Nestled on more than four acres south of St. Francisville, the home at 4989 Audubon Lane is a slice of the good country life just a half-hour north of Downtown Baton Rouge. The two-story brick home has a stocked pond, an in-ground swimming pool and plenty of room to spread out.

The home is in an area known as Star Hill, where the gently rolling hills of West Feliciana Parish welcome visitors with open arms. Easy access to U.S. 61 means the new owner can be at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in less than a half-hour, or over the new Audubon Bridge and into New Roads in even less time.

“It’s a great location,” said Shideh Lynch, the C.J. Brown agent marketing the property.

When you pull into the limestone driveway, you see the tall brick home’s reflection in the pond in front of the residence. According to the owner, the pond is stocked with bass, bluegill and catfish.

When guests enter the home, they’re greeted by narrow plank oak floors in the foyer and the formal dining room to the left. A formal living room is also off the foyer.

Ahead is the family room, where a wide fireplace is flanked by two walls of built-in shelving. Windows line the front of the home, and many of the home’s windows are dressed in plantation shutters.

Continuing into the home, the oak planks transition into brick pavers on the floors of the kitchen, a large breakfast area and a loggia that runs back to the master suite in the rear section of the home. Exits to a rear courtyard overlooking the pool are along the loggia, and the breakfast room opens into a sunroom via a set of French doors.

The kitchen has stained oak cabinetry and an angling bar that separates it from the breakfast room. The current owners haven’t updated the Formica countertops, opting instead to allow the new owner to customize. The appliance package is in excellent shape, and includes a four-burner electric glass cooktop and a microwave/oven wall combo. There’s a walk-in pantry as well as a double stainless sink below a window dressed in plantation shutters. A hallway behind the kitchen leads to the laundry, the two-car garage and boat port, a half-bath and a shower for the pool.

On the other side of the home, the brick paver loggia heads to the master suite, which has a tile floor, a tray ceiling and two large closets. Just off the bedroom is a crafts/sewing/office area. The master bath features a 6-foot whirlpool tub below glass blocks, a walk-in shower and a pair of custom vanities separated by cabinetry.

Another master suite is located up on the second floor. It has a sitting area with views of the rear of the property, a tray ceiling and a full bath with a soaker tub and dual vanities. Two other bedrooms on the second floor share a Hollywood bath.

Finally, the back yard has a brick-edged patio overlooking the pool, which is surrounded by an iron fence. To one side is a courtyard with a covered space for an outdoor kitchen. A decorative brick wall edges the courtyard and a pigeonniere contains a pool bathroom with a shower.

The back of the property is home to fruit trees that produce persimmons, pears, blueberries and peaches.

About this Home

Address:

4989 Audubon Lane, St. Francisville

Lot size:

220 x 803 x 220 x 803 feet (4 acres)

Living area:

4,133 square feet

Bedrooms:

Four

Baths:

Three full, one partial

Price:

$680,000

Marketing agent:

Shideh Lynch,

C.J. Brown Realtors

Contact phone:

225-572-5333