High Dollar Homes: Slidell Gem overlooks lake

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Most people love a room with a view, but a spectacular house on the North Shore boasts breathtaking panoramas from every window.

The massive white house was showcased throughout the film "Father of Invention".

"It has stunning, spectacular, 360 degree water views in each and every window," said Suzy McDaniel with Dorian Bennett with Sotheby's.

The home has 6,100 square feet of living space, and more than 8,000 if you include all the porches. Water is the home's most valuable asset and there are so many places to enjoy it.

"This is Lake Pontchartrain over here and Lake Catherine here," McDaniel said gesturing to the endless water surrounding the house.

"The view is all of the lake and the upstairs view is of the back marshes and canals that run behind here," she said. "It's a totally different feel from both views.

Step inside and a modern stairway greets you. Look up and you'll see a ceiling dotted with skylights bringing in more natural light to a space already bathed in it. Behind the metal stairs, there is a ground floor entertainment area built for fun and a game of pool. A bar of mosaic tile and beautiful seating areas compete with the endless views.

A guest bedroom on the ground floor is pure relaxation. Upstairs is where the homeowners spend most of their time. Floor to ceiling windows bring the outside in. A chrome mannequin named Lola sits at the keys of a baby grand player piano setting the tone of contemporary style.

In the kitchen, modern meets traditional. Granite and stained wood partner with stainless steel. A guest bedroom around the corner is stunning with access to a balcony. The bathroom has a small porthole built into a mirror so you won't miss any of the sights. You can see the 2,100 square foot guest house from that window.

The large dining room is perfect for family gatherings and the seating area to the side of the living room is accented by a black granite fireplace. The master bedroom shows off the same metallic theme that stretches throughout the house. The master bath is for royalty, with a large soaking tub and chaise to welcome you after a long day.

The ceilings are so high in the home they seem to go on forever. Steel poles look pretty, but they are part of the homes structural support.

"They seem to go on forever. These steel poles look pretty but they're necessary. They go through the house for structural support. McDaniel says they kept the structure sturdy during Hurricane Katrina.

From the second floor you can gaze at an Olympic sized pool and a pier from the balcony. An outdoor fireplace outside on the balcony is another place to gather with friends. There's also room for a yacht and a pleasure boat.

"It has 3,900 linear feet of bulkhead. It's on 10 acres and is private and gated. It sits on a point by itself," said McDaniel.

She says somebody who loves wildlife fishing and boating would be perfect for the house. Factor in the beauty of the sunrise and sunset it's priceless.

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