Just across Highland Road from the Country Club of Louisiana, Five Oaks Estates is a development filled with magnificent homes that define south Louisiana. The home at 17915 Five Oaks Drive, located just inside the subdivision’s entrance, is a beautiful five-bedroom offering on a big lot along the lake.

The tall French style home has more than 5,000 square feet of living space and a big covered patio and courtyard that views the lake and its splashing fountain. The current owner reports catching bass right from his bulkhead along the lake.

The home is a “smart” home, with many house functions governable via smart phone. There’s a whole-home generator, a security system with cameras throughout the home, 8-foot interior doors and three air conditioning zones.

Polished travertine is the primary flooring in the home, which was extensively renovated in 2014. Fluted cased openings in the foyer reveal a big formal dining hall to the left, complete with a massive chandelier and windows to the lake. A music room is on the other side of the stairway in the foyer, the perfect size for a baby grand piano.

Heading further into the house, there’s a huge family area that contains the kitchen, keeping room, breakfast room and a butler’s bar.

The kitchen will delight any chef with a 3 cm granite center island and countertops, as well as a big Thermadore cooking system with six gas burners and double ovens. The new appliance package also includes a tall stainless KitchenAid refrigerator and an icemaker. A double stainless sink is below an arched window. This kitchen was built for entertaining, evidenced by two dishwashers.

The nearby keeping room has a faux-stone mantle above a fireplace that is flanked on both sides by built-ins. It’s a large keeping room, meaning even the Brady Bunch could enjoy family time here. French doors lead out onto the Pennsylvania Bluestone patio and courtyard.

A big sugar kettle is the centerpiece outside, and the lake is the backdrop. There are actually four areas out here: a covered porch, the courtyard, a private master porch and an outdoor kitchen and living room area. The outdoor kitchen has a DCS grill, a refrigerator, granite countertops, a stainless sink and a television. A big green space with a fence is to one side, meaning there’s plenty of room if the new owner wanted a pool. The property extends to the middle of the lake, used exclusively by the homeowners.

The master suite is floored in hardwood, with double doors leading into the master bath, which is also floored in polished travertine. An elegant slipper tub below windows is the centerpiece, but the bath has an oversized walk-in shower with a pebble floor and multiple water sources. Light switched closets are at either end of the bath, so there’s plenty of space for clothes, shoes and “stuff.”

The downstairs also has a guest suite with a full bath near a private entrance to the home. The laundry is near the master suite and has a two-drawer refrigerator. It’s also convenient to the two-car garage and boat port.

Finally, there are three more bedrooms with two and one-half baths upstairs, along with a big bonus room and plenty of storage space.

If you’d like to see this beautiful Five Oaks Estates home for yourself, Lori Palmer with Burns & Co. Realtors will keep it open today from 2-4 p.m.

About this Home


17915 Five Oaks Drive

Lot size:

95 x 225 x 189 x 198 feet

Living area:

5,093 square feet




Four full, one partial



Marketing agent:

Lori Palmer

Burns & Co. Realtors

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