Metairie is French for “small farm”—and that’s what the rural area just outside New Orleans’ city limits consisted of until 1915, when a new streetcar line spurred development. The 1920s and 1930s saw the development of a rarified, garden-centric neighborhood called Metry Club Gardens. Its founders described the enclave, now known as Old Metairie, as an “Exclusive Residential Park.”
With its columns, glass conservatory, and pool, this 5,494-square-foot manse at 574 Woodvine Avenue cleaves to the founders’ original vision. It could easily be mistaken for one of the area’s original century-old homes, but it was built in 1997. The home’s open living area, situated in the rear, reveals its relative youth: a stylish, modern glass wall wraps the den and kitchen with palm-framed views of the rectangular pool. The master bedroom also overlooks this courtyard-like space and includes a marble-trimmed bathroom and walk-in closets.
Thanks to its conservatory, library, and dining room, the mansion’s floor plan resembles a Clue board game. The living areas, plus the garage, conservatory, and master bedroom, are clustered downstairs. Upstairs, find four bedrooms (many with views of the adjacent golf course) and three bathrooms. A mother-in-law suite with a kitchenette and bathroom is perched on the third floor.
All in all, the manse has six bedrooms and four-and-half bathrooms. It’s asking $1,790,000.
Via: Rachael Kansas of RE/MAX