Few things warm the atmosphere of a home like antique wood and old brick, and the tall French traditional offering at 19461 Oak Part Court in The Highlands section of Santa Maria has plenty of both. This custom home also features an outdoor living room and a gunite pool in the back yard.

Tall arched entry doors bring guests into the foyer, where stained oak planks lead right into the formal dining room. Here a brick accent wall has archways into the foyer, and antique doors lead into the living room.

The living room has a wide faux-stone fireplace and 10-foot windows in 12-foot ceilings. A custom wrought iron staircase runs up one side wall of the living room. A butler’s bar connects the kitchen and the formal dining room. One side of the butler’s bar has cypress cabinetry and the other side has glass-front cypress cabinets.

Beautiful exposed antique beams delineate the spaces for the kitchen, keeping room and living room. Old St. Louis bricks are the flooring, and more old beams cross the kitchen ceiling. Cabinetry is cypress stained in a warm honey. The appliance package is upgraded, including a microwave-over-oven combo, a 6-burner Wolf cooktop under a custom hood with a pot-filler, an icemaker and a stainless Whirlpool refrigerator. Self-closing drawers are an upscale touch, and there’s a double stainless sink below a window dressed in plantation shutters. A big walk-in pantry rounds out this nice kitchen.

Two bedrooms are located downstairs and two upstairs. There’s also a downstairs office with old St. Louis brick floors and an upstairs study with a built-in desk and cabinetry. The home’s millwork is excellent and solid interior doors are 8 feet tall.

A keeping room across from the kitchen has more old St. Louis brick floors and a masonry fireplace with an old beam for a mantle. The downstairs guest suite and the home’s laundry are located on a brick hallway behind the kitchen on the way to the 2-car garage and boat port.

Back on the other side of the home, the master suite has 12-foot ceilings and a luxurious master bath. Features include a corner whirlpool tub below a stained-glass feature, a frameless glass walk-in shower, dual granite vanities and a huge closet with two big dressers and plenty of hanging space.

Out back, the gunite pool lined by four lion head fountains is perfect for parties and entertaining. The covered porch has an outdoor living room with a fireplace, and the brick-edged pool – four steps down from the porch – is surrounded by a slate deck. A convenient half bath is located off the patio.

Overlooking the pool is a New Orleans style balcony with access from a sitting room upstairs. The sitting room has a built-in entertainment center at one end. Also up here are two bedrooms connected by a Hollywood bath.

If you’d like to see this beautiful home for yourself in The Highlands at Santa Maria, Pat Wattam and her team will keep it open today from 2-4 p.m.

About this Home

Address:

19461 Oak Park Court

Lot size:

134 x 158 x 17 x 149 x 53 feet

Living area:

4,044 square feet

Bedrooms:

Four

Baths:

Three full, one partial

Price:

$699,000

Marketing agent:

Pat Wattam,

RE/MAX First

Contact phone:

225-298-6900