The historic house features massive fountains, lagoons and an original alley of oak trees more than 200 years old.
Houmas House Plantation is located along the Mississippi in Louisiana. Everything about Houmas House is on a grand scale including period architectural features and furnishings. The marvelously restored historic house features massive fountains, lagoons and an original alley of oak trees more than 200 years old. Col. Preston of Charleston built present two story house in 1840 with a square cupola and pillars on three sides. In 1858, the Preston’s sold the house and 12,000 acres for $1 million to Irishman John Burnside, one of the nation’s leading sugar producers, and to this day, the home is sometimes referred to as the “Burnside House.” The plantation features two octagonal garconnieres (seen to the left in the photo) – structures unique to Louisiana plantations to house the adolescent sons of the plantation owners.