The historic Shadow Home in Dubberly on Louisiana 531 has been cleared of vegetation overgrowth an is being prepared for renovation by new owner, Denton Culpepper.

DUBBERLY — Light is returning to the Shadow Estate in Dubberly by Denton Culpepper, who recently purchased the property from the Shadow heirs.

The two-year process included dividing the estate among nine decedents- Shadow grandchildren who wanted to see the home continue to live on and be loved.

Culpepper said restoring the home has been a dream of his since his youth and will be a labor of love.

Denton Culpepper stand with one of the three chimneys at the Shadow home, which he is restoring. The wall of the chimney is inset, rather than flush with the length of the exterior wall as often seen in old homesteads. Nearly 40,000 bricks made with slave labor from materials and clay on the property are still intact.