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Plantation Pleasures: A national historic treasure is updated for family life

The intriguing Rosella Plantation, situated near the tranquil beauty of Bayou Lafourche, has attracted visitors from each of the 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Europe. It has exceptional detailing and a number of early features which are rarely found in even the oldest extant Louisiana plantation homes. Antebellum Rosella was acquired by a family with young children and it is no longer available for tours, but a scenic view is afforded ...

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Historic Country Retreat: Echoes of the past at an antebellum St. Francisville mansion

While gazing at all of the rose-colored azaleas and camellias, yellow jonquils and daffodils, and acres of blooming bulbs on the property surrounding the country plantation home of Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Berry, I could imagine the white-haired, fragile Helene Allain in the garden with her dog, Jean. I visualized her slowly and carefully finding her way through the thousands of blooming flowers that she proudly showed off and lovingly tended. Born in ...

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Country club living: A stylish baton rouge home 
reflects southern charm

With an interior design that strikes a balance between modern and traditional, Pat and Kathie Haney’s Baton Rouge residence is an ideal setting for entertaining, complemented by a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and living area and beautifully manicured grounds. It is an elegant house with low-key sumptuousness that is at once warm and inviting. “My husband loves to barbecue and entertain,” says Kathie. “We wanted an outdoor living space so ...

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