Tucked away near the back of the Country Club of Louisiana, the home at 17726 W. Muirfield Drive has fabulous outdoor spaces, fountain courtyards and lots of room for entertaining. The inside of this luxurious home is pretty nice as well.
Peace and quiet is assured in this exclusive CCLA setting. A brick and aggregate driveway circles in front of the house and a walkway of the same materials leads guests up to a front fountain courtyard.
A small foyer is floored in fabulous wide-plank heart pine floors installed with gapped edges for an authentic look and feel. The antique pine floors continue into the formal dining room to the right of the entry, where an arched window dressed in plantation shutters allows in lots of natural light.
A swinging door leads from the formal dining room into a butler’s pantry, which has glass-front cabinetry. Floored in Mexican tile, the kitchen features a stainless appliance package, 3cm granite slabs on the counters and island, and a big brick fireplace that is shared with the living room. Three massive antique beams cross the ceiling in the kitchen, and an angling bar with a prep sink and an icemaker overlooks the breakfast room. The breakfast room, also floored in Mexican tile, is surrounded by windows that view the outdoor living room and the other courtyards in back.
The authentic Mexican tile continues into the living room, where another wall of windows has views out back. The fireplace and an adjacent fire box are in a brick wall at one end of the living room, and built-in cabinetry flanks the right side of the fireplace.
The master suite is in the back part of the residence and makes a cozy retreat from the cares of the world. Heart pine floors the master bedroom, which has a double set of pocket doors that lead into a large room that could be a library or sitting room. Two walls of this room have built-in bookshelves, and the windows are dressed in plantation shutters.
The slate-floored master bath is spacious and open. An elevated corner whirlpool tub is up three steps and is surrounded by walls of mirrors that serve to visually double the size of this elegant master bath. There are also two vanities, a tall walk-in shower and big closets in the master suite.
Back towards the front of the home, a big room with a wall of cypress built-ins could be virtually anything the new owner wants: a media room, a man’s den, a game room or whatever. It’s a huge room with five massive exposed antique beams crossing the ceiling.
Outside, meanwhile, the entertaining possibilities are endless. There are several distinct areas and courtyards here. First up is the outdoor living room, which has a beaded board ceiling and is as large as most indoor living rooms. Next is a separate outdoor kitchen with a grill, cooktop and Big Green Egg. Finally, there’s a stainless sink in a brick counter top. The outdoor spaces also include several private sitting areas that surround a sugar kettle fountain courtyard. All in all, it’s a fabulous outdoor setup for big groups or small, rain or shine.
The stairway to the second floor is back near the exit to the courtyards and three-car garage. A sitting room is at the landing while two large bedrooms up here share a Hollywood bath. One of the bedrooms has access to a balcony above the courtyards below.
About this Home
17726 W. Muirfeild Drive
125 x 214 x 89 x 213 feet
4,095 square feet
Three full, one partial
C.J. Brown Realtors