Enjoy the ambiance and elegance in this magnificent, one-of-a-kind home. This estate is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship featuring timeless pieces that will remain with the home. As you arrive, you will be presented with upscale sophistication, yet quickly be surrounded with the warmth and comfort of ''home''. The grand foyer sets the tone for showcasing high end finishes along with exceptional quality. The formal dining room is the first to welcome you. Connecting it to the kitchen is a butler's pantry providing storage and display options. The well-appointed kitchen features top of the line appliances, cypress cabinets & an island ideal for quick meals or entertaining. An informal dining area and den complete the open kitchen. Beyond the informal living sits a hall that leads you to a bedroom suite with its own office nook and bathroom, perfect for teenagers, adult children or extended relatives. At the end of the wing is a handy half bath, exterior entrance & laundry room which also holds the home's technology hub. If you choose to veer right off the grand foyer, you will enter into the studious office lined with bookshelves and accented with a fireplace. Hidden behind a wall is a secret wine cellar ready to hold thousands of bottles of wine from your favorite vineyards and travels. Through the rear of the office is a private hall giving access to the office half bath and entrance into the owners' suite. Tranquility filters through the air as you experience the divine owners' suite which presents massive windows that overlook the pool & an opulent ensuite bath with dual closets, spa-like tub, separate double shower and vanity with reflective tv. At the center of the home sits the Great Room. Befitting of a home for entertaining, this room sets the scene for intimate concerts, holiday gatherings or private benefits. Doors can be closed for food preparation while the in-house bar holds space for both service and enjoyment of refreshments. An enchanting fountain serves as background through the curved windows that encompass the piano alcove. Venture up the ornate spiral staircase to the second floor which opens to a breezeway with a balcony overlooking the Great Room on one end, a balcony overlooking the cul-de-sac on the other end and a quaint reading nook in between. As with the bedrooms on the first floor, both bedrooms on the second floors each serve as an ensuite with ample closet space & its own private bath. Further beyond this level is the third floor with many versatile uses such as a home theater, game room or personal sports bar due to its lockable wet bar, memorabilia display cabinets & half bath. Once you view the exquisite interior, step outside through the informal living room to stroll through the slate tiled courtyard while feeling like you have entered a Mediterranean paradise. Multiple fountains soothe the ears with the sound of serenity with four cherub fountains adorning the pool. Brunch in the courtyard or relax poolside on the weekends. Escape from the sun into the 637 sqft pool house with its perfectly positioned porch with a bit of French Quarter flair. The pool house has the desired features of a traditional home such as brick & wood accents. Many comforts of home in the pool house include a full kitchen, pantry with wine storage, living room, french doors that open from the kitchen to the porch for food service and a full bath with quick pool access. Small courtyard next to the pool house holds a grill for outdoor cooking. This small courtyard brings you to the 389 sqft studio apartment with kitchenette and full bath. This space is connected to the three-car garage with workshop and attached storage. So select a bottle of your finest wine and enjoy the view as a luxurious lifestyle awaits to transform each day into a retreat to your personal villa under the Tuscan sun.
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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!