Earlier this week we toured the downstairs rooms in Greenwood Plantation, a plantation home located in St. Francisville Louisiana. If you missed that post, you’ll find it here: Greenwood Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana: Part I. You may want to read that post first and then come back to this one. You’ll find a link to this post at the end of that first post about Greenwood.
Greenwood saw a devastating fire back in 1960 but the home was completely rebuilt and has been the location for many movies and TV shows including the mini-series, North and South.
Today we’re heading upstairs and touring the bedrooms in this Greek Revival home. The main staircase here in the 70 foot long baronial hall takes you up to the second floor.
As you arrive at the top of the stairs, a glimpse to the left shows that the stairway continues right on up to the attic floor. If I’m remembering correctly, the owner, Richard Barnes told us that he and his wife lived in a finished area in the attic during the rebuilding process. The attic must be huge, as large as the home is…would love to have seen that space, too.
One of the bedrooms with a pretty hand-knotted, crocheted bed canopy. You’ll see a lot of wallpaper in the bedrooms on this tour.
Another view of this room showing a beautiful empire chest in the corner.
Another stunning canopy bed in this bedroom. Notice the corner chair, those chairs were designed so a man could sit down without having to remove his sabre and of course, ladies could better fit their huge hoop skirts for sitting, too.
The fireplace in this beautiful room…
A stunning armoire was over in one corner. I wondered about the columns and later the owner told us they had been used in one of the movies or TV shows filmed there; I’ve forgotten which one now. Do you recognize them from any of these movies: Drango, Sister, Sister, Bonnie and Clyde, G.I.Joe: Retaliation or from the mini-series, North and South? I think he said they were on either side of the President who was being portrayed in one of the movies/shows.
Another pretty bed… All the bedrooms were huge! Many of the draperies in the home were created and installed for the movies being filmed here. I asked the owner, Richard Barnes, if they were allowed to have input into the choices being made for wallpaper and draperies, etc…and he said, Yes, that they always signed off on everything.
Another bedroom furnished with beautiful antiques… I couldn’t always get full room shots since there were so many other folks on the various tours that were going on in the house, all at one time.
A close-up of the wallpaper in this room…
Hope you enjoyed this tour of Greenwood Plantation! I can’t wait to share the other homes we toured during the week I visited Louisiana and Mississippi!
You can read more about Greenwood Plantation and tour the downstairs of this beautiful Greek Revival home in this previous post: Greenwood Plantation, Part I