Bobby Jindal closes on $817,500 house in University Club south of LSU _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The entrance to the University Club Plantation.

With his time in the Governor’s Mansion winding down, Gov. Bobby Jindal and his wife, Supriya, have closed on the purchase of a $817,500 house in the University Club in Baton Rouge.

The Jindals bought a 6,115-square-foot home on Audubon Lake Drive in a deal that closed Friday, according to documents filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office on Monday. The seller was Traditions LLC, a custom home builder headed up by Jackie Braud. Braud deferred questions about the sale to the Governor’s Office.

In August, when Jindal was spending much of his time in Iowa in an unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination, it was reported the family had a deal to buy a home in University Club from Traditions.

Braud said then the goal was to complete the home by December, so the Jindals and their three children could move before his term expires in January.

The Jindals’ new home is near the residence of LSU President F. King Alexander.

During the past legislative session, Jindal told reporters in his Capitol office that he and the first lady had been looking for a home in south Baton Rouge for when his term ended but had not found one they liked yet.

Jindal lived in Kenilworth for most of his childhood.

The Jindals’ children attend University Lab School on LSU’s campus.

University Club is a 1,200-acre, master-planned community a few miles south of LSU. The development sits next to a 22-acre golf course and features amenities such as a playground, a pool and a tennis facility.

Jindal hasn’t revealed specifics about his plans for employment after his term ends Jan. 11, but has said he expects to enter the private sector.

Capitol news bureau reporter Elizabeth Crisp contributed to this report.