The tall French design at 423 Longmeadow Drive has excellent millwork, heart pine floors and an open layout that invites guests to sit and relax a while. The home has five bedrooms and four full baths spread out over 4,095 square feet of luxury living space.
The home is located in Fair Oaks Estates not far from the Country Club of Louisiana. A tile walkway leads from the driveway to the front porch of this impressive brick and stucco home, and a two-car garage and side entrance are to the right. Inside, a sea of heart pine flooring stretches from the foyer into several rooms.
In the living room, a travertine fireplace is flanked on the left by nice cypress built-ins. French doors on the opposite living room wall lead to a small home office. Large windows here view the covered back porch and saltwater gunite pool and spa.
The fenced back yard is not deep, but it is long. It is also very smart. The pool and spa can be operated via smart phone from anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection. A misting mosquito abatement system that lines the top edge of the privacy fence can also be remotely controlled. New Orleans style lamp posts support the beaded board ceiling of the back porch, creating a welcoming environment for outdoor guests.
Back inside, the heart of the home is a massive area floored in ceramic tile. The kitchen, keeping room and breakfast area are included in this space. But first up is a butler’s bar that lies between the kitchen and formal dining room. The butler’s bar has cypress cabinetry, a wine rack, a wine refrigerator and a granite bar with a stainless undermount sink.
The kitchen, meanwhile, also has beautiful cypress cabinetry over granite slab counters, and the big center island has an L-shaped granite bar. The appliance package includes a 5-burner GE Profile gas stove and a microwave-over-oven wall combo. A double undermount stainless sink is below the kitchen window.
The nearby breakfast area is illuminated by a nice 6-light fixture and large windows that view the back yard. The keeping room has a gas log fireplace with a granite surround and a cypress mantle with fluted cypress columns up to the ceiling. Cypress built-ins are on both sides, and a television connection is above the mantle.
The master suite and another bedroom with a full bath are on the opposite side of the house. The master bedroom has newly-installed hand-scraped wood floors and three windows to the back yard. Double doors in one corner lead to the recently renovated master bath, which features a 6-foot whirlpool tub below a leaded glass window. Two vanities with custom mirrors are at opposite ends of this large bath, as are big walk-in closets. A walk-in shower is in the middle, across from the jetted tub.
Upstairs, two more bedrooms share a Hollywood bath. At the top of the custom staircase, a sitting area would work for a home library or small upstairs living room.
The home has gutters and drainage systems, as well as a new Generac whole house gas generator for power outages.
About this Home
423 Longmeadow Drive
94 x 135 x 94 x 133 feet
4,095 square feet
C.J. Brown Realtors