"This is the world's premier collection of Louisiana French Creole and Acadian architecture, art, decorative arts and furniture." Situated within a tranquil countryside setting of 75 acres including gardens and farmland in Pointe Coupee Parish, Mason Chanel is the result of nearly a half century of dedication and stewardship by the Holden family. From its inception, Maison Chanel has been guided by a desire to assemble historic objects in relation to each other and their physical surroundings, a principal affectionately referred to as a "tout ensemble", meaning all together or all of a part. Included in the sale are 4 houses, 3 auxiliary buildings, 75+/- acres on 4 parcels of property, ALL of which is located on 25 minutes from downtown Baton Rouge. Maison Chanel bears witness to Louisiana’s unique cultural heritage and constitutes the single most comprehensive repository of architectural elements, decorative arts, and material culture from the region before 1830. In addition to showcasing pieces made in southern Louisiana, a collection of over 1000 objects reflect the state global connections to Canada, Haiti, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Spain, and other countries. It’s parameters are equally vest and extend to cover furniture, ceramics, silver, textiles, tools, paintings, and works on paper of extraordinary local, national and international significance. Create an onsite wellness center, open the world to a fantastic bed and breakfast, incorporate a farm to table restaurant experience, a conference center, a wedding venue! Any and all things are possible when natural beauty and history can be assembled and shared. "ALL THE FLOWERS OF ALL THE TOMORROWS... ARE IN THE SEEDS OF TODAY"
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