Friday, January 24, 2014

House of the week: Villa on Three Rivers Road

Just for fun, I widened my search for homes into the Northshore (across Lake Pontchartrain for those not familiar) and lo and behold, I found this massive Italian villa. I had no idea that properties like this even existed in the whole of Louisiana! To me, a mansion of this stature is something you'd see featured in Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous located in a far off place like Monte Carlo or Milan. But no. This incredible property is located right across the lake in Covington.

Sitting pretty on over 18 acres of "flawlessly maintained grounds" is this 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom home with over 7,500 square feet of living space, wine cellar, a butler's pantry, workshop and a walk-in closet that's larger than my entire apartment. The grounds include a huge swimming pool, fountains, cabana, guest house, tennis court, greenhouse and a "picturesque tree house on small island." By the way, the property is located in view of the Tchefuncte, Abita and Bogue Falaya Rivers so naturally it also includes a boat launch. All you need to own this beauty is a trifling $7, 500, 000, so save your ducats. Until then...champagne wishes and caviar dreams!

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