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    Address 7254 Highway 308 S, Donaldsonville, LA 70346 Start Date 05/21/2020
    Preview Dates By Appointment Only End Date 06/09/2020
    Starting Bid $700,000 Auction Time 2:00 PM
    Non-Refundable Deposit 10% Buyer's Premium 10%

    7254 Highway 308 S, Donaldsonville, LA 70346 | 6 beds/5 baths/9827 sqft/10.5± acres/Frontage along Bayou LaFourche | Loggia/greenhouse/workshop

    NO RESERVE AUCTION: Attention to detail! Incredibly restored, the Belle Alliance Estate is everything you'd imagine from a classic antebellum manor. Originally designed by Louisiana's architect, Henry Howard. Designed to make the most of the outdoor spaces, the home features approximately 5,000 sf of loggia and terrace space. Updated to include the necessities like moisture controlling air condition system, a ballroom that doubles as a recording studio, and a hidden elevator shaft. Unrestricted use means this house could be an inn, restaurant, or home-based business. Currently arranged with 6 beds/5 baths/10.5± acres. Large property along Bayou LaFourche creates an incredibly private backyard. Semi-finished spaces could be converted to studio, guest suite, wine grotto, and more. Cheerfully restored to create comfortable and elegant spaces, this luxurious property can be yours at our auction without reserve.

    Highlights of this custom home include:

    • Main residence 9827 sq. ft.
    • 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 23 rooms
    • 10.5 acres along Bayou LaFourche
    • 5,000 sq. ft. expansive outdoor living space
    • About an hour from both New Orleans and Baton Rouge
    • 18 fireplaces
    • Modern HVAC systems including moisture control system
    • Original 9' skylight
    • Loggia surrounded by rooms which could be studio, kitchen prep, guest or caretaker suite, wine grotto
    • Cobalt blue ballroom with gold ceiling doubles as recording studio
    • Office with custom closet
    • Master Suite includes Moroccan tile accents in the bath
    • Chandeliers with electric winch to lower for cleaning
    • Gated drive
    • Security system
    • Unrestricted usage means house could be converted to many uses
    • Unprotected historical property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but may be modified
    • Originally designed by famed architect Henry Howard in classic Greek Revival style with a raised entry, five bays, and large denticulated molding above the entry


    • Only authorized bidders can submit a bid
    • A 10% Buyers Premium added to high bid
    • Submit bids via online bidding
    • 10% non-refundable down payment due if announced the winning bidder
    • Contract is non-contingent and sold "As-Is"
    • Closing within 30 days

      How to Register to Bid

    • Create a Buyer Account
    • Each buyer must be pre-approved by a Heritage authorized lender or provide proof of funds for your maximum bid
    • Review and complete Bidder Registration (above)
    • Once both financial documents and registration form are received, bidders will be enabled to submit bids.

    For more information, please call 855-261-0573 or email us:
    LA auctioneer Barbara Bonnett Lic No. 818

    Property Details
    Square Feet 9827 indoor/5000± outdoor
    Bedrooms 6
    Baths 5
    Acreage 10.5± creek lot
    Location Bayou LaFourche
    Year Built 1846
    Parking 2 car garage
    Expansive motorcourt

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    9th Tuesday 1:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    9th Tuesday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    10 Days 10h 14m 33s
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: 69
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    This lot is in: 1 - Luxury Real Estate Session
    (Lots 1-1) - 2:00 PM Central Time, Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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