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In Bayou St. John, a stately 111-year-old home asks $1.5M

Paddle on the bayou or float in the saltwater pool

You want green space? This house has access to green space. It sits on a corner lot across from the pocket-sized, palm-tree shaded Kennedy Place park, and it’s three blocks (or a five-minute walk) from Bayou St. John’s peaceful (if abandoned car-filled) waters.

The 111-year-old manse also boasts a private sanctuary of its own, in the form of an Edison bulb-hung backyard. There, a heated saltwater pool, pool house, and screen porch form a microcosm of the waterfront community, which is situated along a portage route—an ancient footpath used by Native Americans.

The home underwent an extensive renovation in 2012, which preserved many of its original features, including leaded glass doors, pocket doors, and mantels. The understated interior design complements these period details rather than clashing with them, thanks to its muted palette, clean lines, and embrace of natural light. Stained-glass windows provide illumination alongside modern geometric chandeliers, and somehow, the whole look works. There’s also a new cabinet-lined mud room and whole-home generator.

The 3,757-square-foot, three-story home is big by any standards, but it’s especially large for the neighborhood. That footprint includes three-and-a-half bathrooms and five bedrooms, including a master that opens to the balcony.

The asking price is $1,559,000.

Via: Rachael Kansas of RE/MAX

Formal dining room with bay window, crystal chandelier and a mantel, plus gray walls
kitchen with white cabinets, tree wallpaper, an island and pendant lights
A bedroom with crown molding and a large bed with a padded headboard
Bathroom with all white pedestal sink, tub and wood floor
Backyard with rectangular pool, small shed, and Edison lights strung over a patch of kawn

Bayou St. John

, , LA 70119