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Southern plantation in Louisiana on the market for $2.6 million -BYLN- TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

For anyone who has ever imagined owning an elegant plantation house or bed & breakfast, historic Madewood Plantation might be the ticket.

Steeped in southern history, the home was built for Col. Thomas Pugh in 1846 on Bayou LaFourche about two miles east of Napoleonville, Louisiana, It is the first important work of architect Henry Howard.

Originally the manor house for a 10,000-acre sugar plantation, Madewood is one of the finest Greek Revival plantation houses in the South and was awarded National Historic Landmark status in 1983. Union soldiers opened a hospital on its grounds during the Civil War.

Currently operating as a bed and breakfast, Madewood has frequently been used as a scenic backdrop for television, film and album productions, such as "A Woman Called Moses," "Sister, Sister" and the 2017 Sofia Coppola version of "The Beguiled." Some parts of Beyonces video Lemonade were filmed at Madewood.

Madewoods front elevation has a five-bay facade fronted by a six Greek Revival columns rising to a broad entablature and fully pedimented gable with a half-round louver at the center. Acreage measures 18.8 with seven houses. Overall livable space is 24,950 square feet including the main house with 15,000 square feet and a theater that accommodates 100 guests. Owned by the Marshall family for 53 years, many events have been held on the plantation, from weddings to chamber music festivals. The Christmas festivities have been attended by celebrities including author Ann Rice and her family, who said it was the best Christmas of her life.

The plantation is now being offered for the first time in 53 years with most furniture and art included. Asking price is $2.65 million.

Listing agents are Ernesto Caldeira and David Smith of Dorian Bennett Sothebys International Realty, New Orleans.

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Title Annotation:Home Garden
Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Geographic Code:1U7LA
Date:Jan 7, 2018
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