LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! If you are seeking an enchanting lifestyle in a premier location, your own retreat destination, or looking to invest and create a bed and breakfast... This home is the one for you!Welcome to the Helmer House, a one-of-a-kind estate, an oasis of calm and tranquility, situated on a gorgeous wooded bluff in the bend of the Vermillion river with amazing panoramic views on 2.5 acres conveniently located in the heart of Lafayette. Built in 1952 by J.C. Chargois, Jr. The main house boasts 6,273 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, a free standing garage and separate 192 private office completes the assets of this unique property. Continuing Mr. Chargois' vision, the Helmers have preserved the classic elements that make this home unique and is a treat for those who appreciate historic details and elegant d??cor, reminiscent of A. Hayes Town, a prominent Louisiana architect. As you enter the property through the white picket fence, you are embraced by the majestic live oaks, remindful of days gone by, and inviting front porch that says, "welcome" to all that enter. Step over a threshold to the past as you walk on the rosewood floors into the great room of this architectural treasure, centered by a massive wood burning fireplace with a unique copper hood that is sure to keep you warm on cold winter days and nights. A wall of windows fill the room with natural light showing off the cypress beam ceilings, pecky cypress wood panel walls and impeccable attention to detail that went into building this masterpiece. The grand antique 3 tired chandelier showcases 26 opaque tulip globes that once was in the first public school built in Lafayette, providing a great conversation piece, plenty of light and ambiance. Transition to the library for quiet contemplation and old world charm that is irresistible to any bookworm, the floor to ceiling bookshelves with mobile ladder provide ample room for stacking all of your favorite books or collectables. The chef in the family will love the huge gourmet kitchen, fully equipped with 2 cooktops, once electric and one propane, covered by a beautiful large copper hood, 2 wall ovens a Subzero refrigerator and dishwasher concealed with cypress panels, flowing perfectly through the glassed in sun porch small and main dining rooms. Designed for entertaining your guests are sure to be impressed with the elegance and style of the grand dining room, Family feasts and dinner parties are sure to be a hit under the beamed soaring ceilings by one of the homes three fireplaces and view of the Vermillion river. Enjoy a brandy, glass of wine or cocktail in the full service bar and lounge, featuring reclaimed brick floors a wood copper top bar, brass rail footrest, build in blender, commercial ice machine, small fridge, locking liquor cabinet and adjoining butlers' pantry. The magnificent master suite shines with New Orleans flair, complete with a kitchenette and private porch to sit and unwind or enjoy a moonlit night. The well-designed luxurious bath is a relaxing retreat showcasing beautiful wood floors, a walk in cedar closet, cypress beams and tasteful palette that create a serene setting in which to start and end the day. The two story guest house has a glassed in porch, living room, one bedroom, two baths and a deck to enjoy the beautiful river view, this home has it all and is ready for it's new owner... Call for an appointment and the chance to make this remarkable property yours! Pre-Approval or Proof of Funds Required before scheduling a showing, 24 Hour Confirmed appointment only, one of the listing agents must be present for all showings.
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