There aren’t many opportunities to buy a newly constructed house in New Orleans, so when one comes on the market, buyers are very excited and interested in it.

“This house is priced to sell and it’s new construction in the on-demand neighborhood of Canal Boulevard,” said Gigi Burk, the owner/agent with Burk Brokerage, Inc. “It has five bedrooms and four baths.”

The front is quite charming with brick steps flanked by white wooden railings, a spacious front porch topped by a light and mature landscaping.

“This house is farmhouse-style with modern touches,” said Burk. “It has ten-foot ceilings, crown molding, a butler's pantry, quartz countertops, a wet bar with an ice maker and wine cooler.”

The kitchen would be a dream for a chef. There’s an eight-burner restaurant stove with a hood, a warming oven and beautiful wooden floors. There’s also an eat-on island topped by lights that seats four people.

“It has Thermador stainless steel appliances, a fireplace, a breakfast room, a formal dining room and an open floor plan,” said Burk. “There’s a spacious master suite downstairs with a spa-like master bath.”

The bedrooms are quite large with ceiling fans in their high ceilings, plenty of light and wooden floors. One bath has a tub, a walk-in shower, quartz counter tops and tile floors and walls.

“There’s a large upstairs den, a downstairs study/bedroom with a charming box bay window and barn door entrance with an ensuite bath,” said Burk. Outside is a wet bar and refrigerator on the back porch.

In the 19th century and early 20th century, Lakeview was mostly undeveloped swamp. The New Basin Canal was cut through the area in the early 19th century, and large-scale residential development began after World War II. The predominant housing style was bungalows. Originally, Lakeview was mostly middle class, but it became more economically upscale in the last couple decades of the 20th century. By the late 20th century, many larger newly constructed homes had replaced older, more modest homes in much of Lakeview.

Lakeview’s boundaries are Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Orleans Avenue, Florida Boulevard, Canal Boulevard and I-610 and Pontchartrain Boulevard. Lakeview is sometimes used to describe the entire area bounded by Lake Pontchartrain. This larger definition includes the West End, Lakewood and Navarre neighborhoods, as well as the Lakefront neighborhoods of Lakeshore and Lake Vista.

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Major north-south roads are Pontchartrain Boulevard, West End Boulevard and Canal Boulevard - the last a prolongation of Canal Street; major east-west roads include Harrison Avenue and Robert E. Lee Boulevard. With its easy access to the waters of Lake Pontchartrain, Lakeview has a large sailing and boating community and is served by two yacht clubs, the New Orleans Yacht Club and Southern Yacht Club. The neighborhood is dominated by two large parks, New Basin Canal Park and City Park.

After Hurricane Katrina, Army Corps of Engineers repair work on the 17th Street Canal floodwalls in Lakeview is still ongoing. Some houses on property near the canal have been expropriated by the Corps of Engineers.

Hynes Elementary School is located in Lakeview. Hurricane Katrina caused flood damage, and the school was closed for the remaining portion of the 2005–2006 school year. In March 2006, the New Orleans Public Schools granted a Type 3 charter to the school.

The Robert E. Smith Branch Library is in a $4.6-million facility that opened in March, 2012. The Smith Branch was the third of four libraries that reopened in a two-month period. It has 12,700 square feet of space. The branch is named after a person who donated money to the library. The grandson of the namesake, Robert Smith Lupo, financed additional features of the new 2012 library with a $5,000 donation given to the organization Friends of the Library. As of 2012,[update] it had 17 computers and about 40,000 volumes of books.

Angela Carll may be reached at angcarll@gmail.com

About this House

Address:

6038 Canal Blvd. in Lakeview

Living area:

3,675 square feet

Bedrooms:

Five

Baths:

Four

Extras:

New construction in the on-demand neighborhood of Canal Boulevard Microwave, Refrigerator & Fireplace

Price:

$799,000

Marketing agent:

Gigi Burk (owner/agent)

Burk Brokerage Real Estate

504-488-8600

6160 Vicksburg Street, Suite A

New Orleans, LA 70124.