Bocage Antebellum Home Auction

Darrow, LA

Greek Revival style 5 bedroom / 4.5 bath home built in 1837 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Bocage sits on 8± acres on the famous River Road in Darrow, LA.

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Private property tours are available for Pre-qualified Bidders.  For more information & scheduling call (800) 434-1654.

The auction will be held at the property.

Registration begins at 10:00 A.M. on Auction Day. Auction begins at 11:00 A.M.

Ten percent (10%) down Auction Day with closing on for before TBA. Certified funds in the amount of $100,000.00 will be required to bid. The certified funds may be in the form of a Cashier’s Check made payable to the bidder, or a personal or company check with a Bank Letter.

A 10% auction fee will be added to the high bid price to arrive at the contract price paid by the purchaser.

Broker participation is welcome. Call for guidelines: (800) 434-1654 or (256) 543-1654.

“Bocage is lovely. The good doctor has done an amazing restoration and the decor is first class. By far the most beautifully restored mansion on the River Road.”

Dean and Gina Jones
Sulphur, La

“The owner’s love of the home is shown everywhere. Thanks to him for saving Bocage for future generations to love. We had the privilege of touring the home on January 2, 2010 and knew that we needed to have a night surrounded by so many beautiful things.”

Howard Karlton
Denham Springs, La

“The home has been restored and renovated to what we can only imagine as the equivalent of luxury when it was first built.”

Scott & Kristy Johnson
Baton Rouge, La

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Bocage Antebellum Home Auction

Due to Hurricane Ida, we have decided to move the auction date from Sept 14th to Oct 26th.  Bocage had very little damage done to the property, 1 window broken, a few trees down, but all-in-all Bocage has stood tall in Katrina, Gustav and now Ida.

Darrow, LA

Historical Plantation Home on 8± Acres

Greek Revival style home built in 1837 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Bocage sits on 8± acres on the famous River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Considered the best and most original interpretation of American Greek Revival architecture in the nation, Bocage is a historic treasure not to be missed. Steeped in history with ties to Christopher Columbus and the early colonization of America, the magnificent mansion was designed by famous architect James Dakin and built in 1837. (The original 1801 Creole cottage on the site burned.)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bocage is well documented in many books and it has been used as a Hollywood movie set. It has long been considered one of the jewels of the River Road properties between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Dr. Marion Rundell, a native of Louisiana and a well-respected pathologist has returned the mansion to its original splendor. “The house has never been open for public tours,” he said. “When I purchased Bocage in 2008 my goal was to open it for the public to enjoy. It is a unique property that maintains an important role in the history of the great plantation houses of the United States.”

No expense has been spared to furnish the mansion in fine antiques and accessories, from the great furniture makers such as Mallard, Belter, Roux, Lee, Meeks and others, to grand Baccarat and Waterford chandeliers. “We have paintings by famous artists such as Rembrandt Peale and Thomas Sully, and even a fine clock signed by Tiffany. We are also proud of our fine collection of Old Paris porcelain vases,” Dr. Rundell explained.  The personal property will be available for purchase.

The second-level grand rooms overlook the levee that fronts the Mississippi River. Handsome double parlors open onto the front gallery that provides a panoramic view of the 8-acre.

  • 25 miles southeast of Baton Rouge
  • Constructed in Greek Revival style with Creole influences
  •  Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991
  •  5 bedrooms / 4.5 baths
  • Concrete parking lot for 100 cars
  • EPDM permanent rubber roof
  • Back building is old caretakers lodge. Over 100 years old

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Located about an hour from New Orleans, or 20 minutes from Baton Rouge, Bocage is on the East Bank of the Great River Road, approximately 47 miles from New Orleans and just a short distance from Interstate-10 (turn off I-10 at Highway 22).

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DISCLAIMER: All information is taken from sources believed reliable; however, no guarantee is made by the Auction Company, Broker, or Seller. The seller has the right to withdraw the property, delay or cancel the auction, or sell the property prior to auction. Buyers should satisfy themselves as to any inspections prior to bidding. Any announcements made the day of the auction supersede all advertising.  All measurements, boundaries, & square footage have been received by 3rd party resources. Bret Richards LA Auctioneer 2003, Albert Burney License #LA AB-532.