The custom home at 622 Woodview Court in The Highlands has large, elegant rooms and long porches filled with sunlight and Southern charm. The Highlands is an upscale, one-entrance subdivision along Highland Road south of LSU, where a relaxed lifestyle awaits. Elevated front and back porches are feature attractions, along with a big gunite pool behind the home.

The porch in front is three steps up from a curving brick sidewalk that starts at the driveway and leads to the home’s leaded glass entry doors. The back porch, however, steals the show. It’s sort of like a sun room/porch with windows and screens that overlook the 36 x 18 gunite pool. The sun room/porch stretches 46 feet across the back of the house and has an awning to keep things cool as the sun goes down.

The home also has a huge, 18 x 18 formal dining room for those extra large family gatherings. Oak planks floor much of this pier and post home, allowing that desirable hollow sound when heels cross the floor.

A traditional Southern home, the wide foyer has a custom staircase on one wall along the way to the great room. There are three other major rooms downstairs, with three bedrooms, a bonus room and an exercise room upstairs.

In this layout, the master suite is right off the foyer. The large carpeted master bedroom has floor vents and windows to the front yard. The long master bath has a custom soaker tub, dual vanities and a walk-in shower.

The great room provides exit to the rear sun room/porch and showcases a massive masonry fireplace on the right wall. In the back corner, there’s an L-shaped granite bar with a sink.

Meanwhile, a cased entry leads to the kitchen and breakfast room, both floored in travertine tile. A butcher-block island sits in the center of the kitchen surrounded by 3cm granite slabs on the counter tops. The cabinetry is oak – some with glass fronts – and the appliance package is stainless, including a commercial grade Viking cook top with 6 gas burners and a stainless Viking hood. Travertine is used for the counter backsplashes and behind the double stainless sink.

The adjacent breakfast room is bright and airy with corner windows that overlook the rear porch and pool area. The laundry room and a drop-off room are nearby, just inside a side entrance.

Out back, the beautiful blue-water pool is the centerpiece, with a 2-car garage, a workshop, a half-bath and an outdoor pool shower located on one side. A porte-cochere at the side entrance makes for rain-free loading and unloading of passengers or groceries.

Walkways at the top of the custom staircase form balconies overlooking the foyer. Two of the extra large bedrooms up here share a Hollywood bath, and the third upstairs bedroom has its own full bath. A large bonus room also has an exercise room on one side.

This home is the complete package in The Highlands, and it will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see this beautiful south Baton Rouge home. V About this home

• Address: 622 Woodview Court

• Living area 4,132 square feet

• Bedrooms: Four

• Baths: Three full, one partial

• Price: $650,000

• Marketing agent: Glenda Daughety,

RE/MAX First

• Contact phone: 225-205-2672