The Village at Magnolia Square is one of Central’s most upscale communities, a Traditional Neighborhood Development with light commercial activity and upscales homes. The home at 7475 Chennault Way is a 2,780-square-foot offering from Steve Rabalais, one of this area’s premier homebuilders.

The Village at Magnolia Square is located near the roundabout on Lovett Road, behind Stab’s Steak & Seafood restaurant. Rabalais has built many of the homes in the development and lives there himself. The Village is designed as a family atmosphere where neighbors can get to know each other.

This week’s home is near the back of the development and is a new construction. Homes vary in size and price in The Village at Magnolia Square, but not in quality. The custom 3-bedroom, 3-bath home has lots of interior brick features as well as wide-planked oak floors throughout most of the home’s first floor.

Two brick archways greet guests immediately after they enter the home. One is to the left towards the kitchen and another is ahead, leading into the living room. A fireplace in the living room is flanked by tall windows to the covered patio out back.

Rabalais is known for his outdoor and entertaining spaces, and this wide patio has a Blaze grill, a 4-burner gas cooktop from Whirlpool and granite countertops. The outdoor living room has a fireplace, a couple of ceiling fans and a beaded board ceiling. Hardi-plank is the skin of the home, and it’ll be low-maintenance and last forever.

Facing the kitchen from the living room, the view is of a huge brick archway that frames the quartz-topped center island. DCS appliances include a 6-burner gas stove and oven, as well as a microwave located in the island. Subway tile backs the counters, and a double stainless sink is below a window. Custom kitchen cabinetry is painted.

The nearby breakfast room has French doors to the patio and two big windows. The pantry and a butler’s pantry are nearby.

All the bedrooms in this home are on the first level. The second floor houses a ginormous bonus room that could be a home theater, a playroom or just about anything else.

The master suite, meanwhile, is near a small office and two other bedrooms and baths. Double doors lead into the tile master bath, which features a 6-foot soaker tub, double vanities below custom mirrors, a makeup desk and a walk-in shower. Like in the kitchen, counters are topped by 3cm quartz slabs. The master closet has two built-in dressers and hanging space for days.

The master bath closet conveniently loops around and connects to the home’s laundry.

The garage has parking for two vehicles. One of the spots is extra-long for those big pickup trucks, which should actually fit in this garage.

The Village at Magnolia Square is designed as a traditional neighborhood development, where shops, offices and recreation are within a five- to 10-minute walk from most homes in the neighborhood.

The development includes a town square with a restaurant, other light retail shops and professional office space. The community is designed to allow people to live, work and play in a walkable environment.

If you’d like to see this beautiful Steve Rabalais home for yourself in The Village at Magnolia Square, Lauren Johnson and the Landers Team from Re/Max Professional will keep it open today from 2-4 p.m.

About this Home

Address: 7475 Chennault Way

Lot size: 65 x 128 feet

Living area: 2,780 square feet

Bedrooms: Three

Baths: Three

Price: $488,500

Marketing agent:

Lauren Johnson & The Landers Team

RE/MAX Professional

Contact phone: 225-445-5039