There’s plenty of room for your family and your horses at 1061 River Road in Sunshine. You’ll love the 4,318-square-foot luxury home, and your horses will love the Carolina-style barn and more than eight acres to run. This luxury home in the country is just a short drive from the LSU campus and Downtown Baton Rouge.
A wide limestone driveway circles in front of the home, just across the street from the Mississippi River levee. Guests can follow the walkway up to the brick front porch, where six big columns stand guard. A 10-foot veranda crosses the front of the home for that traditional south Louisiana look.
Beautiful dirty-top wide-plank pine flooring starts in the floor of the foyer and continues throughout much of the first floor of the home. Lots of interior wood and brick are used in this home, giving the residence a timeless and elegant look.
Brick archways lead from the foyer into the formal dining room to the left and ahead into the family room. The home office and its wall of built-ins is just to the right of the foyer.
The dining room has an 18-light chandelier and two French doors to the front porch. A cased opening showcases the kitchen.
The family room has coved crown molding, a tall fireplace with a wood mantle, picture windows to the back porch and heavy beams that form a cased opening into the kitchen
The kitchen has a huge marble island with an icemaker and a microwave. A KitchenAid gas cooktop has four burners and a griddle below a pot-filler in a marble backsplash. Massive beams cross the ceiling above custom painted cabinetry. A paneled KitchenAid refrigerator matches the cabinetry perfectly.
A keeping room with 24-foot ceilings is behind the kitchen. Six windows allow in lots of natural light, and there’s an exit to the back porch. A custom staircase winds its way up one wall of the keeping room to the second floor, where two bedrooms are connected by a Hollywood bath and a third bedroom has its own full bath.
Access to the front veranda is from one of the upstairs bedrooms. This wide veranda has outstanding views of the front yard and the Mississippi River levee, and it’s a great spot for relaxing with the morning paper and a cup of coffee.
The master suite is on the other side of the house and has more dirty-top pine floors. The entrance to the marble bath is near an exit to the back porch. Dual vanities have tall custom mirrors across from a 5-foot soaker tub. The tall travertine shower is located near one end of the tub, close to a massive closet with tons of hanging space and a pair of dressers.
The outdoor spaces are fabulous, with more than eight acres fenced for horses. There’s a large barn with a loft, two tack rooms, a riding arena and a round pen.
An L-shaped brick porch winds its way back to an outdoor living room and kitchen. The outdoor kitchen has a grill with a custom hood, a television, a mini fridge, a sink and a honed granite bar. The outdoor living room is a big space with a wide masonry fireplace and a dining area.
Finally, on upcoming summer days, take a dip in the backyard pool. A brick sidewalk leads up to the brick-edged pool, which is surrounded by an iron fence for safety. There’s also a home gym and a boat port near the home’s three-car carport.
About this Home
1061 River Road, Sunshine
4,318 square feet
Glenda K. Daughety