Historic Southern Homes: Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana

 Houmas House - Southern Lady Magazine


Intricately carved moldings and candle-lit chandeliers throughout the home are an abiding testimony to the home’s opulence. Among its noteworthy features is a freestanding helix staircase designed by Wade Hampton II, a bridge builder who worked on the Brooklyn Bridge. Installed in 1928, the structure is composed of millions of tiny pieces that work in perfect harmony to create a remarkable focal point in the main house.