New Orleans is filled with notable architecture. Many of its buildings were designed by Henry Howard, a 19th-century architect known for his blending of European and American designs. Some of his contributions to the city include the Pontalba buildings on Jackson Square, the Robert H. Short house (a.k.a. the Cornstalk mansion), and the Archibald Montgomery house found on Third and Camp Streets in the Garden District. While many of his buildings have changed throughout the years, there is one nearby estate that has undergone an incredible restoration.
The Belle Alliance Estate is located about an hour in Donaldsonville and is currently up for auction. The property sits among oak trees along Bayou LaFourche and features old school charm updated with modern conveniences. Steeped in history, but far from uncomfortable, the home contains six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a gorgeous blue ballroom, and 18 fireplaces. The new owners are also sure to enjoy the 5,000 square feet of expansive outdoor living space.
The manor can be toured virtually ahead of the June 9th auction. The live event will take place on Heritage Auctions' website with a starting bid of $700,000.