When Louisiana governor Huey P. Long commissioned the Weiss, Dreyfous, and Seiferth architecture firm to build him a new governor’s mansion in 1929, he mandated that it appear as “Louisiana’s White House.” In a similarly grandiose move, he hired the same firm to build Louisiana’s new state capitol—a modern skyscraper that remains the tallest state capitol in the U.S.
Designed in 1928 by Solis Seiferth of Weiss, Drefous, and Seiferth, this dwelling at 608 Iona Street in Old Metairie is lavish enough for the Kingfish himself. The five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom Colonial home represents a significant piece of Louisiana history. Its asking price is $2,550,000.
The house sits back from the street on an oversized, 24,000-square-foot lot, which boasts a pool, brick patio, oak trees, and a pond. There’s also a guest house and four-car garage. A column-flanked entrance similar to that of the old Governor’s Mansion leads to a center hall with a dramatic gallery. High ceilings, crown molding, millwork, and antique chandeliers are present throughout the three-story, 6,345-square-foot home.
Via: Shaun McCarthy of McCarthy Group Realtors