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99 Main Street

Franklin, LA 70538
  • $1,100,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 158 Days
  • MLS #: 22002751
UPDATED: 31 min ago
$1,100,000
  • 7
    BEDS
  • 6.48
    ACRES
  • 8
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 6,465
    SQFT
  • $170
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1852
County:
Area:

School Information

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Middle School:
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Description

The Fairfax House has been a pillar of Acadiana since 1852; while its uses have changed over the years, it remains one of the most iconic homes in the South. Today the Fairfax House is an active Bed & Breakfast plus events venue that has hosted happiness and adventure for people across the globe. Famous visitors who have visited The Fairfax House over the years include President Roosevelt, Greta Garbo, and Paul Newman. Currently, the business operates successfully with almost no marketing or social media. You could continue to improve upon the business operation or change its purpose to be your new home. Historically, the home was built by a wealthy sugarcane farmer named John Barrett Murphy. He designed the antebellum plantation home as his pinnacle of success and influence. Approaching the home for the first time, you know he achieved his goal. The Fairfax sits on seven acres of manicured land that includes expansive green space, picturesque gardens, and almost one hundred ancient oak trees, that have been there longer than the home itself. The current owner has spent millions of dollars preserving the most important elements of the original design while modernizing The Fairfax where it counts. As he said, "this was a labor of love." Historic elements that remain in place include the stately Greek columns, Tiffany chandeliers, original hardwood floors, Italian marble fireplaces, and the doors/windows where appropriate. Modern conveniences and updates include an updated HVAC system and all ductwork, all plumbing, and electrical. Some other updates include a few modern touches to the bathrooms, as the originals would not suit the way we live today. Not pictured, there are several other inclusions. There is an 800 sq. ft. Innkeeper's suite attached to the main house. The current innkeeper has been living and working at the Fairfax for almost ten years. Also on the property is a stand-alone 2,400 sq. ft. metal storage building that could be repurposed into a functional venue or living space. There is also an 800 sq. ft. additional storage shed. All of this overlooks the lazy, and breathtakingly beautiful, Bayou Teche. For interested parties, the owner of The Fairfax House also owns the vacant land directly across the street that has Bayou Teche frontage. This land is 4.25 acres and is available by negotiation. For a more detailed account of the property and what's included, please contact the listing agent. Private showings are available to pre-qualified buyers.

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99 Main Street Franklin, LA 70538

  • Price: $1,100,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 158 Days
  • Updated: 31 min ago
  • MLS #: 22002751
7
Beds
8
Baths
0
½ Baths
6.48
Acres
6,465
SQFT
$170
$/SQFT
1852
Built
Neighborhood:
None
County:
St Mary
Area:
St. Mary
Elementary School:
Call School Board
Middle School:
Call School Board
High School:
Call School Board
Property Description
The Fairfax House has been a pillar of Acadiana since 1852; while its uses have changed over the years, it remains one of the most iconic homes in the South. Today the Fairfax House is an active Bed & Breakfast plus events venue that has hosted happiness and adventure for people across the globe. Famous visitors who have visited The Fairfax House over the years include President Roosevelt, Greta Garbo, and Paul Newman. Currently, the business operates successfully with almost no marketing or social media. You could continue to improve upon the business operation or change its purpose to be your new home. Historically, the home was built by a wealthy sugarcane farmer named John Barrett Murphy. He designed the antebellum plantation home as his pinnacle of success and influence. Approaching the home for the first time, you know he achieved his goal. The Fairfax sits on seven acres of manicured land that includes expansive green space, picturesque gardens, and almost one hundred ancient oak trees, that have been there longer than the home itself. The current owner has spent millions of dollars preserving the most important elements of the original design while modernizing The Fairfax where it counts. As he said, "this was a labor of love." Historic elements that remain in place include the stately Greek columns, Tiffany chandeliers, original hardwood floors, Italian marble fireplaces, and the doors/windows where appropriate. Modern conveniences and updates include an updated HVAC system and all ductwork, all plumbing, and electrical. Some other updates include a few modern touches to the bathrooms, as the originals would not suit the way we live today. Not pictured, there are several other inclusions. There is an 800 sq. ft. Innkeeper's suite attached to the main house. The current innkeeper has been living and working at the Fairfax for almost ten years. Also on the property is a stand-alone 2,400 sq. ft. metal storage building that could be repurposed into a functional venue or living space. There is also an 800 sq. ft. additional storage shed. All of this overlooks the lazy, and breathtakingly beautiful, Bayou Teche. For interested parties, the owner of The Fairfax House also owns the vacant land directly across the street that has Bayou Teche frontage. This land is 4.25 acres and is available by negotiation. For a more detailed account of the property and what's included, please contact the listing agent. Private showings are available to pre-qualified buyers.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Other Carport Spaces 1 Carport YN Yes Construction Materials Wood Siding Exterior Features BalconyLightingRear Yard Access Foundation Details Pillar/Post/Pier Garage YN Yes Lot Features 6 To 10.99 AcresLevel Open Parking YN Yes Other Structures Storage Parking Features Carport4+ Car GarageOpen Parking Total 5 Patio And Porch Features EnclosedScreenedPorch Pool Private YN No Road Frontage Type Paved Roof Metal View Water View YN Yes Waterfront Features Walk To

Interior Features

Appliances Gas CooktopDishwasherRefrigeratorOvenGas Stove ConPlumbed For Ice Maker Cooling Multi UnitsCentral Air Cooling YN Yes Fireplace Features 3+ FireplacesGas Fireplace YN Yes Flooring TileVinylWood Heating 2 Or More UnitsCentralNatural Gas Heating YN Yes Interior Features Ceiling Fan(S)High CeilingsBuilt-In FeaturesCrown MoldingOfficeWet BarFormica CountersTile Counters Laundry Features Electric Dryer HookupWasher HookupGas Dryer Hookup

Property Features

Community Features Acreage Electric Elec: Cleco Electric On Property YN Yes Listing Agreement Exclusive Right Listing Terms CashConventional Mineral Rights Negotiable New Construction YN No Occupant Type Tenant Property Attached YN No Property Condition 76+ Years Property Sub Type Detached Single Family Security Features Security System Owned Sewer Public Sewer Utilities Cable Connected Water Source Public

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Licensed by the State of Louisiana, USA.
Each Office Independently Owned & Operated.
Parish Realty Acadiana || (337) 735-1223 || Lafayette, LA

The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the IDX Program of the Realtor® Association of Acadiana’ MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed accurate. Data last updated 2022-09-27T12:10:32.77.
 
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