The right buyer will fall in love with the West indies style home at the end of Finchley Court in Goodwood Estates. It’s a unique home with a style all its own, and there’s nothing else like it in Baton Rouge. If you’ve always wanted to make a statement with your home, this could be the one.

Octagonal rooms, bamboo ceilings, jagged slate columns and a fabulous infinity-edged pool in a large back yard are but a few of the surprises awaiting guests to this extraordinary home. The home sits behind an iron and brick gate on a 1.5-acre lot in Old Goodwood.

Once through the gates, you get the feeling that this home will be unlike any other. Right off the bat, massive red travertine columns imported from Turkey guard the entrance to the home. Stepping inside, guests find themselves in the rotunda, a big welcoming area with an octagonal ceiling made from bamboo shoots that stretch up to a skylight.

Supporting the ceiling are amazing columns of heavy slate tile laid artistically and randomly. These columns and bamboo ceilings are repeating themes throughout the home. From the center of the rotunda, the disappearing-edge pool and courtyard are framed by massive windows behind a large wet bar.

You can step up into the elevated living room or step down into the sunken den on opposite sides of the bar. Both rooms have slate fireplaces to warm cold winter nights.

Surprises wait around virtually every corner of this unique home. The rotunda is at the center of the home’s split floor plan. Two wings stretch out left and right around the fabulous rear pool courtyard, which contains an outdoor living room and outdoor kitchen.

The home has a formal dining room with a bamboo ceiling and a tall silver closet behind 8-foot cypress doors (most interior doors are 8-foot cypress). On the other side of the foyer is a curving windowed hallway that takes visitors to a pair of bedrooms and a large play room.

The wing on the opposite side of the home leads to the master suite, the laundry room and a half bath, as well as stairs leading up to a bonus room and bath above the two-car garage.

The master suite, which views the pool and back yard, is an elegant retreat from the cares of the world. An unusual hip-style bamboo ceiling lightens the mood in the bedroom, and another slate fireplace keeps everything warm. A sitting area in the bedroom is a great spot for pool-watching.

Only a tall partition wall separates the master bedroom from the master bath, a dramatic area with a sunken onyx tile tub. Along the separating wall is a long glass vanity with a pair of glass bowl sinks and fixtures that spring from a single large custom mirror. The bath also has a slate floor and an elevated slate shower with a Timor beach pebble floor and a rain-head fixture.

Do not doubt that this home is uniquely original.

Meanwhile, the gourmet kitchen has 3cm honed granite counter tops and an irregular-shaped island. There’s a 6-burner Viking professional grade cook top with a griddle, a stainless SubZero and an icemaker. There’s also a prep sink on the island and a triple sink below windows.

Finally, the back yard looks like a resort with the disappearing-edge pool, a travertine wading pool and a travertine courtyard lined with pebble gardens. A big green lawn is behind the pool. Up by the house is an outdoor living room with a slate fireplace and an outdoor kitchen with a Viking grill.

The Ann Mullins team from C.J. Brown will keep the home open today from 2-4 p.m., so don’t miss this opportunity to tour this unique offering.

About this Home


983 Finchley Court

Lot size:

185 x 200 x 65 x 100 x 250 x 3 feet

(1.5 acres)

Living area:

5,268 square feet




Four full, two partial



Marketing agent:

Ann Mullins,

C.J. Brown Realtors

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