One of the “coolest” sales of Michael Styles’ career as a realtor had a bit of a full-circle feeling.
The Metairie Club Estates home of former New Orleans Pelican and current Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar Anthony Davis – 9 Forrest Court – sold on Sept. 1 for $1.77 million.
Styles was the sales agent on the transaction. Ten years prior, Styles worked as an account executive for the then New Orleans Hornets, which drafted Davis before the 2012-2013 NBA season. Styles was in New York sitting behind Davis’ dad when Davis was called on stage.
“This is definitely one of the coolest sales of my career. It is very interesting how it all came full circle with Anthony Davis,” said Styles, a realtor with Engel & Voelkers New Orleans. “The home is in a highly coveted, private-gated community with a landscaped backyard and pool overlooking the Metairie Country Club golf course. My client is a local resident, huge golf fan, big local sports fan, and likes to host gatherings. He needed more space for a primary residence, and this property is perfect for him.” Listing agent Patti Faulder, a realtor with Christian Shane Properties, represented Davis on the Sept. 1 transaction. Faulder also represented Davis in his original purchase of 9 Forrest Court in 2013. Since Davis was traded to the Lakers in 2019, the home has been rented out to local athletes and stayed in by Davis’ family members, said Faulder.
“Anthony Davis is a pleasure to represent; he had a beautiful property that offers an exquisite living experience with postcard-perfect views of 180-feet golf course frontage and a backyard that feels like an outdoor oasis,” Faulder said. “It’s rare that this kind of Metairie golf course property in a very desirable, private gated community comes on the market, and I’m excited for Anthony to pass it on to a new owner who will make it his own.”
Post-Katrina, custom-built home in a private, gated community
A post-Katrina build in 2006, 9 Forrest Court is a custom-built home – 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,800 living, and 6,540 total square feet. “It was a no expense spared custom-built home that features uncompromising quality on an oversized lot,” Faulder said. The first floor features a family room and kitchen that overlooks the patio, backyard, and golf course. The backyard has a pool, veranda, and patio for al
fresco dining. The kitchen has a Sub-Zero fridge and 60” 8-burner Wolf range. The first floor has a living room, dining room, primary bedroom, office
room, brick doors, and exposed beams. The adjoining garage is an impressive size, measuring 25’5”x22’3”.
The second floor has four bedrooms, and an outside balcony that spans the entire floor measuring 44’3”x5’10”. There is an expansive media room with
multi-level seating on the third floor and an adjoining bathroom.
Metairie Club Estates is a controlled access community of about 60 residential homes. The community is owner-managed by Metairie Club Estates
Homeowners Association. It is adjacent to Airline Drive and Metairie Country Club. “Even though it is a private, gated community, inside is a very social
community with a lot of long-term residents,” Faulder said. “That concept of a gated, private community is still a major appeal for homeowners.”
Styles said higher-end properties are still maintaining their momentum in the greater New Orleans real estate market. “These higher-priced homes tend to be impervious to the challenges of interest rates and insurance prices that currently affect most transactions,” he said. “What also helps the market are properties that are in good condition, ready to move in, and priced well.”
Other high priced home sales in the past week: Address: 343 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 70005 Sales price: $940,000
List price: $1,545,000
Date sold: Aug. 29 Days On Market: 59
Listing agent: David Claus (https://gnorealty.com/gno-realty-agents/david-claus/), GNO Realty LLC
Sales agent: Michelle Rousse (https://www.mbellrealty.com/rousse-michelle/), Mirambell Realty
A 5-bedroom, 3.5 -bathroom, 3,925-square-foot home at 343 Elmeer Ave. in Metairie sold for $1,415,000 on Aug. 29 after spending 59 days on the market.
Luxury home featured in 2023 Parade of Homes situated in a sought-after location, close to renowned schools, upscale shopping, and fine dining establishments; home has high-end fixtures, finishes, and upgrades
First floor has grand foyer that leads to living space featuring soaring ceilings and custom-designed elements, including unique ceiling treatments; spacious and opulent primary bedroom retreat has an en-suite bathroom; replace in the living room; gourmet kitchen has stunning countertops and a hidden walk-in pantry with wine storage; and attached garage features a mudroom for organization and storage. Second floor has four additional generously, sized bedrooms; versatile loft area offers possibilities for a game room, a second office space, or a reading nook.
Address: 1520 Washington Ave., New Orleans, 70130
Sales price: $1,325,000
List price: $1,375,000
Date sold: Aug. 28
Days On Market: 16
Listing agents: Jennifer Saltaformaggio (https://jennifersaltaformaggio.latter-blum.com/) and Sam Poche’ (https://www.latter-blum.com/agent- bio/samarapoche), Latter & Blum
Sales agent: Shaun McCarthy (https://www.mccarthygrouprealtors.com/agents/shaun-mccarthy/), McCarthy Group REALTORS
A 4 bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,523-square-foot, New Orleans Garden District home at 1520 Washington Ave. sold for $1,325,000 on Aug. 28 after 16 days on the market.
An 1860 New Orleans, Garden District Victorian home, on the tree-lined Washington Ave., is one-half block off St. Charles Ave. and the streetcar line and on the parade route. Restored in 2014, the home is recognized by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission as a contributing structure of historical significance.
Formal living (or office) and custom-painted dining room separated by original cypress pocket doors; featured attributes include decorative replaces, original ceiling medallions, crown & picture moldings, sparkling chandeliers, high ceilings, and abundant natural light; luxurious kitchen with stainless Thermador & Bertazzoni appliances, marble countertops and backsplash, and an open floor plan expanding into a large living room adds a modern touch; full bathroom downstairs has marble and stone; French doors lead out to the backyard that has an outdoor kitchen with Blaze grill and Kamado Joe smoker, and built-in kegerator; Tuff Shed provides storage.
Four bedrooms and three full baths upstairs; primary bedroom features a spa-like en suite bath, massive walk-in custom closet and balcony views; third floor bedroom can function as a home office, gym, playroom, etc.
Information provided by Kelleye Rhein & Stephan Mock of Reve Realtors.