The New Orleans-area real estate portfolio is a dazzling mix of dwellings of all types, drawing on the city’s rich heritage of influences, from the Old World styles of France, Spain and England, to New World styles of the Caribbean, Creole and contemporary architecture and design.
For an investment of $1 million or more, a posh piece of New Orleans living is available to you. Here are a handful of properties currently on the market.
1. 2319 River Road, Nine Mile Point 70094
Sitting on the levee in Nine Mile Point, minutes from the Huey P. Long Bridge, this spacious 2018 home sits on a half-acre of land with a second-floor view of the Mississippi River. The contemporary farmhouse style includes 11- and 12-foot ceilings in more than 6,700 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms and six full and two half baths. It could all be yours for the list price of $1,050,000. The extensive grounds include a pool and a small lazy river.
2. 1731 Second St., New Orleans 70113
This Victorian architectural treasure is only a couple of blocks off of St. Charles Avenue. The grand home features a wraparound porch and galleries. Other interesting architecture and design elements abound, including stained glass windows. The home includes six bedrooms and 2½ baths, plus a guest apartment with two bedrooms and a bath and a half, all for $1,250,000. The home sits on an L-shaped lot with access to Baronne Street.
3. 340 Fairway Drive, New Orleans 70124
Located on a tree-lined street in the prime Lakewood neighborhood behind Metairie Cemetery, this World War II-era brick manse was designed and built by Paul G. Charbonnet. Situated on lush grounds, with an outside entertaining space that includes a saltwater pool, the home has four bedrooms and 3½ baths in 4,600 square feet of space. Architectural details, custom cabinetry and spacious rooms are illuminated by natural light from cypress windows. List price is $2,450,000.
4. 104 Duplessis St., Metairie 70005
With the feel of a bungalow from Hollywood’s Golden Age, this $1,100,000 home sits on a corner lot in Metairie Club Gardens. The Spanish-style multilevel home has four bedrooms and 2½ baths, antique lighting, pine floors and elegant details. A plethora of formal rooms are downstairs, including a family room, game room and sitting room. Upstairs, the primary suite includes a walk-in closet, while two of the bedrooms share a “Jack and Jill” bath.
5. 122 Random Oaks Lane, Mandeville 70448
Classic Southern touches form the exterior view of this $1,250,000 Lewisburg home near Lake Pontchartrain, but its interior elegance belies the rural surroundings. Formal rooms are adorned with architectural and built-in gems, while the four bedrooms and 4½ baths offer quiet getaways. A gourmet kitchen with imaginative stonework has views of the extensive back grounds. A garage apartment provides another living space.