a letter from a client
I haven't heard from the Clinton resident who talked to you about representation. She is welcome to call me to discuss the advantages of choosing Peter Patout as her listing agent. An agent who specializes in houses of all types in a region will not be as effective in selling a historic home as a firm that specializes in historic homes.
"An agent who specializes
of all types in a region
will not be as effective
in selling a historic home
as a firm that specializes
in historic homes."
When my father decided to put Hubbs House on the market my husband, Hal, & I recommended to him that he list the property with you. Though Hal has been a broker for over 2 decades, and I have been a licensed agent for about 15 years, our brokerage does not have the "historic home" specialty that you have cultivated in your shop. We knew that your clientele is rich with people interested in the preservation of historic homes and it was no surprise at all that the offer we accepted came from a client of an agent within your brokerage. That is just evidence of the pack you run with!
We were so pleased
with the care you gave Hubbs House on your website. You spent time with my dad collecting information about the historical nature of the property. Dad told you the history and gave you old family photos that you used to build the Hubbs House page of your website.
Mom and Dad were so pleased to see it all in print on the web. All the details we thought were important to the charm of Hubbs House are included in your writeup and our family photos of the house became part of the story you tell to prospective buyers. The website is first class and I believe that our buyer used that resource in making the decision to place an offer.
"We anticipated that it
might take 2 years
to sell Hubbs House
to the right buyer.
We are all so happy to have
had an acceptable offer
within about 8 months."
We could have sold the property (with no value for the house) to a neighbor who thought it best to bulldoze the historic home and build several new homes on the property, but we wanted better for Hubbs House. We could not be more pleased with our choice to list Hubbs House with Peter Patout!
Thank you, Peter, for the good work you do. Your passion for this type of listing is unique in our industry and you play a much needed roll in the preservation of Louisiana's fragile historic architectural fabric.
A licensed Louisiana real estate broker
Sara & Paul Costello experience Maison Chenal
Just this weekend, writer & interior decorator Sara Ruffin Costello and her husband and photographer Paul Costello visited my Maison Chenal listing. It was an exquisite outing as so much was in full bloom.
The parterre gardens and ancient oaks add much to the 18th century French Creole setting. See my listing here!
Paul generously agreed to share his photos! You might also enjoy
Sara's and Paul's instagram posts as their friends excitedly chimed in desirous of purchasing the estate, with lots of entertaining ideas to celebrate together.
I've received a few property queries since. The tranquil setting inspires!
See my Maison Chenal listing
to learn more about this incredible property
18TH CENTURY LOUISIANA
FRENCH CREOLE PROPERTY & HISTORIC COLLECTION
The tout ensemble:
MAISON CHENAL (c. 1790), LACOUR HOUSE (c. 1750)
along with their historic dependencies
THE HOLDEN COLLECTION:
the world’s premier collection of Louisiana French Creole and Acadian architecture, art, decorative arts, and furniture comprising 1,400 items that were made in or used in Louisiana from the early 1700’s - the 1830’s
Historically researched gardens, mature landscape with ancient Live Oaks and access to False River
What a delightful morning to wake up and see Hubbs House as the featured home in Sunday's paper!
While the story isn't available with the online news edition, I hope these photos are legible...."This listing would make such a charming and rustic getaway from the hustle & bustle of the city," and I couldn't agree more! Here's the link to more Hubbs House details. Please also reach out to me to learn more.
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
Help Preserve our Early Louisiana History
Word is spreading amongst historians, major learning institutions, and cultural supporters to develop the next chapter for Maison Chenal.
Here's why it's worth saving.
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Bayside Enters New Era!
New family to own and care for this historic gem.
Previously in Roane family for nearly 90 years
I'm excited to announce that Bayside Plantation has sold. And with this sale, a few important things have happened.
1) Working with my broker Tracy Talbot, founder of Talbot Historic Properties, we successfully balanced the interests of both the buyer and seller as dual agent for $775,000.
2) Well-preserved historic homes command higher prices - and by setting a new high market value for the Teche Country region, you can expect that this bodes well for other historic homes and for the strength of that market.
We also believe that historic homes offer the buyer a more satisfying living experience. Bayside has been well-maintained. Built in 1850, the home is on the National Historic Register and sits on 11.8 acres along Bayou Teche. The house is surrounded by a grove of ancient live oaks draped in Spanish moss. Further, many architectural details remain intact.
3) We are thrilled Bayside Plantation's new owners are throughly committed to the future care of this exceptionally beautiful home and property!
To read more about Bayside and the sale of this incredible property, click here. If you yearn for a historic home, please be in touch. Note my contact information at the bottom of every page of my website.
"sugar & spice: the architecture & art of bayou teche, owen southwell, and tabasco's avery island" - a fall 2017 foray hosted by the ICAA-la
IBERIA PARISH, LA. From Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5, 2017, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Louisiana Chapter will host its first foray to the exotic Teche Country. "Sugar and Spice: The Architecture & Art of Bayou Teche, Owen Southwell, and Tabasco's Avery Island" is a premiere event celebrating the classical architecture, history, heritage and art of Iberia Parish, Owen Southwell, Bayou Teche, Avery Island and more.
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:
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.
BECOME A SPONSOR
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.
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.
Check your air conditioning unit every summer for efficiency to beat the heat. There are State and Federal financial incentives such as renewable energy tax credits, special loans, and net metering if your system needs updating. Here are some helpful programs:
- Tax Credit for Solar and Wind
- Home Energy Loan Program “HELP”
- Louisiana Net Metering
Hiring a historic window specialist to glaze windows and secure their surround will help to sustain their longevity and efficiency.
- Don’t remove original windows, just repair existing ones!
Your house will expand or swell in the summer, just like everything else in the South. Harsh weather conditions will take effect, so make sure you plan according to make repairs to the masonry, brick, wood, or any other façade material after the peak of summer.
- 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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