Country Club Court is a quiet, gated community with only about a baker’s dozen homes just off Jefferson Highway near Essen Lane. There is a single curb-and-gutter street with New Orleans style lamp posts and sidewalks. Houses aren’t available very often, which makes the home at 2952 McIlhenny Drive a golden opportunity. The tall, French courtyard style home is on the market now with three bedrooms and three baths in 2,241 square feet of luxurious living area.

McIlhenny Drive is a concrete street with a privacy fence on one side. Behind the subdivision’s row of homes is the opposite fence of the development, making Country Club Court completely private. The gated entry is accessible at night via a keypad. And with virtually no front yards and small yards in back, the homes in Country Club Court are very low maintenance.

Our featured home this week has an entrance courtyard with a sugar kettle fountain on the inside of a tall iron entry gate. Inside, slate tile imported from India floors most of the home’s first level. Exceptions are the master bath, which has a quartzite tile floor, and the master bedroom, floored in carpet. Just inside the foyer to the left is the formal dining room, which has an ornate, 12-light iron chandelier. On the other side is an entrance to the kitchen. While this location is somewhat unique, so is the kitchen’s ceiling, which is made of tin tiles hand-painted to look like copper.

The kitchen has custom pecky cypress cabinetry, space for two refrigerators, a glass block window above the sink, black granite tile countertops and a matching bar with a four-burner Viking gas cook top. There’s also a wall oven with a microwave above. Behind the kitchen is the sizable laundry, which has a sink and an exit to the home’s two-car garage.

An arched entryway leads from the kitchen to the living room, where three tall transomed windows overlook the covered back porch and back yard. The custom living room fireplace has a fabulous hand-made pecky cypress mantle and a black granite surround that matches the tile in the kitchen. The home features 11-foot ceilings downstairs, triple crown molding, tall baseboards, a surround sound package and a security system.

The master suite has textured walls that lend an air of elegance, and three tall bedroom windows allow views of the back yard. The quartzite master bath is equally elegant, highlighted by a pair of custom antique dresser vanities with unique elongated porcelain bowls and tall custom mirrors. There’s also a whirlpool tub below a window and a walk-in shower with a bench and handheld sprayer.

The home’s office is accessible via double doors located near the stairway. Nearby is a full bath with an antique dresser vanity in a beautiful oyster finish.

Meanwhile, two bedrooms upstairs share a full bath. Both bedrooms are large, and the bedroom near the front of the home has a dormer for extra space. The full bath up here has an entrance from each bedroom and is floored in marble tile.

With the subdivision fence in back and privacy fences on each side, the rear yard is a lushly-landscaped private green space. It’s a beautiful offering in a quiet, gated subdivision right in the middle of town. Don’t miss your chance to see it today. The home will be kept open from 1-4 p.m.


  • Address: 2952 McIlhenny Drive
  • Lot size: 48 x 142 feet
  • Living area: 2,241 square feet
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Baths: Three
  • Price: $369,900
  • Marketing agent: Beth Alford, RE/MAX First Ascension
  • Contact phone: 225-323-3733