c. 1890 – Marthaville, LA

Details below are from April 2016, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 4/7/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   Comments Closed
Off Market / Archived

Marthaville, LA 71450

  • $245,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 2919 Sq Ft
  • 2 Ac.
Two farmhouses on ap 2.6 acres near Marthaville school. Two story 3 bedroom 3 bath is ap 125 years old with ap 2,919 heated area. Rich wood floors and high ceilings accentuate the character of this home. Full front porch and side screen porch overlook the property that the road literally ends at. Two living rooms, formal dining, sitting room, breakfast room, and landing area at top of stairs offer many places to live in this home. Large bedrooms with country views out of every window. Roof is 1 year old, window units and butane heat offer zoned utilities. Great views, gently rolling landscape behind, peaceful, yet sense of community out front door. Guest house is 3 bedroom, 1 bath, with ap 1,150 square feet living area, full porch, fenced yard, central air/heat, all electric and fully furnished. Guest house currently rents for $850 per month. Would make perfect rental or mother-in-law home.
Contact Information
Janice Bolton, Bolton Realty,
(318) 354-0404
OHD Notes
12/17/19 Edit: Back on the market, link.

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9 Comments on c. 1890 – Marthaville, LA

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5562 comments

    Interesting treatment of the plank wood walls in the entry. Two acres with a rented out guest house bringing in $850 a month which might help the next owners if they are retirees or on a fixed income. Bright colors visible in some of the rooms seem to be traditional in Louisiana. Overall, an appealing property for many.

    • JimHJimH says: 5398 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Agree with John on “interesting” and “appealing”. Reasonably well preserved with expressive detailing in a relative backwater south of Shreveport. Not a museum piece, but there are many thousands of old houses that would benefit from rehabs like this. Love it.

  2. lara janelara jane says: 468 comments
    OHD Supporter

    100% homey, and isn’t that the more important thing?

    The porch is probably the biggest draw for me (though I’m not sure I could tolerate the LA humidity), and the kitchen is super fun. I love the stove!

  3. JullesJulles says: 529 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Sweet home, it has such a good feeling when you see all the rooms. You could see your self walking barefoot through it with a dog beside you hearing the screech of the old screen door opening and closing.

    • Trudy Estes says: 26 comments

      I think you’ve captured it perfectly Jules. I had that same feeling. And sipping coffee with neighbors at the kitchen table on the back porch. Takes me back.

  4. NancyN says: 25 comments

    I am in love! It seems for everything in general and nothing in particular. I can see my kitties and I loving the enclosed porch! Too bad I just a little too far from retirement to look closer.

  5. Van says: 36 comments

    I think I can see Huck Finn painting the fence around back, or was that Tom Sawyer?

  6. Hey Van, it was Tom:-) I love this house too, it reminds me of the Waltons a bit!

  7. Brosia says: 72 comments

    For being raised in Ohio, my best friend and I are Louisianans at heart…cajun food, delta blues, the whole bit. All but the humidity, that is, LOL, but I suppose you take the good with the bad. This house is very Louisiana and would lend itself well to enjoying some sweet tea or lemonade on the porch, listening to some delta blues records. A little work in the kitchen and bathrooms and it’d be perfect!

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