Stunning French Colonial Plantation on over 2.3 acres, located in the prestigious residential neighborhood of Greenbrier. The Architectural firm of Monroe and Graeber Ltd., of New Orleans originally patterned the home after the beautiful Parlange Plantation House in New Roads. Having a history of its own the home was rebuilt in 1991 by J.B. Mouton and Sons and using the exacting standards of the plans set by the original architects. Architect, Kevin Gossen executed and mastered the 1991 renovations, exemplifying the charm and grace of Southern living. Exterior features include custom mahogany millwork, hand forged iron shutter hardware some faucets, door knobs and pulls created by New York metalworker, Pierre Emmanuel Guerin, copper gutters and antique brick. Heart pine antique wood flooring, extensive custom millwork throughout, a 3 story circular staircase, raised solid wood accents and 4 fireplaces in the main house are just a few of the incredible features you'll find here. The stunning dining room and powder room are finished with Zuber et cie wall coverings of a panoramic wood blocked printed engravings from the 17th , 18th and 19th Century . (Zuber wall coverings hang in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House and is world renowned.) The library in this estate also resembles the White House Diplomatic Room itself, with rich, deep mahogany wood, beautiful fireplace and mantel and easy access to master suite. The grand great room faces the amazing back yard with a wall of French doors, floor to ceiling windows, and plastered fire place. The kitchen and sunroom flow seamlessly through the double sided old brick fire place, massive cypress beam accents, hand milled cypress cabinetry, and Blue Bahia granite and flooring. The access to the dining room and great room are just what you would expect and perfect for large family gatherings and entertaining. The main floor is set on a brick basement with amazing pillars that support the second floor veranda. The downstairs, raised basement houses 4 generous sized bedrooms, 3 full baths with tall ceilings, cypress family room/den and laundry room. The 3rd floor is a large flexible space currently being used as an art studio with a wealth of light and equipped with practical cabinets and counter space and new sisal flooring. Over 3200 square feet of gorgeous, wrap around porches creates a abundance of views of the over 2.3 private, landscaped acres. The 2426 square foot guest house, gunite pool and professionally lit tennis court complete the park like setting. A once in a lifetime purchase!