Great estates: Luxury homes at the top of the local market


498 South Lakeshore Drive – $3.9 million

Within the Walls: Designed by the same men responsible for Louisiana State Capitol, this home was constructed in the 1930s for Huey P. Long and was later passed on to his widow and then his son, Senator Russell P. Long. While the home has been updated, each room holds true to the original charm and design, with classic touches such as ornate wallpaper and bold colors. The second floor is accessible through a winding front staircase, while each room enjoys natural light thanks to walls of French doors.

Lay of the Land: Large white columns and a hanging lantern offer a nod to the home’s stately beginnings. A large front lawn leads to sweeping views of the LSU Lakes. In the backyard, well-manicured gardens are complete with fountains, while a pool is accented by brick and vines.

Contact: Ann Mullins, 225-763-3314

By the Numbers:
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
3 half baths
8,465 square feet


330 Fulwar Skipwith Road – $2.4 million

Within the Walls: Sitting atop 3.46 acres near Highland Road, this Acadian-style home’s light walls contrast with wood beams and exposed brick. A newly updated kitchen with quartzite counters, a Viking range and a Wolf oven leads into a large living room. The front dining room features an imported chandelier, while the master suite is located on the same lower floor.

Lay of the Land: Fully gated and just over a mile from the Country Club of Louisiana, this home’s living spaces extend outdoors with a wraparound porch and brick-paved patios. A pool area is complete with a 1,008-square-foot cabana that includes an outdoor kitchen and dining area.

Contact: Ruthie Golden, 225-413-8594

By the Numbers:
5 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
1 half bath
5,822 square feet


18554 Village Way Court – $2.3 million

Within the Walls: This French-style home in the Country Club of Louisiana draws its interiors from around the world, with a 150-year-old front door and pavers from France, as well as painted pool tiles from Italy. The kitchen and keeping area are warmed up with cherry cabinets, while the master suite has his-and-hers closets.

Lay of the Land: Set on two lots near the neighborhood’s clubhouse, this home features indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a four-car garage and boat port. In the backyard, the pool area has an outdoor living space with a kitchen and bathroom.

Contact: Robin Hebert, 225-925-2500

By the Numbers:
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
1 half bath
8,362 square feet


10415 River Road – $2.2 million

Within the Walls: Built in 2015, this home combines country and luxury. Wide-plank pine floors run throughout, while stained beams bring the warmth overhead. The kitchen features Wolf and Viking appliances, as well as a temperature-controlled wine room, which can hold more than 500 bottles. French doors fill the home with light while connecting the spaces to the outdoors.

Lay of the Land: The 24.41-acre lot features an outdoor pool area with a large outdoor kitchen and living space. A full-house Generac generator keeps things up and running during hurricane season, while an upstairs bonus room is ready to act as a home gym.

Contact: Amber Morain, 225-304-0024

By the Numbers:
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
1 half bath
4,547 square feet

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