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Franklin, Louisiana                      Arlington Plantation
Circa 1830
Franklin, Louisiana

Built circa 1830 by Honore' Carlin, Arlington Plantation sits on 6-plus acres, which were part of a Spanish land grant (1783). A beautiful example of Greek Revival plantation architecture, the residence's cruciform halls, 14-foot +/- ceilings, and tall windows and doors typifies the style of its period. Handsome crown moldings, antique red pine floors, intricate plaster ceiling medallions and cypress bookcases are just a few of the special touches in this home. Glassed-in upper and lower rear galleries bring the beauty of nature indoors and extend the living spaces of the home. Although it retains the details of its past, Arlington Plantation also meets the demands of the 21st Century. There is a chef's kitchen with slab granite countertops, a Gaggenau stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and abundant cabinet space to facilitate entertaining.

In addition to the main house (6,600 +/- square feet with 2300 +/- partially finished third floor attic for artist loft/extra bedrooms), there is a detached old brick guesthouse (1,200+/- square feet), featuring open beam ceilings, a large living/dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, a full kitchen, a bedroom and complete bath. There is also a tennis court and a new dock for your boat (to navigate historic Bayou Teche all the way to the Gulf of Mexico). Arlington Plantation is a rare gem with 600 +/- feet of bayou frontage.

Franklin, Louisiana, is arguably one of Louisiana's most beautiful small towns. Its historic main street is lined with a procession of antebellum mansions, centuries old oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and the downtown area hosts charming shops and a very active little theater group. Franklin has also been the location for several Hollywood movie locations, including Easy Rider.

Again, this property has been drastically reduced for an immediate sale. Most of the beautiful furnishings are available outside of escrow.

Ernesto Caldeira
Dorian Bennett Sotheby's International Realty
601-888-7151 or 504-944-3605