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Moss-Draped Plantation Home Could Use a Major Markdown

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Location: Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Price: $3,785,000
The Skinny: No one seems to want this 168-year-old plantation home at the current price of $3,785,000, which it's been listed with for nearly a year. Designed by Irish-born Louisiana architect Henry Howard, the Belle Alliance Plantation was doubled in size by an addition in 1889—which added a ballroom, an "elaborate Beaux Arts fireplace," and a "9-foot oval stain glass transom"—and more recently, "completely resotred [sic]," in the words of the property listing. That ballroom now serves as a rather loud, royal blue dining room; other eye-catching spaces include a Beetlejuice-pinstriped master bedroom, a library covered in vase-themed wallpaper, and a very ornately tiled bathroom. Live oaks hung with Spanish moss surround the home, and elsewhere on the 10-acre lot is a greenhouse, a barn, a garage, the remnants of two cisterns, and the brick foundation of what was once a six-room kitchen.


7254 Highway 308 S [Zillow]