Situated on 4.2 acres along Highland Road south of LSU, the home at 9770 Highland Road is a unique offering with flair, drama and style. The home, once featured in Dwell Magazine, makes the most of its picturesque setting with a patio and second-floor veranda overlooking pristine landscaping, a stocked pond and a barn.
This mid-century modern design is conveniently located to retail and shopping, and is just 10 minutes from the LSU campus. The home underwent a major remodel less than four years ago and features top-of-the-line kitchen appliances from SubZero and Wolf.
Driving up to the home, guests are greeted by a winding driveway up to the metal-roofed home. Once inside, guests know they’ve arrived at a special place.
Narrow oak planks floor much of the home’s lower level, and quartzite is featured on the countertops. A custom metal and wood staircase rises behind the foyer to the second floor, where three bedrooms and an upstairs living room with access to a covered veranda overlook the back of the property.
Walls of glass doors and windows line the back of the home, providing terrific views of the property. An outdoor kitchen lines one side of the covered back porch, and a firepit with rocks is going to be perfect for cool fall nights. With all the storms that seem to be happening lately, whole-house generators are gaining in popularity, and this home has a Generac that can power the whole house, including all three central air units.
Rolling barn doors are used extensively throughout the home, keeping the look simple and uncluttered. For example, a corner bar in the vaulted living room can be neatly closed off by one of the massive barn doors. A gas fireplace with rocks is on the opposite living room wall.
The master suite is near the back of the home and has a huge closet that runs the length of an entire bedroom wall. Cabinets and shoe cubbies line both sides of the closet – and a makeup desk is at one end – making for a clean and uncluttered look. Another rolling barn door hides the entrance to the closet. Flooring in the master bedroom is oak, and lots of windows provide great views of the property.
The master bath, meanwhile, is as unique as it is functional. A rain faucet pours from the ceiling into a 6-foot pedestal soaker tub in front of a frameless glass shower. Dual vanities are to one side, with custom mirrors above a neat textured wood backsplash. Or, you can step outside to a private courtyard for an outdoor shower under the stars.
The kitchen is completely contemporary with a long quartzite island with a double stainless sink and a four-burner Wolf cooktop. A massive commercial SubZero is along one wall, opposite a wall of windows with views of the back porch and rear property. A microwave/wall oven combo is nearby. A guest suite with a full bath and oversized mudroom/utility room with a wine cooler are located near the kitchen.
Up the custom staircase, an upstairs living room is situated at the vaulted landing. From here, there’s an exit to the covered veranda overlooking the back yard. Three large bedrooms are up here as well.
About this Home
9770 Highland Road
192 x 972 x 192 x 935 feet (4.2 acres)
4,959 square feet
Four full, one partial
Lisa Landers & the Landers Team