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Life on a Walden Pond

Walden is an established upscale neighborhood off Kenilworth Parkway behind Magnolia Woods where ponds and lakes provide a serene, tranquil setting. Many of Walden’s luxury homes line the edges of the waters, and the home at 1819 Applewood Road has more water frontage than most. This week’s featured home on Applewood Road is actually located along… Continue reading →

1915 Chestnut St. in the Lower Garden District

When you’re driving around looking for this house, you find out pretty quickly that it’s hard to miss. It’s painted a cheerful brick red set off by white columns and white woodwork and offers a generous balcony across the front. The striking color leads you around to the back to it charming deck and patio with plenty of… Continue reading →

The Good Country Life on Battle Road

The owner of the property at 8719 Battle Road in Ethel believes East Feliciana Parish is one of the best kept secrets in South Louisiana. It’s a place where country meets the city, where the air is fresh and the lifestyle is easy. Saddle up your horses and head for the rolling hills of the Felicianas.… Continue reading →

2329 Coliseum St. in the Garden District

This house is an entertainer’s dream with its large public rooms, high ceilings, gracious crown moldings and huge kitchen. “This is a one-of-a kind Garden District masterpiece,” said L. Bryan Francher, the listing agent with Leslie Perrin of Gardner Realtors. “It’s an exquisite single-story Henry Howard home cira-1868 completely restored by Michael Carbine in 2010.”… Continue reading →

Americana the Beautiful

Americana, Zachary’s new Traditional Neighborhood Development, is bustling with activity. The neighborhood’s modern new YMCA is open, the community center is up and running, and new homes are springing up all over. A shimmering 4-acre lake with public piers and two dog parks is in the back of the 420-acre development, while a bicycle and… Continue reading →

1220 Chipley St. in Westwego

It’s not often that you can find a three-bedroom, two-bath home for under $200,000, but this listing at 1220 Chipley St. in Westwego certainly fills the bill. This house is brick and is on a nice-sized lot with a magnificent oak tree in its front yard and another oak tree in its back yard. The yard… Continue reading →

Country Club Views

There are but a few prime lots left in the Country Club of Louisiana, so some builders and homeowners are buying and renovating older homes on the best lots. One great example is the home at 19240 South Lakeway Ave., a brand new 13-year-old home with some of the best views CCLA has to offer. It might sound… Continue reading →

17 Gainswood Dr. in Marrero’s Plantation Estates

A quieter, greener version of New Orleans is how the West Bank sees itself, and it’s true that you can get plenty more house for your money if you get out of the central city’s area. This listing at 17 Gainswood Dr. in Marrero’s Plantation Estates gives you a lot of space for this price. “The… Continue reading →

A Country Estate on Alligator Bayou Road

The country estate at 18530 Alligator Bayou Road consists of 3.27 pristine acres with a beautiful Greek Revival Raised American Cottage style home sitting squarely in the middle. A pond out back is shared with the neighbor – and with the Canadian geese that frequent the property. A limestone drive leads past a white rail fence… Continue reading →

2401 Chartres St. in Faubourg Marigny

This is one of those houses that remind all of us why we live in New Orleans. It has a wrap-around balcony with iron railings and plenty of room for your rocking chairs while you sit and observe the street. And, it’s on a corner lot, which at one time had probably housed one of those little grocery… Continue reading →

Gated Privacy off Moss Side Lane

Province Lane, a quiet upscale street that stretches back toward Ward’s Creek off Moss Side Lane, has a gated entrance and upscale homes. One of those homes – 6427 Province Lane – is a tall brick and stucco offering with lots of style and entertaining possibilities. A private rear courtyard with a heated gunite pool and brick fountain… Continue reading →

1744 Lakeshore Drive

This is a rare opportunity to not only own one of the most-partied-at houses in the city, but also to live in a gorgeous home in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city...see page 2. “This is the home of legendary philanthropist, social and civil activist Mickey Easterling,” said listing agent Robert Ripley, with… Continue reading →

Tall Traditional in University Club Plantation

Standing tall in the newest section of University Club Plantation, the home at 2521 University Club Drive has an open split floor plan with a fresh style. Whitewashed bricks inside and out help give the home a bright, clean feeling that would make anyone feel welcome. The listing agent calls the look “chic-traditional.” The brand new home… Continue reading →

2446 Royal St. in Faubourg Marigny

What a dream it would be to actually live in this listing at 2446 Royal St. in Faubourg Marigny. It’s on a corner lot – meaning you’d have neighbors on only one side – and boasts all the New Orleans features that we love: flickering wrought iron lights, French doors, wide pine floors, ceiling fans, fireplaces – and… Continue reading →

50s Style in Sherwood Forest

Built in the 1950s on a big corner lot in Sherwood Forest, the home at 11415 Mollylea Drive has been well maintained over the years. The home retains its unique custom style from 1957, and it’s still in move-in condition. The home could use some updating – either a little or a lot, depending on the new owner’s… Continue reading →

1618 King Dr. near Lake Pontchartrain

This house is on a huge lot with a manicured lawn and the dream of every home owner: a white picket fence complete with flowers surrounds its side yard. The covered front porch also has bright flowers, giving the house plenty of curb appeal. “This is a superior renovation of a home in an enclave of… Continue reading →

Shady Oaks Court

The hills off Highland Road south of the LSU campus make up some of the prettiest property in East Baton Rouge parish. The home at 223 Shady Oaks Court in Live Oak Estates sits in a cul-de-sac atop one of those hills and is graced with massive Live Oak trees in the front yard. The tall… Continue reading →

205 Fairway Dr. in Pass Christian

New Orleanians have long enjoyed vacationing or spending their weekends in Pass Christian on the Gulf Coast. And if you’re really lucky in life, you can even own a house such as this one and enjoy “The Pass,” as it’s called by those in this know, any time you desire. Like many of the homes on… Continue reading →

A Tall Traditional on Settlers Circle

The tall traditional style home at 7958 Settlers Circle showcases a whitewashed brick exterior and great attention to detail inside, from beautiful pine flooring to 8-foot interior doors and the deep crown molding above. This brand new home is in the Settlement at Willow Grove on Perkins Road near Bluebonnet. Whitewashed brick just always seems to look best… Continue reading →

2702 St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District

Combine St. Charles Avenue with the Garden District and you have probably the most prestigious address in the city. This listing at 2702 St. Charles Avenue does just that. “This beautiful residence offers modern construction and many antique architectural amenities,” said Margaret Stewart, the listing agent with Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors. “The main house has a… Continue reading →

Two Acres in the Heart of Town

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a home on two acres in a subdivision setting inside the city limits of Baton Rouge, but it’s even harder to find one located in the heart of town. The property at 4516 Bluebonnet Road near Jefferson Highway is just such a place. There’s a 4,903-square-foot luxury home in the middle… Continue reading →

1800 Jefferson Avenue Uptown

Would you enjoy living Uptown in an architecturally significant home filled with light and complete with its own swimming pool? Then, this listing at 1800 Jefferson Ave. is just for you. “This house is a breath taking architectural masterpiece designed by Albert Ledner, a New Orleans born-and-bred architect who was a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright,” said… Continue reading →

A False River Lake House

False River has long been a popular spot for people who want a getaway camp for fishing and fun on the water. Today, people still want to fish, ski and have fun on the water, but many of the “camps” are now more like mansions. The “camp” at 6152 False River Road has five bedrooms and 3,207 square… Continue reading →

La Casa de Castille at 1527 Harmony St. in the Garden District

This listing at 1527 Harmony St. in the Garden District is a rare opportunity to live in one of the most historic and memorable homes in New Orleans. Not only that, but it is absolutely huge at 13,292 square feet and magnificently laid out as well. “Some people remember it as the Westminster Presbyterian Church, built… Continue reading →

A Window to CCLA

The home at 17926 Augusta Pointe Court is a virtual window to the world around it, and the world around it is the beautiful golf course in the Country Club of Louisiana. Located near the end of a dead end street, this elegant home offers privacy with a view. The home impresses from the start with a… Continue reading →

7200 St. Gertrude Dr. in Covington

Land, lots of land with blue, blue skies up above is what comes to mind when you see this listing at 17200 St. Gertrude Dr. in Covington. It’s easy to picture living in a great manor in a grand manner here. “This is an extraordinary home on two acres with a gated pond,” said Fred Buras, the… Continue reading →

No Worries in Old Goodwood

The Acadian style home at 6635 Sevenoaks Ave. has an all-brick exterior and a new roof, which means the new owner can enjoy a low-maintenance home with 3,474 square feet of living space and a beautiful gunite pool in back. There are bricks lining the driveway and parking pad, a brick walk up to the house, a brick… Continue reading →

166 Audubon Blvd. Uptown

This would be a dream house for someone looking for a gorgeous Uptown home on a distinctive street close to the universities as well as Audubon Park. Its curb appeal is palatial with a wide porch, French doors topped by fan windows and an imposing wrought iron entrance door. “This house is a recently renovated Grand… Continue reading →

The Preserve at Harveston

After more than 10 years of planning and design, The Preserve at Harveston is springing to life off Bluebonnet Boulevard between Burbank and Nicholson Drive. The upscale planned urban development sold its first home just a year ago, and the subdivision is already about 30 percent sold. Thirty-six homes from four homebuilders line four pristine lakes in… Continue reading →

104 Crape Myrtle Circle in Covington

This could be a perfect home for empty nesters who still need living space for visiting out-of-town children and relatives or for a couple who still have youngsters at home and just want a little privacy of their own. Four massive round columns welcome you through a sea-green door to this large house on an oversized lot… Continue reading →

An Elegant Country Life

The 5,635-square-foot home at 21506 Turkey Creek Drive in Mallard Lakes – Baton Rouge’s gated subdivision of mansions – is country living at its finest. The home sits on nearly 13 pristine acres and has a private pond as well as a stocked lake. And if you like to cook and entertain, this home is about as nice… Continue reading →

7109 Selma St. in Eastern New Orleans

This would be a perfect home for someone looking for a little smaller house – and at a little smaller price – but still equipped with all the amenities that are desirable to buyers today. “This is a beautifully renovated spacious home,” said Sheila Julian, the listing agent with Gardner Realtors. “It has an L-shaped living… Continue reading →

Classic Style on Moss Side Lane

Moss Side Plantation is one of the city’s great old subdivisions with large live oaks and timeless homes. Situated on a .85-acre lot just off Perkins Road between Essen Lane and College Drive, the 6-bedroom home at 5553 Moss Side Lane has exquisite heart pine floors and more than 5,200 square feet of living space. This classic southern… Continue reading →

Riverview Condos at Gretna

For those who not only love living on the water but also want a spectacular view of the New Orleans skyline, the Riverview Condos at Gretna completely takes care of both of these needs. “People who appreciate the historic beauty of downtown Gretna have been ecstatic about the revitalization which has taken place here,” said Pat… Continue reading →

Audubon Lakes in University Club

Situated near the 13th Fairway of University Club Plantation’s golf course, the home at 14937 Audubon Lakes Drive has great outdoor spaces that take full advantage of the morning sun over a sparkling lake. But when the afternoon sun is hottest, the outdoor living room and kitchen wind up in cool shade. Entertaining is clearly… Continue reading →

308 Seminole Circle in Bedico Creek Preserve in Madisonville

If you’re interested in new construction, be sure to take a look at 308 Seminole Circle in Bedico Creek Preserve in St. Tammany Parish’s Madisonville. Bedico Creek is the newest master planned community, under construction by developer by David Waltemath. “We have 500 plus acres of nature preserve, miles of paved golf cart paths and nature… Continue reading →

Inviting Colonial Style

Interior brick and wood always add warmth to a home, and the tall Colonial style residence at the corner of South Vignes and Hoo-Shoo-Too Road has plenty of both. There’s also a pool and hot tub, as well as a three-car garage with an apartment above. The recently renovated home has beautiful antique heart pine floors and exposed… Continue reading →

1321 Pine St. Uptown

This sliver by the river that New Orleanians call Uptown has always remained a desirable neighborhood in which to live and this listing at 1321 Pine St. is a desirable house as well. The exterior is via charming brick steps and looks out onto an easy-to-maintain front yard bounded in bricks as well. “This… Continue reading →

Magnificence in Mallard Lakes

We’ve seen lots of properties across the state and country, and we still think Baton Rouge has some of the nicest and most interesting homes around. Some of our area’s biggest and finest residences are located in Mallard Lakes, a place where magnificent mansions can take your breath away. The home at 21828 Turkey Creek, for… Continue reading →

2125 North Rampart St. in the Faubourg Marigny Triangle

One of the best ways to live in a desirable neighborhood is to buy a house with some revenue to help pay the mortgage. This two-story listing at 2125 North Rampart in the Faubourg Marigny Triangle completely fills the bill in that regard. It is a licensed four-bedroom bed and breakfast as well as a one-bedroom, one-bath… Continue reading →

French Style in Beautiful St. Andrews

Just across the Ascension Parish border along the banks of Bayou Manchac, St. Andrews could be one of the best kept secrets in our area. This quiet, gated community of luxury homes may not be the best known development in town, but it certainly has some of the prettiest property around. The tall, French style home at 18709… Continue reading →

3316 Calhoun St. in Uptown’s Broadmoor

You don’t have to spend a million dollars – or even a half a million dollars – to live Uptown. This listing is a renovated home with an addition that is priced very reasonably for its neighborhood. The house is painted an attractive neutral beige with the surprise of a bright red front door. You walk… Continue reading →

New Orleans Style in Riverbend

Situated on a large corner lot in Riverbend, the home at 5516 Riverbend Blvd. has an open, triple-split floor plan with an attached apartment. Antique heart pine and old brick flooring give this 3,618-square-foot home a warm, timeless appeal. The home is on the corner of Riverbend Boulevard and Belle Grove Avenue. The lot is three-quarters of an… Continue reading →

4105 Carondelet St. Uptown

This gorgeous Uptown house is perfect for a fun-loving person who enjoys entertaining and hosting Mardi Gras parade parties; but it’s also a good buy for those who like the convenience of Uptown and the quiet of living on stately grounds. “This is an exquisite Queen Anne house on a corner triple lot measuring 90 by… Continue reading →

French style on the lake in The Shadows at White Oak

The French style home at 18330 Ferry Lane Avenue in The Shadows at White Oak is nestled on a large lot that backs up to a neighborhood lake. The widening of O’Neal Lane is finally complete, and it’s easier than ever to get to this nice quiet subdivision off South Harrell’s Ferry Road. The Shadows at White Oak… Continue reading →