Over in Old Metairie, tucked away near the highfalutin New Orleans Country Club, sits this new-to-the-market manor, built in 1937 and asking $2,100,000. Brokerbabble says this is a "once in a lifetime opportunity to own a stately 3 story home on huge country like property." Landing this five-bedroom, seven-bath home is also an opportunity to have a lodge-like den with cathedral ceilings, a library with built-in bookshelves, and an in-ground pool with cabana. There are some, um, interesting cosmetic choices in this house like the emerald green dining room ceiling, the retro kitchen, and wallpaper galore, but hey, personal preference is a helluva thing. Some of the design details in this 6,500-square-foot Garden Lane home do offer a throw-back to the last time this place was on the market — 1980 when it sold for $256,000.
· Listing: 12 Garden Lane [Latter & Blum]