At nearly 300 years old, Mary Plantation is starting a new life as a reception venue with accommodations for overnight stays. It was meticulously restored and furnished by New Orleans hotelier Blake Miller, front left in blue blazer.

Mary Plantation now open

By Alex Galbraith
 
New Orleans hotelier Blake Miller dreamed of owning an authentic plantation for so long that not even Mother Nature herself could dissuade him. Miller bought Mary Plantation at an auction in March 2012 for $770,000 with plans to use it as a venue. In late August of that same year, Hurricane Issac made landfall just as Miller had completed his renovations of the home. The storm filled the French Colonial mansion with 10 ft. of water. The flood destroyed all of the furnishings and several of the outlying buildings, including a greenhouse and a barn.
 
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