This massive contemporary home, on a levee at the lakefront in Metairie, is a fascinating property. It also has an interesting history.
The owners are Davis and Margaret China Lee, siblings of the legendary late Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee, who died in 2007. The Lee family ran several restaurants, including House of Lee in Metairie. Harry Lee's daughter, Cynthia Lee-Sheng, serves as Councilwoman-at-Large in Jefferson Parish.
A large entry foyer leads into the home, which has soaring 21-foot ceilings and a minimalist double-sided fireplace amid the open floor plan. From the dining and living rooms there are views of an indoor pool and solarium, lined with glass tile.
A large kitchen has vaulted wood ceilings and views of the levee, and there is a courtyard in the back and a balcony upstairs.
How much for this contemporary Metairie manor? $1,395,000.
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