One of just a few custom homes in Baton Rouge designed by Barry Fox, known for his architectural designs around the country. "It's all in the details" of this stately home located in University Acres on over 1.5 acres of park like setting. The owner insisted on preserving the area originally planted by Steele Burden to become part of the magnificent yard seen from the house. The front foyer is well proportioned with a wall of glass overlooking the front courtyard opposite the office with a wall of built-ins. Every door is solid and every door knob is pewter. Enter into the Living Room and you'll appreciate the ceilings, slate herringbone floors, antique mantle and wall of built-in shelves enjoying a view of mature trees and walking paths. Both the Dining Room and Sunroom join the living room, making this a perfect home for entertaining or enjoying extended family. All bedrooms are downstairs - each with en suite baths and closets. There is also a floored and framed second level with plans for three more bedrooms. The Dining Room has a full BUTLERS PANTRY with built-in drawers and cabinets, ice maker, marble counters and 2 walk-in closets. The Sunroom accommodates 2 sitting areas with park views and glass french doors leading onto an impressive pergola. The kitchen is full of storage with a long island. The appliances include a subzero refrigerator/freezer, ice maker, Thermador double oven, Dacor 5 burner gas cooktop, 2 sinks, fireplace with stone mantle, painted cabinets and marble counters. Priced at appraised value.
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