Centrally located in one of the most prestigious subdivisions in Baton Rouge, the home at 2713 Cedar Lodge Drive has size and substance yet manages to feel as cozy as a country cabin. Old brick and cypress have a way of warming any size home, and this residence has plenty of both.
Heart pine flooring, antique interior brick and lots of stained cypress cabinetry are hallmarks of this beautiful home built in 2003 by Dupree Construction. There’s also an 800-square-foot guest house behind the home’s pool courtyard.
The heart pine begins in the foyer and stretches into the formal dining room to the right and into the living room ahead. Antique brick archways are above the entrances to both rooms.
In the living room, a fireplace on the left side is flanked by a wall of bookshelves on one side and by a custom curving staircase on the other. Tall windows line the back wall of the living room, offering views of the fabulous pool courtyard out back.
A small butler’s pantry connects the formal dining room to the large kitchen, which has stained cypress cabinetry that stretches to the cypress crown below a beaded board ceiling. It’s a warm and inviting kitchen with a long 3cm granite island in the center. The appliance package includes Viking double wall ovens, a 6-burner Viking gas cook top with a warming drawer below, an icemaker, a trash compactor and a massive stainless refrigerator. In one corner a cypress appliance garage is below a microwave oven.
The nearby keeping and breakfast rooms are large and open. The keeping room has a fireplace with cypress built-ins on both sides, while the breakfast room has views of the pool courtyard. A wine refrigerator is in a set of cabinets nearby.
A short hall leads from the keeping room back to the home’s guest suite (with a full bath), an exit to the three-car garage and the home’s laundry. The laundry connects conveniently to one of the master closets.
The master suite, meanwhile, is massive with more heart pine flooring and views of the pool. At the far end, a fireplace is flanked by a wall of bookshelves.
The marble master bath has two vanities, an oversized walk-in shower and a 6-foot whirlpool tub below plantation shutters. There are two master closets, both with dressers and lots of hanging space.
The home’s outdoor spaces are something special. A brick-edged gunite pool with a brick spa and waterfall is the centerpiece of this outdoor experience. A covered porch contains an outdoor kitchen with a sink, a gas grill and a set of burners.
The guest house/pool is party central with cypress walls and ceilings, a full bath, a dishwasher, a refrigerator and an icemaker. Surrounded by walls of windows, the guest house is currently set up as a poker room, and the current owners have installed commercial air purifiers to keep things fresh.
Up the custom staircase in the main house are three more bedrooms, giving the home five bedrooms in all. Every bedroom in the home – upstairs and down – has its own full bath.
Also upstairs is a game room that could easily be used as a media room. Not far from the landing is a computer nook, a great homework spot.
About this Home
2713 Cedar Lodge Drive
120 x 165 feet
5,393 square feet plus 800 sf guest house
Five full, one partial
CJ Brown Realtors