The home at 332 Fulwar Skipwith Road in Highland Lakes isn’t your typical traditional style residence in Baton Rouge. Deceptively large and full of surprises, this property is something special in the beautiful rolling hills off Highland Road south of the LSU campus.

First of all, this property is located on 2.57 acres of some of the prettiest real estate in the city. Second, this compound consists of a main home that also contains two apartments, plus another larger apartment above a barn out back. A wooden walkway leads from the main house through the trees to the apartment above the barn.

The one-bedroom apartment suites in the main home are counted in the home’s 6,626 square feet of living area while the 1,000-square-foot apartment is not. Officially, the home has six bedrooms and five full baths, plus the apartment out back.

There are literally surprises everywhere in this uniquely beautiful home. How about a fireman’s pole between the kitchen and keeping room so the kids can get downstairs pronto?

The home has hardwood and Mexican tile flooring throughout much of the first floor. There are three main sections in this rambling residence: the public areas on the first floor, the apartments on the first floor near the back of the home, and the private living quarters on the second floor. There is also a mezzanine floor with a bedroom and full bath.

A brick walkway leads from a concrete drive way up to the home’s front entrance. Just inside, there is a long living room with a masonry fireplace to the right and a formal dining room to the left. The living room’s wood windows, and others in the home, reach from floor to ceiling. A custom staircase angles up one wall of the living room. Huge windows along the staircase allow lots of natural light inside.

There is one step down from the living room into the kitchen/keeping room area. When you step down, your eye catches a pole that drops from the ceiling. The owner explains the kids love the fireman’s pole, and I have to confess, I tried it myself. Yep. It was a load of fun.

Few things warm a home like wood and bricks, and this home has lots of both. Beaded board ceilings, pine floors from the old Hollywood School gym and exposed beams are outstanding wood features. Old St. Louis brick fireplace surrounds and brick columns are beautifully executed.

The kitchen has granite counters and a bar, along with cypress cabinetry and a beaded board ceiling. There’s a triple sink below a leaded glass pane that peers into the two-car gar garage.

Both of the downstairs apartments have one bedroom, a kitchenette, a laundry, a full bath and their own exits to the outside.

The home’s main living quarters are upstairs, where the master and three bedrooms share the space with two offices and a sun room. The master suite is huge, with a fireplace in the bedroom. The two large offices are connected by French doors.

The master bedroom has a masonry fireplace, and the master bath has a coffee bar with a refrigerator and a sink. The bathroom has two separate granite vanities, a makeup desk, a walk-in shower and a 6-foot whirlpool tub, all illuminated by a pair of skylights in the vaulted ceiling.

Finally, to go to the apartment above the 1,700-square-foot barn in back, you take a walkway through the treetops. The apartment has two bedrooms, a full bath, a laundry and a kitchen, all with hardwood flooring. A huge deck behind the apartment overlooks the rear of the property.

If you’d like to see this unique and beautiful home for yourself, check out the open house today from 2-4 p.m.

About this Home

Address:

332 Fulwar Skipwith Road

Lot dimensions:

181 x 645 x 181 x 597 feet

Living area:

6,268 square feet (plus 1,000 sf apartment)

Bedrooms:

Six

Baths:

Five full

Price:

$1,283,000

Marketing agent:

Becky Boston,

C.J. Brown Realtors

Contact phone:

225-936-5556