MONROE, La (KNOE) "I would come out here and just walk. It’s so peaceful. I would have quiet time out here and just sit in every room and kind of take it in,” said Missy Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame.
Robertson and husband Jase, bought the old Logtown Plantation south of Monroe. It was part of the Spanish land grant to Don Juan Filhiol in 1785.
“To know that something this beautiful and this historic has been here for this long,” said Robertson.
This property is listed on the national historic register.
“It was a little overwhelming at first to know that something this huge but historic and meaningful was under my responsibility. And I really did feel that responsibility to keep that history for the people of Monroe,” said Robertson.
With no decorating or interior design background, Robertson takes this centuries-old house and transforms it into a comfortable, cozy and captivating home. All without losing the historical integrity.
“I wanted to make sure that I did everything with respect to that history. I didn’t want to tear down anything that had been here for 170 years,” said Robertson.
From the original white picket fence, which was gifted to the Filhiol family from friends in New Orleans, to the pocket windows with stained glass, and the most intriguing part of the home, the dining room. Decorated in what’s documented as Gothic Steamboat.
“One of the ancestors that lived here for a while. She said this was actually a ship that sank right here in the Ouachita River. I don’t know if that’s true or not but isn’t that cool if it is? (laugh)," said Robertson.
For 8 months it’s been a love affair between home and homeowner with the love of history being the common denominator.
"It has been an amazing journey. Joyful. Challenging. To restore it. To update it to make it comfortable and modern but also to respect and keep that history,” said Robertson.
Robertson is opening up the home for weddings, events, and possibly even a bed and breakfast down the road. She and Jase and other members of the A&E Duck Dynasty clan recently hosted "Poker at the Plantation" for the Mia Moo Foundation.
If you’re interested in renting the Logtown Plantation you can email firstname.lastname@example.org .