Only eight homeowners get to live in The Cove, a private gated community off Old Hammond Highway near Tara. If you’d like to join that exclusive group, the home at 2131 Cove Court affords the perfect opportunity. It’s a New Orleans style beauty with class and impeccable taste.

Heart pine floors, Old St. Louis bricks, a fountain courtyard and lamppost balconies front and back create that “Big Easy” feeling buyers covet today. All that and more sit on a corner lot in this one-street development that is convenient to everything Baton Rouge.

Brick parking pads and brick sidewalks leading to the front door give arriving guests a clue that something special lies ahead. The home’s entry doors lead into a small foyer with the formal dining room to the left.

A sea of stained antique pine flooring continues ahead and to the right in the living room, a wide space with a custom staircase running up the left wall. French doors and windows in the front view the neighborhood pond and fountain splashing just across the street. Bricks around the fireplace have a sack finish, and another set of French doors leads to the courtyard in back, where a circular iron staircase heads up to the master suite.

Yes, the master suite is on the second floor. In fact, the master suite is the second floor. The circular stairs and the home’s main custom staircase open to a vaulted upstairs living room. This big room has a fireplace and French door access to the suite’s balconies front and rear. The master bedroom, master bath and master closets are all large and impressive.

The bedroom is 21 x 20 feet and has big windows overlooking the neighborhood. Bath accommodations are opulent, with a 14-foot ceiling and a skylight above an oversized whirlpool tub that is the centerpiece of the bath. Opposing vanities are granite, with tall custom mirrors above.

The two master closets connect in the middle, sharing six sets of cabinets and hanging space for days. Measure this closet in acres, not feet. And for good measure, a big cedar closet is located on one side.

There are two bedrooms connected by a Hollywood bath downstairs, tucked away near the rear of the home.

The kitchen and keeping room are at the heart of this home, and no detail was overlooked. The kitchen has a big KitchenAid refrigerator, a Thermador gas cooktop, double wall ovens and a double ceramic sink on a granite island.

A butler’s pantry is between the kitchen and the formal dining room, and there’s another bar not far from the living room. The home’s laundry is large, with a convenient chute from the upstairs.

Outdoor spaces of this home are immaculate, even in the dead of winter. The owner took a trip to Epcot in Orlando and brought back ideas for landscaping. A four-tiered fountain is the centerpiece, and brick patios extend in several directions. A tall, ivy-covered privacy wall makes everything private.

This lovely and unique home also has a two-car garage, as well as a separate garage for another vehicle. A natural gas-powered generator will make sure there’s always electricity, and a sprinkler system will keep the landscaping green and healthy.

About this Home:

Address:

2131 Cove Court

Lot dimensions:

100 x 135 feet

Living area:

4,238 square feet

Bedrooms:

Three

Baths:

Three

Price:

$850,000

Marketing agent:

Leo Desselle,

Pennant Real Estate

Contact phone:

225-324-2600