These homes represent the top sales for the week of October 29-November 4

Address: 5724 Bancroft Drive, New Orleans, 70122
Sales price: $1.55 million
List price: $1,595,000
Date sold: Oct. 30
Days On Market: 79
Listing agent: The GiGi Burk GroupBurk Brokerage Real Estate

Sales agent: Michelle SolimanMirambell Realty


Address: 154 Brockenbraugh Ct., Metairie, 70005
Sales price: $1.55 million
List price: $1,749,000
Date sold: Oct. 30
Days On Market: 19
Listing agent: Shaun McCarthy, McCarthy Group Realtors

Sales agent: Trisha Faliveno, Talbot Realty Group

There is a tie atop Commission Accomplished this week with 154 Brockenbraugh Court in Metairie and 5724 Bancroft Dr. in New Orleans both selling for $1.55 million on Oct. 30.

5724 Bancroft Drive

The backyard trifecta of an in-ground saltwater pool, significant yard space, and a waterfront deck that overlooks Bayou St. John are the impressive highlights of the Mid-Century Modern style home at 5724 Bancroft Drive in the Bancroft Park subdivision.


“The sunsets are spectacular, the backyard is incredible, and it’s such a unique opportunity to purchase this secluded location with a waterfront view because there is typically not much turnover in Bancroft,” said Michelle Soliman, realtor with Mirambell Realty.


Soliman was the sales agent on the transaction, while The GiGi Burk Group, with Burk Brokerage Real Estate, served as the listing agents.


Soliman said the sellers are local and the buyers are local – “relocating to a different part of the city and looking for their forever home.”


The home is one-story and features 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths. 3,415 square feet of living space, and an oversized 0.35-acre lot. It was originally built in 1959, but renovated in 2010, including the pool addition. The backyard also contains a large covered patio and detached pool bath house.


The interior has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, gleaming tile and wood floors, several of the original architectural features, wood burning fireplace, Grasscloth wallpaper and light-filled rooms, and a remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen overlooks the living and dining rooms and also enables views of the bayou. The private primary suite has a spa-like bathtub, walk-in closet, and access to the backyard and pool.


“This was a move-in ready home with personal touches and beautiful, modern upgrades throughout the interior, combined with the wow factor of the backyard on the waterfront property. It’s a gorgeous home throughout,” said Soliman.


154 Brockenbraugh Ct.


Both a rare situation and unique opportunity describe 154 Brockenbraugh Ct., off Metairie Road in Old Metairie.


A home originally built in 1933 still exists on the 19,132 square foot lot, but the house will have to be torn down, and a new one built because many of the home’s original, historical features and parts – doors, baseboards, floors – have been sold, making it currently inhabitable. The seller is an older gentleman selling his parents’ former home and his original childhood home.


“The buyers are essentially purchasing the lot and space, which is a unique opportunity for that much continuous land on one property to come available on the market in Old Metairie,” said Trisha Faliveno, realtor with Talbot Realty Group. “I am excited to see the beautiful home that will be built on that valuable property. Old Metairie has a blend of the historic charm of cottages combined with the newer homes being constructed, and the subdivisions are flourishing.”


Faliveno was the sales agent on the $1.55 million transaction, while Shaun McCarthy with McCarthy Group Realtors was the listing agent. The sales price computed to $517 per square foot. The shaded lot has an Oak tree on the left side and a mature grapefruit tree that produces each year.


Third high priced home sale in the past week:


Address: 6030 Coliseum St., New Orleans, 70115

Sales price: $1.425 million

List price: $1.475 million

Date sold: Oct. 31

Days On Market: 15

Listing agents: Mat Berenson and Maddie Lazar, Latter & Blum

Sales agent: Sissy Blewster, Rêve Realtors


A 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2-story Uptown home at 6030 Coliseum St. – blocks away from Audubon Park, St. Charles Ave, and Magazine St. – sold for $1.425 million. The home has 3,259 square feet of living space.


Originally built in 1923 and renovated in 2004, the home features formal rooms with wood floors and fireplaces, large den with custom shelving, and sunroom overlooking the pool. The primary suite has a balcony, large closet and luxurious bath with tub and shower, double vanities, and marble counters. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the second floor.

Additional amenities include inviting porch, side-by-side parking in the front and carport in the back, large side yard, mature landscape, and in-ground pool.



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