It’s almost time for the biggest party of the year: Mardi Gras.
So grab some beads and a hurricane cocktail and settle back with these elegant French colonial homes for a sale — a vestige of the French settlers who once populated the Big Easy.
1005 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LAFor sale: $849,000
Like many French colonial homes in semi-tropical areas, this mini-estate features an enchanting garden oasis to complement its tall windows and tastefully understated storm shutters.
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12387 Shoal Forest Ln, Frisco, TXFor sale: $1 million
This French colonial boasts hinged shutters, a parlor with built-in bookshelves, and balconies adored with ornate ironwork. The master suite is a haven for pampering, with a coffee bar, two walk-in closets and a claw-foot tub alongside an oversized shower.
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138 Deloaks Rd, Madisonville, LAFor sale: $2.275 million
French colonial homes built on acreage are often called plantation homes — and they have the luxury of wide porches for sipping lemonade and taking in the breeze. This home along the Tchefuncte River boasts five fireplaces for chilly evenings.
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Vero Beach, FL
9230 E Marsh Island Dr, Vero Beach, FLFor sale: $2.2 million
Located on an island in South Florida, this home was built in 2005 but has the narrow windows and shutters, wide front balcony and French doors of a traditional French colonial home.
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New Orleans, LA
910 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LAFor sale: $1.875 million
This Creole townhouse, which mixes French and Caribbean architectural elements, brings the elegance of a slate roof and copper gutters to a French Quarter home that dates to 1830.
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17 Thomas St, Charleston, SCFor sale: $1.459 million
Balconies figure prominently in French colonial architecture, although …read more