Behind the tall stucco wall at the intersectionof South Acadian Thruway and Broussard Street,Westmoreland Place is a private, intimate retreat thatcan be home to just four families.

The number of lots in the tiny new development— four — wouldn’t even make a starting five for abasketball team. One of the lots already has a bigluxury home, and the other three are waiting for theright buyers to come along. The right buyer shouldwant a private, luxurious lifestyle behind the gatedentry to the subdivision.

The three available lots are 75-feet wide and 152-feet deep, meaning the homes that go on them will haveto be long and tall, just like the one at 3554 BroussardSt. — technically Lot 23C of the development. The lotsall share a concrete street to the driveways.

The developer and architect for the subdivision, Scott Ritter, said the development was once a single,larger tract of land that he leveled and subdivided intofour lots. The current house has a “West Indies” flair,but Ritter said he has a half-dozen other house plansthat would fit nicely on the lots. “We can go as small asa garden home, but as large as a family home,” Rittersaid. “We set it up for that.”

The subdivision sits at a prime intersection in southBaton Rouge, with big live oaks at the corners. One ofthe old trees guards the gated entry to the subdivision.The tall stucco fence faces Acadian Thruway, anda wall of bamboo completes the perimeter of thedevelopment.

The home on Lot 23C is a tall, long residence withslate floors that flow out onto a long slate porch. Above,beaded boards and heavy wooden brackets add to theWest Indies feel. Take your pick from four Frenchdoors that provide entry to the home from the porch.Open them all on a cool fall evening and you’ve got theperfect setup for football parties.

The kitchen has dark stained cypress cabinetsalong with a huge 3cm beveled edge granite slab onthe center island. Appliances are stainless GE Profileseries, and there’s a 5-burner Wolf cook top with apop up vent system. There’s also a wine cooler anda big walk-in pantry. A butler’s pantry separates thekitchen from the formal dining room, which has lotsof wood windows and a six-light chandelier. The homealso has nice millwork, with most of the windows andpassageways cased and crowned.

The living room has a faux stone fireplace with agranite surround to match the kitchen island. Thekitchen and living room are a huge part of this 3,825-square-foot home. On one wall of the living room is aswitchback staircase with custom iron railings leadingto the second floor and its three bedrooms and twobaths. A big game room at the end of the upstairs hallhas a bar with a sink and refrigerator. French doorexits to the second floor veranda are located all alongthe second floor hallway.

The master suite is in back, with a small bedroom/nursery/office attached. The bedroom has a sittingroom with a cased entry from the sleeping quarters,and French doors lead from the sitting room to theL-shaped slate porch outside. Two large walk-inclosets are on opposite sides of the entry to the marblemaster bath. The focal point of the master bath is a6-foot pedestal tub below three wood windows. Thefurniture-style counters are topped by 3cm “Carrera”beveled-edge marble, and toe warmers line the bottomof the cabinets. There’s also a big walk-in shower withtwo water sources.

The home has a semi-detached garage, and willshare a brick driveway with its neighbor. Anotherdriveway will service the final two lots in thedevelopment, but at least 16-feet will separate eachresidence, Ritter said.

Westmoreland Place may not be the biggestdevelopment around, but it makes excellent use of oneof the few remaining parcels of land in the area.


Address: 3554 Broussard St.

Lot size: 75 x 152 x 75 x 150 feet

Living area: 3,825 square feet

Bedrooms: Four

Baths: Four

Price: $669,000

Marketing agent: Jerry del Rio, Jerry del Rio Real Estate

Contact phone: 225-218-0888