Louisiana's Largest Remaining Antebellum Mansion Sold to Hotel Developer
Louisiana's Nottoway Plantation & Resort, said to be the largest remaining antebellum mansion in the state, has a new owner.
According to Baton Rouge Business Report, the sprawling estate turned popular wedding venue in White Castle was purchased by Joseph Jaeger Jr. for $3.1 million last week. Not bad for a historic 53,000-square-foot mansion on 30 scenic acres with two ballrooms!
As the CEO of MCC Real Estate Group, Jaeger owns several New Orleans properties, including various boutique hotels in the French Quarter like Hotel Le Marais and Hotel Mazarin. He told Business Report that he hopes to bring a similar foucs on unique experiences to Nottoway.
"We want to tie in this property with what we do in New Orleans and sell it as a unique experience," he said. "We're excited about this project."
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Nottoway Plantation was built by sugar cane planter John Hampden Randolph and completed in 1859. Notable features at the time included flushing toilets, gas lighting and, according to The Advocate, a bowling alley for his 11 children.