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$3M gets you a gated peninsula with three boat docks and a six-bedroom mansion

The waterfront Slidell estate is the next best thing to a private island.

Photos courtesy Gina Sayour of Watermark Realty

Plenty of strike-it-rich scenarios involve purchasing a private island—but may we suggest amending that fantasy? A private peninsula is so much more practical. You’ll find a guest house, detached gym, and three boat docks on the grounds of this gated, 7-acre peninsula in Slidell, which is bisected by a palm tree-shaded driveway. The driveway ends in a roundabout that delivers you right to the grand entrance of a 12,454-square-foot colonial estate.

Free-standing spiral staircases frame the entry, where an elaborate chandelier hangs from a hand-painted dome ceiling. From the crown moldings to the mosaic-tiled floor, there’s no corner that isn’t soaked in opulence. Built in 2004, the six-bedroom, seven-and-two-half-bath estate features countless chandeliers and columns—even in places where their presence doesn’t seem feasible (e.g., flanking a whirlpool tub).

The full bar, outdoor kitchen, and saltwater pool lend themselves beautifully for entertaining, as do the ample number of bedroom suites (gotta crash somewhere). We just hope the future owner of this $3 million estate invites us to what is sure to be a legendary house-warming party.

Via: Gina Sayour of Watermark Realty