This listing is perfect for a buyer with either a large family, lots of friends or someone who enjoys plenty of luxurious space.

“You’ll enjoy living in this grand home behind the private gates of English Turn with 24-hour security,” said Irene Hernandez, the listing agent with Drew Dodenhoff at Latter & Blum Inc./Realtors.

The formal living room features a two-story window, an intricate chandelier and is large enough to entertain your entire office. A sweeping granite staircase takes you to the landing and the second floor. The formal dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows, its own chandelier and gorgeous floors.

You have got to see this master suite – especially the bathroom – for yourself. It features a marble floor, a Jacuzzi tub and a huge separate shower. The bedroom has a coved ceiling with a ceiling fan and light and s charming sitting area in front of a fireplace.

“At 5,851 square feet, this home is a perfect blend of formal and informal spaces,” said Hernandez, “with four en suite bedrooms, plus the master suite is on the first floor.”

The kitchen is absolutely huge, with all appliances in stainless steel, a warming oven and plenty of storage space.

“There are four full- and two half-bathrooms,” said Hernandez, “a gourmet kitchen, an elegant curved granite staircase and a two-story high ceiling in the living room.”

You could easily do laundry for an entire army – or a bunch of kids – in the enormous laundry room. It also contains a butler’s pantry with a sink and plenty of storage space.

The outside of this house is just as charming as its inside. An octagonal patio is adjacent to the swimming pool which contains a hot tub and is surrounded by lush greenery and mature trees.

“This house has a three-car garage,” said Hernandez, “professionally landscaped outdoor space with a rear loggia, a pool and spa – and it’s on one of the largest lots in English Turn.”

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 were 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 west bank of the Mississippi River but the Crescent City Connection 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. 8 Oak Alley in English Turn

Living area:

5,851 square feet

Bedrooms:

Four

Baths:

Four full/two half

Extras:

Ceiling fans, hydro tub, pantry, security system, cook top, dishwasher, double oven, ice maker, microwave, two central heating/cooling units, Microwave, Refrigerator & Fireplace

Price:

$1,120,000

Marketing agent:

Irene Hernandez

Latter & Blum, Westbank
401 Whitney Ave. Suite 220

Mobile:

504-495-9974

Office:

504-362-1823

Drew Dodenhoff

Office:

504-866-2785

Cell:

573-760-7779