When it was originally constructed, the home at 19614 South Muirfield Circle had 5,290 square feet of luxurious living space created by Architect Ken Tate and interior designer Bruce Givens Foreman. But in 2013, the new owners gave the home a “facelift.” Wait till you see what this classic Italian villa looks like now!
The home’s “facelift” added two whole new elevated wings, dramatically increasing the size of the residence. Today, with 7,637 square feet of living area and more than 13,100 square feet under roof, this beautiful Mediterranean mansion in the Country Club of Louisiana is a classic in the making, a timeless display of Roman and Greek style from Architect Bobby McKenzie and Interior Designer Patty Dupree.
The 2013 additions wrap around a center pool courtyard, situated high atop a CCLA hill overlooking Bayou Fountain near its convergence with Manchac Bayou.
The additions to the home, off the master bedroom and the kitchen, added two guest quarters with separate garages, a gymnasium, an elevator and beautiful stone outdoor spaces. The master wing got a huge solarium and the kitchen wing got an equally large keeping room with huge arching windows.
The original home was designed with an eye toward the work of 16th Century Italian Architect Andrea Palladio, widely considered one of the most influential individuals in architecture.
It all starts near the very back of CCLA on a nearly 3-acre lot with century-old live oaks and rolling hills. A 16-foot, five-tier, 43,000-pound fountain built from Italian marble is placed directly in front of the home. With marble left over from this massive fountain, four planters were built for each corner of the pool.
Eight stone steps up from the brick driveway, the home’s front entrance is directly into the living room, a grand place with heart pine floors and classic Italian designs. The 24-foot-tall Roman coffered ceiling is made of plaster medallions that were assembled on site.
The front door is flanked by five French doors, two on each side for a symmetrical look, which is a component of classic architecture, according to Quita Cutrer, the Burns & Co. agent marketing the home. Five more French doors topped by sunset transoms line the back side of the living room, providing excellent views of the Roman pool courtyard below.
A five-room enfilade (a suite of rooms formally aligned with each other) crosses the front of the residence, while a loggia crosses the living room’s rear wall. The formal dining hall is adjacent to the living room and features a rope motif ceiling.
A butler’s pantry lies between the formal dining room and the kitchen, which is floored in terra cotta tiles and features dual SubZeros that are paneled to match the painted cabinetry.
The master wing is on the other side of the home and features a large study with a full bath, a library, the marble master bath, the master bedroom and a huge solarium, making the master wing more than 120 feet deep.
The second floor of the home has two bedrooms, each with its own full bath.
About this home
19614 S. Muirfield Circle
Appx. 3 acres
7,637 square feet (plus guest quarters)
Seven full, two partial
Burns & Co. Realtors