The home at 17743 South Links Court is tucked away in a small area of the Country Club of Louisiana known as “The Links.” CCLA is already exclusive but The Links is even more so, a collection of upscale homes on immaculately landscaped lots. This week’s home is a Mediterranean jewel with tall ceilings, custom cabinetry and marble bathrooms.

The Country Club of Louisiana sits on what is arguably the finest real estate in south Louisiana, rolling hills, immaculate landscaping, lakes and nature. The Links is some of the finest in CCLA. “It’s a walled in, exclusive, tucked away parcel in The Country Club of Louisiana that is designed for easy living,” said Quita Cutrer, the Burns & Co. Inc. agent marketing the property. “Restrictions in The Links create a consistency of design with one level homes, clay tile roofs, stone driveways, and stucco courtyard walls.”

This week’s home, a Remson Haley Herpin design, sits on one of the hills, overlooking a sparkling lake. A stone bulkhead wall and overlooking balustrade decks add drama to the front elevation. Entry to the home is via a gated, ivy-walled front courtyard. A lighted fountain encourages guests along the brick walkway up to the front doors. Stepping inside the massive double door entry, guests realize what they already suspected, this is a special residence.

A stone driveway runs around back to the garages, while the clay tile roof overhead resembles rooftops on the LSU campus. Heart pine flooring is predominant in the home, save the bathroom wet spaces which are marble, according to Cutrer.

A pair of tall white columns stand sentry in the 57- x 12-foot foyer that runs nearly the length of the home. Wall sconces and upscale fixtures light the way. Multiple Listing Service descriptions show the home has an amenity sheet as long as your arm: tall ceilings and big custom windows, custom wine cabinetry, marble floors, many rooms with lake views, fabulous millwork, custom copper gutters and drainage systems, real stucco on the home and privacy walls, three immaculate courtyards and a wonderful porch with balustrades that is large enough for outdoor dining. There’s also a mosquito spray system and a whole-home generator for when the power goes out.

The living room, primary bedroom and loggia all have lake views. The study located just off the foyer could be a formal living room or additional bedroom. The room has antique mirrored cabinet fronts to hide electronics and files. The kitchen has stained cabinetry and top stainless appliances including a massive wine refrigerator.

The home’s interior is formal yet comfortable, stylish and welcoming. Immaculate private gardens, courtyards and statuary around the home provide a variety of spots to relax, reflect and rejuvenate. Fountains add the soothing sounds of falling water.

Being outside in 90-degree heat or inclement weather is not a requirement for enjoying those gardens and courtyards; massive arching windows bring the outdoors inside. Window treatments are extraordinary without hindering the fabulous views.

“This immaculate home with its sophisticated style and classic architectural details is both functional and distinctive,” Cutrer said. “It exceeds expectations in architectural design, craftsmanship and luxury, and it’s in pristine condition. It’s a rare find.”

About this Home

Address:

17743 South Links Court

Lot size:

63 x 155 x 66 x 39 x 184 x 100 feet

Living area:

3,964 square feet

Bedrooms:

Three

Baths:

Three full, one partial

Price:

$1,595,000

Marketing agent:

Quita Cutrer

Burns & Co. Realtors Inc.

Contact phone:

225-413-8874

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