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In St. Tammany Parish, the term “luxury” seems to be taken to a whole new level when discussing the types of homes built by local  builders.  The amount of interior and exterior amenities “stuffed” into the square footage of these homes is unprecedented.  There are many different homes styles in St. Tammany Parish which are built – Acadian, French Country, Southern Colonial, Creole, French Louisiana and smaller Garden Homes and Cottages built with some of these stylings.  In St. Tammany Parish, luxury homes are not limited to any one area of the parish.  These custom and semi-custom-built homes are found in the cities of CovingtonMandevilleMadisonvilleAbita Springs, and Slidell.

Many inventory or spec homes in higher-end communities feature a variety of custom amenities.  New homes for sale may feature granite countertops, custom-built cabinetry, real wood hardwood flooring, ceramic or marble tile, upgraded lighting packages, custom brick or stone patios, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, stainless steel kitchen appliances, jetted tubs and separate, oversized showers in the master bath, media rooms, double and triple crown molding,  unique front porch and back / screen porch designs and much, much more.

Builders in St. Tammany Parish tend to take their time and have amazing attention to detail when building a new home.  Unlike larger housing markets, builders in this part of the New Orleans suburbs build a lower quantity of homes with higher quality amenities.  This in no way means that it will “take forever” to build your new home, but the preparation that goes into building the home from stabilizing the home’s foundation to framing the walls and roof with hardware to help the house withstand hurricane-force winds makes building a home in Southeast Louisiana a more meticulous process than in other markets.

Because our builders are part of a tight-knit community and network with each other through organizations such as the St. Tammany Parish Home Builders Association, building homes with green building techniques has become not only a building trend  in this area, but it has also become a popular educational opportunity for builders looking to “up their game.”  Therefore, you will find many of the luxury homes that you view or tour in St. Tammany Parish will have “green features” in addition to the many luxurious amenities.  These green, energy efficient features are also considered a luxury to many home buyers.

With a huge area from which to choose, as well as a varied selection of many different architectural designs and home styles, home buyers wishing to purchase a luxury home in Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Abita Springs, and Slidell will have no problem finding the perfect home where their family can live.



Contact Information

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Kim Higgins, Broker/Owner
Realty Executives NOLA
1742 N. Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville LA 70471
Northshore: 985.231.3130
Southshore: 504.564.7676

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Kim Higgins, ABR, CRS, ePRO
Licensed in Louisiana, USA

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