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L’habitation Elizabeth

351 Elizabeth Avenue, Lafayette, LA, USA


The house is located in Sterling grove National Historic District. The district was developed in late 1800 from the land of the plantation that sits a block away. Many antebellum, Greek revival, Victorian homes make this unique neighborhood. Living in this neighborhood feels like living in Europe or in a traditional American community, with residents walking the streets and knowing each other. The house is inside a large fenced in lot, with lots of privacy. There is an organic veggie garden with a cooking herbs section, for the delight of someone wanting to grow their own food. The back yard is planted with many exotic and ornamental trees and plants, and fruit trees such as Citrus, grapefruit, satsuma, kumquat, peach, apple, pear and pomegranate. The front of the house is framed by a white picket fence, with two live oak trees and a gate framed by Italian cypresses. In the front the house has a first-floor gallery with a swing bench, rocking chairs and bougainvillea plants. On the second floor gallery, a cozy salon is there for a relaxing evening outdoor, sipping on delicate wines and champagne or a great morning coffee in the sun, watching the birds and squirrels running in the oak in front. After entering the front yard through the gate, you walk to the large brick steps and reach the front door. The front door is a thick glass door allowing to keep the second original Victorian door open to let the sunbathe the entrance hall with its warms and light.
In the entrance corridor, the stairway takes you to the second floor. Across from the hall is a door leading to the rear porch and the garden.
To your right of the hall is a door leading in the formal dining room, with a mantel to use in the few winter months. You can entertain many guests to delicate dinners, and many private chefs are available in the area to cook your French, Creole or cosmopolitan cuisine. To the right is the bow window living room with the grand piano and the discreet home cinema. You can play music there or relax while watching your favorite movie on the retractable theater screen. The kitchen is next to the dining room with updated stainless appliances, deep sinks and granite counters. You can cook all the delicate pastries and it is a nice space to have coffee or tea when visiting with friends or neighbors. The back porch is attached to the kitchen and an outdoor patio with a BBQ can host many friends for an outdoor dinner. The downstairs bathroom is decorated like a ship’s cabin and has an outside door leading to the back porch for the convenience of your guests during garden parties. The back yard has a carport to accommodate four cars, two sheds for the gardening tools and household tools and a utility/storage room, with washer and dryer, a fridge and industrial shelves for your storage boxes. To the left of the entrance hall is the Office/Library. The library has shelves going up to the 12 feet ceiling, a queen size loft bed and an upscale executive office desk. The room also offers a space to practice Yoga, Pilate or Tai Chi. From the entrance hall, the stairway takes you to the second-floor hall with the 10 ft ceilings and a door in front of you leading to the upper gallery. To the left is the walk-in closet to store your large wardrobe and costumes for Mardi Gras carnival. Next to it is the full bathroom decorated in the style of the 1930s. and to the front is the Audubon room a warm-colored bedroom decorated with a print from ornithologist John James Audubon who marvelously illustrated the birds of America in the early 19th century. To the left of the upper hall, is the Louisiana room, decorated with the antebellum Louisiana aristocratic life in mind. A large canopy bed awaits you for a unique royal experience. The house is sold furnished. The decoration will remain with the current owner. The house was built for the tropical weather of Louisiana and stays cool in the summer and warm in the short winter with the 24000 BTU split unit systems and gas fireplaces. Life here is lived at the rhythm of world renown festivals, ¬†art walks, music venues, farmer markets, Mardi-Gras carnival, theater plays, etc. We have excellent restaurants, health clubs, golf courses and unlimited outdoor activities such as horseback riding, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, etc. Get yourself a piece of history and come live the tropical island lifestyle while staying in continental America. Asking price is $450,000.00


  • Property ID
  • 3
  • 2
  • Square Footage
    2300 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.35 acres
  • Greek Revival
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    Year Built

Updated on August 20, 2019 at 12:33 pm


  • Address: 351 Elizabeth Avenue, Lafayette, LA, USA
  • City: Lafayette
  • State/county: Louisiana
  • Zip/Postal Code: 70501
  • Country: United States

Contact Agent

Anthony Posey
  • Anthony Posey
  • Anthony Posey Properties Inc.
  • [email protected]
  • 504-382-4425
  • 504-585-8000
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