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1200 Shell Beach Drive

1200 Shell Beach DriveThe Fontenot House, circa 1935

The original owners G. W. and Ruth Holleyman called the distinctive house at 1200 Shell Beach Drive “Lake Haven”.

The house is built in the Georgian revival Tidewater style and occupies an acre lot directly on the lake.

The one-and-half story red-brick structure was built for $11,400.

All the wood used in the house is cypress, except for the white oak and red oak flooring throughout.

The Holleyman’s granddaughter, Nancy is married to Wendell Fontenot, and they are the current owners of this treasure.