Tucked in the back of Riverbend, Laurel Lakes Estates is a gated subdivision that some people might not know much about. Just so you’ll know, acreage-sized lots, luxury homes and beautiful lakefronts are the norm in Laurel Lakes. It’s a “country-quiet” lifestyle in the city.

Your own private code allows entry through the massive gates in front of the subdivision, then the street winds for a full mile back among the lakes and custom homes. Way in back, in the cul-de-sac, the home at 2015 Laurel Lakes Ave. is now available.

The custom 4,218-square-foot home is situated on the edge of one of Laurel’s lakes on a 1.41-acre immaculately landscaped lot. An L-shaped and heated saltwater pool surrounded by always-cool limestone decking separates the home from the water’s edge.

The beautiful landscaping and brick front porch welcome guests up to the home, floored primarily in travertine and pine.

A wide foyer gives way to a step-down living room that shares a two-sided travertine stack-stone fireplace with the formal dining room.

The master suite is to the right of the entrance, and the home stretches to the left from there.

The living room, formal dining room and breakfast room are in a row along the home’s back wall. Tall arched windows with faux-iron inserts are in each of the three rooms, and all three have views of the pool courtyard and lake.

A large granite bar opposite the dining room has cypress cabinetry with glass fronts, an icemaker and a refrigerator. The adjacent kitchen is angled towards the breakfast room and shares the lake views. Heavy 3 cm granite slabs top the island as well as the

countertops. The cabinetry is cypress and the appliance package is stainless, with a 5-burner DSC cook top on the island.

A vaulted den with a fireplace angles away from the kitchen, and the home’s guest suite has a bedroom and a full bath. There’s also a home office with built-in cabinetry and a credenza.

Meanwhile, the master suite is on the other side of the house, which affords it privacy. The bedroom is vaulted, and it has five windows and heart pine

flooring. The master bath, too, is

vaulted and has not one or two, but three closets. The vanities – one for him and a bigger one for her – are topped by 3 cm granite slabs. The centerpiece is a 5-foot air bubbler tub with a travertine surround. An oversized travertine shower with a pebble floor is next to the tub.

The home also has a hobby room that could be a second office. The laundry room is near the exit to the two-car

garage, which has utility vehicle parking as well as big workshop.

A seasonal storage room is up the stairs from the garage. The home’s second floor has two more bedrooms and two more baths to go along with views of the pool courtyard and lake. A back porch with a beaded board ceiling overlooks the pool.

The home will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to see it.

About this home

  • Address: 2015 Laurel Lakes Ave.
  • Lot size: 113 x 338 x 224 x 365 feet
  • Living area: 4,218 square feet
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Baths: Four full, one partial
  • Price: $799,000
  • Marketing agent: Sandra Jones, Burns & Co. Realtors Inc.
  • Contact phone: 225-937-9453