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.

 
$349,999
BEAUTIFUL HOME ON THE TICKFAW RIVER

Springfield, Livingston Parish County, Louisiana


Weekend getaway or full time residence. You will love this home on the deep water of the Tickfaw River. Elegant inside and out. Double boat house with hoists & dock with large boat capacity & sun deck above. Lots of covered areas with tables and seating for parties & family plus bonus room, half bath and outdoor shower. Wall of windows inside overlooks the river and protected wetlands beyond. Elegant granite counters, wood floors and stainless appliances. Master suite has its own entry onto the balcony.

Gregg Tepper , Keller Williams Realty Services

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
1504 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
 
$329,900

SOLD

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

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