Just down the road....

History stands still just down the road from me.This property, once owned by the Houmas Indians, was sold to a couple named Maurice Conway and Alexander Latil. After the purchase of land they started to build their dream home in the mid 1700's. Can you imagine! I thought I had a hard time cleaning..ha! Construction was completed on the home in 1828. The homes resting place was just a mere 300,000 acres that produced sugarcane. South Louisiana holds so many treasure like this one and it's easy to just overlook her beauty sometimes. Jesse and I just needed a little Mother and Son time and what better place to go is River Road! This road holds many plantations such as this one. If you ever make it this far south you would not want to miss this street. Her beauty and history are a must see~

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  1. Oh Suzes.. that is a grand adventure indeed. So do tell, is it state owned or still privately held? And.. are there tours during certain periods of the year?

    Lovely history.

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  2. Beautiful home, Susie! It's always wonderful when we can get a little time, individually, with our children, isn't it! That is true, no matter their ages.

    I finished our master bedroom redo. I don't know if you have had time to take a look. I published Saturday. I actually put a leaf peeping post on Sunday! We really had a pretty busy weekend! I am still wondering how I managed to get those two posts on! Don't have too many prolific days, like that!

    Have a great week!

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  3. I have Mommy and son time today. Blake is 7 and asked yesterday if we could do something together today. I love your trip..no places in the city like that here in D.C. .

    Many Blessing's
    ANN

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  4. What a beautiful drive-by! A girl after my own heart!

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  5. That is a GORGEOUS home!!! Wouldn't it be FUN to live in something like that!?!?!

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  6. I LOVE that house! It is absolutely beautiful. I can only imagine how beautiful the entire property is as a whole! I would love to make it down there sometime. I have heard it is amazing!

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  7. That is truly one of the most gorgeous homes I've seen. Thank you for sharing! You are so lucky to have such treasures so close to your home.

    Meg

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  8. this is so beautiful! everything about it looks inviting!

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  9. that is one heck of a house. i love the old homes they have so much character, charm and history.

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  10. Hello Susie, how wonderful the place where you live!!! How great to go for a ride enjoying those beauties. The shots are so pretty too.
    Muchos cariños
    María Cecilia

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  11. Stunning...the covered porches, the wonderful columns...and that rusty urn in the last picture. Heavenly. Thanks for posting.

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  12. I live in SE Louisiana and I remember going on field trips in school to the plantations and I hated it. NOW, I absolutely adore old plantations and I am in love with the old oak trees with the moss hanging from them. It's like you step back in time.

    On my way home in the evenings, there are 2 old houses that have the old plantation look with the old oaks and I wonder if they were actually plantations back in the day. Not fancy like the ones by you but more country. I should try to look this info up. So beautiful!

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  13. Wow! What a beautiful home!

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  14. Beautiful home. They sure knew how to build them back them. So stately.
    Glad you were able to enjoy some mom and son time. It's rare as they get older.
    I posted your gifty.Hope you like it.

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  15. *gasp* that place is GORGEOUS!!

    I love those pillars! And who would have thought yellow? Amazing. You guys are lucky to live in the area you do! ;)

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  16. I love plantation homes, they always look so elegant and stately.

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  17. We just visited Houmas House last week and had a wonderful time. The grounds are also beautiful.
    We are even having Thanksgiving there this year!

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  18. Yes, it's beautiful here. I have always enjoyed being able to see gorgeous oak tress and grand homes like these. The people and the culture here...it's wonderful! I think I do take it for granted sometimes. Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a special time with your son.

    Adrienne

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  19. My boys and I were just watching "America's Castles" and they featured so many of the homes down south. This looks like one of them. Someday I hope to see them for myself. :)

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  20. This is so so cool! I love that this beautiful old home is painted yellow and purple:)

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  21. I'm from Baton Rouge and one of my favorite things to do is take a drive down River Road. My favorite is Oak Alley, what I wouldn't give to have just one of those old oak trees!

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  22. WOW!!!! What an amazing home. I can't imagine how amazing the interior must be. :)

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  23. Hi Susie, haven't had internet in a very long time, so I caught up looking at your photos. Your little cottage is really neat.. I still love to drive down River Road when the chance comes and see all the beautiful homes that have been there for over 100 years.
    I just don't know why people think we all live in little swamp houses or river boats-lol.
    Wish I had your energy to start crafting and selling again. Your things are always a delight to look at. Hugs, Pat

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  24. Susie ~ When I visit your blog, it makes me want to curl up and drink hot cocoa. You have such a warm comforting "feel."

    Thank you for sharing your heart and encouraging me to be whatever I need to be. Blessings today.

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  25. Someday I am going to make it down there to take in all that beauty!

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  26. The colors are different, but really work for that house. :O)

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  27. Hi Susie,

    What an amazing house and yes, the cleaning would be a full time job!

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  28. Hi Susie, boy that is a beautiful home...thanks for sharing...Pat H

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  29. What a great home. I love history and this home looks like it is filled with so much wonderful history.

    Ruth

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  30. How beautiful. Looks like it could be the location for a film.

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  31. How beautiful! I love mother and son time ~ in fact I could use a little.

    Jo

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  32. Hey Susie,
    so glad you like it. It will be on it's way tomorrow along with a little something extra. : )

    Hope you are feeling better from your appt. you had today.
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  33. We have been down River Road but somehow missed this beauty!:( Maybe we did not go far enough down. Reminds me of Oak Alley. Such lovely beautiful homes. I do miss that with not being in BR anymore.

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  34. I would LOVE to see that (and any others you wanted to show me!) house! : )

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  35. Wow, this is beautiful. Is this Houmas House? I don't remember it being yellow, but I think that's the history of it... it's been a while since I've seen it in person.

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