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Ernesto Caldeira

Real Estate Professional in New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
 

Ernesto Caldeira has been a Southerner since 1970 . . . a resident of New Orleans and Woodville, Mississippi. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in a Portuguese family, went to Dartmouth, and by the time he was 26 he was the Associate Producer of Search for Tomorrow, the long-running thirty-five year award winning CBS-TV daytime drama.


His work as a partner in the restoration of Rosemont Plantation, the family home of President Jefferson Davis, CSA brought him to Woodville in 1970; and plantations and historic architecture have been his passion ever since.


This is his 27th year as a top selling agent at Dorian Bennett Sotheby's International Realty. His real estate focus has been the French Quarter where he listed and sold hundreds of buildings, both commercial and residential. In the last year, of special note, he listed two adjoining buildings in the 500 block of Toulouse and connect to the 500 block of Wilkinson Rowwhich were sold to become part of an upscale luxury condominium project: as well as that iconic tomato warehouse home with parking and a pool on Madison at Jackson Square that was listed for $2,800,000


He has listed and sold plantations such as Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana; Chretien Point in Sunset, Louisiana; D'Evereaux, The Briars, Mistletoe, Choctaw and Edgewood in Natchez; Rienzi in Thibodaux; Arlington in Franklin Louisiana; and many others.


Over the years he has been involved in restorations from New York to New Orleans and in 1986 was a co-recipient of the Vieux Carre Honor Award for the restoration of 516 St. Philip Street in the French Quarter. That house had been abandoned for forty years but he and Percival Beacroft restored the home to its 1833 splendor, with elegant triple parlors, as it was designed and built by Francois Correjolles, who designed the Beaurgeard-Keyes House that same year. In 2002 he restored a charming 1805 Creole Cottage at1022 Dauphine.


Last year he co-authored a 316 page book in full color with over 450 photographs and nearly 80 plantations . . . THE PLANTATION WORLD OF WILKINSON COUNTY 1792-2012, as an all-volunteer fundraiser for The Wilkinson County Museum and African American Museums in Woodville. It won best book award in June of 2014 at the Mississippi Heritage Trust Annual Meeting in Tupelo.


His genealogy of the family of Jefferson Davis and his siblings appeared in Volume IV of the Papers of Jefferson Davis, LSU Press, and Rice University and his work on the President and his descendants was published in 1975 by BURKES PEERAGE ON AMERICAN PRESIDENTS in London.


He is active as Executive Director of the all-volunteer Wilkinson County Museum in Woodville, recently served as a trustee of the Mississippi Heritage Trust for a six year term, was a board member of the Friends of the Cabildo in New Orleans for which he won the outstanding volunteer award a few years ago, the vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Woodville, and has served on the board of the Vieux Carre Property Owners Resident & Associates Inc.


His focus is on historic properties. He brings a lifetime of business experience and knowledge of the local scene to his active real estate practice.

Languages:
English,
Portuguese
Dorian Bennett Sotheby's International Realty
2340 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 United States   
Phone: ­+1 504.523.1553
Phone: ­+1 504.944.3605

Listings

  • sales property at 516 St. Philip Street

    516 St. Philip Street
    516 St Philip St New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116 United States

    6
    Beds
    5
    Baths
    $3,200,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at The Briars

    The Briars
    31 A Irving Ln Natchez, Mississippi, 39120 United States

    7
    Beds
    9
    Baths
    $1,395,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at Oakland Plantation

    Oakland Plantation
    1124 Lower Woodville Rd Natchez, Mississippi, 39120 United States

    6
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    $1,200,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at 604 Esplanade Ave

    604 Esplanade Ave
    604 Esplanade Ave # 103 French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116 United States

    3
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    $1,099,900 American Dollar
  • sales property at Briarvue

    Briarvue
    31 C Irving Ln Natchez, Mississippi, 39120 United States

    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    $995,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at 353 Jake Smith Road

    353 Jake Smith Road
    Carriere, Mississippi, 39426 United States

    7
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    $995,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at Rip-Rap

    Rip-Rap
    411 S Rankin St Natchez, Mississippi, 39120 United States

    5
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    $980,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at The Briars B&B

    The Briars B&B
    31 B Irving Lane Natchez, Mississippi, 39120 United States

    $750,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at 5054 Old Mill Rd

    5054 Old Mill Rd
    Osyka, Mississippi, 39657 United States

    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    $695,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at 209 Arlington Street

    209 Arlington Street
    Natchez, Mississippi, 39120 United States

    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    $560,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at 410 Cherokee Drive

    410 Cherokee Drive
    McComb, Mississippi, 39648 United States

    4
    Beds
    5
    Baths
    $550,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at 401 N Commerce St

    401 N Commerce St
    Natchez, Mississippi, 39120 United States

    6
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    $549,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at Arlington Plantation

    Arlington Plantation
    386 Arlington Rd Washington, Louisiana, 70589 United States

    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    $498,500 American Dollar
  • sales property at 909 Second St

    909 Second St
    Franklin, Louisiana, 70538 United States

    4
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    $498,000 American Dollar
  • sales property at 730 Ursulines St

    730 Ursulines St
    New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116 United States

    1
    Beds
    1
    Baths
    $419,000 American Dollar
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