Make a list of everything you’d want from a luxury condominium development in Baton Rouge and you’d likely wind up at The Crescent at University Lake, a gated development on Stanford Avenue. Today, the best of the best in The Crescent is available.

There are but two penthouse units in The Crescent and yep, one of them is now on the market. It’s technically two units in one, but regardless, it’s 4,550-square-feet of luxurious living space with some of the best views of the LSU and Downtown skylines available anywhere in the city.

If you’re looking for a room with a view, you can pick any room in this residence. Some rooms view Tiger Stadium and other buildings on the LSU campus, some rooms view the Downtown skyline and other rooms view the resort style pool and courtyard five floors below. And just about every room has a beautiful view of University Lake bordering the LSU campus.

And when you move into The Crescent, you’re not just moving into a luxury condominium, you’re moving into a new way of life. The condos are the definition of “no maintenance,” and so is the lifestyle.

Community features at The Crescent include controlled gate access for cars and pedestrians, first floor enclosed parking, assigned garage parking, trash chutes, the resort style pool and spa, a full-time management and maintenance staff, a courtesy patrol officer, a lounge, a card and billiards room, a fitness center and a 15-acre recreational area with a lake and jogging trail.

The fifth-floor penthouse on the north wing is at the end of an interior hallway. The entrance is into a travertine loggia with art coves at each end, but the open floorplan allows guests to see virtually all of the public spaces of the home from the entrance.

The formal dining room is adjacent to the loggia and the living room is on the far wall, where a line of windows overlooks the lake, the LSU campus and the Downtown skyline.

The formal dining space and the living room are floored in heart pine. The kitchen has travertine floors and a 24-foot-long angling marble bar that separates the kitchen from the keeping room and breakfast room, both of which have amazing views. Appliances are from SubZero and Wolf, and include a refrigerator, a microwave-over-oven wall combo, a wine refrigerator and an icemaker.

The keeping room views the lake, while the breakfast room overlooks the pool courtyard and the Milford Wampold Memorial Park along the edge of University Lake. The keeping room has one of the home’s three fireplaces and an exit to one of two balconies overlooking the lake.

The master suite is on the north end of the condo and is floored in hand-scraped hardwood. The bedroom has its own fireplace, and the marble master bath has opposing vanities, a 6-foot air bubbler tub and an oversize walk-in shower. And just down from the master suite is a guest suite with a full bath.

The fifth-floor penthouse of The Crescent is a quiet refuge from the cares of the world below, except for the occasional Saturday night in the fall when Tiger fans get rowdy. The current owner and the agent marketing the home both say sunsets at The Crescent are outstanding.

“When the sun is setting here it’s amazing,” said Lauren Johnson with RE/MAX Professional. “Every window has a view and every view is amazing. And because it’s on the fifth floor, you always have a breeze on the balconies.”

About this Home:


990 Stanford Ave.

Lot size:


Living area:

4,550 square feet




Three full, one partial



Marketing agent:

Lauren Johnson & the Landers Team

RE/MAX Professional

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