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Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: 318 357-8220


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Sold for $635,000 Sold

4078 Hwy. 494
Natchez, LA 71456

3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,408 sq ft - MLS# 104561
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Sold for $635,000 on Jun 1, 2016


A Historic Cane River Plantation is finally available for purchase. One of the last privately owned Plantation Homes in the area, Beau Fort was originally constructed by Louis Barthelemy Rachal around the year 1800. Built in the French Creole Style, the home has a frame of axe hewn cypress timbers which have been mortised, tenoned and pegged together. The walls are of bousillage entre poteaux construction in which a plaster of red clay and Spanish Moss or animal hair fills the space between the timbers. Other features typical of the style include the gabled roof, interior chimneys, and wrap around gallery. This historic property was known as the Narcisse Prud'homme Plantation for the family that occupied it over nearly a century from 1830 to 1925. The plantation later acquired the name 'Beau Fort' due to a legend that it was once the site of an early French fort. In 2004, the current owners embarked on a labor of love to completely renovate the home and its outbuildings. They carefully restored and accentuated the historical elements while also updating the utilities and adding contemporary conveniences. The result is a harmonious blend of old world form and modern day function. In addition to the main house, there is a beautiful barn that has been converted into a wonderful entertaining space. A series of smaller linked buildings house a two car garage, workshop, equipment shed, and gardening room. The spacious property is bordered by a rustic split rail fence and a majestic oak alley leads to the front entrance. A network of brick paths and vine covered walls surround the house while an assortment of flowering plants and trees dot the landscaping. In addition to the 3.298 acres of land around the home, the grounds also include a small .13 acre parcel on the other side of the road that has Cane River Lake frontage for access to the water. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a property that is both a historically significant plantation and a wonderful place to live. Be sure to look at all 44 pictures to get some measure of appreciation for this special place.


  • Appl that Stay: Refrigerator, Range-Gas, Single Oven, Washer, Dryer
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Sq.Ft.: 3408
  • Sub Type: Single Family Home
  • Topography: Level, Water Front
  • Total Baths: 3
  • Total Rooms: 9
  • Water: Community
  • Year Built: 1800
  • Zip Code: 71456
  • Rooms: 9
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Baths (full): 3
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Cooling: Central-Elec
  • County/Area: Natchitoches Parish
  • Foundation: Pier
  • Garage: 2 Car, Detached
  • Heat: Central
  • Listing Status: Pending
  • Lot Size: 3.428 Acres
  • Zoning: R-1 (Special Exceptions)

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