‘Steel Magnolias’ house in Louisiana up for auction

The Louisiana home used in the film “Steel Magnolias” will be sold by auction on Oct. 26.

Located in Natchitoches near the Cane River, the red-brick house was built in 1840 and used as a hospital during the Civil War.

Many of the scenes from the 1989 movie, starring Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field and Julia Roberts, were filmed in the home and on the grounds.

In recent years the property has been used as a bed and breakfast.


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Features include circular brick columns along the front of the home, original wood floors and a grand staircase. The roughly 5,900 square feet of living space includes six bedrooms and six bathrooms. There’s another 800 square feet of living space in the guesthouse.

The house was on the market last year at prices ranging from $1.175 million to $949,000.

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