Beautiful, historic home in Dutchtown School District on the market

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.

• 3 Bedrooms
• Master Suite upstairs App 1000 SF with original clawfoot tub and custom shower
• 3 Bathrooms
• Center downstairs full bathroom has Jacuzzi tub and custom shower
• Back downstairs bathroom has copper sink custom inset in an antique dresser with mirror and a corner European style shower, tin ceiling
• Library with Built-In Desk
• Large Kitchen with storage, heart pine tongue and groove sloped ceiling
• Dining Room
• Walk-In Pantry 8′ x 7′ – Custom Shelving
• Massive Family Room 28’ x 18’ with tin ceiling
• Large 12’ x 12’ Landry with Custom Built-In Storage, tin ceiling
• Bonus Room upstairs with 16’ roof-pitch ceiling highlighting the hand
• hewn cypress beams, and notch/peg construction of the home
• New Ceiling Fans / Light Fixtures throughout house & porches
• Electrical reworked in 2015 and 2021
• New 50 year steel roof 2017
• New central air/heat units 2016 (gas heat) Energy Efficient
• Honeywell Smart Thermostats -Up/Down
• New custom metal HVAC duct work 2017
• New paint inside and out

NEVER FLOODED. Flood insurance $706 a year.

School districts: Dutchtown Primary, Dutchtown Middle, Dutchtown High School.

3,380 SF heated/cooled living.  4,670 Under roof with porches.  $749,900.  Contact Pam at 225.315.1414 to schedule your private viewing