Here is your chance to own a piece of history previously featured in ''Louisiana Homes & Gardens''! Built in 1907, this luxurious residence known as ''The Caldwell House'' is located near beautiful Downtown Abbeville, close to restaurants, shopping and festivals. Vernon Caldwell built this brick home in the then-popular Queen Anne architectural style; in the 1920's, the exterior was stuccoed and roofed with terracotta tiles to reflect a Mediterranean style. This unique property has operated for many years as a luxury bed and breakfast for visitors from around the world who come to Abbeville to enjoy and learn about Cajun culture. It has also been used as an event center - hosting weddings, rehearsal dinners, teas, showers, family gatherings, class reunions, and more. Its location, only two blocks from the Vermilion Parish Courthouse, makes it a convenient place for visiting attorneys. Despite its commercial use, the finishes and décor have always been maintained to suit the needs of a family residence. It would make a lovely, spacious private home. Upon arrival at the front of the home, your eyes will be drawn to the deep wrap-around porch. As you walk through the front door into the wide foyer, you will notice the original pine wood floors leading to a magnificent staircase. Wood floors and pressed tin ceilings continue throughout the first and second floors. The lovely parlor to the left features a beautiful chandelier and a turret of windows which let in natural light. Across a wide hall from the parlor is a large dining room which also has tall windows and a converted natural gas fireplace. Notice the chandelier in this room which is fashioned of eggshell glass. A large, newly-remodeled kitchen is adjacent to the dining room. What a pleasure to prepare meals with a 36-inch GE Cafe gas range, sub-zero refrigerator and separate full-size freezer, 2 dishwashers and microwave - all of which will remain with the home. The laundry room across the back hallway features 2 washers and 2 dryers which will also remain. On the right side of the entryway is the Main Evangeline Suite with an exquisite fireplace, turret of windows, and a bathroom addition with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Adjoining the main bedroom is an additional space that can be a nursery or an office. Beyond that room is another bedroom with a private cypress-paneled bath with a clawfoot tub. A stand-alone handicap bathroom with a walk-in shower completes the first floor layout. As you walk up the staircase, the stairs split to the right and to the left. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs, 3 of which have a private bathroom. There is also a hall bathroom with a pedestal sink and huge enclosed tub. Like downstairs, all of the rooms upstairs have large windows to bring in the natural light. Outside, off the wrap-around porch, is a covered open pavilion with brick and stained concrete flooring, graced with beautiful landscaping, lighting, ceiling fans and a sound system. This area has hosted wedding receptions, family gatherings and parties of all types. A large area behind the home provides ample parking and there is a shed for storage. On the right side of the exterior of the home is a brick path which leads to a patio and raised pond. This area has been the site for many outdoor weddings over the years. There is also a one-car carport behind the home. An exterior elevator is located in the rear for access onto a back porch entry. The quality furnishings and items in the home are not included in the sale but can be negotiated separately. Please contact the listing agent for showings.
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