The home at 4332 Emory Ave. is a stately four-bedroom offering off LSU Avenue near Highland Road and the LSU campus. Built in 1931, the home is another example of how timeless style and updated elements have combined to create a beautiful residence in College Town.
Lovingly cared for and updated over the years, the two-story home is warm and inviting with original materials that never go out of style. The front elevation shows a brick-edged driveway circling up to three brick steps to the entry. A copper roof protects the front stoop, while shutters flank all five crowned windows. The home seems a perfect fit for a classic old neighborhood.
“College Town is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baton Rouge,” said Ryn Jones, the RE/MAX Professional agent marketing the property. “This classic home combines the history and character of the neighborhood with tasteful renovations, including an updated kitchen and amazing outdoor kitchen with vaulted ceilings, designed by John Jones of Al Jones Architects, LLC, AIA. This is a rare gem in a neighborhood where you can walk to the LSU Lakes or the BREC park just a block away.”
The home’s formal living room has original oak plank flooring and a woodburning fireplace with a gas starter and antique wood mantle. An adjoining sitting room with built-ins could also be used as a music room or library. The formal dining room is framed by a beautiful bay window overlooking the courtyard.
The updated kitchen has Mexican tile flooring, a large center island with built-in seating for four, a large pantry and lots of custom painted cabinetry. Topping the island and countertops are slabs of Bianca Rhino Marble. The stainless appliance package includes a big SubZero refrigerator and freezer, double wall ovens, a built-in microwave, a warming drawer and a six-burner Viking gas cooktop below a custom hood above the island.
Two steps down from the kitchen is a spacious den with a brick fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry. An antique pine beam crosses the ceiling, connecting with coved crown molding. The big surprise, however, is behind the cabinetry on the side of the fireplace, where there is a hidden door to a temperature-controlled wine vault with a capacity of 1,500 bottles.
Two sets of French doors lead from the den to a slate patio and outdoor pavilion with a vaulted antique wood ceiling and louvered shutters. The outdoor kitchen includes a built-in Big Green Egg, a gas grill, an undercounter refrigerator, an icemaker, a sink and storage. An adjacent seating area rounds out the entertainment possibilities in this pavilion.
The upstairs master suite, meanwhile, has two separate marble baths, each with its own large walk-in closet. One of the baths has a walk-in shower, a water closet and a six-foot whirlpool tub below a window, while the second bath has walk-in shower. The master bedroom has wood floors and a large closet, and an additional closet is located nearby in the hall.
The home’s additional bedrooms offer unique features like leaded glass doors, a window seat or a mirrored wall with a ballet bar. One of the additional bedrooms has its own attached bath.
The landscaped back yard has playground equipment and a detached 425-square-foot building with a workshop and a climate-controlled office. The home also has a whole-house generator for power outages.
If you’d like to see this beautiful College Town home for yourself, it will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m.
About this Home
4332 Emory Ave.
70 x 150 feet
3,884 square feet
Four full, one partial
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