This Authentic Creole Cottage is a stroll through New Orleans. You are welcomed by a front porch with oversize natural wood corbels, full length windows with working, heavy wood shutters and gas lights. The elegant, full length leaded glass door opens into a large, living area with a cozy fireplace flanked by double glass doors on either side overlooking the courtyard. The flow is into the dining area and vaulted kitchen with beautiful slate flooring, sun drenched by skylights and a wall of windows and glass doors overlooking the bi-level deck. The island affords seating for 5 and the dividing wall bar another 4. This split plan offers space and privacy for everyone. 3 of the four bedrooms have walk in closets and all have large banks of windows with peaceful views of the courtyard or decks. This home is an entertainers' dream with 300 sq. ft. of concrete and composite, bi-level decking across the back of the home and a 960 sq. ft. courtyard with a 4 foot high, brick privacy wall and distinctive metal gates ..one to the driveway and another at the front entrance. The courtyard has an enclosed kitchen area with storage, a prep sink, microwave, and refrigerator. The 218 sq. ft. of covered area inside the courtyard is supported by metal post reminiscent of the Quarter. This home was built by an architect for his family's comfort and enjoyment. It is an exceptional utilization of space. Walking trails, marina, pools, club house, tennis courts and arboretum available for your pleasure. Do not miss this one of a kind home! You will love it!