About Louisiana

Louisiana

No other state has a more varied or colorful past than Louisiana. The state has been governed under ten different flags beginning in 1541 with Hernando de Soto's claim of the region for Spain. La Salle later claimed it for Bourbon France and over the years Louisiana was at one time or another subject to the Union Jack of Great Britain, the Tricolor of Napoleon, the Lone Star flag of the Republic of West Florida and the fifteen stars and stripes of the United States. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Louisiana became an independent republic for six weeks before joining the Confederacy.

There is a rich diversity of peoples in Louisiana. They include the original Indian inhabitants, plus the descendants of a variety of settlers, among whom were the French, Spanish, English, German, Acadians, West Indians, Africans, Irish and Italians -- and now include almost every nationality on earth.

The original French colonists were soon joined by the Spanish and Acadians, and later by French aristocrats fleeing slave revolts in the West Indies or the horrors of the French Revolution. As part of Louisiana's French legacy, counties are called "parishes" and the Napoleonic Code (rather than Common Law) holds sway in the State's courtrooms.

The Louisiana plantation culture first came into being along the State's rivers and bayous in the 18th century. Planters initially used the fertile soil for indigo and tobacco, but these crops were soon replaced by cotton in north Louisiana and sugar cane in the more tropical southern part of the State. The plantation mansions of Louisiana still bear signs of efforts to make life in the new world as genteel and pleasant as possible. Many are surrounded by extensive formal gardens, and the approaches to some of the homes are lined with avenues of live oaks that have grown huge in their old age.

 
$329,900
Amazing Coin Du Lestin Home

Slidell, St Tammany Parish County, Louisiana


Your home overlooks the scenic beauty of Bayou Moulin. Bulkheaded waterfront. Inside there are walls of windows to take in all the natural light and scenery. Large rooms including a sunroom that leads to a large balcony. Kitchen has granite counters and new Kitchen Aid oven. 4 bedrooms plus office.3 full baths. 2 car garage, elevator, workshop, circle driveway and lots and lots of room underneath the house for storage or crawfish boils or whatever you desire. Additional land available too.

Gregg Tepper , Keller Williams Realty Services

0.41 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3600 SQ FT
 
$459,000
450’ LeMulle Pier Over Lake Pontchartrain

Slidell, St Tammany Parish County, Louisiana


Own the vacation of a lifetime, all the time, at ‘Wild Wind.' 450’ LeMulle pier extending over Lake Pontchartrain for gorgeous sunsets and great memories. Boat hoist, non–slip fishing deck, 1000w lights & more. Sumptuous detail inside: Acacia wood floors, 3cm granite, Carrera marble showers, stacked Diamond cabinets, custom draperies. All personal property comes with the home! It's also a Vacation Rental with excellent cash flow. Financials available. Hurricane resistant. Back on market due to lender error

Gregg Tepper , Keller Williams Realty Services

0.05 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1774 SQ FT
 
$469,000
155' Of Waterfront in Coin Du Lestin

Slidell, St Tammany Parish County, Louisiana


4 yr old custom home is cared for & lovingly maintained. 3 suites. Upstairs suite has living room. Spacious cook's kitchen w/double oven, quartz counters, & SS appliances. Marble master shower. Lge flex room across the back opens to the patio & leads down to the 95' dock & boat launch. 3000 sqft of enclosed space downstairs. Encased in special 'SIPS' panels which stand up to 200 mph winds & lower energy bills.

Gregg Tepper , Keller Williams Realty Services

0.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3834 SQ FT
 
$329,000
Beautiful Waterfront Renovation

Slidell, St Tammany Parish County, Louisiana


Back on Market. Buyer loan fell through at the last minute, Stunning renovation on Bayou Bonfouca. Priced well below appraisal! Carrera marble, hand scraped wood floors, designer light fixtures, custom tile work in kitchen & baths. Thick luxurious carpet soothes tired feet. Sunroom has its own a/c system for year round enjoyment. That opens onto the deck with access to your own 66’ dock and 24’x12’ boat house and hoist. Boat to town and enjoy Heritage Park & Olde Town. Seller open to creative financing.

Gregg Tepper , Keller Williams Realty Services

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2336 SQ FT
 
$699,000
WATERFRONT PARADISE with Amazing Views and 75'x30' Covered Yacht Slip

Saint Amant, Livingston Parish County, Louisiana


AMAZING WATERFRONT PARADISE with stunning views from almost every room! Gaze your eyes on the triple crown-dental molding, fluted columns, amazing arches with 10-22 ft trey ceilings, marble window sills and slate flooring as you enter through this exquisite foyer. Home boasts amenities galore, too many to list (A MUST TO SEE) and absolutely great for entertaining indoors and outdoors. The many arched windows throughout allows for natural light entry as you enjoy the stunning water views. Den is equipped with bar & cabinetry. Living areas, mstr bdrm, & gst bath have access to balcony. As you move into the Gourmet Kitchen you will be impressed with the beautiful cherry wood cabinets, built-in china cabinet, granite counter tops & tile backsplash equipped with DCS gas stove w/indoor grill & griddle, GE Monogram frig, dishwasher & microwave. The living room contains a beautiful brick wall and an inviting fireplace that overlooks the water. Large Master Suite has an attached exercise room/nursery with vanity and office. The amazing En Suite is adorned with a tile barrow ceiling over the jetted tub, separate multi-head shower with bench, double vanities, fireplace, water closet with bidet and large walk-in closet. This spectacular home is truly a Landmark and eye catcher to boaters along the Diversion Canal wowed by the 75'X30' covered Yacht slip & 2 other slips 1 with lift. The backyard oasis is enclosed with brick and iron fencing with lighting. Enjoy the outdoors as you sip your morning coffee and take in the breezes from the large balcony while viewing the beautiful landscaping with patio and wood decks or go for a relaxing swim in the in-ground pool. The front of the home is brick and stucco and is accented with a triple brick driveway and double drive-thru garage is a definite plus. A double bonus is the 45' RV garage serves multi-purpose uses with a separate workshop. This custom built, quality home is a steal with all the extra amenities.

Natasha Engle , Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners

0.73 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3221 SQ FT
 
$335,000
Live and play on the Ouachita River in West Sterlington!

Sterlington, Union Parish County, Louisiana


This 2767 heated sq ft home with wrap around 8 ft porches, 4 BR/2.5 BA open floor plan is surrounded by 1.3+ acres including 194 feet of water frontage!!

Jan Mattingly , Coldwell Banker Group One Realty

1.32 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2767 SQ FT

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