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La Belle Maison

La Belle Maison

With its curved windows and archways; massive, mullioned windows; and handsome landscaping, the house at 212 Oleander Court in Mandeville is the picture of Modern French Provincial design, boasting a generous 10,000 square feet that comprises a stunning study of architectural detail.  Containing five bedrooms, five full and two half baths, and various other rooms including a theater room, playroom, wine room, sitting room, and den, the house has no shortage of space—and no shortage of unique characteristics. Immediately upon entering, the eye is drawn to some aspect of design: the warm hardwood flooring repurposed from an old fence in Kentucky; the brickwork archway leading into the living area; the high, coved ceilings. The mixture of cool white walls, rich wood, and exposed brick gives the home a distinctive aesthetic, offering a boho-chic/modern-farmhouse feel that is welcoming while still being incredibly stylish. “The house has a lot of texture and depth, and that’s something people definitely notice,” says Jennifer Bodin, who owns the home with her husband, Ryan. A former cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints and owner of three Pure Barre locations across the North and South Shores, Jennifer is now a stay-at-home mom to her three young children while working with her husband in real estate investment.

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