99 Main Street

    Franklin, LA 70538
    • $1,990,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 99 days
    • MLS #: 19003844
    UPDATED: 55 min ago
    $1,990,000
    • 0
      BEDS
    • 12
      ACRES
    • 0
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 6,188
      SQFT
    • $322
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Commercial
    County:
    Area:

    School Ratings & Info

    Description

    Looping along the path of a former channel of the Mississippi River, the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway winds through south Louisiana's lush vegetation, alluring marshes teeming with wildlife, and hauntingly beautiful moss-draped oaks. Meander alongside the twists and turns of the Bayou Teche through lovely well-preserved historic districts and journey into the geographical heart of Acadiana to Main Street, Franklin Louisiana. Turn down the quiet streets lined with turn-of-the-century style iron light posts, through an alley of majestic oak trees and lush bamboo umbrella path to the timeless beauty of the Fairfax House, historically known as ''The Shady Retreat'' for over 150 years.This elegant antebellum plantation home, situated on 12 acres of land, was built by a wealthy sugarcane planter, John Barrett Murphy. Fairfax House is surrounded by nearly 100 graceful oaks, expansive green lawns, and manicured romantic gardens. Picturesque sweeping porches surround the home with breathtaking views of the Bayou Teche. Frontage along this important waterway was key for a military campaign during the Civil War to prevent the Union Army from securing a route to the Mississippi River. Notable movies filmed in the area and on the estate were Easy Rider (1969), The Drowning Pool (1975) and All the King's Men (2006). The Fairfax has hosted famous guests and Hollywood elite such as, President Roosevelt, Greta Garbo, and Paul Newman. The Bayou Teche was also the setting for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's most famous work, the epic poem, Evangeline, describing a girl named Evangeline separated from her beloved Gabriel, searching for years across the landscapes of America for her lost love. Fairfax House, once a pre-Civil War elegant plantation home, is now is a profitable Bed and Breakfast and event center for weddings, receptions and parties. Here's your chance to own a slice of Cajun Country and a piece of American history! This unique Bed and Breakfast/venue business opportunity is located in a truly serene setting in the heart of Franklin, just 47 miles south of Lafayette. A dramatic multi-million dollar renovation recently restored the Fairfax to her days of glory and added amenities to meet modern-day expectations such as updated HVAC, ductwork, plumbing and electrical. The Fairfax House has six enchanting rooms all beautifully decorated with antiques and eclectic artwork from around the world. All rooms are dressed with luxury linens, private bath, flat screen TV, and WIFI throughout the house. Enjoy sweet slumber, then throw open the large plantation shutters to welcome in the soft morning light in the two bedrooms located on the first floor or drift way after enjoying a jacuzzi bath in one of the four spacious rooms on the second floor. Need more space? Enhance your accommodations with two adjoining suites upstairs. All bedrooms have their own bathroom with the addition of two public restrooms downstairs. Stroll down the brick path, up the front stairs, past the opulent Greek columns, across the sprawling porch, and through the beveled glass front doors flanked by gas lanterns, to a unique floating spiral staircase in the foyer, custom wood floors and Tiffany chandeliers " the perfect elegant Southern backdrop to photographs for any event. Through the foyer is a large, welcoming entertainment room and bar with seating for everyone, custom-cabinetry stocked with glistening glassware. Pull up a barstool or sink into the soft leather sofa appropriate for silent contemplation or lively conversation over a sturdy sipping cocktail such as the southern classic Old Fashioned. Adjacent to the entertainment room are French doors that lead out to a 20x30 screened-in porch. Next to the entertainment room is an over-sized formal dining room. Also on the first floor is a lavish kitchen and a consciously refined, lighthearted sitting room. A space for folks to gather and spend time together, proof that the art of face-to-face discussion, whether scholarly, scientific or creative, is not yet lost. The Fairfax House is defined by luxurious details featuring: antique Tiffany chandeliers, dramatic sconces, six imported Italian marble fireplaces, antique furniture, unique mirrors, lavish draperies of fabrics in beautiful colors and patterns and textures, and various other antiquities. Extras, or as we say in Louisiana, lagniappe (a little something extra) include: an 800 sq. ft. Innkeeper's suite attached to the main house. The current innkeeper has been living and working at the Fairfax for eight years. On the property, is a stand-alone 2400sq ft. metal storage building that can easily be converted to a spa, restaurant, workshop or other business. There is also an 800 sq. ft. additional storage shed. Grab your well-chilled glass of Old Fashioned, head out back to the party pad and watch your ice slowly succumb to its environment. The outside party pad is surrounded by potted fragrant flowering plants, wrought-ironed lined balcony and lights illuminating the beautiful surroundings of the Fairfax House. Entrepreneurs could take this opportunity to the next level. Adjoining the Fairfax property are 98 approved lots, ready for immediate expansion and business development. This is a visionary's dream, an incredible development opportunity like no other property you will find. Joie de Vie, Joy of Life. The Fairfax House has a vision for expressing not only this philosophy, but this way of life.

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    99 Main Street Franklin, LA 70538

    • Price: $1,990,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 55 min ago
    • MLS #: 19003844
    0
    Beds
    0
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    12
    Acres
    6,188
    SQFT
    $322
    $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    None
    County:
    St Mary
    Area:
    St. Mary
    Property Description
    Looping along the path of a former channel of the Mississippi River, the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway winds through south Louisiana's lush vegetation, alluring marshes teeming with wildlife, and hauntingly beautiful moss-draped oaks. Meander alongside the twists and turns of the Bayou Teche through lovely well-preserved historic districts and journey into the geographical heart of Acadiana to Main Street, Franklin Louisiana. Turn down the quiet streets lined with turn-of-the-century style iron light posts, through an alley of majestic oak trees and lush bamboo umbrella path to the timeless beauty of the Fairfax House, historically known as ''The Shady Retreat'' for over 150 years.This elegant antebellum plantation home, situated on 12 acres of land, was built by a wealthy sugarcane planter, John Barrett Murphy. Fairfax House is surrounded by nearly 100 graceful oaks, expansive green lawns, and manicured romantic gardens. Picturesque sweeping porches surround the home with breathtaking views of the Bayou Teche. Frontage along this important waterway was key for a military campaign during the Civil War to prevent the Union Army from securing a route to the Mississippi River. Notable movies filmed in the area and on the estate were Easy Rider (1969), The Drowning Pool (1975) and All the King's Men (2006). The Fairfax has hosted famous guests and Hollywood elite such as, President Roosevelt, Greta Garbo, and Paul Newman. The Bayou Teche was also the setting for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's most famous work, the epic poem, Evangeline, describing a girl named Evangeline separated from her beloved Gabriel, searching for years across the landscapes of America for her lost love. Fairfax House, once a pre-Civil War elegant plantation home, is now is a profitable Bed and Breakfast and event center for weddings, receptions and parties. Here's your chance to own a slice of Cajun Country and a piece of American history! This unique Bed and Breakfast/venue business opportunity is located in a truly serene setting in the heart of Franklin, just 47 miles south of Lafayette. A dramatic multi-million dollar renovation recently restored the Fairfax to her days of glory and added amenities to meet modern-day expectations such as updated HVAC, ductwork, plumbing and electrical. The Fairfax House has six enchanting rooms all beautifully decorated with antiques and eclectic artwork from around the world. All rooms are dressed with luxury linens, private bath, flat screen TV, and WIFI throughout the house. Enjoy sweet slumber, then throw open the large plantation shutters to welcome in the soft morning light in the two bedrooms located on the first floor or drift way after enjoying a jacuzzi bath in one of the four spacious rooms on the second floor. Need more space? Enhance your accommodations with two adjoining suites upstairs. All bedrooms have their own bathroom with the addition of two public restrooms downstairs. Stroll down the brick path, up the front stairs, past the opulent Greek columns, across the sprawling porch, and through the beveled glass front doors flanked by gas lanterns, to a unique floating spiral staircase in the foyer, custom wood floors and Tiffany chandeliers " the perfect elegant Southern backdrop to photographs for any event. Through the foyer is a large, welcoming entertainment room and bar with seating for everyone, custom-cabinetry stocked with glistening glassware. Pull up a barstool or sink into the soft leather sofa appropriate for silent contemplation or lively conversation over a sturdy sipping cocktail such as the southern classic Old Fashioned. Adjacent to the entertainment room are French doors that lead out to a 20x30 screened-in porch. Next to the entertainment room is an over-sized formal dining room. Also on the first floor is a lavish kitchen and a consciously refined, lighthearted sitting room. A space for folks to gather and spend time together, proof that the art of face-to-face discussion, whether scholarly, scientific or creative, is not yet lost. The Fairfax House is defined by luxurious details featuring: antique Tiffany chandeliers, dramatic sconces, six imported Italian marble fireplaces, antique furniture, unique mirrors, lavish draperies of fabrics in beautiful colors and patterns and textures, and various other antiquities. Extras, or as we say in Louisiana, lagniappe (a little something extra) include: an 800 sq. ft. Innkeeper's suite attached to the main house. The current innkeeper has been living and working at the Fairfax for eight years. On the property, is a stand-alone 2400sq ft. metal storage building that can easily be converted to a spa, restaurant, workshop or other business. There is also an 800 sq. ft. additional storage shed. Grab your well-chilled glass of Old Fashioned, head out back to the party pad and watch your ice slowly succumb to its environment. The outside party pad is surrounded by potted fragrant flowering plants, wrought-ironed lined balcony and lights illuminating the beautiful surroundings of the Fairfax House. Entrepreneurs could take this opportunity to the next level. Adjoining the Fairfax property are 98 approved lots, ready for immediate expansion and business development. This is a visionary's dream, an incredible development opportunity like no other property you will find. Joie de Vie, Joy of Life. The Fairfax House has a vision for expressing not only this philosophy, but this way of life.
    Exterior Features

    Construction Frame Exterior Features Storage Building Lot Description LevelViewsWater Frontage Parking AsphaltLotOn Site Road Frontage PavedPublic Street Roof Composition

    Interior Features

    Cooling Central AirZoned Elevator No Flooring Ceramic TileVinyl TileWood Foundation Brick Piers Heating Central HeatGasZoned Restrooms 73.00 Sq Ft Office 0.00 Sq Ft Retail 0.00 Sq Ft Warehouse 2600.00

    Property Features

    Approx Age 21+ Years Commercial Type Hotel/MotelOther Current Use Bed & Breakfast Electricity 200+ Amps220 Volts Est Bldg Ins 7000 Features Living Space AvailableSecurity SystemSmoke Alarm Financing CashConventionalOwner Finance For Lease No For Sale Yes Gas individual Meter Lease Purchase No Location Historic Area Mineral Rights Reserved Price Includes Furn/Fixtures/EquipReal Estate Sq Ft Source Owner Water Sewer Public SewerPublic Water Zone Multi

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    The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the IDX Program of the Realtor® Association of Acadiana’ MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed accurate. Data last updated 2019-07-22T22:11:05.667.
     
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