Built in the late 1800s, Forest Plantation is nestled on five beautiful acres in the rolling hills near St. Francisville. Just about everything in the home is original, from antique flooring to original windows up to the 14-foot ceilings. The metal-roofed home has three bedrooms and two full baths in nearly 3,300 square feet of living space.
The home is a short 20-minute drive up U.S. 61 north of the airport on Powell Station Road in West Feliciana Parish. If you’re looking for an historic home in a secluded location in the rolling hills of the Felicianas, you should check out this offering being marketed by C.J. Brown Realtors.
A wide porch wraps around most of the home, offering rocking chair views of the beautifully-landscaped property. It’s 5.5 acres in all, and includes an Acadian-style guest cottage, a long arbor overlooking formal gardens, a pole barn, a chicken coop, a new metal storage building and a four-car garage.
The home is entered via a number of doors on the rambling porch. The front door leads into the foyer, which has narrow-plank heart pine floors and original stairs leading up to the second floor.
In an unusual twist, the master bedroom is located off the main foyer. The first of the home’s three original masonry fireplaces is here. All three fireplaces are functional, according to the owner. The master bathroom has a vanity and a walk-in shower.
The second masonry fireplace is across the foyer from the master bedroom in the home’s parlor. There is also an antique crystal chandelier in the parlor. “It’s all original,” the owner said. “Nothing’s been moved or put in.”
The long kitchen has painted cabinetry and upscale appliances including three ovens, a 6-burner Dynasty professional cooking system and a stainless a Frigidaire refrigerator. A short breezeway connects the kitchen to the home’s library, which has a wall of bookshelves.
The home’s door hardware is also original, according to the owner. The home is currently filled with warmth and antique period furniture. The formal dining room is an elegant place with four beautiful windows and another crystal chandelier.
Twenty-one steps up the original foyer staircase, the second floor has two very large bedrooms. Both bedrooms have dormers with lots of closet space. A nice sitting area is located at the landing, which offers views of the property from a large window.
The rambling front porch offers a dozen spots to sit and rock while looking out on the manicured grounds. An antique wrought iron fence lines the property in front along Powel Station Road. A formal garden has a fountain at its center.
The guest cottage is located on the other side of the home near the garage. The guest cottage has a vaulted living room with a wood-burning stove, a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchenette.
If you’re looking for the peace and quiet offered by a country lifestyle but you don’t want to venture too far from the city, you ought to call C.J. Brown’s Lynne Thibaut for a private showing of this beautiful property just off U.S. 61 south of St. Francisville.
About this Home
11646 Powell Station Road, St. Francisville
422 x 366 x 512 x 385 feet (5.5 acres)
3,297 square feet
C.J. Brown Realtors