Historic Bayou Front Conversion – From 1928 General Store to Fabulous Home!
Abandoned, ignored, overlooked. An eyesore for so long that passersby no longer “saw” it, is now a masterpiece. This bayou front property is for sale.
Originally the OJ Mire General Store, the area’s general store served many plantations and farms and was the local gathering place. It serviced farmers, riverboats, and regular families. Riverboats carrying doctors and dentists used to pass up and down the bayou and dock near the building, allowing residents of the town to get the healthcare they needed. Opening in 1928, the entire structure is constructed of 100+-year-old cypress, including hand-crafted cypress floors, incredible tongue & groove ceilings.
Transforming this historic Bayou front property has been a labor of love for the owners —
“I prefer to cherish the craftsmanship of the builders of this building. They didn’t have the tools of today and I challenge anybody to come by and put a level on the floor of this building…. it reads plumb!!! Over 100 years standing and it’s true!!! You don’t destroy these things, you repurpose them, re-inject them into our ‘modern, advanced’ world.”
As you would imagine, the layout of the original general store was wide open with tall ceilings. The owners have painstakingly restored the tongue and groove ceilings as shown below.
This open floor plan with its huge cypress beam, and custom fireplace, and old mantle has a main living area of approximately 2830 square feet located at the rear of the building.
This section of the home has three spacious bedrooms and three full baths with an original updated staircase that leads up to an office or reading area.
Enjoy the view from the reading room whose picture window came from St. Johns Catholic church constructed in 1919. Three other 102-year-old picture windows bring the outdoors in.
The secondary area in the front has approximately 2400 square feet including another den, game room, music area, plus two wings. The front area is also built for business opportunities and could easily be converted into an Airbnb, photo ops, weddings, private parties, spa, retail outlet, boutiques, antique, or specialty store. So many incredible income-earning possibilities!
Located within walking proximity to the restaurants and bars of Downtown Thibodaux, a gorgeous view of the bayou, and even a basement with a somewhat secret entrance.
This historic Bayou front home has been featured in 3 National magazines and the POV magazine in 2020! It was also featured on HTV.
Once you step in you will not want to leave this beauty with its old-world charm. Shown by appointment to preapproved buyers! The home has a Generac 22KW gas generator!
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|Address:||2002 Saint Mary St.|
|Bedrooms:||3 or 4|