More about 715 E Main , New Iberia, LA 70560
Spectacular home located in the historic district of New Iberia situated on a 1.11 acre corner lot featuring 2 bedroom suites downstairs; one being the Master complete with decorative fireplace, sitting area & spacious bath & vanity area. The living area features a decorative fireplace & opens to the den, formal dining area & wet bar. There's a breakfast area off the kitchen & upstairs you'll find 2 additional bedroom suites & a bonus room perfect for rec room or living area. The spacious back deck provides a great view of the tennis court & in-ground pool area. The home features a 4-car carport & plenty of space for add'l parking in rear.History of home: James Lee Burke's grandfather, Walter Burke, lived here. As a youth, Burke visited his grandparents, played along the banks of the Teche and fixed in his mind the romantic image of New Iberia that pervades his books. Bastiste, Dave Robicheaux's friend and employee at his fish camp, is modeled on the real Batiste, who worked for Walter Burke when James Lee Burke was growing up. Not occupied by Burke family anymore. Mr. Burke sold the home several years ago when he and Ms. Pearl made the decision to move to their large ranch in Montana where they still reside.