It’s lovely and peaceful to live on a golf course – even if you never touch a golf club or ride in a golf cart. And this house is even more lovely and peaceful, since its set directly overlooking a pond and shaded by a massive oak tree.

“This is an elegant custom home on a water front lot in the gated golf community of English Turn with golf course views,” said Betsy Birdsong, the listing broker with The Birdsong Realty Group. “It’s fantastic for entertaining guests both indoors and outdoors.”

The front has a wide driveway leading to its beveled glass door. The two-story house has wide stone pavers leading to its back door, which overlooks its graceful landscaped grounds. It has a charming outdoor spiral staircase winding up to its second floor. There’s also a two-story cupola on the first floor for architectural interest as well as an octagonal cupola with 360-degree views and a balcony on its roof.

The wide front door opens into a massive two-story great room with a winding staircase to a loft overlooking the entire room. It has wooden floors and its own fireplace.

The kitchen has room enough for a breakfast table and chairs and a marble-topped island. It has plenty of cabinets for storage and even a desk to keep your accounts straight. “The kitchen has every built-in appliance you can imagine,” said Birdsong.

The library is like nothing you’ve ever seen in any listing. It has walls and walls of books and could provide an intimate setting for drinks before dinner.

“You could get lost in a book in this two-story library with a winding staircase,” said Birdsong. “It was modeled after the library in the film “My Fair Lady.”

There is a third-floor master suite with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and nursery, den and a media room as well as the potential for a second master suite.

“This house has had only one owner,” pointed out Birdsong.

English Turn is a bend in the Mississippi River and is so named because in 1699, Bienville, coming downstream, met the British who had come up river to choose a site for a settlement. Bienville met the small English frigate, careened in a bend of the river, and demanded of the captain what he was doing in the Mississippi, and if he was not aware that the French had already established themselves in this country. The Englishman was much astonished, and replied that he was ignorant of the fact, and soon after retraced his steps to the sea.

English Turn residents today enjoy a peaceful, scenic environment, securely protected by limited-access and manned, gated entrances with home sites featuring various amenities and sizes. A drive through the 14 communities demonstrates the relaxed atmosphere and picturesque settings for homes with beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens, wooded settings, parks and playgrounds with children, a walking trail and views of the world-class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Views of the lakes, lagoons and golf course, pristine wooded walking trail, full featured parks, playgrounds and Tot Lots, a clubhouse, a butterfly garden and a garden club make this one of the most desirable communities in New Orleans. Surrounded by romantic verandas, an expanse of green lush lawns and flowering gardens, the 43,000 square foot English Turn clubhouse offers members and their guests golf, dining and country club living.

English Turn is conveniently located, close to shopping, dining, recreation and medical facilities. It’s located on the westbank of the Mississippi River but the Crescent City Connection bridge is twin spans of multiple lanes with no toll.

In the immediate vicinity are shopping centers, a Super Walmart, office parks, a library, grocery stores, playgrounds, Ochsner Clinic, schools, restaurants, Sam’s Club, banks and veterinary clinics.

Angela Carll may be reached at angcarll@gmail.com

About this House

Address: No. 9 Muirfield Place in English Turn

Living area: 7,694 square feet

Bedrooms: Four

Baths: Four full/two half

Extras: A two-story library that was modeled after the library in the film “My Fair Lady” Microwave, Refrigerator, Fireplace

Price: $1,250,000

Marketing agent:

Betsy Birdsong

504-376-7650

The Birdsong Realty Group LLC

2201 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

504-780-9422

www.BetsyBirdsong.com

www.BRGNola.com

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Twitter: @BirdsongRealty