The only staircase in this house is on the outside. The downstairs rooms are not connected. There is a food prep room on the facing left, the dining room is in the middle and the bathing room which was just a room with a tub, and a "guest room" on the right side. It seems that plantation homes had a room that was for strangers to stay in when they arrived in the area. Since there were no hotels, large plantations had one of the bedrooms available. They had their own entrance and this room was separate from the home.
The back of the house showing the cistern.
The front showing the staircase to the upstairs living quarters. Upstairs were the bedrooms and the drawing room.
Again we got to see beautiful live oaks and gardens. The Teche Bayou is right behind me when I took this picture.
The Teche Bayou.
This was the "side yard". A bride was having her wedding pictures made while we were here.
There were these lovely statues all around the house.
Tomorrow we move on for new adventures. I believe we are heading east of Baton Rouge.