Need a new quarantine activity? Join us in gushing over this restored Donaldsville estate that is everything you would imagine from a classic antebellum manor. The 9,827 square foot property (and its 10.5 acres), originally designed in the Greek Revival style by Henry Howard, can be yours on Tuesday, June 9. The Belle Alliance Estate is currently up for auction without reserve.
Built in 1846 along Bayou LaFourche, the property underwent an extensive renovation which took over 10 years and thousands of hours of work. It has been updated to include everything from moisture controlling air conditioning, a ballroom that double as a recording studio, and a hidden elevator shaft. There is also a large catering kitchen, which has serviced events for up to 125 people, and plenty of porch space for entertainment.
It is currently arranged with six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and several semi-finished spaces ready to be converted to guests suites, a wine grotto, or a studio. Other highlights include 18 fireplaces, custom closets, and 5,000 square feet of expansive outdoor living space.
Located about an hour from both New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the estate offers unrestricted usage meaning it can be transformed into a business or bed and breakfast.
Interested parties can submit inquiries, enjoy a virtual tour, and learn more about the auction on Heritage Auctions' website.