Commission Accomplished: Newer Construction in Metairie sells for more than $1.5M


Commission Accomplished: June 9-15 [see the SlideDeck]


Address: 347 Orion Ave., Metairie, 70005

Sales price: $1,550,000

List price: $1,599,000

Date sold: June 12

Days on Market: 7

Listing agent: David Claus, GNO Realty LLC

Sales agent: Lori Scott, Keller Williams Realty New Orleans

A newer construction luxury home at 347 Orion Ave. in Old Metairie sold for $1,550,000 on June 12. The home was built in 2021 by and for its original owner and builder David K. Jackson. It features 4 bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms, and 3,661 square feet of living space, on a 56×156 lot.

“It’s an exquisite home with the some of the best interior upgrades, styles, and finishes put in by the original builder. The expansive backyard is simply amazing and resort-like,” said David Claus, GNO Realty, LLC, and the listing agent on the transaction. “There is a large pool, surrounded by an artificial turf yard, landscaping enhanced with lighting, tanning shelf, speakers, an outdoor kitchen, seating area, and space for entertaining, it has everything.”

The front of the home features curb appeal with full landscaping, lighting and irrigation, gas lanterns, fountain, and ample parking. The first floor of the two-story home features a 13.8×16 dining room with 14½ foot high ceilings. The dining room connects to an open-floor plan of both the kitchen and the living room. The 19.2×24.5 living room, also known as the great room, has a fireplace, and connects to the rear porch through a folding glass wall.

The first floor also has the primary bedroom suite (14.6×15.5), which consists of a spa-like bath and walk-in closet. The first floor also has a laundry room and shed. The high-end kitchen is adorned with custom ceilings, huge island, pocket doors, ample cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry.

There are three bedrooms (13.3×11.2, 13.6×12.7, 12×11.2) located upstairs, which features 10-foot-high ceilings. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The large landing area and two walk-in attics offer additional space for storage or customization. The home was also built with cameras, ring doorbell, alarm system, and insulated with spray foam, assisting with energy efficiency.

Claus said the Old Metairie real estate market has fared well over the first six months of 2024, and newer construction, combined with the retail boom on Metairie Road, has helped sales.

“Metairie Road is the Magazine Street of Metairie. It has experienced a boom with new restaurants and shops attracting visitors and interested homebuyers,” said Claus. “The allure of living in Old Metairie is still very evident, and the newer construction has helped the price point of the market. Builders have stepped up their game, elevated their builds, and buyers have responded by purchasing the new construction as it comes on the market.”

Other high priced home sales in the past week:

Address: 5584 Bellaire Drive, New Orleans, 70124

Sales price: $1.5 million

List price: $1,650,000

Date sold: June 14

Days on Market: 21

Listing agent: Rachael Kansas, RE/MAX N.O. Properties

Sales agent: John Hotard, Talbot Realty Group

A New Orleans, Lakewood South neighborhood home at 5584 Bellaire Drive sold for $1.5 million on June 14. The home, custom built in 2010, features 5 bedrooms, 6½ bathrooms, and 5,921 square feet of living space.

Property features a 199-foot deep lot with a resort-style backyard that includes a one-year-old large heated pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, custom decking design, and pergola; indoors features high ceilings, stairwell, living room, dining room, study/office with wine cellar space, butler’s pantry, den, and gourmet kitchen with Wolf double oven, Dacor six-burner gas stove, Dacor warming drawer, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Sub-Zero freezer, two Bosch dishwashers, and a Franke hot/cold filtered water dispenser.

The second floor features five full bedroom suites, each with its own bath, closet space, and laundry room; primary suite has walk-in closet, separate vanities, jetted tub, and a shower with four shower heads and four body-sprays; third floor makes for an ideal media room/playroom and/or gym, or possible sixth bedroom option, plus a half bath.

Storage space throughout; rear structure includes a two-car garage with an option for electric car charging, a gym with a half bath and storage shed; security system; tankless hot water heaters (one dedicated to the primary); whole home dehumidifiers; functioning fireplaces; and audio surround sound throughout.


Address: 309 Bordeaux Court, Madisonville, 70447

Sales price: $1,460,000

List price: $1,599,000

Date sold: June 13

Days on Market: 67

Listing and Sales Agent: Jennifer Hayes, REACH Real Estate Solutions

A Madisonville waterfront property at 309 Bordeaux Court sold for $1,460,000 on June 13. The home features 5 bedrooms, 5½ bathrooms, and 5,134 square feet of living space.

Outdoor amenities of waterfront living combined with exquisite interior living; boater’s paradise property with four private boat slips providing water access; located south of the Madisonville bridge and close to restaurants; and proximity to year-round events such as the Wooden Boat Parade & Festival and Krewe of Tchefuncte Mardi Gras Boat Parade.


Information provided by Kelleye Rhein & Stephan Mock of Reve Realtors.

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