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