Attorney Profiles
2015 Baton Rouge Attorney Profiles
Attorney Profiles
2015 New Orleans Attorney Profiles
Letter to the editor
Send a letter to the editor to voice your opinion.
Gas Prices in BR
Current gas prices in BR area.

Tall French Style in The Lakes at Highland

The tall French style home at 11905 Lake Estates Ave. was built 15 years ago but recent renovations and updates make it look brand new. This immaculate home has upscale materials, fresh paint and a warm inviting style. The home is in the The Lakes at Highland and backs up to Bayou Fountain. A sidewalk made… Continue reading →

No. 12 Annandale Court in English Turn

This house in English Turn is extremely well priced; perhaps because it belongs to the former president of Southern University who has already returned to Nigeria and is eager to sell it. It has an imposing exterior with plenty of parking in addition to a two-car garage. The entrance foyer is all-white with marble floors, a… Continue reading →

2016 Parade of Homes

Area homebuilders are putting their newest homes on display this weekend and next in the 2016 Parade of Homes sponsored by the Capital Region Builders Association. The annual Parade of Homes, a free event open to the public, gives potential homebuyers a chance to see the latest offerings from some of the state’s finest homebuilders. A total… Continue reading →

2909 Ridgeway Dr. in Metairie

The New Orleans suburb of Metairie has always been a most prestigious place to live with its larger lots, mature trees and bigger houses. This beautiful Victorian is located in this most desirable neighborhood. “This is a meticulously maintained, bright custom-built home with amenities galore on a lovely tree-lines street,” said JoAnn Tournillon, the listing agent… Continue reading →

A Charming Southdowns Cottage

The home at 4540 Hyacinth Ave. has lots of curb appeal, but there’s much more to this fascinating Southdowns cottage than originally meets the eye. The home, built back in the 1930s, is deceptively large with more than 5,400 square feet of living space filled with character and charm. It’s been remodeled at least twice over the years,… Continue reading →

6331 Paris Ave. in Lake Terrace

This house is one of the few contemporary designs in an old city like New Orleans and it’s also within walking distance of Lakeshore Drive and Lake Pontchartrain with its vast expanses of land and water for sailing, picnicking and other recreation. “This is a custom-designed gem by the noted Dutch architect H. Van Rappard,” said… Continue reading →

Exquisite Highland Road Estate

Some of the finest luxury homes in south Louisiana are located off Highland Road south of LSU, including those in the Country Club of Louisiana and other exclusive developments nearby. The home at 14747 Highland Road, though, is all by itself on 3.56 of the prettiest acres in Baton Rouge. The 6,750-square-foot mansion nestled among the… Continue reading →

3101 Prytania St. in the Garden District

When you buy a condominium such as this one, you don’t need to concern yourself with landscaping, yard maintenance and physical labor activities like road maintenance and roof repair. Paying the condo fee allows you to avoid the hassle of worrying about those things. “This is a fabulous corner townhouse in a prime location,” said Margaret… Continue reading →

Town Under the Oaks

More than a dozen live oaks stand guard around a beautiful 5-bedroom home designed by A. Hays Town and situated on a spectacular 3.2-acre lot on Pikes Lane. This is one of the larger lots on Pikes Lane, located in one of the city’s prettiest upscale neighborhoods off Moss Side Lane near Perkins Road. Built in… Continue reading →

1633 Dufossat St. Uptown

When you walk into this house, you feel like you’ve entered Audubon Park. There are mature trees throughout the grounds and plenty of professionally landscaped shrubs and bushes. “This is a beautiful grand home situated nicely on a corner lot overlooking park-like grounds,” said Margaret Stewart, of Latter & Blum Realtors, the co-listing agent with Britt… Continue reading →

Timeless Town Masterpiece in Bocage

Bocage/Jefferson Place is one of our city’s premier older neighborhoods with oak-lined boulevards and some of the finest houses you’ll see anywhere. Legendary Baton Rouge architect A. Hays Town designed a number of homes here, and one of them is now available at 7055 Richards Drive. Designed by Town and built in 1964 by Jim Smith,… Continue reading →

6872 Canal Blvd. in Lake View

The wonderful thing about living in a house such as this that is close to Lake Pontchartrain is…well, the proximity to Lake Pontchartrain. This house also has a more modern feel to it than many of the older houses in New Orleans. “This is a stunning renovation in the heart of Lakeview,” said Martin Buras, the… Continue reading →

An A. Hays Town in St. Andrews

One of the legendary homes of Baton Rouge Architect A. Hays Town is now available in St. Andrews, a small gated community just south of the East Baton Rouge Parish line. Town designed the home at 37110 St. Andrews Fairway, and this beautiful residence was selected for two of Town’s photo books. Classic elements of Town’s… Continue reading →

No. 9 English Turn Blvd. in English Turn

English Turn has got to be one of the most prestigious places to live in the city of New Orleans. Although it’s only eight miles from the Central Business District, the entire neighborhood has a peaceful country feel about it. The houses are gorgeous and they ring an award-winning golf course and clubhouse. The person who buys this… Continue reading →

Old Quarters

There’s a small gated development on Jefferson Highway near Essen Lane that most people have driven by but may not have noticed. It’s called Old Quarters and it’s one of those hidden residential jewels that offers luxury, privacy, security and convenience. Some drivers may have mistakenly believed Old Quarters is an upscale condo or townhome development.… Continue reading →

830 Bourbon St. in the French Quarter

Plenty of us have a lifelong dream of living in the French Quarter – and how exciting it would be to live right on Bourbon Street - but we hesitate to take on the problems of a 200-plus-year old house. This listing, however offers modern living in a true French Quarter gem that was renovated in 2011.… Continue reading →

Private, exclusive Edward Oaks

Just three families live in Edward Oaks, an exclusive gated development off Perkins Road near the overpass. Edward Oaks is very private, very upscale and very quiet. In a development with only three residences it’s rare for a house to go on the market. But one of the three stunning brick homes in Edward Oaks is now available.… Continue reading →

1433 Philip Street in the Garden District

This house evokes images of the king and queen of Carnival toasting their subjects from its huge columned porch. It’s located in the heart of the Garden District, considered one of the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the country. “This is a magnificent circa 1847 Garden District raised center hall cottage on fantastic grounds,” said… Continue reading →

Highland Shadows

Several of the homes in Highland Shadows, a small luxury development off Highland Road just south of Starring Lane, were built by Ronald Legendre, one of our area’s finest homebuilders. His latest offering is the development’s first house on the right, and it’s a masterpiece. Top to bottom, no detail was missed in the 4-bedroom home… Continue reading →

82359 Old Military Road in Bush, La.

Just viewing the photos of this Second Empire-style house with six bedrooms and five bathrooms, and a two-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse gives you a feeling that this could be a peaceful, yet welcoming setting for long, lazy afternoons on the porch with a mint julep. “This house is appropriately named Belle Aimee (beautiful friend),” said Jennifer Rice, the… Continue reading →

Acres of Luxury in Heritage Estates

Our local homebuilders are some of the best in the country, and their personal homes are often filled with the finest materials and craftsmanship. That’s clearly the case with the builder’s home at 17607 Heritage Estates Drive in Heritage estates, a small luxury development near the Country Club of Louisiana. The home is at the… Continue reading →

462 Lakeshore Parkway overlooking Lake Pontchartrain

The wonderful thing about living in a house such as this that overlooks the lake is…well, overlooking Lake Pontchartrain. “Luxury meets the lakefront in this Lakeshore Parkway home,” said Michele Branigan, the co-listing agent of Latter & Blum with Aaron Dare, of Crane Real Estate Brokers. “Custom features inside are only the beginning, but the backyard… Continue reading →

The Settlement at Willow Grove

It’s always fun to visit The Settlement at Willow Grove off Perkins Road between Bluebonnet and Siegen. There’s such an interesting variety of homes in this Traditional Neighborhood Development. This week we saw a beautiful West Indies inspired offering from builder Gayle Carmouche. The home at 7766 Settler’s Circle features a wide, breezy front porch lined… Continue reading →

1224 Peniston in the Touro Bouligny section of Uptown

Living in this house in the Touro Bouligny neighborhood gives you easy access to the best of New Orleans. Walks in the neighborhood are pleasant and picturesque with a Fresh Market on St. Charles Avenue offering a European-style shopping experience, complete with soft music plus local and organic produce. “This circa 1860’s center hall cottage is… Continue reading →

University Club Plantation

The all-brick home at 15222 Lockett Lane is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in upscale University Club Plantation. The four-bedroom, three-bath home has nice curb appeal and presents an affordable way to get into this prestigious neighborhood off Nicholson Drive south of the LSU campus. Heart pine flooring begins in the foyer just on the other… Continue reading →

No. 44 Audubon Blvd. Uptown

This is one of those old/new houses. It’s located in an established neighborhood and looks very conventional from the outside. But, inside: Wow! It has an open floor plan giving its residents large spaces for entertaining or just for having family over for Saints games. “This stately home on Audubon Boulevard is the best of both… Continue reading →

The Arbors

The Arbors is an exclusive 8-lot development nestled on the edge of the Oak Hills subdivision off Highland Road. Opportunities to get a home in The Arbors are few and far between, but a 4,685-square-foot home by Builder Rick McDowell is now available. Built in 2007, the home has been totally updated with all-new appliances and… Continue reading →

1350 Camp St. in the Lower Garden District

This listing is a gorgeous Historic Register townhouse built in 1865 which retains all its old fashioned details. A 2014 renovation added plenty of contemporary touches, which make it most livable for contemporary residents.  “This is an elegant renovation by Zangara of a historic townhome,” said Irene Scire Hernandez, the listing agent with Latter & Blum,… Continue reading →

Luxury On The Waterfront

Officially, the Diversion Canal is a 10.6-mile flood control waterway that takes some of the Amite River’s flow south to the Blind River. But to most folks, the Diversion Canal is a playground for skiers, fishermen and boaters. And then there are the lucky ones who get to live in The Waterfront East, a gated upscale community along… Continue reading →

11500 Autumn Brook Dr. in Ponchatoula

It’s a well-known real estate fact that if you get out of the main city and buy a house either in the suburbs or in one of the smaller towns near New Orleans, you can get a much bigger house for a much lower price. This house in Ponchatoula is a very good buy and it’s not… Continue reading →

Country Club Traditional

The one-owner home at 17810 Inverness Ave. is a jewel in the big treasure chest of homes known as the Country Club of Louisiana. This 5,500-square-foot luxury home sits on two lots and displays upscale architectural features as well as a fabulous pool courtyard for parties large or small. With 200 feet of frontage in a… Continue reading →

448 Julia St. #204 in the Gallery Row Condos in the Arts District

If you’re looking for urban living with amenities in a most walkable part of the city, but available at a fraction of the cost, you might have just found it in this condo. The Gallery Row Condos are in the Warehouse/Arts District close to Magazine Street and next door to the Children’s Museum. The 48 units… Continue reading →

Something Special in Bocage Lake

The home at 2734 Cedar Lodge Drive is one of just 13 homes on the lake in exclusive Bocage Lake, a gated neighborhood of mansions off Corporate Boulevard. This tall French style residence takes full advantage of its lakeshore location with walls of windows across its rear elevation. The home is large at nearly 5,500 square… Continue reading →

600 Esplanade Ave. in the French Quarter

This house has the ability to transport you back in time to the era of hoop skirts, calling cards and gracious living. “Time stands still in this grand mansion,” said Samara Poche, the listing broker with French Quarter Realty. “Corinthian columns support the arch under 16-foot ceilings with original medallions in the double parlors.” The three-story… Continue reading →

Shadowbrook Lakes Townhomes

Shadowbrook Lakes is an upscale gated community with a beautiful stacked stone entrance at the intersection of South Harrell’s Ferry and Jones Creek roads. Located near the back of the development, Shadowbrook Lakes Townhomes are the perfect complement to the single-family homes up front. These upscale townhomes – available in three different floor plans – range… Continue reading →

6048 Perrier Unit 2B: The La Salle School Condominiums

This condominium offers the best of all worlds: It’s in prestigious Uptown New Orleans, it’s a totally new renovation and the condo fee ensures that you’ll never have to worry about maintenance. “The historic La Salle School was originally built in 1901 as an elementary school, later to be transformed into the nationally known New Orleans… Continue reading →

Easy Living in University Club Plantation

The home at 15241 Cadet Court is located off Tiger Crossing Drive in one of the newest sections of University Club Plantation. The tall French offering offers a small, easy-maintenance yard and a more affordable way to get into this prestigious development south of the LSU campus. There are lots of large luxury homes on expansive… Continue reading →

635 Tricou St. in Holy Cross

real estate photo

This listing offers you the opportunity to live in a completely renovated house at a better price than can be found in either neighboring Bywater or Faubourg Marigny. “This is a stunning renovation in the red hot Holy Cross neighborhood,” said Liz Tardo, the listing agent with Keller Williams Realty. “This meticulously renovated home was taken… Continue reading →

The Benjamin House

The Benjamin House, located downtown at 141 Royal Street, began falling into a state of disrepair in the 1970s. That’s when former owners restored the 2,657-square-foot cottage and moved it from Beauregard Town to its current location at 3650 Morning Glory Ave. Now the home is a shining jewel in University Gardens. We’re pretty sure the… Continue reading →

No. 83 English Turn Drive

Although this house is just eight miles from New Orleans’ Central Business District, it gives you the feeling of being right out in the country – albeit with every amenity imaginable. The house is surrounded by huge expanses of lawn dotted with mature trees. “This is a beautiful home perfectly sited to provide views of the… Continue reading →

Luxurious French Style in Lakeside

The tall French Style home at 545 Shady Lake Parkway has a fabulous pool courtyard and 3,838 square feet of luxurious living space. Lakeside is an upscale development in the heart of south Baton Rouge right off Bluebonnet Boulevard. This beautiful custom home has heart pine floors in a smooth, flowing layout to go with the… Continue reading →

913 Gov. Nicholls St.

It’s a dream of some of us to live in the very first historic neighborhood in the entire city: the French Quarter and this listing could fulfill that dream and then some. “This house has a fascinating history,” said Pat Kahn, a French Quarter resident herself and the listing agent with Dorian Bennett Realtors. “It was built… Continue reading →

Tall French Style on Broad Magnolia Court

The tall French home at 3226 Broad Magnolia Court is situated along the golf course in University Club Plantation, which is home to lots of upscale golf course residences. But this home has a bonus that many others don’t – it sits on a half-acre lot in a quiet cul-de-sac. That means far less traffic and… Continue reading →

527 Mandeville St. in Faubourg Marigny

This is your chance to own an historic property which also belonged to a well-known New Orleans figure. The six-property complex owned by the chef Paul Prudhomme, who recently died, is now on the market. “This is a unique and fabulous private Marigny compound,” said Brigitte Fredy, the listing agent with Latter & Blum. “There are… Continue reading →

Classic Contemporary in Bocage Lake

The classic contemporary home at 2928 Bocage Lake Court is an ultra chic retreat with 24-foot ceilings and a wide open floor plan. This stylishly unique mansion with its marble floors and Caesarstone quartz counter tops is unlike anything else we’ve seen in Baton Rouge. Bocage Lakes is a private, upscale, gated community off… Continue reading →