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A Beautiful Victorian Fixer-Upper

23730 Eden St, Plaquemine, LA 70764, USA
$98,000

Description

Built between 1895-1900 this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian is in need of a craftsmans hand. In her almost 125 years she has served many purposes. Originating as a Family home, a boarding house, then becoming an upscale Restaurant and a Social Club, a law office and a Corporate office for a health care company. A renovation was completed around her 100th birthday including a re wiring, however she has been empty for 20+ years now and will need someone to love her back to what should be. Located in Plaquemine Historic District, there is potential here for business, residential or multi use. Some outside features include a large curved front porch, porte cochere’, a second story balcony, frieze, shake shingles on roof gables, abundant dentil trim, rounded columns with cast lead bases, stained glass in unusual combination of blue, purple and gold on the 3rd floor, and an amazing set of heavily carved entry doors with beveled glass. The home is Cypress construction with some ax cut beams measuring as much as 6″x13″ Structurally the house is sound with an exception being a damaged sill and siding on the side street bump out due to faulty gutters. Gutters have been removed and a correctly sized, age appropriate cypress sill has been located and is in the home as well as correct roof tin and cap should any be needed for patches. Situated on a Corner Lot with 90+ ft of road frontage on Hwy 1 (Eden Street) and over 100 ft depth on Haase Street allows opportunity for multiple uses. Although her Cypress lap boards show her age the Interior of the home is remarkably preserved maintaining almost all of its original Plaster Crown work including Ornate Ceiling Medallions, Brass Hardware and Hinges, Original “wavy” glass, wide plank Heart Pine flooring, and wainscotting.Originally had 4 coal burning fireplaces which have been capped at roof, some Iron fireboxes and tile remain. Once you open those amazing double doors you will see the large Main Parlor measuring 16’x30′. This room features original Heart Pine floors, Mahogany Paneled walls, 2 of the 3 sets of Cypress pocket doors and an incredible, large and wide, Heavily carved staircase to the Second floor. There are also 2 Built In Bookcases with Original Intact Glass. To the left is a second Parlor area with the 3rd set of pocket doors leading to the Dining Room. Here you will find more Mahogany Paneled walls as well as a Serving window to the prep kitchen that still operates as it should. In the rear of the home is what was the Original Kitchen, a pantry area and a 1/2 bath. On the second level are Bead Board 1/2 walls, another Ceiling Medallion in the Main Hall leading to the front Balcony and more of the Original Heart Pine floors. Four large rooms on this level have original closets with a 1/2 bath to the rear and potential for more bedrooms if desired. This home also has a Second Staircase extending from the 1st to the 3rd Floor which you would take to enter the upper areas of the home. On the 3rd Floor you will find finished walk in storage Including closets to your right. To the left of the stair landing you enter a Large Finished room also with Heart Pine flooring and a Plank Cypress Bar. This is the FIRST BALL ROOM IN PLAQUEMINE ( See Historic Standing Structure Survey) There is a full bath in one of the many Dormers on the 3rd floor. The “Ballroom” also contains the unusual Stained Glass combination on the Upper Windows. A view of the Mississippi River can be enjoyed from the Front windows of this room. This home has been secured, cleaned out, and cleaned. Main roof is Tin with Original Shakes under tin sheets and does not leak into home. Balcony area over front porch has a small leak as does the side porch near the Porte Cochere’. Cement Drive from Eden Street with Cement parking area through the Porte Cochere’ on right side of home. Also room at rear of home to add a second entrance to the side street if desired. Property is Eligible for National Register Designation as well as some Historic Grants if used Commercially, and Tax credits as it is located in a recognized Historic District. Estimated Salvage value in Lumber alone is between 100k to 150k although we are looking for someone to bring this proud one back if possible. Truly an amazing structure with detail and expert craftsmanship that cannot be duplicated today, she will intrigue you from the smallest detail of a hinge to the largest of her 3rd floor stained glass Dormer windows with a River View. 5173 square ft of living area not including 3rd floor storage area with approximately 6200+ Under Roof this wonderful 3 Story longs for an owner to showcase her Beauty once more.

Detail

  • Property ID
    162395
  • 6
    Bedrooms
  • 1.5
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    5173 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.25 acres
  • Folk Victorian
    Style
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    Year Built
    1895

Updated on July 2, 2019 at 1:28 am

Address

  • Address: 23730 Eden St, Plaquemine, LA 70764, USA
  • City: Plaquemine
  • State/county: Louisiana
  • Zip/Postal Code: 70764
  • Country: United States

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Keith Desselle
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