Welcome to Galway Bay

Kilmarnock Galway

Endless possibilities await the discerning buyer! Options to build your dream home on this 70-acre estate on a private island just minutes to Kilmarnock by land and the Chesapeake Bay by water. Or, you could choose to develop the 15+acre, 7 lot Galway Bay sub-division which has a 28-bed septic already installed. 5 of the lots are cleared and filled with driveways in. All you need is a building permit! The remaining 55 acres could become your family compound.

Galway Bay

There is nearly a mile of shoreline and sandy beach along Barnes Creek and Fleets Bay and 30 acres of marsh for kayaking, duck hunting, bird watching and nature. Included is a 2000′ airstrip that is temporarily closed. Wetlands delineation has been completed. Truly a great opportunity for the right buyer and close to amenities including golf, boating, fishing, shopping, dining, wineries & hospital. Relaxation, recreation and rejuvenation are highlights of the water lover’s paradise. Breathtaking sunrises, southeastern exposure and Virginia breezes all convey!

Listed by our friend Laura Peery @ The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty – 804.282.3136

Kilmarnock South


Galway Bay

Galway Bay

Galway Bay



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Welcome to 59152 W. Harbor Lane – Lacombe

59152 W Harbor Lane

One-of-a-kind entertainer’s delight on deep water in a quiet cul-de-sac in popular Lacombe Harbor! Beautiful Australian Pine floors, gourmet chef’s kitchen with double oven, custom brick pizza oven, Viking stove, and more! Enjoy panoramic views of Bayou Lacombe from one of two spacious decks or frolic on your private man-made beach! Game room, huge screened patio, three-level lift, drive-through garage, adorable green house, dock with boat lift, and hot tub make this one a true waterfront paradise!

* 4 Bedrooms * 4 Full Baths * 1 Half Bath * Approx 4,290 SqFt Living Space * Lot Size 247.23×200 * Game Room * Screened Patio * Green House * Dock with Boat Lift

Offered at: $639,000.

Listed by Rob Boltin & Jennifer Rice – 504.944.3605

Back Facade

View to Bayou

Front Entry

Living Space


One of two decks

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Built about 1787, Ormond is one of…

Ormond Plantation on the river at Destrehan Louisiana

Built about 1787, Ormond is one of the earliest, and now, one of the oldest sugar plantations left along the Mississippi River. The two story brick-between-post six-bay main part of the house was built with plastered brick columns on the ground floor and wooden columns on the second floor gallery and with a traditional hipped roof. The taller two wings, generally referred to as garconnieres, were built, it is thought, somewhere about 1830.

The Reception Room

The home sits amidst live oaks with a two or three acre lawn in a bend of the river, near the business center of Destrehan a charming residential community about 25 miles north of the city and 9 or so miles from the New Orleans Airport.
Built by the d’Trepagnier family, through the 19th and early 20th centuries the home was associated with many other prominent families of early Louisiana such as, the Butler family, a marriage into the Destrehan family, and later owned by the LaPlace family, who in 1900 sold it to five Schexnaydre brothers, all of whom lived there with their families.

Largest dining room runs from the front to the garden

After several years of neglect, through the depression and WW II, it was not until 1943 when a local family, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown of Brown’s Velvet Dairy in New Orleans, purchased the property, added modern amenities and conveniences, and restored it to be much as it is today. They are credited for connecting the garconniere’s to the main house. A subsequent owner did additional work and made changes, sold it again, until it was acquired by the current family in 1996.

There are 16 acres, several outbuildings, including a horse stable and utility buildings.

The home is open to visitors on tour, with a restaurant, a full liquor licensed bar, six bed-and-breakfast rooms, and extensive wedding venue facilities.

Offered turn-key at $2,900,000

Listed by Ernesto Caldeira & David Abner Smith – 504.944.3605

The smaller German room

An original early Federal mantel in a front bedroom

Each bedroom has its own bath

All of the first floor rooms open to the gardens

The Pavillion connects to the restaurant, bar, and to the patio

The rear 8 acres are used to stable horses and could be developed


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Classic Howard masterpiece at 1914 Esplanade Avenue

OFFERED AT: $1,695,000

Front Facade

Henry Howard (1818-1884), one of the 19th centuries great architects, not only left an indelible mark on Louisiana with so many iconic structures, but has left us here in New Orleans with his last known commission, the classic Howard masterpiece at 1914 Esplanade Avenue.

It was designed for the commission merchant, Auguste Tete and is an elaborate development of an earlier 1877 design. It is a frame house and a reiteration of the forms Howard had used for years and which we today honor and which are documented in the Robert Brantley compilation of his work, Henry Howard, Louisiana’s Architect, which was co-authored with a Howard descendant, Victor McGee.

The original front entrance door and security doors

There are many Howard plantation houses and Garden District houses which have survived but 1914 has been lovingly cared for, one can only imagine, by its many owners. Some changes have been made, a wall, a door, a room size, but it is much as it was when it was designed by the master himself. It has14’ ceilings.

The exterior facade is grand with its two story gallery and with the familiar rhythm of its so-typical segmented arches and an extraordinary principal entrance. The exterior is literally unchanged.

Soaring Staircase

The interior is a full buffet of Howard details beginning with the soaring staircase with delightful low risers; and a huge ballroom to the left with sliding doors that could connect and open the adjacent dining room and library to make one spectacular area. It has lush millwork and all of the original mantels, many of them white Italianate gems. Even the old wine room and dependency cause us to pause, especially the original kitchen fireplace chimney and brickwork.

The second floor was spacious, because Mr. Tete had three daughters, and is as practical for today’s living needs as it was when it was built. Howard is at his best with the masterbedroom suite that opens onto the front gallery.

Master Front Bedroom

There are areas that need some restoration, or perhaps updating, but structurally the home is solid and only awaits a new caretaker and a new chapter of living at its best.

Listed by Ernesto Caldeira 504.523.1553 and David Abner Smith 504.495.2387 – Office 504.944.3605

Breakfast Room

Italianate mantels in the double parlors


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Just Listed! 72361 Wildwood Drive

72361 Wildwood Drive

Enchanting rural retreat, only minutes from downtown Covington! Situated on nearly an acre, this one-of-kind cottage has been fully remodeled, including new metal roof, new hardiplank siding, new 4-ton AC, new floors, new granite throughout, new soft-close cabinets, new vanities, new stainless steel appliances, new travertine shower, all new fixtures, even the plugs and switches are new! Quiet neighborhood has a country feel, yet still convenient to restaurants, shopping and I-12! Must see in person!

* 3 Bedrooms * 2 Full Baths * 1 Half Bath * Approx Living Area 1,950 SqFt * Lot Size: 150×250.6 * 1.5 Stories * Lot 15&16 * New 4-ton A/C *

Offered at: $250.000.

Listed by Rob Boltin & Jennifer Rice – 504.944.3605

Living Space


Living Space & Kitchen

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Welcome to 13187 Riverlake Drive

13187 Riverlake

This inviting waterfront home, located within a private, gated community, commands serene views of Lake Ramsey, a 500 acre Artesian freshwater lake. Features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, open floor plan, stained concrete floors, granite counters, wood burning fireplace, oversized 2 car garage, boat dock, and screened in porch. The floored attic with stairs makes great storage but, could easily be finished out for a bonus room. Enjoy boating, water skiing, swimming, and fishing right in your backyard.

* Approx Living Space 1,986 SqFt * 3 Bedrooms * 2 Full Baths * 1 Half Bath * Lot Size 95×110

Offered at: $349,000.

Listed by Elektra Fortune 504.944.3605

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For Lease! 1024 Bourbon Street #6

1024 Bourbon #6

This charming first floor courtyard pied-a-terre is available immediately. Recently renovated two bedroom one bath unit with large courtyard for al fresco living and entertaining. Steps to all the French Quarter has to offer while providing a quiet respite from the City’s excitement. Quiet unit in the rear of the property with space for secure storage of a bicycle. Original architectural features throughout. On site coin operated laundry. Non-refundable $25 credit check with references required. Welcome.

* 2 Bedrooms * 1 Bath * No pets Allowed * Courtyard * $1,395/month rent * $1,395 deposit *

Listed by Matthew LaRose – 504.944.3605

Living Area

Living area



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SOLD! 730 Ursulines – Congratulations Ernesto and David!

730 Ursulines

It is a gem of a Queen Anne Victorian Cottage . . . with all of its original intricate period bric-a-brac, fish tail tiles, and corner quoins intact on its front elevation . . .. sensitively updated about ten years ago with a new kitchen and an entirely new and appropriate bath room wing. The bedroom and bath are separate . .. the front two rooms are now a great livable space with an open kitchen, original mantel, high ceilings, and period millwork.
It has style. You enter into a side foyer and it has a small side yard and anyone can tell you this is the heart of the good

Kitchen Area

residential part of the French Quarter.

* 1 Bedroom * 1 Bath * Approx Living Space 655 SqFt * Lot Size 21×37 * Central Heat * Central A/C * Period Millwork * Fireplace

OFFERED AT: $419,000


Looking toward bedroom


Foyer to side yard



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Just Listed! 2707 Chartres #5

Front Facade

Adorable condominium in vibrant Faubourg Marigny, close to NOCCA, Mariza, Crescent Park. Brick walls, beamed ceilings and balcony make this a great getaway. Easy to see.

* 1 Bedroom * 1 Bath * Approx Living Space 528 SqFt * Balcony * Pets Allowed with Restrictions * Monthly HO Fee $230.00 * % Interest in Common Elem 8.93

Offered at: $180,000.00

Listed by Michael Bain 504.944.3605

Living Area

Dining Room


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Welcome to 28154 Maria Drive – Lacombe Louisiana

Front Facade

Stunning Executive home on deep water, just minutes to the lake! This gorgeous custom home has it all! Heart of pine floors, reclaimed wood beams, 2 fireplaces, cathedral ceilings and built in cabinets. Enormous screened porch offers idyllic views of Bayou Lacombe. Walk-in attics offer potential for more square footage. Large rear yard with above ground pool, powered and plumbed concrete pad perfect for RV/Boat parking, plus well maintained bulkhead with 2 large covered boat slips! It truly is a must see!

* 4 Bedrooms * 3 Full Baths * 1 Half Bath * Approx 4,187 Sq Ft Living Space * 2 Stories *Lot Size: .92 Acres * 2 Covered Boat Slips * 2 Fireplaces * Covered Patio

Offered at: $640,000.00

Listed by Jennifer Rice & Rob Boltin – 504.944.3605

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