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Treasure on the West Side

Folks who live on the west side of the Mississippi River like to say the “West Side is the Best Side.” And one of the best sides of the west side is on display in Montrachet Acres, a collection of luxury homes in a gated development lined with sugar cane fields. The home at 216 Montrachet… Continue reading →

931 St. Louis in the French Quarter

All you would have to do to fall in love with this house is to take a walk out onto the balcony. There, spread out in front of you, is the fabulous French Quarter with its narrow streets, historic homes and enough restaurants to keep you busy for years. As an added plus, just off the balcony is… Continue reading →

The Settlement at Willow Grove

With operating shutters across the second-floor veranda, the tall West Indies style home at 11443 Carrie’s Orchard Drive in The Settlement at Willow Grove was designed after St. Francisville’s Oakley Plantation. The front elevation of the home is very similar to historic Oakley Plantation located about 20 minutes north of Baton Rouge. The home has an… Continue reading →

833 Esplanade Ave. in Faubourg Marigny

This listing is a funky palace filled with interesting artistic touches. The normal-looking exterior belies what’s happening on the inside; 27 artists were hired to paint the rooms throughout the house. “This is a one-of-a-kind Creole cottage with 200 years of history,” said Samara Poche, the listing agent with French Quarter Realty. “It’s located on the border… Continue reading →

A Treasure in South Baton Rouge

Estates Road near the Perkins Road overpass is one of the best-kept secrets in south Baton Rouge residential real estate. The homes are exclusive and private, and just a hop skip and jump from City Park Lake. The home at 2236 Estates Road is a 2,582-square-foot treasure that overlooks a nearly 2-acre common ground shared with about a… Continue reading →

3717 Rue Chardonnay St. in Metairie

If you would enjoy living in a truly striking modern home that has played a prominent role in political parties, fund raising events and charity functions, this would be the perfect house for you. “This is a fabulous Beverly Hills-inspired contemporary home on a double lot on the levee,” said Eleanor Farnsworth, the listing agent with Gardner… Continue reading →

Charming Cottage in Denham Springs

The brick cottage at 217 Centerville St. in Denham Springs has original hardwood floors, unique architectural features, a beautiful pool courtyard and a two-story guest house in back. It’s nestled among the oaks and crape myrtles on a 1.97-acre lot within walking distance to the famed antique district. Built in 1950, this two-owner home is as… Continue reading →

2016 Parade of Homes Showcases New Homes in New Neighborhoods throughout the Greater New Orleans Area The Parade of Homes Runs June 4 & 5 and June 11 & 12, 1-5 p.m.

101 Oak Park Court, Belle ChasseParks of PlaqueminesTroyer Builders, LLCSam Ford(504) 638-5490sam@troyerbuilders.netwww.troyerbuilders.net

The annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBAGNO), who is celebrating 75 years of serving the Greater New Orleans area, is the region’s best opportunity to tour new homes and see the latest in home construction and design. The Parade is also great for inspiring ideas for those hoping to… Continue reading →

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 →