The Steel Magnolias house is for sale, ready to be refurbished in blush and bashful
One of two houses that was used as the Eatenton residence in Steel Magnolias is for sale. For a mere $1.75 million, some southern belle with a passion for big hair and shooting birds out of trees can live just like Shelby and M’Lynn. The house—which has served as a not-so-subtly Steel Magnolias-themed bed and breakfast in recent years—was built in 1830 and sits along the Cane River in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It’s 6,000 square feet and has six bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths, including the very pink one in which Julia Roberts’ Shelby is seen relaxing.
Interior-wise, the owners of the house have stayed faithful to the 1989 movie almost to a fault. Nearly everything seen in the movie remains, from its weird, '70s-style light fixture in the kitchen to the hideous floral patterns and striped curtains in Shelby’s childhood bedroom. Hooked On Houses, a blog about both semi-famous and non-famous real estate, has a rundown of both the current listing pictures and screenshots from the movie, all of which reveal both what a hideously dated-looking production Steel Magnolias is and how much even grainy screencaps of a sad movie can make even the hardest-hearted cynic all teary-eyed.