Just inside the entrance to White Oak Landing is a gathering of just 20 luxury homes around a pristine 34-acre lake. Gated and private, Twenty at White Oak Landing features luxury homes on large shaded lots. The home at 18824 Lake Harbour Ave. is a great opportunity to get into this exclusive area.
The tall Acadian style home is nestled on a 1.6-acre lot with fabulous bulkhead lake frontage. The owner also brought in 40 tons of rocks and used pumped in lake water to create a stream that cascades downhill through waterfalls back into the lake. This extraordinary back yard is peaceful, private and the perfect escape from the cares of life.
Guests walk up five steps to the front entry of the home. The foyer, like most of the first floor of this two-story home, is floored in stained pine planks. A custom staircase winds up a foyer wall to the second floor.
Ahead, the living room has a masonry fireplace, exposed beams on the ceiling and a wall of glass that views the back yard and lake. In fact, the entire back wall of the home offers lake views, from the kitchen and keeping room on one end to the master suite on the other.
The kitchen, floored in wonderful antique brick, has painted cabinetry, a beaded board ceiling and upscale appliances. A professional Dacor cooking unit has a 6-burner cook top with double ovens below.
The beaded board ceiling stretches over the keeping room, one of the current owner’s favorite places in the home. French doors lead out onto a private porch overlooking the back yard and lake. Behind the living room, a wide screened porch offers a similar vantage point for lake watching.
On the other side of the residence, the master suite may have the best views of all from an octagonal sitting area adjacent to the bedroom. Double doors with glass lead into the tile master bath, which features a 6-foot Jacuzzi whirlpool tub below windows attired in plantation shutters. There’s also a walk-in shower and a big furniture-grade vanity with two sinks below custom mirrors.
A guest suite with a full bath is near the front of the home, not far from the custom foyer staircase. Upstairs, there’s a small sitting area at the landing. The three upstairs bedrooms are serviced by a centrally-located full bath.
Meanwhile, the home takes full advantage of its position along the lake with nearly 900 square feet of front, rear and side porches. The outdoor spaces of this home are naturally beautiful.
An iron fence surrounds the back yard, giving the new owner the ability to fence off the lake from younger kids. A rock creek starts at the fence and meanders down to the lake, splashing over 40 tons of rocks along the way. It’s a unique and inviting manmade mountain stream in south Louisiana.
Down on the lakeshore, there’s bulkhead access to the water, and a large gazebo is the perfect picnic or party spot. If it’s quiet you desire, it would also be great for a glass of wine, a cup of coffee or the morning newspaper. And if you like to fish, keep in mind that this beautiful lake is stocked with bass, bream and sac-a-lait.
About this Home
18824 Lake Harbour Ave.
160 x 535 x 240 x 350 feet (1.6 acres)
4,168 square feet
Keller Williams Realty First Choice