The home at 8735 Wildwood Drive is a 3,654-square-foot custom offering with dirty-top pine floors, a gourmet kitchen, and two screened porches overlooking a relaxing pool courtyard in back. The home sits on seven acres just north of Denham Springs.
The home did not flood in the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016.
The tall traditional home has a pond with a fountain to welcome guests to the property. Entertaining would be a breeze here. “It’s all very private,” said Mandy Benton the agent marketing the property.
Entry to the home is through custom iron and glass doors. A custom stairway runs up the left side of the foyer, with a nice leaded glass porthole lighting the way. Ahead, the great room is the family gathering spot. With ceilings that soar to 22 feet, the great room has a princess balcony and a walkway above on the second floor. A gas log fireplace is at one end.
An arched cased opening leads into the kitchen, which has a granite bar island and upscale appliances. A big Thermador cooking system has six burners, a griddle and double ovens below. Glass tile provides the backsplash under a custom hood, and a pot-filler extends from the wall. Custom painted cabinets have lots of pull-outs. The 3cm granite topping the counters is “Bahama White.” A double stainless farm sink is below a window.
The nearby breakfast room has windows to an outdoor living room, which connects to an outdoor kitchen overlooking the pool. These two “outdoor” areas are protected by screens that keep bugs away year-round. The outdoor kitchen has a Blaze grill, a high-pressure boiler, a sink, a refrigerator and a corner fireplace.
Dirty top pine flooring in the home comes in 10-inch-wide planks. The pine floors extend into the master suite, where a wall of windows dressed in plantation shutters provides a great view of the pool courtyard.
The master bath is floored in 20-inch ceramic tile and features a six-foot Jacuzzi air bubbler tub tucked in a cove. An oversized walk-in shower has multiple body sprays, and double marble vanities are topped with custom mirrors. Two California closets provide tons of storage in the master bath.
In front of the home, a large office with its own full bath is floored in more of the dirty-top pine planks. The office shares a double-sided fireplace with the kitchen area.
The gunite saltwater pool has a brick wall with seven water features as well as a spa on one side. The back yard of the home is shaded and very private thanks to landscaping that doubles as a privacy fence. Behind the pool is a large workshop with lots of storage.
Three bedrooms and two baths are located up the custom staircase. People upstairs can cross over the edge of the great room below via the custom walkway. Or, they can see everything from a princess balcony that offers a nice view of the great room below.
On the back side of the second floor, another screened porch overlooks the back yard.
About half of the seven acres included with the property are wooded and half are cleared. It’s a beautiful home on beautiful property north of Denham Springs.
About this Home
8735 Wildwood Drive, Denham Springs
3,654 square feet
Four full, one partial
Mandy Benton Realty Group LLC