Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most historic homes in Gonzales. Reputed to be the Carville home of J.M. Carville, this 200 year old cypress pier and beam home is beautiful beyond compare. There is a raw hand-cut cypress plank inset into the front porch archway containing a hand written inscription that reads, “J.M. Carville, Island Store, Iberville, LA, 18__” (date not legible). Carville, Louisiana was called Island, before it was renamed Carville in 1909, to honor Louis Arthur Carville, the postmaster at the time, who was political consultant James Carville’s grandfather.
This historical beauty has been thoughtfully renovated to preserve the original integrity while integrating modern amenities. Take a step back in time as you enter the original wide front door into the central foyer. Details are impeccably incorporated from the tin ceiling in the family room to the back screen porch with vintage reproduction lighting. Enjoy your morning coffee on the big front porch shaded by a beautiful fruit-bearing pecan tree. The home is situated on a half-acre, on a dead end road offering lots of privacy, yet is convenient to everything.
NEVER FLOODED. Flood insurance $706 a year.
School districts: Dutchtown Primary, Dutchtown Middle, Dutchtown High School.