Price Adjustment – 303 N. Commerce

303 N. Commerce

In a city on the Mississippi River known for having over a hundred grand antebellum mansions, it is amazing to find an authentic and beautifully restored carriage house. The home that stood on the corner of this residential street is long gone but the family name lives on . . . the Beekmans.

The carriage house has a different floorplan from its days of service and now has a huge open living, dining, and kitchen area on the ground floor which is the heart of the house. On the front corner there is a cozy get-a-way library and in the back corner a service/side entrance and bath.


The second floor has three handsome bedrooms and two baths. Two bedrooms share a bath . . . the master bath is en-suite. The library has a Murphy Bed so the house comfortably sleeps eight.
But the icing, so to speak, is the roof deck. Upriver you look right on to Stanton Hall, the grand-daddy of Natchez mansions and home of the Pilgrimage Garden Club, and downriver you are two blocks from main street. The river itself is three blocks away.

It’s charming and compact with reminders of its past and as comfortable as anything in the present.

Offered at: $299,000

Listed by Ernesto Caldeira 504.523.1553 & David A. Smith 504.495.2387

Living Space

Roof Top Deck


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Welcome to 200 Liberty #JustListed


200 Liberty

About a mile from downtown Natchez and the Mississippi River, as you swing up a narrow-secluded drive from picturesque Liberty Road, Monteigne looms out of the landscape much like English homes rise, monumentally, and takes your breath away. Without any foundation plantings it is dominating. It is unique in this lushly planted South we live in. And it is impressive.

The original home was built in 1855 on what had been part of nearby Linden by William T. Martin on what had been his wife Margaret’s home place.

Neo-Classical Style

It is one of Mississippi’s most beautiful neo-classical houses and it is a skillful 1927 remodeling of an 1855 Italianate house. Those architects and craftsmen transformed the landscape, as well, to reflect the classicism of the house.
The 1927 remodeling excluded the wing where many 1855 details survive, including the iron balustrade of the galleries and the interior millwork and mantel pieces.

In 1935, the property was acquired by the William Kendall family, and for just over three quarters of a century this family has lovingly maintained and improved the landmark. In 1942 with the help of Richard Koch, of Koch and Wilson, they added a two-story rear wing to the original wing with a huge playroom on the ground floor that has a spectacular Vermont slate floor and French doors down either side; and two bedrooms and a shared bath above it.

Stairs to Master Bedroom

The main house and the wing are independent structures but connected by galleries. They, along with the original kitchen building create a large charming courtyard off the back galleries and accessed by a loop driveway. There is another original servant’s house across the drive; and on the exit road, a large 3 car garage, further away and out-of-sight, an old barn.

The flat landscape upon which the house is situated has, to the east, the walls and paths of what were once formal rose gardens and reflecting pools.

Romantic Courtyard

The 1855 house was built like a fortress. It has a most unusual and rarely-seen-in-the-south foundation that creates a seven-foot-clearance cellar under the entire main house and wing . . . making access to all utilities a joy, and keeps out dampness, and provides a cozy and warm main floor during the cold months.

The main house has fifteen-foot ceilings and the wing’s ceilings are thirteen feet. The roofs of the main house, the wing, the kitchen building, and the cottage are a great addition to the charming ambiance of the exterior as they are of old slate. Most all of the mantels in the main house and wing are marble and of the Italianate period. The bathrooms are all tile, of ample size, and with showers and tubs, and usually date to the 1927 remodeling
It has been a Pilgrimage Garden Club Home; the home of one of the founders of the Natchez Pilgrimage, the legendary Mrs. Mary Louise Kendall Goodrich Shields, thrice widowed, who died in 2015 at age 109; and it has been a major Natchez landmark for decades.

Enough room for Entertaining

Music Room

Back Gallery View

Offered at: $3,200,000 – Listed by @ernestocaldeira & @davidsmith

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Contemporary Custom Built Log Home

Front view of 36 Woodland Farm Road

OFFERED AT: $349,000

The huge open room . . . open to the handcrafted rafters . . . has a massive stone fireplace separating the cozy living area from the kitchen and dining area. The private master bedroom suite, complete with at-home office, is tucked away on the main floor but up the open stairway are three guest bedrooms with a bath. Over the attached garage is another bedroom and bath. Wide galleries on the front and the back open onto lush plantings and look across a wide field to the picturesque rebuilt old barn which underscores that you are deep in the woods. It is the quintessential custom-built lodge.

Open Floor plan

When it was built about 36 years ago extensive professional landscaping was installed and today the entrance and grounds provide a spectacular and mature background and entrance to the property. It has a welcoming circular entrance drive and ample and convenient parking and garaging to the rear.

LOCATION: Four miles north of Natchez; off Starnes Road; and a mile down Starnes is Woodland Farm Road on the right. 36 is at the end of the road . . . about a mile.

Listed by Ernesto Caldeira 504.523.1553 & David Abner Smith 504.495.2387

Large Gallery and Mature Landscaping

Oversized kitchen

Circular Drive

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Welcome to 430 Main – Woodville, MS

430 Main Street

A 19th century cottage adaptable as a residence or for commercial use at 430 Main Street in Woodville, Mississippi. Mid 19th century board and batten three bay cottage perched up on the hill was built by Jacob and Louise Cohen, after they acquired the Cohen House and used by them in their various boarding house ventures until 1945. It has been an antiques shop and law office but could easily be easily adapted for use as a residence. Rear gallery has been enclosed and now the cottage has a central entrance room with with rooms on either side; kitchen and extra room in what was probably the rear gallery.

* 2 Bedrooms * 1 Bath * Approx Living Area 938 SqFt * 1 Story * Lot Size: 31×132

Front Gallery

West Room - A perfect parlor

Front reception from when it was an office


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Garden Legacy Book Release

Illustration:  Tacsonia pinnatistpula in Edward’s Botanical Register, vol 32

The Historic New Orleans Collection is releasing a new book just in time for Spring.  Garden Legacy written by authors Mary Louise Mossy Christovich and Roulhac Bunkley Toledano. You can meet both authors, Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 pm at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street.  Admission is Free.

The book is elegantly illustrated with colonial-era maps and prints from North American and European archives.  Throughout the book you will  experience detailed and absorbing descriptions of New Orleans homes and garden over three centuries.

-Suzanne McClellan

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Wednesday At The Square

Another free music event in New Orleans starts tomorrow evening, March 15. This 12 week series,  is held every Wednesday evening.  New Orleans and Louisiana  musicians take to the stage.  Music starts at 5 and the headliners play from 6:15-8PM.  Irma Thomas, a local favorite in New Orleans, will kick off this years’ series’ .

It is produced by The Young Leadership Council.  They raise funds from the food and beverage vendor booths at the event, so outside beverages and food are not allowed.  Parking is pretty easy to find around Lafayette Square.  Lafayette Square is located off Poydras Street between St Charles and Camp Street.

Bring your chair or blanket to sit on the ground because the front of the stage is reserved for dancing. Enjoy your Wednesday evenings.

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French Quarter Festival 2017

French Quarter Festival 2017

The World’s Largest Free Music Experience is right around the corner.  April 6-9 marks the 37th year of the French Quarter Festival. The Festival is a four-day music event that takes place in numerous locations throughout the French Quarter.  The weather in New Orleans is usually perfect, not too hot or humid!

You can stroll throughout the French Quarter and listen to one of over 1700 musician who play on 23 stages in the streets.  That equates to about 400 hours of music.  Wear a hat,  comfortable shoes, bring a portable chair,  buy a cocktail and enjoy all the music.  There will be lots of New Orleans vendors on hand incase you wish to sample some of our famous food.  In order to keep the festival Free, outside food and beverages are prohibited.

Parking can be challenging, so take the street car or run the RTA bus and make your life easier. Almost all of the French Quarter is handicapped accessible.  The Festival gives out an event brochure which shows you a map with all the various stage locations and special events which take place the entire extended weekend.  There is also a map on their website that you can download and print.

The crowd at the French Quarter Festival ranges from families with children to people getting their groove on. For more information just click on the link at the top of this post.

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72 & 84 Jordan Lane, Mathews, Virginia

72 & 84 Jordan Lane

Sails and sunrises can be yours just outside the windows of this deep waterfront estate compound on the East River with quick access to the Bay. Over 700 feet of waterfront!

This property is being sold as one compound and is situated on 4.5 acres with two residences, a carriage house apartment and a 4 car garage with workshop. Seagate (72 Jordan Lane) is 2652 sq ft offering one-level living, an open floor plan ideal for entertaining, and 3 bedrooms, including an en-suite master.

Boat Dock

This sun-filled oasis has spacious casual areas with a combination of family room, dining area, and kitchen with sweeping water scenes from nearly every room. Vaulted ceilings, bamboo wood flooring, granite kitchen counter tops and stainless steel appliances are just a few interior upgrades. East View (84 Jordan Lane) is 1986 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, including a first floor master, living room, kitchen and den. Charming 918 sq ft one-bedroom apartment over the detached garage completes the residential retreat.

Other exterior amenities a deep water pier with 6 boat slips, 2 boat lifts and 2 jet ski docks.

Jordan Lane - View

Master Bedroom View



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1230 Bourbon Street – $649,000

1230 Bourbon

A few blocks down from the party on Bourbon St in the residential section of the Quarter is this Stunning Smart Rock Star Pad!! Aside from original stained glass and pine floors, this 2 bedroom/1 Bath Renovated Condo was taken down to the studs with every system upgraded. Kitchen with Hi-End Euro appliances, New HVAC, Elite Security System, Custom Metal doors, Reclaimed Wood Walls from a 200 year old Mill and Plenty of Storage thru out!! Charming Courtyard and Fabulous Front Porch on Bourbon to watch the buggies and revelers pass on by.

All new HVAC, Insulation, Electrical, Plumbing, Security System, Lots of Closet Space, Sky Light, Interior Laundry Comes Completely Furnished, Some Artwork Negotiable.

* 2 Bedrooms  * 1 Bath  * Lot Size: 31x129  * Approx Living Space: 1,130 Sq Ft

Living Room

Living Space






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A Visit to Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras Parade Float

Walking into Mardi Gras World you might hear children laughing and clapping especially when they find out they will be getting King Cake as part of their tour.  It is a magical place filled to the rafters with larger than life characters.  You’ll see King Kong standing right beside Winston Churchill or Cleopatra.

For over 70 years, the craftsmen and artists have been building signature parade floats for the local Mardi Gras Krewes.  A Krewe is like a club. Each Krewe has a King and a Queen who reign over their Krewe for a year.  Some Krewes have gorgeous and elaborate balls with big name entertainment.  The Krewe members pay fees and these fees fund the costumes and floats that you see during Carnival season. Mardi Gras is an actual day and the whole season is referred to as Carnival.  Most of the time locals just say “ Happy Mardi Gras”.

Float Head

When you take the Mardi Gras World tour you’ll learn about the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and then you get a chance to walk through the float den, where the artists make the actual floats.

It all started with Roy Kern, a local artist-turned-sign-painter who worked his way through the Depression.  Roy painted names and signs on the bows of freighters and barges.

Unable to pay his mother’s medical bills. Roy’s son, Blaine offered to paint a mural in the hospital for payment,

Mardi Gras Float

The mural caught the eye of a surgeon.  The surgeon was the captain of a Mardi Gras Krewe. Blaine was invited to design and build floats for his Krewe, and Kern Studios was officially founded.

Through the years, Kern Studio received  numerous requests to get a behind the scene look at upcoming floats for Mardi Gras.  Mardi Gras World opened in 1984 to provide a fun first glance of the upcoming parade floats.   Each year about 150,000 people come to experience Mardi Gras World from school buses filled with children all the way to Seniors.

Mardi Gras Float

It is a good idea to call ahead for your tour and you can get more details at or call  1-800-555-5555.


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