The home at 17835 East Augusta Drive in the Country Club of Louisiana has a timeless French style bolstered with six-inch steel wall studs and concrete eaves. The residence is also designed for south Louisiana style entertaining with a mineral saltwater pool, a pigeonniere wine cellar and a 1,550-square-foot guest house.
Immaculately landscaped, this property represents luxury, comfort and good times in CCLA.
The home sits on a 1.17-acre lot, with the pool and guest house in back. Two covered patios connect the house to the pool courtyard, and the guest house has it’s own covered porch facing the pool. The home’s roof is antique chiseled slate installed with copper nails, and copper gutters surround the home.
Entrance to the home is via a sidewalk lined with brick half-walls to a tall entry door. A wide heart pine foyer welcomes guests inside, where they’ll immediately see the first of nine beautiful chandeliers. The master suite office has a Venetian Crystal chandelier, and a Schonbek Crystal chandelier graces the formal dining room.
Heart pine floors are reclaimed from churches in St. Francisville, while the formal living room has a fireplace with a French antique mantle. Windows in the home are Pella casement architectural windows, and interior doors are eight-foot solid core with antique doorknobs.
“This magnificent estate has it all for those with a palette for the exquisite,” said Julie Clark, the Latter & Blum agent marketing the property. “It’s perfect for entertaining, indoors and out.”
The separate guest house has 1,550 square feet of living space that contains a full catering kitchen with Viking appliances. It has brick floors and beautiful cedar plank ceilings. The guest house has one bedroom with its own full bath, as well as a half-bath, a laundry room and storage. Certainly not an afterthought, this guest house has many of the same amenities as the main house.
The main house master suite is a relaxing retreat with heart pine floors, an office and gorgeous views through a beautiful arched window. The master bath has custom vanities with an exit to a very private courtyard where water pours into a fountain from ivy-covered walls.
The kitchen and breakfast areas have impeccable vintage details with cypress beams, cypress cabinetry and brick floors. The kitchen has a Viking Professional Series stove, oven and microwave. The refrigerator is a massive SubZero. Floored in brick, the keeping and breakfast areas have walls of windows to the pool area.
Round columns stand guard across the two patios and the guest house. The outdoor kitchen is outfitted with a Twin Eagles grill with dual burners and a griddle. There’s also a margarita machine for these dog days of summer.
Streams of water arch into the pool on both sides of the elevated spa, and a sitting area is in a brick cove just behind the spa. A Nature 2 mineral system with three pumps supplies the saltwater pool. The brick wine pigeonniere has cedar plank walls, a slate tile floor and a new HVAC system of its own.
Back inside the main home, the second floor has a home gymnasium, three bedrooms, two full baths and an upstairs laundry. There is also an electronics bonus room above the garage.
Finally, the home has three icemakers, a Rinnia endless hot water system and a Gladiator organizing storage system installed in the four-car garage. The home also has double brick fencing and an electronic iron gate.
About this Home
17835 East Augusta Drive
6,300 square feet
Four full, two partial
Latter & Blum
Photos by Benji Logo