Snowden House is a colonial style home as one would find along the river in Louisiana of the great plantations of antebellum years. The home features a two-story entrance hall with columns on the Greek Revival portico porch, the front door flanked by carriage lamps of brass and German silver, an intricately beautiful fan light over the door highlighting the exquisite crystal chandelier in the entrance hall over marble floors, a gilded pier mirror and marble bench, beautifully detailed wood work with a sweeping staircase that leads up to the second floor, where all of the main living rooms are. The formal living and dining rooms all feature sweeping
views of the lake with the beautiful cypress trees that line the bank. But the best view of all is from the porch with its intricate ivy-patterned wrought iron filigree along on the lakeside of the house that opens through three sets of French doors from the formal living room. In the living room is a Carrera marble fireplace with a three-paneled gilded mirror, twelve foot high ceilings with signature cove lighting set in molded soffits, and the floors throughout the formal living and dining areas are of random width old growth heart oak. Many of the larger antique fixtures such as the chandelier, the pier mirror and bench, the Carrera marble fireplace and mirror,
were gifts of Bob’s mother, Sara Day Snowden, and came from their home at Ashlar Hall in Memphis. There are three bedrooms, all with private baths, on the main floor and two more bedrooms and one bath on the third floor. The ground floor, having been dug down to accommodate a finished first floor, is a favorite place to spend time during the hot summer days where it remains cool due to the naturally cooling element of the earth. There are dressing rooms for men and women that lead directly out to the lake so that swimmers can change into their suits and enjoy a day on the lake. In the wintertime, a roaring fire makes this a cozy, more casual family room.