Curbed New Orleans focuses on properties within the Crescent City, but occasionally a tantalizing listing comes along that sits outside parish limits. Sometimes it’s a historic site; sometimes it’s a charming waterfront retreat, and sometimes it’s the ~10,000-square-foot lovechild of Graceland and a Vegas casino.
Thanks to its Turkish marble floors, home theater, and heliport, it’s pretty obvious which category this Maurepas mansion falls under. The “French Provincial” manse sits about 60 miles west of New Orleans, right on the Amite River.
The 3.3-acre grounds are positioned to take advantage of Louisiana’s status as a “sportsman’s paradise,” thanks to the river access and views. But there’s also a playground better than what you’d find at many public schools, a putting green, and a screened pool and tennis court. There’s an outdoor kitchen—de rigueur in the luxury getaway market, but probably the least interesting of this home’s amenities, especially compared to the rustic, treehouse-like guest house, which sits in the swamp at the end of a raised boardwalk.
Inside, the five-bedroom, six-bedroom house raises the stakes when it comes to whimsically over-the-top opulence. Cloud murals, decorative Greek columns, and grand (but unnecessary) staircases are present throughout: there are steps leading to the platform master bed, the soaking tub, and the upper row of the home theater’s stadium seating. We could go on, but it’s better to click the listing and let this $1,750,000 home speak for itself.
Via: Jackie Montgomery of Engel & Völkers New Orleans