On the edge of city limits in Lakewood, this sleek New Orleans rarity hit the market this week with a $1.2-million asking price. My, how far the 4,010-square-foot contemporary abode has come since its 2007 days when it sold for just $300,000. The four-bedroom, four-bath spread has charcoal-stained Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout, a room set aside for an office area, plus a glass-walled "exercise room" if you're into that sort of thing. Otherwise, it would make a pretty excellent sunny lounge area. The kids' rooms are a little jarring compared to the calm flow in the rest of the house, but points awarded for the scary doll slumped in the mini rocking chair — please let that be staged! Laundry rooms usually aren't worth a mention but this one is as big as some bedrooms and those of the organizational persuasion will appreciate the shelving, racks and cabinets. Back to the fun stuff: The private backyard (check out those walls!) has a patio with an outdoor kitchen, plus an inground pool and spa. Other bonuses: surround sound is already built in and there's a security system with cameras.
· Listing: 5570 Jacquelyn Ct. [RE/MAX]