5529 Rebecca Blvd. in Kenner

This is such a beautiful Victorian two-story house set amid such gorgeous grounds that it literally takes your breath away. The exterior is a charming pink and it has the requisite white picket fence to set it off.

You walk into a marble foyer and your eyes soar upward to a gleaming white staircase set off with a shiny brass chandelier.

Its rooms are absolutely huge. The grand living room has custom mill worked wood walls, bookshelves and a fireplace which opens to a sunroom with a view of the pool. It also has a tremendous bar, which just beckons visitors to sit and sip awhile.

“This kitchen is just to die for,” said Sandy Sallettes, the listing agent with Century 21 Richard Berry and Associates. “It has granite counter tops and high-end appliances.” The kitchen appliances include a cook top, a microwave, disposal, refrigerator, dishwasher, an ice maker and an oven. The breakfast room, which opens into the kitchen, has built-in display cases for all of your collectibles.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and four baths. The master suite has a walk-in closet and a nice surprise – a platform which could hold your bed and bed tables.

This 29-year-old house has all its original wooden floors, millwork and high ceilings. There is attached storage outside for three or more vehicles.

The City of Kenner, where this property is located, was originally inhabited by the Tchoupitoulas Indians. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle landed here in 1682. In 1855, Kenner was founded by Minor Kenner on land that consisted of three plantation properties that had been purchased by the Kenner family. At the time, all land north of what is now Airline Highway was swamp.

Between 1915 to 1931, a New Orleans streetcar line operated between New Orleans and Kenner, running between the intersection of Rampart and Canal streets in New Orleans and the intersection of Williams Boulevard and Jefferson Highway in Kenner.

Kenner’s growth began in the late 1950s when developers began subdividing, draining and filling the swamp land in the northern half of the city. During the 1960s, the construction of Interstate 10 and improvements to Veterans Memorial Highway aided the rapid development of Kenner as a suburb of New Orleans.

Kenner is home to:

Louis Armstrong International Airport

Pontchartrain Center, the second-largest convention center in the metro area.

Ochsner Medical Center, one of the major hospitals in the metro area.

The Esplanade Mall, opened in 1985, one of the two largest malls in East Jefferson

The Country Club, one of three golf courses in East Jefferson

The Treasure Chest Casino, docked where Williams Boulevard hits Lake Pontchartrain, the only casino in East Jefferson

Rivertown, the historic district along the original main street of Old Kenner—where Williams Boulevard hits the Mississippi River. Rivertown features numerous museums, shops, and cultural resources, including the Rivertown Repertory Theatre, Kenner’s Heritage Park, Kenner’s planetarium & science museum, two dining establishments, and a cafe.

Laketown, a park at Williams Boulevard and Lake Pontchartrain, featuring a boat launch, two piers, pavilions, a jogging/biking path, and a concession stand and bait house.

“This is truly a dream home for beautiful family gatherings or for any party events,” said Sallettes. “It’s on a huge corner lot across the street from the lake in a neighborhood filled with interesting things to do.”

Angela Carll may be reached at angcarll@gmail.com or 504-947-6575