.5 million. The latter was an all cash offer in September of 2018 from a California client I represented.
This was an extraordinarily difficult listing which required me to weather the challenges of the original seller's bankruptcy, the involvement of a court-appointed trustee, and an eventual bank foreclosure of the property.
The foreclosure formally ended my Dunleith listing, at which point the bank pursued, without my involvement, a number of my prospective buyers, including Joe Jaeger.
Because I was the the agent who first introduced the eventual buyer to Dunleith, I am proud to have been instrumental in this sale. I appreciate what Dunleith means to Mississippi and lovers of historic buildings everywhere.
Joe Jaeger now joins hospitality legend Warren Reuther in choosing to invest in Natchez. More investment in this charming river city is sure to follow.
Jaeger's Business partner Mike Blattner lives in Natchez and the group is already moving forward to reopen the luxury property as an inn, restaurant and event venue in coming months.
For more information on Dunleith, view my 83 page property information packet here. The Jaeger team loves it!
While Natchez is a buyers market offering incredible values for historic properties, Dunleith's sale and these recent events point to a stronger real estate market ahead:
Optimism is growing in Natchez!
I AM EXCITED TO BE
THE LISTING AGENT FOR
THIS INCREDIBLE PROPERTY
Just across the street
from Dunleith Historic Inn ...
Twin Oaks Greek Revival Home
LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Income Producing Investment
Located in an Opportunity Zone
Established Bed & Breakfast with Six Rooms in Separate Building
Twin Oaks, formerly known as “White Cottage,” built circa 1852
Twin Oaks benefits from its proximity to Dunleith
as a source of additional rooms, dining & entertaining capacity,
a commercial kitchen ideal for cooking classes, and it's perfect
for small conferences, corporate and special events
View property information packet
Street view of beautifully scaled main house under a canopy of
majestic live oak trees on six-acres of raised grounds
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From my blog:
The Historic Downtown area is delightful! It's walkable and offers wonderful shops, coffee houses, fantastic restaurants and cultural events throughout the year with many opportunities to enjoy live music.
Farm to table is alive and well.
On Saturdays, there's a burgeoning Farmers Market Downtown that’s created a gathering place for the community. Among the prized produce, local artisans display their works all to the tune of local musicians. I felt so welcome here and especially loved meeting the Master Gardener group. Their efforts set Natchez apart.
Drink local in Downtown Natchez too as Charboneau Rum Distillery is nationally acclaimed and Natchez Brewing Company has many fans.
We met the Experts: I loved meeting with Stratton Hall and Jennifer Combs of Visit Natchez and appreciate their efforts to promote the city. From my team, Kelly Calhoun and Lee Anne Garner are to my right.
I'm also impressed by the vitality of the Downtown Natchez Merchant's group we met last visit at the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce.
And who says there's nothing to do Monday nights in Downtown Natchez? At Rolling River Bistro, we found delicious Chargrilled Oysters followed by fantastic Lamb Chops.
Oysters are half price on Mondays served up with a Delta Blues band. That was a fun discovery!
We took in this phenomenal view on Taco Tuesday and dined al fresco with a cool breeze from the river - great tacos! The Camp Restaurant, Under the Hill Historic District!
The hospitality is real. People are open here and It's been easy to make friends. I love impromptu gatherings: from a recent Friday night on the balcony at Dunleith Historic Inn.
Over that same weekend, we had the good fortune of meeting many long-time Natchez citizens and they welcomed us to celebrations at their summer camps along St. John.
What wonderful hosts! Their company and hospitality was incredible - and, yes, there was Peach Cobbler!
We also realized that we have met an equal number of newcomers that are referred to as: Natchoosians - a growing group of people without ties to the area - they found Natchez and have chosen to make the town their home. I understand why!
My foremost passions are architecture, history and art and there are so many inspiring cultural events throughout the year to feed these interests in Natchez.
Among the world class events you'll find is the Natchez Festival of Music which features top Opera, Broadway and Jazz national artists each May.
Natchez offers this and so much more ............ Oh, and the most majestic Crepe Myrtles you'll ever see!
The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking! Here's Lake St. John, an Oxbow River. It beckons for boating, fishing, swimming, and carrying on with friends. Its just 20 minutes away from Downtown Natchez!
Stay tuned for details about the World's Crepe Myrtle Festival
in Natchez next June!
I hope you are enjoying my Cultural Insider Blog! Stay tuned and spread the word!
"sugar & spice: the architecture & art of bayou teche, owen southwell, and tabasco's avery island" - a fall 2017 foray hosted by the ICAA-la
As a native of Iberia Parish, where my roots run deep, I am excited to share this classical world of architecture and art of my beloved Bayou Teche country. Our foray participants will soon succumb to the exotic eden of café au lait-colored bayous, sugar cane fields and live oaks draped in festoons of Spanish moss. This foray is
an exposé to our national audience; one that will showcase the classical featurettes of our heritage in a scale never been seen in this area.
Highlights of this once-in-a-lifetime Iberia Parish event are:
- Four lectures by four of the finest experts of Teche Country's architecture, history and art.
- Two luxurious dinners at private antebellum plantation houses on the banks of the Bayou Teche: Bayside Plantation and Shadows-on-the-Teche.
- Three lunches, including one among the sugar cane fields on an antebellum plantation estate.
- Private house tours, including Iberia Parish architect Owen J. Southwell.
- Private Avery Island home tours.
- Bus transportation around the foray.
- AIA CEU (pending to early October).
SCROLL DOWN for a 38-page information packet that covers details such as schedule, registration, region/architecture history, lecture/lecturer topics, accommodation, et cetera. Click on the button below and purchase your ticket(s). ICAA-member and non-member prices available. Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5, 2017.
We would be so honored to have your sponsorship for this foray and future ICAA-LA events. Thousands of people of across the country are invited to attend our event.
- A sponsorship of this level will support the ICAA-LA educating and encouraging participation from enthusiasts and professionals on Louisiana's classical architecture, art and cultural heritage.
- A portion of $500+ sponsorship level is tax-deductible.
- With $1,000+ sponsorship, your entity would be marketed as a sponsor of the forthcoming foray as well as all subsequent ICAA-LA events for the next 12 months with your logo on marketing material.
To become a sponsor at your chosen level, proceed by filling out and submitting the official ICAA Sponsorship Form, below. Details included in the form.
- Tax Credit for Solar and Wind
- Home Energy Loan Program “HELP”
- Louisiana Net Metering
- Don’t remove original windows, just repair existing ones!
- Do any repair work toward the fall months after the severity of expansion has subsided.
- Spend summer months researching historic building specialists in anticipation of repairs. This is a great time to shop reviews and get quotes.
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