The New Orleans-area real estate portfolio is a dazzling mix of dwellings of all types, drawing on the city's rich heritage of influences, from the Old World styles of France, Spain and England, to New World styles of the Caribbean, Creole and contemporary architecture and design. 

For an investment of $1 million or more, a posh piece of New Orleans living is available to you. Here are a handful of properties on the market.

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2705 Varden Ave., Metairie

2705 Varden Ave., Metairie 70001

Tucked into a convenient Metairie neighborhood, this 2021 home holds five bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths in a contemporary configuration with more than 3,500 square feet of space. Asking price: $1.499 million. A sleek stairway is the focal point of the foyer, with a convenient office tucked to the side. A professional-grade kitchen opens to a great room with handsome built-in cabinets and a dining area that overlooks the sizable backyard, which includes a saltwater pool and hot tub. An outdoor kitchen makes entertaining al fresco simple. Take a look inside for more details.

1611 Madison St., Mandeville 70448

Just steps from the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, this 2021 raised home with two exterior staircases features four bedrooms, three full and one half baths, plus modern styling, with an asking price of $1.25 million. Packed into the almost 3,000 square feet are spacious rooms with plentiful windows to blanket the interior with natural light. The stainless appliances in the gleaming kitchen are a culinarian's dream, with extras like a wine refrigerator and built-in wine storage. Take a look inside for more details.

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21 Kingsmill Lane, New Orleans

21 Kingsmill Lane, New Orleans 70131

Coveted English Turn is the site for this three-story home situated on almost an acre of land, with five bedrooms, five baths and more than 4,600 square feet of space, all for $1.299 million. A primary suite is conveniently located on the first floor. The public rooms are lined with walls of windows to take advantage of the lighting and the pastoral setting, complete with a new pool and expansive entertaining area outside. Loaded with extras, the home also features several bonus spaces for entertaining and sporting activities. It also has a generator. Take a look inside for more details.

27 Hunter Place, Metairie 70001

With more than 3,600 square feet of space, four bedrooms and four full and one half baths, this Metairie Club Estates home, listed for $1.27 million, has a first-floor primary suite, gleaming floors, an open floor plan and stylish details throughout. The baths offer spalike experiences with elegant hard surfaces. The kitchen is a haven for professional-grade appliances (including an espresso machine) and entertaining. A third-floor game room could be used as another bedroom to expand the living possibilities. Take a look inside for more details.   

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1124 S. Vermont St., Covington

1124 S. Vermont St., Covington 70433

New construction in Old Covington is the theme for this four-bedroom, four-bath home that has more than 4,000 square feet for $1.35 million. A melange of classic style and modern elegance, the home includes many architectural features and a soaring great room that opens to the gleaming kitchen, which is laden with stainless appliances. A butler's pantry includes wine refrigerators and plenty of extra work space. A first-floor primary suite offers comfort and convenience. Take a look inside for more details.