This is a gorgeous house at a most attractive price – just over a half-million. It’s large enough for an extended family and on a lot filled with mature trees and woods.

“This house is situated on a spectacular breathtaking lot in Marrero,” said Kelly Waltemath, the listing agent with Keller Williams New Orleans. “Quality abounds in this beautifully planned home that backs up to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park.”

The majestic structure has six windows across its front porch and an impressive front door reached by a brick walkway and double stairs. There are huge grounds, filled with plenty of trees, a pond and lots of space. There’s a charming side porch shaded by some of these trees and is a most inviting space for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Also outside are two patios that look darling with some wrought iron furniture – perfect for entertaining.

There is a massive great room inside with high ceilings, a balcony, a fan, a fireplace and a wet bar. This looks like it’s just asking for you to host a Saints-viewing party here. The heart of pine floors and floor-to-ceiling windows make for a warm, inviting atmosphere for entertaining.

The kitchen is bright and cheery with white cabinets a center island with a wet bar, a built-in dishwasher, range and refrigerator/freezer – all in stainless steel. There are granite counter tops and plenty of storage. There is a large dining room which can easily seat eight with its own chandelier.

There are four bedrooms and four baths and the master bath has a Jacuzzi and tile floors. There’s also an exercise room or it could be an office, a separate suite for visitors or extended family and a complete second kitchen.

“You’ll enjoy the peace, tranquility and amazing wildlife that this one-of-a-kind area has to offer,” said Waltemath. “It has high ceilings, antique heart pine floors, a custom mantle, an open kitchen with granite countertops, a six-car garage and a huge downstairs den/media room/mother-in-law suite with a full kitchen.”

Marrero is on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Jefferson Parish. It was named in honor of Louisiana politician and founder of Marrero Land Company, Louis H. Marrero. The area was originally referred to and shown on maps as “Amesville,” after the Boston businessman, Oakes Ames, who purchased much of the land following the Civil War. In February, 1916, the U.S. Postmaster officially changed the name of the post office to Marrero.

Louis Herman Marrero was born in Adams County, Mississippi, on July 17, 1847. When he was a child, his family moved to St. Bernard Parish. During his school years at Jackson, Louisiana, the Civil War began and Marrero joined Captain Scott's Command, later known as the 25th Louisiana Regiment.

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Marrero's public schools are operated by the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Marrero’s high schools are L.W. Higgins High School and John Ehret High School. L.H. Marrero Middle School is in Marrero. Elementary schools in Marrero include Judge Lionel R. Collins Montessori School (this was previously called Ames Montessori School. In 2011 the school board voted to rename it after an African-American judge who died in 1988. He was the first African-American man elected to a Jefferson Parish-level political office), Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts, Miller Wall Elementary School and Ella C. Pittman Elementary School. The Archdiocese of New Orleans operates two high schools: Archbishop Shaw High and Academy of Our Lady. Jefferson Parish Library operates the Belle Terre Library in Marrero.

Angela Carll may be reached at angcarll@gmail.com

About this House

Address:

No. 4 Merlin Lane in Marrero

Living area:

4,121 square feet

Bedrooms:

Four

Baths:

Four

Extras:

Old New Orleans brick, antique heart pine floors, custom mantle. antique Russian chandelier, two restaurant commercial ranges. custom butcher block island, granite counter tops, dumb waiter, security system, custom sound system, Bevolo gas lanterns, central vacuum system, two patios, downstairs den/media room/mother-in-law suite, full second kitchen downstairs, all on a spectacular lot with beautiful trees plus a pond with a pier and it backs up to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park, Microwave, Refrigerator and Fireplace

Price:

$699,999

Marketing agent:

Kelly Waltemath

504-236-8587

KellyWaltemath@gmail.com

www.KellyWaltemath.com

Keller Williams Realty New Orleans

504-862-0100