Step Inside the Ultimate Bayou Cottage

Julia Millay Walsh

Originally built in the 1840s, this Creole cottage in Franklin, Louisiana, featured in Garden & Gun, was wrecked, flooded, and practically caving in. But Stephen Stirling, a chemical plant operator from Louisiana, took it upon himself to feverishly preserve the building and restore it to its former glory.

Scroll below for a tour of this sophisticated home full of antiques and historic architecture.

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