‘Steel Magnolias’ Movie House Going Up For Auction
A piece of movie history will be up for sale on the auction block later this month.
Natchitoches’ Cook-Taylor House, made famous in the 1989 film “Steel Magnolias” will be auctioned Saturday, Oct. 26 to the highest bidder. To take part, all bidders are required to make a $50,000 deposit plus 10% of their bid.
The house was built in 1840 by Italian architects. During the Civil War, the home was used for a hospital and it is rumored to have played a part in the Underground Railroad. It has been used as a bed and breakfast since 2003.
The 5,900-square foot home has of six bedrooms, six bathrooms and an 800-square-foot guesthouse. Other features include circular brick columns along the facade, the original wood floors and a grand staircase.
The current owner, Christina Landry, said, "“It’s been a truly wonderful experience being part of this home’s amazing history and wonderful community."
Landry is selling the home to be closer to out of state family.
Information and details regarding the auction can be found at bonnette auctions.com.