With a spectacular view of the LSU Lakes and a private swimming pool courtyard in back, the home at 2365 East Lakeshore Drive is a timeless traditional classic with impeccable taste and style. Not too many Baton Rouge residents are fortunate enough to live along the city’s centrally-located lakes, and this East Lakeshore drive home is a golden opportunity for a new owner to walk the lakes in the morning and watch the sun set in the evening.

“And there’s always a breeze coming off the lake,” said Lisa Landers, who along with Melissa Landers is marketing the home for RE/MAX Professional. Sitting on a hill overlooking the lake – fewer than 20 steps from the water’s edge – the home is a custom Rick McDowell design that was expanded and improved in 2009. The renovation was extensive, adding a second floor and updating the home from the wall studs out. “Everything in this house is new,” Melissa Landers said.

The elevated front porch is bordered by four columns, 10 steps up a brick-edged sidewalk from East Lakeshore Drive. Five French doors on the porch allow entry to and views from interior rooms. Inside, vintage oak flooring stretches into the living room. All of the floors in the home are wood or tile; there’s no carpeting at all. Interior doors are 8-feet, and lots natural light filters in from wide wood windows. Every room across the front of the home views the lake. The home has a security system, custom drapes that will remain, a natural gas generator and a beautiful saltwater pool courtyard surrounded by a tall brick fence in back.

Since the house is built on a hill, there two levels inside. The living room is two steps down from the kitchen and keeping room, which has a view of the pool courtyard in back. Porcelain tile floors the keeping room and kitchen, which has “Tropical Brown” slab granite counters and an island with a five-burner electric cook top. The kitchen is very large, with lots of room for folks to gather. Cabinetry is faux finished paint, and the appliances are stainless Electrolux, including double ovens, a refrigerator with a drawer freezer, and a nearby beverage cooler. There is a double undermount sink made of composite granite below slate backsplashes and three casement windows. The connecting formal dining room has views of the lake via a towering 16-light wood window. Behind the kitchen is the home’s laundry and crafts room, as well as a guest bedroom and full bath.

Meanwhile, on the way to the master suite, there’s a nursery/study/gym that connects to the master bedroom via French doors. Both rooms have French doors to the front porch and both have great views of the lake. The master bedroom has a sitting area and another 16-light arched wood window viewing the water. The master closets are on a short hallway towards the master bath. His closet has a dresser and lots of hanging space, while hers has two dressers and cabinetry. Pocket doors to both closets are space savers. The focal point of the master bath is a corner air bubbler tub with views through plantation shutters of the pool courtyard. Granite vanities are on both sides of the corner tub below custom mirrors. A rounded walk-in shower has a hand-held sprayer.

Upstairs, two more bedrooms share a full bath. Out back, a covered porch overlooks the saltwater pool, which is surrounded by cool decking below a giant live oak. The lush landscaping is irrigated, and the tall brick fence makes sure things stay private in this exclusive offering along the LSU Lakes.


  • Address: 2365 E. Lakeshore Drive
  • Lot size: 118 x 206 x 70 x 193 feet
  • Living area: 3,715 square feet
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Baths: Three full, one partial
  • Price: $1,195,000
  • Marketing agents: Lisa and Melissa Landers, RE/MAX Professional
  • Contact phone: 225-921-5056