Magnolia Ridge

Magnolia Ridge

616 DeJean St., Hwy 103 | Washington, LA 70589
Multi-Home Property

This unique property in St. Landry Parish is a 58-acre park of historic structures and gardens in Washington, Louisiana.

Prescott House

This impressive project was brought about by a couple with a shared interest in preservation, and an eye for beauty and serenity. They created a most unusual estate with a focus on the historic detail. Magnolia Ridge is centered around a spectacular 18th Century home known as the Prescott House. The original home was a small cypress structure built in 1790 for the overseer of a 320-acre property owned by John Collins, who received the property as a bounty grant for his participation in the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803.


6 BR | 4.5 BATHS
3,667 SQ FT

Front view of Prescott House
In 1828, Judge John Moore acquired the home, made additions, and by 1830 had tripled the size of the house.It is a stunning example of a columned Greek Revival house. Approximately 30 years ago, the current preservationist owners began acquiring small parcels and existing buildings, and continued to move other historic buildings onto the property surrounding the Prescott House.In time, buildings on the property were connected by three miles of paved walking and jogging trails, with gardens, ponds, and even a swamp. It is often open to visitors, tours, and for community organizations.


Prescott House Living Room

The Prescott House has a classic floor plan with appropriate millwork, scale, and architectural details. The home opens onto gardens and patios in all directions.

It has a large parlor and dining room with a huge fireplace, a smaller parlor with a fireplace, a library, and a breakfast room on the ground floor. Most of the flooring throughout the home is cypress.

Prescott House Staircase

Upstairs two of the bedrooms and one bathroom have fireplaces, and the bedrooms opening onto the upper gallery have jib doors.

With rooms on three levels, it has six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and approximately 3,667 square-feet of living space and 1,640 square-feet of covered galleries.

Prescott House - Primary Suite

Prescott House - Primary Bathroom

Prescott House Kitchen

Rear view of Prescott House


1,650 SQ FT

Faubourg House aka Pitre House

The Pitre House, also known as Old Faubourg House, is a fine example of an early Prairie Acadian bousillage or “mud” house. It was built by the Pitre Family around 1770 on a site approximately 20 miles northeast of Washington and moved to its present site in 1994 after being purchased from the Rodney Fontenot estate. The Pitre House features 1,650 square-feet of space on the ground floor in the French configuration of three rooms across by one-and-a-half rooms deep. The grenier (attic) is approximately 900 square-feet of unfinished area which was used as sleeping quarters when additional farm help was needed.

The Pitre House is attached by a 17-foot gallery to the Mud House Kitchen, a 1,650 square-foot replica of a second kitchen building appropriate to the style and period of the Pitre House architecture.



Fish House

Fish House Interior (1)

Fish House - Kitchen (1)

The Fish House is a small tenant farmer’s cabin that was renovated between 1987-1990 to become a charming guest house. It has a full gourmet kitchen and 43 feet of windows spanning the back of the house for a spectacular view of the wooded hillside. French doors open to all sides of the wraparound porch, which overlooks the Bayou Courtableau. A brick walled back patio with iron gates provides views of the back woods.


3.5 BR | 2.5 BATHS
2,300 SQ FT

Caretakers House - Blue House

The Caretaker’s House was completed in 1998 in a modified Beaux Arts style as a 2,300 square-foot, two-story home featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with front and back galleries, lots of Queen Anne gingerbread, and a two-car garage.


783 SQ FT

Front of Gate House

The Gate House is a 783 square-foot guest house featuring 18-foot ceilings, a working fireplace, vintage windows, antique French library doors and full galleries on the front and back of home.



  • A large barn housing 2,365 square-feet of stabling and storage
  • An 820 square-foot workshop
  • Circa 1850 stable


Pond Fountain

Throughout the year, the grounds of Magnolia Ridge are a brilliantly landscaped and flowering garden paradise. From live oaks to violets, detailed care and love has been lavished on this property.

Judge Moore Oak

Prescott-Moore Cemetery

Next to the Prescott House is the massive Judge Moore Oak, a 500-year-old live oak registered with the Louisiana Live Oak Society. Particular care has been given to its history and to the nearby Prescott-Moore Cemetery.

Three miles of walking trails connect and interconnect some of the following highlights:

  • Wildflower meadows
  • An enormous cypress swamp
  • Azalea trails
  • Ancient live oaks
  • Alleys of crepe myrtles
  • A fruit orchard
  • Herb gardens
  • Vegetable gardens
  • A pecan orchard
  • Formal gardens
  • Endless native plantings

Interested in purchasing the property or taking a tour? View the full listing for more information or contact agent Ernesto Caldeira at 504.944.3605.

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27 Audubon Place | SOLD

27 Audubon Place, New Orleans, LA  | List Price: $3,200,000


27 Audubon Place, New Orleans, La

Audubon Place, considered by many to be the most beautiful street in New Orleans, was originally developed by George Blackwelder in the late 1890’s. Intended as a millionaire’s enclave, the community was lined with the finest residences New Orleans has to offer. 

This legendary street lies just beyond the soaring Audubon Place arches and two turreted stone gatehouses. It lies adjacent to Tulane University and across St. Charles Avenue from the city’s lush Audubon Park. The neighborhood boasts 28 spectacular residences, most of which were constructed in late Victorian and Neo-classical revival styles.

Built in 1927, this preservationist’s delight at 27 Audubon Place is 8,200 sq ft with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The residence is loaded with ornate tile, original details, and an abundance of character.

5 BEDROOMS  |  5.5 BATHS  |  8,200 SQ. FT.  

Dorian Bennett SIR Agent Contact

Ernesto Caldeira
Phone: 504.944.3605
Mobile: 504.450.8991

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2021 Most Extraordinary Sales | DBSIR


2021 was a record-breaking year for Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty - with a bounty of extraordinary properties added to our SOLD list. Take a look at our top sales of the year.

Sanctuary On The Bayou - $2,500,000

924 Moss Street924 Moss Street | New Orleans, LA
Just 18 days on the market!
Neighborhood: Bayou St. John
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 4,898
Agent: Michael Bain
Our Favorite Part: Fairytale Courtyard

This 18th century Bayou St. John estate is the epitome of New Orleans living. Restoration was completed in 2012 to a high degree, with stunning details. Wraparound galleries overlook extensive park-like grounds. A 1,260 sq. ft. guest house and 355 sq. ft. guest suite attached to the main house (neither are included in the living area) are also in beautiful condition. It's no wonder this gem spent less than 20 days on the market! SOLD!



Magazine St. Marvel - $1,995,000

1469 Magazine Street1469 Magazine Street | New Orleans, LA
Neighborhood: Uptown
Bedrooms: 7
Baths: 7.5
Sq. Ft.: 5,600
Agent: Gino Loiacono
Our Favorite Part: Beautiful Grounds

A stunning and rare Magazine Street compound in the heart of the desirable Lower Garden District. The historic Italianate main house hosts 3 spacious apartments that could easily convert back to a single grand home. Bonus: the property includes an exceptional carriage house and beautifully landscaped lawn, complete with sanctuary. SOLD!


Gorgeous Greek Revival - $1,500,000

1 Bisland Road

1 Bisland Road | Natchez, MS
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 4.5
Sq. Ft.: 5,980
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: Spacious Bathrooms

This whimsical, historic southern home was built in 1824 and rests on over 9 acres of rolling landscaped grounds with huge live oaks and a beautiful guest house. The continued maintenance and modern improvements have kept the property in pristine living condition, while still maintaining the character of the original home. SOLD!


Patton St. Perfection - $1,350,000

6321 Patton Street

6321 Patton Street | New Orleans, LA
Just 14 days on the market!
Neighborhood: Uptown
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,712
Agent: Dorian Bennett
Our Favorite Part: White Chef's Kitchen

Absolutely gorgeous renovated eco-friendly Uptown home with private in-ground pool and hot tub. The house boasts three floors with spacious open floor plans and an abundance of natural light. Just steps away from the beautiful Audubon Park, Zoo and golf & tennis courts. SOLD!


Royal Marigny Manor - $1,169,000

2613 Royal Street

2613 Royal Street | New Orleans, LA
Neighborhood: Fauborg Marigny
Baths: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 3,000
Agent: Michael Bain
Our Favorite Part: Grand Living Room

Superb Victorian home in Faubourg Marigny on a double lot. High ceilings, beautiful heart pine floors, plaster moldings and medallions are just a few special things about this house. Top it off with a gorgeous salt water pool with plenty of privacy. SOLD!


Camp St. New Construction - $1,125,000

4733 Camp Street

4733 Camp Street | New Orleans, LA
Just 44 days on the market!
Neighborhood: Uptown
Baths: 3.5
Sq. Ft.: 3,000
Agent: Rebecca Searcy
Our Favorite Part: Stunning Gold Finishes

Luxurious newly built Uptown masterpiece featuring high quality finishes and fixtures throughout, hardwood floors, 12-ft. ceilings and loads of natural light. Stunning high-end kitchen with marble counters and a custom hood. The primary suite is home to an expansive walk-in closet and luxe bath with a freestanding tub and walk-in shower. Absolutely flawless. SOLD!



Opulent Oxford Estate - $999,999

1001 Whispering Valley Cove

1001 Whispering Valley Cove | Oxford, MS
Baths: 4.5
Sq. Ft.: 4,970
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: Wrap-around Porches

Enchanting 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath Woodland Hills Estates home on four acres of lushly planted gardens. A classic architectural salute to the double-galleried homes of early Louisiana, with a main floor primary suite, 10' ceilings, 4-car garage, outdoor shower, salt water pool, guest house, and over-the-top octagonal kitchen. SOLD!



Charming Marigny Multi-Unit - $995,000

2429 Chartres Street

2429 Chartres Street | New Orleans, LA
Neighborhood: Marigny
Baths: 4.5
Sq. Ft.: 4,546
Agent: Michael Bain
Our Favorite Part: Beautiful Hardwood Floors

Perfectly-located Marigny triplex with major renovations to the owners’ 3-bedroom unit, highlighted by a must-see galley kitchen. Additional two units to rent. The charming courtyard has been transformed into a private oasis with the addition of a stunning new heated pool and hot tub. SOLD!



Elegant Oakland Estate - $975,000

9 Oakhurst Drive

9 Oakhurst Drive | Natchez, MS
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 5,165
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: 16-ft Ceilings

This gorgeous, grand planters-style home is situated on 3.5 landscaped private acres and filled with history dating back to the late 1700s. The spacious interior is pure elegance with spectacular millwork and silver plated hardware. The main house is complemented by lovely grounds and an outbuilding with two apartments. SOLD!



Captivating Camp St. Château - $973,000

1216 Camp Street

1216 Camp Street | New Orleans, LA
Lower Garden District
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 5,228
Agent: Dorian Bennett
Our Favorite Part: Master Suite

One of the grandest Greek Revival mansions of New Orleans. Spectacular original floors, grand rooms, original fireplaces, vast ceilings, special crown moldings and ceiling medallions. Includes an enchanting courtyard and ample parking. SOLD!



Magnificent Mississippi Mansion - $940,000

348 Greenwood Plantation Road

348 Greenwood Plantation Road | Woodville, MS
Just 11 days on the market!
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 4,357
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: Original Fireplaces

Beautifully restored 18th century home built on 136 acres with great fishing and terrific hunting grounds - needed only 11 DAYS to find a new family to call it home. The property includes double galleries, 4 bedrooms and a large family room with working fireplace, as well as several outbuildings. SOLD!



Sensational Selma Estate - $859,000

467 Selma Estates Road

467 Selma Estates Road | Natchez, MS
Baths: 4.5+
Sq. Ft.: 4,839
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: 65-ft Gallery

The warm simplicity and functional aspects of Federal architecture are at their best in this fine example of an elegant country homestead. Enjoy the views from the 65-ft. gallery running across the entire front façade overlooking acres of pastures and fields. One of the most charming architectural features of Selma house are the handsome twin staircases to the second floor. SOLD!



Exclusive Marigny Compound - $850,000

1527 Pauger Street

1527 Pauger Street | New Orleans, LA
Just 29 days on the market!
Neighborhood: Marigny
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,800
Agent: Michael Bain
Our Favorite Part: Saltwater Pool

Unique Marigny Triangle compound with two early brick cottages separated by a lovely secluded courtyard. An extra lot includes a beautiful 75' saltwater lap pool off of the great room with a waterfall feature. Rare gated off-street parking can accommodate two vehicles. SOLD!



Thank you to all of our clients and partners who have made 2021 such an amazing year! Ready to buy or sell in 2022? Contact us today at 504.944.3605

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas


By Iyna Bort Caruso

One of an architect’s best tools is so powerful that it can sculpt a space and enhance your well-being. It is shapeless and weightless. It boosts moods and sharpens focus. The tool? Natural light. “It’s everything. It’s transformative,” says Joshua Zinder, managing partner of architecture and design firm JZA+D in Princeton, N.J. “How people feel in a space is critically important, and sunlight just makes for happier people.” With the potential to reduce energy consumption, too, it’s no surprise that home buyers are making it a priority. “It comes up in every conversation,” he says.

The way in which the home is oriented toward the sun is critical. South-facing rooms receive the most and steadiest winter sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere, enabling homeowners to take advantage of heat gain when temperatures drop. North-facing sunlight, meanwhile, is consistent and diffuses throughout the day. And when it comes to windows, it’s not simply a matter of bigger is better. Placement and style must be balanced with privacy, heat gain/loss, and the need to minimize glare.

A thoughtful lighting plan can animate a home. Skylights, transoms, and clerestory windows set high on a wall above eye level may allow light to penetrate deep into rooms. And tubular daylighting devices, also known as sun tunnels or solar tubes, can direct sunlight from the roof into the interior. Mayi de la Vega, chief executive officer, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty on Florida’s East Coast, sees first-hand how buyers gravitate toward homes with abundant light. “It radiates a certain energy, a positive energy,” she says. “We all feel good in sunlight.”

913 Hwy 182, Morgan City, LA
$3,450,000 | MLS: 2277730 | | Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty | Go to property


Built about 8 years ago, "Bayou Vista" 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.


Oakville, Ontatrio | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
C$5,700,000 | Property ID: 9PMSLL |
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada - Alex Irish, Josh Bernard +1 905 845 0024

This light-abundant, spacious home in Ontario balances grand-scale living with intimate tonality. Gracious proportions, with ceilings reaching up to about 21 feet, set the awe-inspiring stage for a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes. The generously sized great room is lined with steel and glass partition walls. On the second level breathtaking skylights can be found. The primary suite offers prime north-east sunlight and a spacious en-suite with heated floors. A sensational entertainment space fills the lower level, with a wet bar, games area, theater room, and gym.


Gatti House, Strand London | UK Sotheby’s International Realty
£5,750,000 | Property ID: YYRRPZ | | UK Sotheby’s International Realty - Guy Bradshaw +44 7849 398 941 | Go to property

Gatti House is a Grade II-listed building built in 1886-87 and located high above the Strand. The apartment is in excess of 2,300 square feet, with a large private roof terrace. This immaculate, beautifully designed penthouse features a second-floor landing with floor-to-ceiling windows; a further unofficial terrace is also accessible. Steps rise up past beautiful leaded sash windows to reach the third floor. Light wells brighten the stairwell and part of the floor is glass, allowing for natural light to reach the lower level. The well-appointed kitchen has marble worktops, sleek dark cabinetry, and Gaggenau appliances.


Cincinnati Ohio | Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty
$1,999,000 | Property ID: LFDRBS | | Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty - Lee Robinson +1 513 842 2225 | Go to property

This is a one-of-a-kind, refined architectural marvel by Bronzie Design and Build, located in Cincinnati’s desirable Mount Adams. Oversize windows have been masterfully placed throughout to maximize natural light and the spectacular views. The sweeping panorama—from the Ohio River, to downtown, to Prospect Hill—can be enjoyed from most rooms, but especially from the rooftop deck. High-end features and finishes are beautifully accentuated by steady streams of sunlight. Among the 4,500 square feet of exquisite interior space are four bedrooms. Other features include a two-car garage, 15-year tax abatement, and LEED Platinum energy-efficiency certification.


$45,000,000 Property ID: BTH2F7 | | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage - Allison B. Koffman, Juliette R. Janssens +1 917 226 4320 | Go to property

The penthouse at One Sutton Place South is an unparalleled sanctuary of space and light. Its soaring ceilings, impressive scale, and plentiful skylights and windows create a singular ambience and a rare setting for entertaining or relaxing in seclusion, high above the city, surrounded by art.

One Sutton Place was designed by Rosario Candela, and its prewar essence blends with the clean contemporary lines of a remarkable recent renovation. The home has hosted many significant soirées, and accordingly, the floor plan consists of two distinct wings with separate entrances. The entertaining wing features a dining room, a chef’s kitchen, a powder room-cum-art installation by Leo Villareal, a library with a wet bar, a skylit living room with gallery walls and oversize windows, and two bedrooms. The wing devoted to quiet, private repose includes a lofty owner’s retreat, a den, an office, and guest and staff quarters. The inspiring views encompass sunrises, sunsets, the East River, the Queensboro Bridge, and Manhattan’s sparkling silhouette. The dazzling terrace sets a remarkable stage for exhilarating outdoor entertaining, with the building’s two unmistakable towers and a panorama of the city serving as an irreplaceable backdrop.


Chattanooga, Tennessee | Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty
$5,800,000 | Property ID: X5QRC9 | | Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty - Jessica Averbuch +1 615 294 9880 | Go to property

Located in the exclusive Elder Mountain community, this stunning home was designed by renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, who once said, “I have found that I can hold light in a space almost as you can fill up a glass with liquid.” The home features pitched rooflines, which provide dramatic vaulted ceilings. The attention to detail and exquisite finishes will impress, starting with the vast gallery-style hall with its glass ceiling. Skylight cupolas add to the dazzling effect. The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows, while the primary suite offers panoramic views of the Tennessee River Gorge.


Miami, Florida | one Sotheby’s International Realty
$14,900,000 | Property ID: RSN4LH | | one Sotheby’s International Realty - Allan Kleer, Fabian Garcia Diaz +1 305 538 9711 | Go to property

This professionally designed contemporary three-story home has stunning bay views and over 100’ of linear waterfront. Located on Belle Meade Island, it has 24-hour, seven-days-a-week security. New construction (12,200 total A/C square feet) with custom ultraluxury finishes—no expense and attention to detail has been spared. Floor-to-ceiling windows, 35 KM solar system, plus six Tesla power walls. Italian kitchen by Veneta Cucine, seven A/C units, travertine exterior walls, beautiful glass elevator, custom lighting, and sound system throughout. Art gallery and oversize office/library. Large covered patio and summer kitchen with water views. 50-foot infinity-edge pool, solar generator, deep-water large dock and boat lift. Unique 12- car garage on ground floor. Real sellers. Centrally located and minutes to Design District, Miami Beach, and downtown Miami.


Solana Beach, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
$5,480,000 | Property ID: 4MJBQ5 | | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty - Julie M. Howe +1 858 361 2012

Perched on an elevated lot, this elegant coastal home enjoys sweeping 180-degree ocean views. It is newly constructed with clean architectural lines and a soothing, neutral palette. There are custom Fleetwood doors along the great-room walls for truly idyllic indoor/outdoor living. The great room, dining, and kitchen area—with its Caesarstone quartz countertops and Aran Cucine kitchen cabinets—is open and airy with multiple skylights bathing it in light. Exterior patios are laid with Italian porcelain and feature an inviting fire pit and pizza oven, while the rear yard and rooftop deck are pleasingly spacious.


Boulder, Colorado | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
$13,750,000 | Property ID: G5EBR4 | | LIV Sotheby’s International Realty - Jeff & Carliss Erickson +1 303 589 2741 | Go to property

A sophisticated, sun-splashed, modern residence perched high above Boulder, Colo., offers dazzling mountain and city views. This five-bedroom, eight-bathroom estate has the ultimate location, within one of America’s favorite mountain towns, and boasts 360-degree views. Striking contemporary design balances the warmth of exquisite natural materials, such as rich Honduran mahogany floors, with the sunlight that pours through the Pilkington triple-glazed, cantilevered glass walls. Topped by a rooftop deck, the elevator-equipped 9,689-square-foot residence features exceptional entertaining spaces, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, two offices, a library, home theater, game room, spa, and three-car garage.

Originally posted by Sotheby's International Realty.


Oakland | SOLD

9 Oakhurst Road NatchezMS 39120 | List Price: $975,000


Once Natchez became part of the United States with Territorial Status in 1798, its expansion hit new levels as a major Mississippi River port. With the invention of the cotton gin almost at the same time, the planter world emerged, and left a legacy of great homes.

The Natchez District was settled largely by the sons of major early American families . . . families who had made their mark in the East and whose sons needed new worlds to conquer. They had money, taste, and entrepreneurial ambition.

Many plantations, many intended to impress, were built in these early years on huge tracts of lands in the areas of the Natchez District and its early towns of Natchez, Woodville, Washington, and Port Gibson. But early on fears existed of illnesses emanating from low lying soils of the lands bordering the River and the heights of Natchez gained appeal.

The downtown grid appeared, and simultaneously surrounding the city on the hill, urban villas, as we might call them, also appeared, built on tracts of anywhere from modest 20 acre tracts to 40 and 50 acre tracts as they spread further out.

Oakland, unlike many of the grand homes being built was built in what has become known as the planters style with a more modest exterior but every bit an impressive an interior. Typically built with a center hall, two large rooms on either side, a wide covered front gallery, and a smaller real loggia, flanked by cabinet rooms. Oakland was built of brick and then stuccoed and has a handsome hipped roof.

Sometime later two small matching wings were added . . . on the dining room side to accommodate a kitchen and on the other a library.

The remaining dependency to the rear is a two-story brick structure with a one bedroom unit on each floor; currently used one as a residence the other as an office.

The interior is pure elegance with great scale, sixteen foot ceilings, fabulously simple Greek Revival deep ceiling moldings, and high Greek Revival door and window surrounds. The windows have paneled interior shutters that neatly fold into recessed compartments and the mahogany pocket doors have their original silver hardware so prized during that period.

The house is raised and the topography allows for a usable partially raised basement which today houses a sitting room, a storage room, a bedroom and bath.

In the 1950’s, as often happened, the acreage surrounding Oakland was sold off as lots for homes in a subdivision known today as Forest Lawn. Oakland retains complete privacy and accessibility on over three beautifully landscaped acres.

4 BEDROOMS  |  3 FULL BATHS  |  5,165 SQ. FT.  |  3.5 ACRES  |  MLS 2305319

Dorian Bennett SIR Agent Contacts

Ernesto Caldeira
Phone: 504.944.3605
Mobile: 504.450.8991


Bayou Vista

Bayou Vista | OFF MARKET

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
Mobile: 504.450.8991

David Smith
Phone: 504.944.3605
Mobile: 504.495.2387