Celebrity chef Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace, a famed restaurant in New Orleans, listed his two-story home in the heart of the city for $1.5 million Friday.

Mr. McPhail, 30, who won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef in 2013, and his wife, Britt, bought the land for $280,000 in 2018, property records show.

They had the house custom built and were personally involved in the designs, according to listing agent Doug Rodick of Engel & V?lkers.

“The house has an island-beach theme based on their travels around the world, especially all the islands they have been to,” Mr. Rodick said. “There is a Swiss-style sauna built with redwood from the Rocky Mountains.”

One of the standout features of the house is the chef’s kitchen, which has an eight-person counter seating, a built-in banquette (dining bench), Viking appliances and wall storage for more than 400 bottles of wine, Mr. Rodick said.

The 2,480-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, featuring white-washed oak flooring and 17-foot vaulted ceilings. Outside, it has balconies, a cocktail pool, a pool house and a two-car garage, which is a rare find in the neighborhood.

The McPhails were not immediately available for comment. According to Mr. Rodick, they have decided to sell this home to build a new one, as they truly enjoyed the building process.

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