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Old Metairie Home for Rent

Livingston Place Home for Rent

This beautiful 4 Bed/3 Bath home embodies Old Metairie charm with chic style and modern renovations. 

Original wood floors and archways, a gorgeous master suite with a custom shower, and a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless appliances make this home more than you could ask for. Plus, enjoy the perk of a small office space that lets you work from home with full efficiency and ease. The living room features a decorative brick fireplace. Additionally, the fourth bedroom can double as a study, playroom or additional space for your needs. A full-size washer/dryer is included with this home as well. The spacious backyard boasts a well-maintained lawn and an outdoor covered living space ideal for entertaining!

Front off-street parking is also available. This home also offers rear yard access on Jefferson Ave with an additional parking spot. Monthly lawn care is included. 

Property Specifics

Address | 338 West Livingston Place, Metairie, La 70005

Rent | $3,495 for an 18-month lease

$2500 deposit / $300 non-refundable

Floorplan | 3 bedroom 3 bath living room, dining room, with one flex room

Outdoor Space | 1,954 square feet patio area

Kitchen Amenities | fully equipped kitchen with stainless appliances

Other Amenities | Lawn Care included // Washer/Dryer & Patio furniture included

Additional Info: All utilities are connected and paid by the resident

Pet Deposit is $650 of this $325 non-refundable.

Deposit of $2500 of this $300 is non-refundable.

Call Janet at 1st Lake Properties for more info: 1.504.455.5059

 


5 New Orleans Stores for Decorating on a Budget

Are you in the process of redecorating your apartment? Moving to a new place? If so, you don’t need to break the bank while creating your new home environment. 

We’ve made a list of 5 great second-hand stores in New Orleans that are worth checking out for their reduced-cost, quality inventory.

Even if you’ve got a great master plan, we suggest you look into these great spots. They might save you a bunch of dough!

House Stuff: House Stuff is a boutique consignment store full of used furnishings, from living area furniture to accent pieces. Located at 3939 Toulouse St., House Stuff is a store owned by Flora Shaughnessy that pays homage to “well-designed, solid wood craftsmanship.” If you’re looking for used mid-century modern furniture, this is the place to start.

Pelican Furniture & Thrift Store: Just two blocks from the Carrollton Avenue streetcar stop, at 341 N. Hennessey St., is Pelican Furniture. A large variety of furnishings and appliances await you here. 

Additionally, you can take advantage of an ongoing special: Any purchase of $500 or more will be delivered to your home for free!

Bridge House Thrift Store: Bridge House is a remarkable New Orleans institution that primarily offers individuals seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction the time and structure needed to begin a new life. They also happen to have two thrift stores featuring a wonderful rotation of home furnishings for a bargain. 

You’ll find their locations at 4243 Earheart Blvd. and 7901 Airline Drive.

Canal Furniture Liquidators: Canal Furniture’s first location recently burned down in a very unfortunate accident, but that gives you a second reason to visit and support this great store. They’re currently holding an online auction and fundraiser that will culminate in a live auction at Mid-City cocktail bar Treo on September 7.

Their new location is at 400 Jefferson Hwy, and in their own words, they “buy and sell pre-loved furniture.” 

Seasoned: Seasoned’s inventory is a bit more specific than the rest of our list, as it only sells second-hand kitchen items. They’re on the pricier side, but this store is just too cool for us to pass up. 

Seasoned sells vintage cookware, both online and at their brick & mortar location at 3824 Dryades Street. If you’re looking for the coolest cookware in the city, Seasoned is your spot to shop.

Looking for a New Apartment to Decorate? Let Us Help!

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1st Lake Properties Apartment Community Highlight: Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. It’s centrally located in the southern half of the state, just an hour away from both New Orleans and Lafayette. It’s nicknamed the “Red Stick,” and has 300+ years of history.

If you’re in the process of moving to Baton Rouge, you should know that there are three 1st Lake Properties in the Red Stick. In this article, we’ll take a better look at our Baton Rouge properties so that you can spend more time learning about the unique culture and history of Baton Rouge to prepare for your big move!

Read on to learn more about 1st Lake’s Baton Rouge properties.

Spring Brook

If you are looking for an apartment for rent in Baton Rouge, experience the difference with Spring Brook. This gated apartment community, located between Jones Creek Road and O’Neal Lane, is minutes from Siegen Lane and Highland Road with easy access to I-12 and walking distance to fine dining and local grocery stores.

At Spring Brook, a Baton Rouge, LA, apartment community, we offer you:

  • five spacious floor plans
  • 9 ft. ceilings
  • patios or balconies with additional storage
  • chef-style kitchens
  • frost-free refrigerators with ice makers
  • ceiling fans
  • plush carpet
  • double vanities
  • full-size washer and dryer

There’s also a 24-hour fitness center, soothing hot tub, and a private pool!

Lake Towers

Located within the historic Spanish Town community, this gated, lakefront property offers wood-tone flooring, open living spaces, chic lighting, and expansive picture windows. Updated kitchens and appliances with the convenience of a washer and dryer in every apartment make Lake Towers Apartments the smart Downtown Baton Rouge choice.

Lake Towers Apartments in Baton Rouge offers a variety of stylish “extras,” with free, off-street covered parking, access gates, elevators and urban high-rise style architecture. Also, enjoy lavish landscaping, on-site fitness center, and a private pool and courtyard area with a gazebo overlooking Capital Lakes.

In addition to the wonderful amenities you’ll have access to while you’re at home, you’ll also have easy access to the Downtown Baton Rouge Lifestyle. You’ll be able to bike or walk to festivals, farmer’s markets, and special events. 

Regency Club

Moments from shopping, dining and entertainment, Regency Club apartments is a quick drive from I-12, The Mall of Louisiana, LSU and Southern University. But, it’s far enough away to give you a picture perfect escape.

Regency Club offers spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes, allowing you to choose the best home suited for you. It also features wood-burning fireplaces, private patios or balconies, and beautiful accent walls to create the perfect ambiance for entertaining guests year-round. Fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryers within your home make living at Regency Club simple and stress-free.

Let Us Help You Find a Home in Baton Rouge!

If you’d like to see any of these wonderful properties with your own eyes, just contact us!


5 Dog Friendly Places to Eat in New Orleans

People get attached to their dogs. And why shouldn’t they? If your dog is your best friend, it’s understandable if you want to bring them everywhere you go.  

However, sometimes it can be difficult to find a place to eat that’s welcoming to your four-legged friend. But 1st Lake appreciates the companionship of those cute, loyal animals as much as you do. 

So, to make it easier on you, we’ve put together a short list of places in New Orleans that will let your dog hang out while you dine!

The Bulldog Uptown

The name of this bar and grill highlights how they feel about dogs — they love ’em! The Bulldog is a popular Uptown hangout, located at 3236 Magazine Street. You’ll often find groups of friends taking it easy and having a cold one in its lovely gated courtyard.

But, in their own words, The Bulldog serves  “much more than bar food.” If you want a hearty meal, try one of their half-pound Angus burgers. Or, if you’re into lighter fare, grilled seafood and salads are on the menu.

Dat Dog

All three locations of this local staple are dog-friendly. They’re located at 3336 Magazine, 5030 Freret, and 601 Frenchmen.

Dat Dog serves delicious, affordable hot dogs with a large selection of meats and an incredible list of toppings. It’s been called “jazz improvisation in a bun.”

The Creole Creamery

One of the best ways to beat the NOLA summer heat is to have a tasty, cool treat. The Creole Creamery at 4924 Prytania offers a diverse list of ice cream flavors, from classics to eclectic local flavors.

Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant

Buffa’s has been on the edge of the French Quarter, at 1001 Esplanade since 1939. It’s a classic New Orleans style neighborhood bar that serves hearty, delicious food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check out their back room for live music and performances. 

If you and your pup have had a late night out and need a bite before heading home, Buffa’s is the place to go.

Cafe du Monde

Cafe du Monde is the perfect place to hang out after a stroll in the French Quarter. There’s a huge outdoor seating area that is dog-friendly, so you can relax and take in the lovely atmosphere of the Vieux Carre while enjoying its most famous treat.

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

Located at 701 Tchoupitoulas, Lucy’s may be the most dog-friendly spot on this list. 

At Lucy’s, you can treat your dog to a meal from their Surf Dog Canine Cuisine Menu, created just for dogs! It’s quite affordable too, offer all options for your dog at $2 and under.  

Find a Home for You and Your Pet at 1st Lake

Check out our website to find a 1st Lake residential community near you! Many of our properties include pet-friendly amenities, so you and your furry friends will both feel at home.


Where to Donate Clothes and Household Items in the New Orleans Area

Every so often, it becomes time to get rid of the old to make room for the new. This applies to household items and wardrobes as well. 

If your closet has become too cluttered lately, you might want to consider donating items of clothing that you no longer wear. There are plenty of ways to dispense of your retired outfits and make some space for your new ones. 

Take an inventory of your possessions and look for items that you don’t really use anymore that you can pass on to others in need. After you’ve gone through your drawers and closets and sorted your discarded items in a donation section, there are a few ways to get them off your hands. 

Listed below are a few different ways to have a get-together, turn a profit, or make a charitable donation with your unused clothes and household items.

Shelters 

Community shelters in your area are a great option for donating your clothes and household items. Shelters can always use donations, and there will always be people who are in need of clothing and other items.

Below are some shelters in the New Orleans area:

  • Bridge House/Grace House – 4243 Earheart Blvd & 7901 Airline Dr
  • New Orleans Mission – 1134 Baronne St
  • New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter – 2020 S Liberty St

Online

We live in a digital era where most things are done online. Freecycle, Craigslist, and eBay are free and easy online tools you can use to give away your old clothes or appliances. You can manage the entire process by listing the items you want to give away for free or sell, and coordinate your own shipping or delivery.

Clothing Swaps 

Another great way to pass on your unwanted items to someone who might be happy to take them, plus discover some new treasures of your own, is to participate in a clothing swap. A clothing swap is a gathering of people who contribute clothing that doesn’t fit or that they don’t need anymore, and anyone can take someone else’s clothing if they choose. Host your own and invite family and friends!

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, located at 4526 S Claiborne Ave, is always a great option. They are a social services organization that accepts all types of donations to sell for a discounted price.

Let 1st Lake Help You Find a Great New Orleans Apartment!

Looking for a great New Orleans area apartment? Check out what’s available at our Metairie, Kenner and River Ridge locations!