Historic Elegance on 3 Acres: $389,900

Historic Elegance on 3 Acres: A Timeless Gem built in 1903!Welcome to this enchanting residence steeped in history. Nestled on a sprawling 3-acre parcel, this home exudes timeless elegance and offers a glimpse into the past while updated modern features have been brought together to provide a perfect home for its new owners to enjoy. Once owned by J.W. Anderson, one of the 1st mayors of Welsh, LA, this home has had many transformations thru the years. We hope you agree the current presentation is truly a standout. Let us explore what makes this property truly special: Built in 1903, named The Palmetto Island House in 1906, this home showcases exquisite craftsmanship and architectural details that transport you to a bygone era. From the wraparound porch adorned with delicate spindles to the gabled rooflines, every feature tells a story. Dripping with curb appeal, this home is a showstopper from the minute you arrive onto the circular driveway. Arched pathways greet you as you step thru the gated entrance. Light blue ceilings hang above an expansive wrap around porch, harkening back to a bygone age steeped in New Orleans history. The front door offers an artistic entrance highlighted by a custom stained-glass window that was inspired by a famous James Audubon print. The exteriors offer a bright white fresh coat of paint while a metal roof ensures durability for years to come. The heart of the home is the grand living room with its hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and a stately fireplace—the perfect spot for cozy gatherings. As is the case with most historical homes, one can find themselves wandering from room to room and discover many bonus areas that can be used for formal and informal gatherings, game rooms, studies, or spaces to suit your lifestyle, whatever the case may be. Retreat to one of the four bedrooms, 2 downstairs including the primary and 2 upstairs, each offering its unique charm. The primary suite boasts a private entrance to a sunporch overlooking the lush grounds, where you can sip your morning coffee while listening to the birdsong.
A cozy, original to the home, natural gas wall-heater with a copper metal surround adorns the wall while a large bathroom sits nearby proudly boasting classic styling from top to bottom. All the homes 4 bedrooms are ample in size, offer substantial closet spaces not often found in a turn of the century home, and provide an open airy feeling due to the soaring ceilings. Thoughtful design choices punctuate every room as the current owners have redesigned every corner with new lighting that leans into its vintage charm and soft timeless color schemes. The farmhouse-style kitchen seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern convenience. Modern appliances and conveniences have been added but in such a manner as to not detract from the home’s historical presence. The spacious kitchen has a front row view to the outdoors offered thru large floor to ceiling windows and a large butlers pantry provides additional storage for dry goods as well as a convenient space for laundry appliances. The home is secured by fencing on all sides and offers an additional fenced and gated area to the rear, perfect for hosting smaller livestock or chickens, if that’s your intended purpose. While the home retains its historic allure, it also features modern amenities. 2 Central air conditioning units both still under warranty, updated plumbing and full electrical, as well as a whole home generator has been thoughtfully provided. Need a covered parking space or a place to tinker? The detached workshop awaits your projects, whether it is restoring antique cars (as is the current owner’s hobby) or woodworking, we have got you covered. Located in the heart of Welsh, yet just a short 30-minute commute to Lake Charles, you will enjoy a close-knit community, friendly neighbors, and easy access to local shops, schools, and parks. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of Welsh’s history.
From Zillow



Facebook Comments Box