Stones Throw is an exclusive development located between the Baton Rouge Country Club and Fairway Drive off Jefferson Highway. There are but 18 residences in this gated community, and homes seldom become available. Today, however, No. 6 Stones Throw presents an opportunity to get into this upscale development in the heart of Baton Rouge.

“Homes rarely come available in Stones Throw,” said Jerry del Rio, the broker marketing the property. “This custom home built by Jim Sumrall has 10-foot ceilings and a functional floor plan in more than 5,200 square feet of living space,” she said.

The home’s wide brick front porch has custom Bevolo lighting to welcome guests inside. Two columns stand guard along the porch, which has a wide window and an entry door with a sunset transom above.

“The home has a freshly painted white interior, beautiful oak flooring in the living room and bedroom areas, horizontal bricks in the kitchen and breakfast room, and marble in the baths,” del Rio said.

A huge vaulted den has a skylight and wide windows to the back yard. The den has pecky cypress walls and unique African tile flooring. The home also has a formal living room and dining room off the foyer. Many of the rooms have beautiful crown molding.

One of those rooms is the large family room, which has a wall of windows to the rear porch. A masonry fireplace – flanked by a wall of built-in cabinetry – is at one end of the family room.

The deep rear porch overlooks a beautiful back yard with a slate courtyard surrounded by lush landscaping in raised brick planters. A brick fountain is in the center of the courtyard.

Behind the formal dining room is the home’s kitchen, which opens to a large breakfast room, which has a six-light chandelier that illuminates antique brick floors. The breakfast room has two-light windows to a side yard, and privacy is assured by an ivy wall.

The functional kitchen has an island/breakfast bar and stained cabinetry, as well as can lights, a range/oven, dishwasher, microwave and wall oven. There is a large walk-in pantry and granite tile countertops, del Rio said. A butler’s pantry with undermount lighting is adjacent to a built-in desk in the kitchen area.

“The nearby bonus room can be used as an office or workout room,” del Rio said, adding, “the den has a side entrance and would make a great man cave.”

The master bedroom is a quiet retreat from the cares and stresses of life. The marble master bath has dual vanities, a whirlpool tub, a steam shower and a large double-sided walk-in closet with built-ins, del Rio said. Two more bedrooms are near the front of the home, she added.

The home’s second level has a big bonus/game room with several storage closets, one of which is cedar.

Extras in this home include skylights, gutters, a double rear carport and solid wood interior doors. There is also a closed-circuit camera surveillance system with four cameras on the perimeter. Finally, the whole-house generator keeps everything going when the power goes out.

It’s hard to imagine a development with a more convenient location, right off Essen Lane near Interstate 10. Neighborhood security is assured by iron access gates and a guard station at the entrance to the subdivision.

About this Home:

Address:

6 Stones Throw

Lot size:

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100 x 109 x 100 x 108 feet

Living area:

5,243 square feet

Bedrooms:

Three

Baths:

Two full, one partial

Price:

$1,199,000

Marketing agent:

Jerry del Rio

Del Rio Real Estate

Contact:

225-218-0888

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AMANDA PITTMAN

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