Drive down an alley of 100 year oak trees to this Antebellum home designed by Kevin Gossen Architects and built by Mark LaBorde Builders. This 5BR-5.5BA 18-acre estate is defined by luxurious details, including 8 crystal chandeliers, marble and pine flooring, 5 indoor gas burning Bevelo lamps, 20 exterior gas burning Bevelo lamps, custom tile and cabinetry throughout the home.Walk through the front doors to a free standing spiral staircase in the foyer, custom marble floors, 2 gas burning lamps, and elaborate crown molding. To the left of the foyer is a very large study with beautiful wood panel walls, built-in cabinets, chandelier, and large wet bar. To the right of foyer is an oversized formal dining room with sitting room for twenty. The lavish kitchen includes a beautiful unique copper hood over the double sized Wolf stainless steel oven. The Double Sub-Zero refrigerator & freezer is enclosed with finished cabinetry. There is a double sided built-in wine cooler with the capacity for 120 bottles of wine. The glass enclosed breakfast nook overlooks the patio, the swimming pool, and grilling cabana, bringing in the beautiful sunrise each morning.
The downstairs half bath is ideally located for easy access, and located to the 2nd stairway that leads to three upstairs bedrooms, and a large game or study room. Each of the bedrooms upstairs are oversized and include marble incased showers. Bedrooms have both carpet and wood floors. Two bedrooms have French Doors that open to the front balcony. There is a hidden attic electric elevator that allows for easy storage in the 3,800 sqft lighted attic. The 3rd floor attic has been designed to expand the home to an additional 3,800 square feet of living.
Entering the Great Room from the foyer you will find two beautiful chandeliers, a custom design stone gas fireplace, and a Sound System that runs throughout the entire home. The Great Room has three French doors that lead to the outside patio. Walk down the long gas lit hallway to a large bedroom that includes a beautiful bath with claw foot tub and large closets. Continue down the hallway to the large Master Bedroom with French doors entryway. The Master Bedroom has an offset seating area and a large chandelier. There are two (2) separate bathroom suites (His & Hers). Her bath has an oversized jacuzzi tub, marble columns and a gas burning fireplace near the tub. Marble floors are heated and include variable temperature settings. The remote swimming pool controls are also located here. There is of course a very large custom closet with built-ins. Her toilet is a "Smart" design and never needs cleaning. All cabinets are custom made. His bathroom also has heated floors, a huge walk-in shower, and a separate steam room, large closets, and a Smart toilet. "Instant hot water" throughout the entire home.
There is also a "Safe Room-Gun Room" under the 2nd set of stairs. Inside the gun room is a large vault that is cemented into the floor. The sound system includes "hidden speakers" in the Great Room ceiling. Security system included. The 3-car garage also doubles as a workshop for him. Inside the garage is a separate gym that includes a Sauna, treadmill, and a Smith Machine with 460 lbs. of weights. The garage is well lit with 16 recessed lights (no Florescence), and the garage doors operate on a special motor wind system.
Outside you will find 16 Bevelo gas lamps and lights that illuminate each column at night. There is a well lit basketball court surrounded by a four foot fence. The Olympic size swimming pool is 3ft to 12 ft deep. The pool is heated, lit, and features several waterfalls. The outside pool cabana has bbq pit, refrigerator, ice maker, and sound system. The wood burning fire pit has propane to get your fire started. The underground irrigation system covers all shrubs and grass areas. Finally, live comfortably year round without weather concerns as home also features a 40KW natural gas generator system capable of energizing the entire home.
From Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Turn right onto Verot School Rd. Drive down approximately 3 Miles. Home is on your left.
Hargroder Real Estate Group
Erin Higginbotham Saltzman is a lifelong resident of Lafayette and has a passion to serve the people in her community. Erin is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Education, as well as a minor in Psychology. Erin is known for her energy, hard work, honesty, and will offer a fully committed service with every detail of your real estate transaction. Whether you are looking to buy the perfect home or sell your current home, Erin is available to assist you with any of your real estate needs!