Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Historic deal: Ormond Plantation is for sale

Via Billy

Historic deal: Ormond Plantation is for sale

Anyone interested in buying a 229-year-old mansion that predates the Louisiana Purchase by more than a decade may want to take a look at Ormond Plantation.

Newly on the market, the $2.9 million mansion has been listed by Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty in New Orleans. Listing agent Ernesto Cadeira said the mansion’s West Indies style makes it a unique find.

Ormond Plantation, which is advertised as being among “the oldest indigo-sugar plantations left along the Mississippi River in Destrehan” is a 16-acre site and historic opportunity.

The plantation is a two-story building that includes a restaurant, full bar, six bed and breakfast rooms, and extensive wedding venue facilities. Cadeira emphasized they will remain open through the sale and would make an enticing venue to an adventurous buyer.

The plantation’s history goes back to the early 1780’s when Pierre d’Trepagnier was awarded a tract of land by Spanish Governor Don Bernardo deGalvez to recognize his service in subduing the British at Natchez during the American Revolution.


  1. A close friend of mine is the Executive Chef @ Ormond Plantation. My daughter got married there in March and the place is amazing. Just to be in a 227 y/o plantation is breathtaking. There is so much history there and those walls have seen some things over the years. I find it fascinating to see parts where you can view the original workmanship. It has been doing very well as a B&B as of late. I'll have to make another trip out before it change hands.

  2. I find it fascinating to see parts where you can view the original workmanship.

    Yes, indeed. If you ever get to NC you might like to see my family's place. Not a grand plantation house, but a 1790 Georgian and an 1810 Federal. Thanks.

    1. Nice home Brock. I could spend all day checking the place out!