This listing reminds one of an English manor house: it is not only absolutely massive, but also very beautiful. It has mature professional landscaping consisting of plenty of trees, shrubs and bushes.

“This is an immaculately kept five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home on the sixth hole of the English Turn golf course,” said Catherine Poche, the listing agent with Latter & Blum Inc./Realtors. “A 20-foot high foyer flanked by a formal living and formal dining room leads to a spacious den with a wet bar.”

The beveled-glass double front doors lead into a room with a cathedral ceiling, a wide, wide staircase, a chandelier and polished wooden floors.

“The house was designed by eminent architect Ron Domin,” said Poche, “and there is a full bedroom and full bath downstairs.”

The dining room has an interesting treatment with a red ceiling and the kitchen has a granite topped serving island. Kitchen appliances include a cook top, dishwasher, disposal, double oven, dryer, microwave, refrigerator and washer.

“The kitchen has high-end appliances,” said Poche, “and the breakfast room opens to the screened porch.”

You could actually live in the master suite forever and never have to leave it there are so many amenities.

“The master suite includes his/her offices, his/her walk-in closets, a master bath with a coffee bar, dual vanities, a glass shower and a Jacuzzi tub,” said Poche. “There are three additional bedrooms upstairs all with en-suite baths.”

There is a lovely indoor patio room leading to an outdoor brick patio, and then into the massive yard. The view from the back yard is to die for: you can see a pond and the golf course. The wonderful feature of living on a golf course lot is that you’ll never have neighbors looking in your yard or house.

“The house also has a 2.5-car garage, a wine cellar, a butler’s pantry, landscaping with an irrigation system, a build out for an elevator and unlimited storage,” said Poche.

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 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:

119 English Turn Dr. in English Turn

Living area:

4,608 square feet

Bedrooms:

Five

Baths:

Four full/one half

Extras:

Cook top, dishwasher, disposal, double oven, dryer, microwave, refrigerator, washer, patio/porch, sprinkler system, on a waterfront on the sixth hole of the golf course, Microwave, Refrigerator & Fireplace

Price:

$725,000

Marketing agent:

Catherine Poche

Latter & Blum Inc./Realtors

7039 Canal Blvd.

Mobile: 504-810-5603

Office: 504-282-2611