Situated on two lots at the intersection of Pickett and Mimosa avenues, the charming traditional cottage at 1849 Pickett Ave. is a great opportunity to get some prime real estate in Southdowns. The rambling four-bedroom home on the center of the double lot has tall hedges on its front corners, two big side yards and a large back yard surrounded by a wood privacy fence.

The home, built more than 75 years ago, has been renovated and updated over the years, but has retained its original charm and character. The front porch has been enclosed, and is now a loggia/sunroom with lots of windows and wood floors. The windows in the home are original, and they’re unique as well as beautiful. Most of the windows have a single glass pane on the bottom and a four-light vertical pane above, and it makes for a nice combination.

Stepping through what was the home’s original front door, you’re in the formal dining room, another long room where original wood floors remain. An arched passageway leads from the formal dining room to the kitchen and keeping room, floored in ceramic tile. The kitchen has stained oak cabinetry and a long island with a cast iron triple sink in the center. There are lots of cabinets above long counters topped in Formica, meaning the new owners can select their own counter surfaces if desired. A skylight provides natural illumination in the kitchen and the small keeping area nearby.

Another arch tops the passageway from the kitchen into the home office, which sits just outside the master bedroom. The master bedroom has a ceiling fan and good views of one of the side yards. The connecting master bath has ceramic tile floors, a large walk-in shower, a wide vanity with a makeup desk and a window with mini shutters.

Back out in the office, four cypress steps lead down to the living room, yet another long room with a vaulted ceiling, sliding glass doors to a wooden deck and an exit to a breezeway that leads to the two car carport. The carport attaches to a workshop and to another wood deck and a covered area next to the house.

Meanwhile, the home’s other three bedrooms are split from the master and living room area. All three are along a short hallway near the front of the home. All are carpeted and all are serviced by a full bath along the hall. The bedroom carpeting is in need of replacement, but that just allows the new owner to make the selections. There is a possibility that original wood floors are below the carpet. That’s the thing about this Southdowns home: with just a few updates and a little tender loving care it could be a showplace in a premium south Baton Rouge location.

Landscaping in the large yards is lush and well maintained. There is a covered back porch with a wood deck that has views of the back yard and one of the side yards.

Locations Real Estate is marketing the property, and will keep it open today from 2-4 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see this charming cottage on a double corner in the heart of Southdowns.


Address: 1849 Pickett Ave.

Lot size: 150 x 150 feet

Living area: 2,707 square feet

Bedrooms: Four

Baths: Two

Price: $359,900

Marketing agent: Vicki Spurlock

Locations Real Estate

Contact phone: 225-928-2222