Designed by legendary Baton Rouge architect A. Hays Town in 1970, the home at 2492 Fairway Drive has stood the test of time. Like all of Town’s classics, this home continues to deliver warmth in a timeless, elegant package.
Town began this home with a solid foundation and then installed a shiplap roof with tile ridge caps to cover it. A wide wraparound front porch welcomes guests with open arms, and three dormers and two glimmering gas lamps invite them to step inside.
Town nearly always used old bricks and antique wood in his designs, and this home is no exception. Walk five brick steps up onto the elevated porch and into the foyer and you’ll immediately notice antique heart pine flooring in a wide foyer with rooms to either side.
To the left, a cased opening leads into the formal living room, which has a wall of built-ins on one side. To the right it’s the formal dining hall, where double entry doors are flanked by another set of built-in china cabinets.
Walls here and in other areas of the home are wainscoted, another feature Town liked to incorporate into his many of his homes. Plentiful wood windows allow in lots of natural light, a necessity in rooms with so much light-absorbing wood.
The kitchen features quartz counter tops that contain a 5-burner gas KitchenAid cook top. Double wall ovens with a microwave above are in one wall, and a double stainless sink is below two large windows. Painted millwork includes an entire wall of storage cabinets that flank the refrigerator. A small sitting room is adjacent to the kitchen.
The master suite is down a hallway floored in more antique pine. Two big windows view the porch and another window looks to the side of the home. The smallish master bath is virtually doubled in size by mirrored walls. The bath has dual vanities, a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower.
In the back part of the home, the family room has all the trappings of an A. Hays Town residence. Antique pine flooring, an old brick fireplace, beaded board walls and antique beams crossing the ceiling all bring a warm family feeling to the home. A custom Town staircase is along the back wall of the family room.
Upstairs, there is a sitting room and two large bedrooms, each with its own full bath. Each of these three upstairs areas has its own dormer and floored attic storage. The current owner says the home has a “ridiculous amount” of storage space, so much that she is able to organize the storage rooms by season.
The sun sets behind the home, which borders the 6th tee box of the Baton Rouge Country Club’s golf course. The owner says evenings in her back yard along the golf course produce some of the “most amazing sunsets in Baton Rouge.”
Outdoor spaces include a wide brick porch (stubbed for an outdoor kitchen) and an irregular shaped gunite pool surrounded by a brick deck. Sitting areas are shaded by three massive oaks in the back yard. Behind the pool, a manicured green space and hedges buffer the back yard from the No. 6 tee box.
Latticework separates the home’s two-car garage and cedar hunting room from a 717-square-foot pool house with a full bath. The pool house, which is original to the home, has cedar walls and a big masonry fireplace.
If you’d like to see this beautiful Fairway Drive home for yourself, stop by today’s open house from 2-4 p.m.
About this Home
2492 Fairway Drive
75 x 255 x 204 x 250 feet
3,932 square feet
Meg Thomassie and Ann Mullins
225-806-0804 or 225-281-1196