The sprawling estate at 40322 Loosemore Road in Gonzales is a slice of good country life not far from the city. Included are a beautiful five-bedroom home sitting on more than 20 pristine acres with a pool courtyard and a pond in the shape of our state. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Located about halfway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and just down the street from Gonzales’ regional airport, this home has every conceivable amenity.

Here’s just a partial list: five bedrooms, three full baths, four half baths, a 943-square foot game room not included in the living square footage, a heated pool and outdoor kitchen, an 80 x 60-foot barn with a climate-controlled office with a bath and kitchen, a pond in the shape of Louisiana with a Gazebo and two lighted fountains, and a 60kW generator to make sure it all stays on when the power goes off.

Nothing but the finest materials and workmanship are on display here, and it’s all been maintained in brand new condition.

You know when you turn into the driveway off Loosemore Road that you’ve arrived at a special place. No rock driveway here, it’s concrete lined with bricks all the way back to the house. A wide slate front porch greets guests and a three-car garage is off to one side.

Out back, an outdoor kitchen with a long cypress bar overlooks a fabulous pool and spa courtyard. The spa spills into the pool via waterfalls near four brick fountains. The outdoor kitchen has an icemaker, refrigerator, two televisions and a Firemaster grill. There’s a pool bath just around the corner, near palm trees just inside the iron fence that surrounds it all.

Behind the pool area, a separate fenced playground is just for kids and/or pets. The well-water-sourced pond is further back on the property, edged by an elegant gazebo. The pond fountains light up at night, making this gazebo a perfect setting for relaxing or entertaining. The Carolina-style barn is made of brick and has a 20 x 60-foot office area with a kitchen.

When you actually pull yourself from the fabulous outdoor spaces and head inside, things get even better. Flooring is mostly polished heart pine or old St. Louis brick. The kitchen, breakfast area and keeping room are the heart of the home. A big paneled SubZero refrigerator matches the stained cypress cabinetry, as well as the stained cypress crown molding above. A four-burner Wolf cooking station has a griddle and a grill below a custom stainless hood.

Heart pine flooring continues into the master suite, where the bedroom has French doors to the pool courtyard. The marble master bath has a Jacuzzi tub, a steam shower and dual vanities with tall custom mirrors.

The formal dining room off the foyer and the family room next to the kitchen have more of the beautiful heart pine floors. The family room also has cypress built-ins above and flanking a granite fireplace. Windows and double doors here have views out back.

Up the custom staircase, four bedrooms are on the second floor. A balcony walkway leads over to the 943-square-foot game room, which has a pool table and an old-time jukebox, both of which will remain with the home. Also up here are a kitchen bar and a bathroom.

At least 1,500 feet of vinyl fencing surrounds much of the property, and a security system with cameras surveys the entire place. There are four HVAC systems for the house and one for the barn.

About this Home

Address:

40322 Loosemore Road, Gonzales

Lot size:

20.76 acres

Living area:

4,120 square feet

Bedrooms:

Five

Baths:

Three full, two partial (main home)

Price:

$2,295,000

Marketing agent:

Cindy LeBlanc

C J Brown Realtors

Contact phone:

225-405-5580