December 14th, 2008 categories: Jefferson Parish
The Bordeaux Village town-homes in Chateau Estates in Kenner are not technically condos but fee simple town-homes. Your fees are very inexpensive since they do not take care of insurance and upkeep of the exterior of the units. You actually own the land as well. We still however think of them as condos.
Bordeaux Village has always been popular for a couple of reasons. The idea that they are in a residential neighborhood and have plenty of space; they do not look like your normal Kenner condo development. The low fees were an attraction but in the end you pay for your own upkeep and insurance.
The units are spread out giving that quiet neighborhood feel. Being 28 years old the tree and scrubs are very mature. Most of the units are two bedroom units with many having loft bedrooms. There are far fewer one bedroom units and some units up to 1600 sq. ft with the extra space going to an office. There is plenty of parking and it is well spread out so each unit is within steps of their reserved parking spots. The homeowners fee is $70 per month which does include grounds upkeep, pool, tennis courts, and termite contracts for the units.
Many of the units have been upgraded while others are in various stages of updates. This is the reason in the pricing ranges that you will see. There are at least 75 units in the complex with two currently being for sale in the 150’s. There are never a lot of listings as people tend to stay here for longer periods of time. Each unit has a small patio, fireplace,vaulted ceiling and galley style kitchen. The floor plans do vary but they are all similiar in look and feel. The recent updates are the difference.
During an inspection you have to treat these units more like a home as you have to keep up the exterior as well. Many of the origional materials are or have reached the end of their expected life so look for rotten wood on the exterior of the town-home.