Standing tall on a shady corner lot, the immaculate Victorian home at 155 Stanford Ave. is within walking distance of Tiger Stadium. But if you don’t have tickets to the game, that’s OK. You’ll be able to hear it when the Tigers score.
The best place to be enjoying cool fall football evenings is from one of two treetop verandas accessible from the home’s second floor. The front veranda is above the home’s elevated front porch, and there’s another veranda in back. The house is actually built on a slab, but appears to be on piers. The front entry door has leaded glass as well as a leaded glass transom above.
Inside, narrow oak planks lead down the foyer hall, with an oak stairway leading up the left side. The home’s parlor, which has a fireplace and a pair of windows, leads to the formal dining room near the kitchen. Across the hall, the master bedroom has a bay wall with three windows.
One of the intriguing things about this home is its four bedrooms. Each bedroom is surprisingly large and each has its own full bath. In fact, any one of the home’s four bedrooms could realistically be called a master bedroom. The downstairs “official” master bedroom has oak plank flooring and an exit to a small private deck, while each of the three upstairs bedrooms has an exit to a veranda.
The bay walls and verandas are two big features of this Victorian offering, which is shaded by ancient oaks and other trees on a corner lot in College Town. The home could use an update here and there, but it is immaculate in its current condition and obviously very well kept.
The large kitchen and breakfast area are joined to the home’s family room, and this area is the heart of the home. Ceramic tile is on the floor, and matching tile is on the center island and counter tops. The kitchen cabinets are stained oak. The island has a 4-burner electric cook top with a griddle, and there is a double cast iron sink below a beautiful wood window topped with a stained glass transom. The breakfast area is bright and airy thanks to strategically located corner windows. The kitchen is connected to the family room via a bar with another small cast iron sink. The family room has a long wall unit with plenty of shelves and cabinets. French doors lead out to the driveway.
The master bath has two vanities topped by custom mirrors. The bath also has a jetted tub and small walk-in shower. The staircase is lined with an oak railing with a spiraling end at the bottom. Eighteen steps up, the floors are still oak planks and everything is just as nice as it is downstairs.
Bedroom Nos. 2, 3, and 4 are all oversized with their own full baths, and all have an exit to either the front or rear veranda. Both verandas are large and offer a shady respite from the cares of life. Put tables and chairs on the verandas, and you’ll have the finest in treetop dining or entertaining, as well as fabulous views of the quiet neighborhood. College Town is one of Baton Rouge’s premier established neighborhoods, where stately oaks line the quiet streets. And on Saturday nights in the fall, how could it get any better than sitting on the veranda at game time, listening to the roar of the Tiger faithful less than a mile away?
Address: 155 Stanford Ave.
Lot size: 69 x 149 x 73 x 173 feet
Living area: 3,756 square feet
Baths: Four full, one partial
Marketing agent: Jennifer Dazet and the Dazet Group, Keller Williams Realty, Red Stick Partners
Contact phone: 225-768-1872