2001 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, LA 70448

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Building Details:

• Year Built: 1786

2001 Lakeshore Drive is an office property for lease in Mandeville, LA.

Justine Plantation Description

Justine was originally built on a sugar plantation on Bayou Teche in 1786. This plantation home, completely built of native Louisiana cypress by slave labor is a most picturesque and habitable old home. Additions to Justine were made twice over the years, once in 1848 and again in 1894. In 1965, Justine was moved by barge, 65 miles across the bayou, to a site near New Iberia. In 2003, the old plantation home was again moved by barge, down the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers, then across Lake Pontchartrain to its old Mandeville location.

Once in place on the Lake Pontchartrain waterfront, the structure underwent a complete restoration, retaining its antebellum charm while acquiring state-of-the-art amenities. Recognized by FEMA as a flood mitigation best practice, the Justine Plantation made it through Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac virtually undamaged, surviving ten-foot-deep flood waters and hurricane-force winds. The building is now utilized as an exceptional office environment. One ornate dormer sits well framed in the middle of a high-pitched roof and directly over a stairway leading to the main door. A center Gothic double entrance stairway and eight creole-style columns add graceful elegance to the Louisiana country home.

Executive Offices Description

Justine is a renowned plantation home that was moved via barge to its current location on Lake Pontchartrain’s Lakeshore Drive at Girod Street in Mandeville, LA. Justine was meticulously restored to its historic antebellum splendor, with modern amenities and additions included which make it an ideal office environment. The views of Lake Pontchartrain from the 15' elevated property are simply spectacular. Executive offices with 12’ ceilings, cypress doors, trim and woodwork provide for an impressive place to work and meet with customers. The executive offices include:

1. Internet access (wireless and hardwire),
2. IP Phone including RingCentral service for web-based access and control of call handling (added Set up Fee)
3. Utilities
4. Conference rooms with screen and projector, high definition TV/monitor, podium, portable dry-erase whiteboard/easel
5. Use of shared space: Adelaide’s Kitchen, Center Hall Reception, Bayou Teche Conference Room (reservations), Lounge and Restrooms, Lakeview Training Room (reservations) and parking

The photographs depict the appeal of the property, but a tour of Justine is needed to appreciate what a fine property this is. Video Tour Link:


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