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, it was built for Colonel Thomas Pugh in 1846 on Bayou LaFourche about two miles east of Napoleonville, Louisiana - the first important work of architect Henry Howard. Originally the manor house for a 10,000-acre sugar plantation, Union soldiers had a hospital on its grounds during the Civil War. Madewood is one of the finest Greek Revival plantation houses in the South and was awarded National Historic Landmark status in 1983.
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 Beyonce’s video Lemonade were filmed at Madewood.
Madewood’s stunning front elevation has a five-bay facade fronted by a six-column Greek Revival temple with Ionic 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 theatre which 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 numerous celebrities including author Ann Rice and family who said it was the best Christmas of her life. The listing agents are Ernesto Caldeira and David Smith of Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Enchanting Madewood Plantation is now being offered for the first time in 53 years with most furniture and art included. Asking $2.65 million.
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