2021 Most Extraordinary Sales | DBSIR

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2021 was a record-breaking year for Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty - with a bounty of extraordinary properties added to our SOLD list. Take a look at our top sales of the year.

Sanctuary On The Bayou - $2,500,000

924 Moss Street924 Moss Street | New Orleans, LA
Just 18 days on the market!
Neighborhood: Bayou St. John
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 4,898
Agent: Michael Bain
Our Favorite Part: Fairytale Courtyard

This 18th century Bayou St. John estate is the epitome of New Orleans living. Restoration was completed in 2012 to a high degree, with stunning details. Wraparound galleries overlook extensive park-like grounds. A 1,260 sq. ft. guest house and 355 sq. ft. guest suite attached to the main house (neither are included in the living area) are also in beautiful condition. It's no wonder this gem spent less than 20 days on the market! SOLD!

 

 

Magazine St. Marvel - $1,995,000

1469 Magazine Street1469 Magazine Street | New Orleans, LA
Neighborhood: Uptown
Bedrooms: 7
Baths: 7.5
Sq. Ft.: 5,600
Agent: Gino Loiacono
Our Favorite Part: Beautiful Grounds

A stunning and rare Magazine Street compound in the heart of the desirable Lower Garden District. The historic Italianate main house hosts 3 spacious apartments that could easily convert back to a single grand home. Bonus: the property includes an exceptional carriage house and beautifully landscaped lawn, complete with sanctuary. SOLD!

 


Gorgeous Greek Revival - $1,500,000

1 Bisland Road

1 Bisland Road | Natchez, MS
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 4.5
Sq. Ft.: 5,980
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: Spacious Bathrooms

This whimsical, historic southern home was built in 1824 and rests on over 9 acres of rolling landscaped grounds with huge live oaks and a beautiful guest house. The continued maintenance and modern improvements have kept the property in pristine living condition, while still maintaining the character of the original home. SOLD!

 

Patton St. Perfection - $1,350,000

6321 Patton Street

6321 Patton Street | New Orleans, LA
Just 14 days on the market!
Neighborhood: Uptown
Bedrooms:
3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,712
Agent: Dorian Bennett
Our Favorite Part: White Chef's Kitchen

Absolutely gorgeous renovated eco-friendly Uptown home with private in-ground pool and hot tub. The house boasts three floors with spacious open floor plans and an abundance of natural light. Just steps away from the beautiful Audubon Park, Zoo and golf & tennis courts. SOLD!

 

Royal Marigny Manor - $1,169,000

2613 Royal Street

2613 Royal Street | New Orleans, LA
Neighborhood: Fauborg Marigny
Bedrooms:
3
Baths: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 3,000
Agent: Michael Bain
Our Favorite Part: Grand Living Room

Superb Victorian home in Faubourg Marigny on a double lot. High ceilings, beautiful heart pine floors, plaster moldings and medallions are just a few special things about this house. Top it off with a gorgeous salt water pool with plenty of privacy. SOLD!

 

Camp St. New Construction - $1,125,000

4733 Camp Street

4733 Camp Street | New Orleans, LA
Just 44 days on the market!
Neighborhood: Uptown
Bedrooms:
4
Baths: 3.5
Sq. Ft.: 3,000
Agent: Rebecca Searcy
Our Favorite Part: Stunning Gold Finishes

Luxurious newly built Uptown masterpiece featuring high quality finishes and fixtures throughout, hardwood floors, 12-ft. ceilings and loads of natural light. Stunning high-end kitchen with marble counters and a custom hood. The primary suite is home to an expansive walk-in closet and luxe bath with a freestanding tub and walk-in shower. Absolutely flawless. SOLD!

 

 

Opulent Oxford Estate - $999,999

1001 Whispering Valley Cove

1001 Whispering Valley Cove | Oxford, MS
Bedrooms:
4
Baths: 4.5
Sq. Ft.: 4,970
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: Wrap-around Porches

Enchanting 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath Woodland Hills Estates home on four acres of lushly planted gardens. A classic architectural salute to the double-galleried homes of early Louisiana, with a main floor primary suite, 10' ceilings, 4-car garage, outdoor shower, salt water pool, guest house, and over-the-top octagonal kitchen. SOLD!

 

 

Charming Marigny Multi-Unit - $995,000

2429 Chartres Street

2429 Chartres Street | New Orleans, LA
Neighborhood: Marigny
Bedrooms:
7
Baths: 4.5
Sq. Ft.: 4,546
Agent: Michael Bain
Our Favorite Part: Beautiful Hardwood Floors

Perfectly-located Marigny triplex with major renovations to the owners’ 3-bedroom unit, highlighted by a must-see galley kitchen. Additional two units to rent. The charming courtyard has been transformed into a private oasis with the addition of a stunning new heated pool and hot tub. SOLD!

 

 

Elegant Oakland Estate - $975,000

9 Oakhurst Drive

9 Oakhurst Drive | Natchez, MS
Bedrooms:
4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 5,165
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: 16-ft Ceilings

This gorgeous, grand planters-style home is situated on 3.5 landscaped private acres and filled with history dating back to the late 1700s. The spacious interior is pure elegance with spectacular millwork and silver plated hardware. The main house is complemented by lovely grounds and an outbuilding with two apartments. SOLD!

 

 

Captivating Camp St. Château - $973,000

1216 Camp Street

1216 Camp Street | New Orleans, LA
Neighborhood:
Lower Garden District
Bedrooms:
6
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 5,228
Agent: Dorian Bennett
Our Favorite Part: Master Suite

One of the grandest Greek Revival mansions of New Orleans. Spectacular original floors, grand rooms, original fireplaces, vast ceilings, special crown moldings and ceiling medallions. Includes an enchanting courtyard and ample parking. SOLD!

 

 

Magnificent Mississippi Mansion - $940,000

348 Greenwood Plantation Road

348 Greenwood Plantation Road | Woodville, MS
Just 11 days on the market!
Bedrooms:
4
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 4,357
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: Original Fireplaces

Beautifully restored 18th century home built on 136 acres with great fishing and terrific hunting grounds - needed only 11 DAYS to find a new family to call it home. The property includes double galleries, 4 bedrooms and a large family room with working fireplace, as well as several outbuildings. SOLD!

 

 

Sensational Selma Estate - $859,000

467 Selma Estates Road

467 Selma Estates Road | Natchez, MS
Bedrooms:
5
Baths: 4.5+
Sq. Ft.: 4,839
Agent: Ernesto Caldeira
Our Favorite Part: 65-ft Gallery

The warm simplicity and functional aspects of Federal architecture are at their best in this fine example of an elegant country homestead. Enjoy the views from the 65-ft. gallery running across the entire front façade overlooking acres of pastures and fields. One of the most charming architectural features of Selma house are the handsome twin staircases to the second floor. SOLD!

 

 

Exclusive Marigny Compound - $850,000

1527 Pauger Street

1527 Pauger Street | New Orleans, LA
Just 29 days on the market!
Neighborhood: Marigny
Bedrooms:
2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,800
Agent: Michael Bain
Our Favorite Part: Saltwater Pool

Unique Marigny Triangle compound with two early brick cottages separated by a lovely secluded courtyard. An extra lot includes a beautiful 75' saltwater lap pool off of the great room with a waterfall feature. Rare gated off-street parking can accommodate two vehicles. SOLD!

 

 

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New year, new office, new ownership

Dorian M. Bennett officially turned over ownership and management of Dorian Bennett Sotheby's International Realty to David Abner Smith, a 20-year real estate veteran who, teamed with Ernesto Caldeira, has led the firm over the years.

"I am honored David has acquired my company and I am thrilled to continue to work with him building on our reputation for quality real estate services," says Bennett, who will continue doing what he loves as a realtor and associate broker: matchmaking sellers and buyers with their dream properties.

Dorian M. Bennett and David A. Smith outside the new Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty office at 617 Julia Street, in New Orleans' historic Arts District.

We look forward to achieving a new level of success, especially in the current climate of dynamic real estate activity.

David A. Smith

Longtime office manager and broker Georgia Saucier will be assisting Smith, who plans to build on the strengths and heritage of the company while re-energizing the brokerage for growth. New Top-caliber agents will be added to the company's strong current roster of experienced agents. Advertising and expanded social media communications will broaden the client base, already well established through word of mouth, referrals and repeat business. Complementing the brokerage, the office will ramp up property management services and affiliation with select agents specializing in commercial real estate.

"We look forward to achieving a new level of success, especially in the current climate of dynamic real estate activity and ultra-favorable interest rates," says Smith. "We have a leading position in a wonderful market, along with an excellent reputation for our finesse with clients who demand the best. Our efforts will be focused on continuing to provide expert service both to buyers and sellers."

The firm's new office is located at 617 Julia Street, between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street in New Orleans' historic Arts District.

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