This is a unique home for a unique buyer – it features not one, but two master suites. Think what this could mean for your lifestyle.
“This is a remarkable four-bedroom, four-bath custom-built home in the coveted Woodland Heights neighborhood of Algiers,” said Courtney Kattengell, the listing agent with Keller Williams Realty. “This home features two master suites, one on each level, two additional bedrooms plus an office and a sun room.”
The entrance is totally charming with a brick walkway surrounded by lush professional landscaping and a magnificent oak tree. French Quarter-style shutters flank the windows of the all-brick house.
The bedrooms have refinished wooden floors, ceiling fans and French doors. The all-red dining room has natural wood doors and is large enough for a table of eight family and friends.
The sun room which is also a breakfast room has floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, a brick floor, its own chandelier and overlooks the swimming pool. It also has a convenient eat-on bar.
“Brick floors and two sets of stairs add to the unique style of this home,” said Tiffany Riddle, the other listing agent with Keller Williams. “Updates include the roof, a bathroom addition in the upstairs master suite and a kitchen remodel with Cambria counter tops.”
The house has an excellent flow for entertaining. The sun room opens into the family room with a brick floor, brick fireplace and a wall large enough for a wide-screen television. This opens into an all-white kitchen with plenty of storage, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.
There is also a large back yard and a heated pool that you can enjoy swimming in as well as looking at through the walls of windows, plus a closed-in brick-floored porch with more windows.
“This house has some of the most unique features that I have ever seen in 11 years of real estate, much of it concentrated in the Algiers area,” said Kattengell. “Built by the builder and for the builder, there are custom materials and details that attract all who view it.”
“Established over 40 years ago, this home is like no other in the Woodland Heights neighborhood of Algiers,” added Riddle.
Algiers is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans after the French Quarter and the only Orleans Parish community located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River.
Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, was granted a large tract of land on the west bank of the river opposite New Orleans in 1719. The name is believed to have come from the proximity to the city as compared to France and Algeria. Another theory is that a soldier returning from fighting in Algeria decided it looked just like that country when viewed from a ship.
A powder magazine was built here for safety reasons and because it stood on higher ground. A slaughterhouse was also established and Algiers went by the name of Slaughterhouse Point for some time.
The Duverjes built their plantation home in Algiers in about 1812. They would become the first family of Algiers and their home would later become the Algiers Courthouse. Algiers Point has been connected with the foot of Canal Street in downtown New Orleans by the Canal Street Ferry since 1827, making it one the oldest continuously operated ferry services in North America.
In the 1850s, Algiers became a major railroad center and eastern terminus of the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad. Ferries were utilized for nearly a century to carry passengers, freight, and rail cars across the Mississippi River between the West Bank (including Algiers) and the East Bank (Central Business District of New Orleans).
A fire destroyed most of the buildings in Algiers in 1895, so most of the gingerbread-fronted houses today date from the rebuilding that began after that fire. In 1901, the U.S. Navy established a naval station in Algiers.
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About this House
Address: 5600 Sutton Place in Woodland Heights in Algiers
Living area: 4,077 square feet
Extras: Two master suites
Microwave, Refrigerator, Fireplace
Keller Williams Realty