November 8, 2013

Historic Real Estate: The Platinum Edition

Surround yourself with elegant features, beautiful rooms, and true historic charm in these three homes.

  • By: Emily Potter
blog_photo_Belle Alliance Plantation
Fully renovated, 15,000 square feet, and waterfront property make this a Louisiana dream home.

Belle Alliance Plantation -- Donaldsonville, La.

A stunning example of Greek Revival architecture, this house was built in 1846 and sits on 10.5 acres along the bank of the Bayou Lafourche. Among the many elegant features throughout the home is a ballroom painted with custom-designed colors of striking blue for the walls and luxurious gold for the ceiling. Price: $3,785,000

blog_photo_Italianate Villa
This villa is one of the most recognized homes in downtown Indianapolis.

Italianate Villa -- Indianapolis, Ind.

Invite 400 of your closest friends over for dinner (so says the ad) at this expansive 1873 home. Historic details have been meticulously maintained and high-quality upgrades added. Welcome guests through the large formal entryway, let them linger in either of the two parlors, and steal a quiet moment in the lovely side garden. Price: $1,500,000

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A piece of Austin history, this home has been restored to its original 1917 grandeur.

Urban Elegance with Capitol Views -- Austin, Texas

Look out at views of the State Capitol and downtown Austin from the windows of the lovingly restored Herblin-Shoe House, one of the city’s finest historic homes. The current owners have spent more than five years bringing the house back to its original glory, from hardwood floors to wraparound porches. Price: $2,499,900

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