913 Highway 182, Morgan CityLA 70380 | List Price: $3,450,000

Bayou Vista

It’s rare that a classic architect, knowledgeable clients, an extraordinary historic building site, & 1,250 feet of legendary LA waterfront on the navigable Lower Atchafalaya River or better known as Bayou Teche, a little over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico, are found with one of the most beautiful houses, offering an exceptional view of a long standing natural occurring native state Cypress forest.

In this land of scenic waterways, the Atchafalaya Swamp, and Evangeline Country & French Acadiana, a very rich & diversified culture has developed, & drawn tourism for centuries. New Orleans is 90 minutes east & Lafayette 60 minutes west.

The “front” of our French Manor, which you see when you enter the gates, has a drive that wanders past some of the massive oaks which have survived centuries; but, the “front’ that faces Bayou Teche is jaw dropping with its architecturally rich façade of roof lines, columns, arches and fenestration all finished in a breath-taking monochromatic palate with colossal oaks sweeping the grounds everywhere.

Built about 8 years ago it was a major project coordinated by the Hopkins firm to create a French Style home with the scale, space, ceiling height, and quality of homes built in the past. The floors are largely travertine tile. The kitchen ceiling is 13’ and the living area ceilings are all 12’ but the master bedroom ceilings are 10’.

It has enormous windows and great light and from the moment you step in the front doors the spaces easily open one to the other, from the foyer to the forty foot long great room, with views of the Teche, and a charming formal dining room which, along with an office featuring reclaimed cypress door wainscoting and a custom-built Sinker Cypress bookcase, form the center core of the house.

On the bayou side there is a Pennsylvania Blue flagstone terrace. The master wing is luxurious. The 28-foot long bedroom overlooks the bayou and opens, with French doors, onto the terrace and the other half of the wing is devoted to separate bathrooms and beautifully detailed walk-in closets. The floors and counters are a glorious mixture of honed and polished marbles and stones. While the other wing is for entertaining, the kitchen also overlooks the Teche and affords space and just about every convenience imaginable especially with a walk-in butler’s pantry and a cypress wine cellar. But the special part of this wing is with what is known as the grill room, a vaulted room, with a ceiling rising up to a 20 foot ridge, and with an over-the-top 54” Wolf grill and wall-to-wall doors opening onto the terrace, where weather isn’t a factor with outdoor entertainment plans. Tucked away in the corner of the main floor by the side entrance foyer is a guest room or staff bedroom with ready access from the attached garage & steps away from the separate but nearby garage building. A wonderful staircase soaring up from the great room to the second floor where there is an entertainment area, a spacious gym, & 2 guest rooms. The second floor has carpeted bedrooms and rich wide board wooden floors. From it, there is an easy staircase access to the 3rd level high-ceilinged storage attic (so well insulated) as are other attic areas, that the heating and cooling bills are minimal. For power outages a diesel generator will service the whole house. The boat house with a 2nd floor unfinished apartment has parking for several cars beneath and handles a large boat. Nearby there is shore power and mooring pilings available on the riverfront on both the east and west sides of the property.

Of the many attractions available mention must be made of the Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild in Patterson, a championship course listed in the top 50 in the US by Golfweek.

With all of its history and nearby natural attractions Bayou Vista is only five miles from the Harry P.Williams Memorial Airport at Patterson, LA, & has easy access to the future I-49.

4 BEDROOMS  |  5 FULL BATHS  |  3 PARTIAL BATHS  |  8,866 SQ. FT.  |  8 ACRES  |  MLS 2277730

Dorian Bennett SIR Agent Contacts

Ernesto Caldeira
Phone: 504.944.3605
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David Smith
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Mobile: 504.495.2387