AAA Editor Notes
Longue Vue House and Gardens is off I-10 Metairie Rd. exit at 7 Bamboo Rd. This Country Place Era mansion was the home of philanthropists Edgar Bloom Stern and his wife Edith, daughter of Sears magnate Julius Rosenwald. During this era (c. 1890-1940s) many wealthy people favored country estates that still offered access to the cities; the homes often incorporated several architectural styles.
The mansion—with its four facades each reflecting a different style—is furnished with 18th- and 19th-century American and English antiques. The 8-acre grounds feature landscaped gardens, fountains and an interactive half-acre children's garden.
Guided tours are available.