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!
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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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