VIP Northshore | November 2019

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Three Rivers Estate T H E S A NDERS O N FA MI LY HO ME

Unique in both design and position, this dazzling Covington dwelling is the only structure in St. Tammany that is serendipitously situated where the Tchefuncta, Abita, and Bogue Falaya merge. In addition to its laid-back location, this Mediterranean-style mansion also boasts fanciful features that make it feel like a fabulous vacation home. From its mature palm trees and wine cellar to the tennis court and private boat launch, this ravishing residence looks and feels like a five-star resort, perfect for rejuvenating from everyday life. Soon after they wed, Mike and Allyson Sanderson began visualizing what would one day become their forever home. Despite already owning 30 acres in Mandeville, they longed for waterfront property on a wide-open plot where they could raise their family in privacy. Finding several acres situated by the river, however, seemed to be a bit of a reach. Surprisingly, when a stranger at a wedding reception in May of 2000 informed the Sandersons that he was selling just that, 18-acres of waterfront property in Covington, this happy coincidence soon led the way to the construction of what once felt like a far-fetched fantasy. 40