Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac with a lake behind the back yard, the home at 3258 McClendon Court in University Club Plantation is calling out to the inner chef in all of us.

Louisianans love to cook, and this home has just the kitchen to get the job done. The custom Larry Jordan offering has six bedrooms, four and one-half baths and lots of great mill work.

The crowning jewel, though, has to be the amazing 24- x 32-foot kitchen area. It’s basically two kitchens in one, with a pair of rectangular preparation islands – one with a sink – and warm cabinetry made of smooth sinker cypress. Surfaces are granite slabs, and trust me, the granite bill during construction had to have been high. Stainless kitchen sinks are below a wide 16-light window, and the nearby breakfast area is flanked by a set of bay windows to the back yard.

There are actually several sets of bay windows and walls in this home, giving it a clean, bright and fresh look.

Visitors walk into the home through a nice front door with leaded glass sidelights into the foyer, where ceilings soar to 20 feet. Then guests pass below the custom stairway into the living room.

The living room is floored in random-width antique heart pine planks finished in a warm tone. The antique pine is used again in the formal dining room and hallway, and it is exceptional. There is a masonry fireplace with a brick hearth, flanked by built-in cabinetry on both sides. Two French doors exit onto the covered rear porch.

The formal dining room has a bay wall of Pella windows, and is separated from the kitchen by a granite butler’s pantry with glass-front cabinetry.

The master bedroom has another bay wall with four tall windows. The ceramic tile master bath is clean, white and bright, with his-and-hers vanities below beveled-glass mirrors, and closets with light-switched doors. There’s a big whirlpool tub under another bay window, as well as a large corner walk-in shower. The toilet and a bidet are in a separate room.

And then there’s that kitchen. With an entry framed from the living room by massive antique beams, this large gourmet kitchen is floored in ceramic tile. There is island and counter space for days, with big windows over the sinks allowing in lots of natural light.

An adjoining keeping room and breakfast area make the space look and feel even larger.

A hallway leads back to the three-car garage, passing by the powder room, a granite desk area, an exit to the back yard and a big laundry room.

On the other side, the home’s guest wing has a pair of bedrooms separated by a full bath.

Upstairs, there are three more bedrooms, bringing the home’s total to six. The landing is large and could be just about anything the homeowner wants.

Two of the bedrooms up here share a Hollywood bath, except instead of a shared tub there’s a shared walk-in shower with entrances on both sides.

The other bedroom has its own full bath. All three of the bedrooms up here are large and have big windows with seats and built-ins on both sides.

With nice landscaping, a brick-edged driveway, an interesting layout and plenty of usable space, this beautiful home is a great opportunity in

University Club Plantation.

If it sounds like something you’d be interested in, don’t miss today’s open house from 2-4 p.m.


  • Address: 3258 McClendon Court
  • Lot size: 79 x 141 x 182 feet
  • Living area: 4,481 square feet
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Baths: Four full, one partial
  • Price: $675,000
  • Marketing agent: Jamie Ourso, Ourso Real Estate Services, UC Realty
  • Contact phone: 225-802-7159