With a huge LSU game room, a purple and gold tile basketball court and more than 6,400-square feet of luxurious living space, the home at 19669 Southern Hills Ave. in Santa Maria is an LSU fan’s dream home. There’s also an outdoor gunite pool, an indoor endless pool and a deck with a boardwalk along Ward’s Creek.

Freshly painted, the home, built in 2007 by Chuck Dupree, is updated and ready for the next Tiger fan owner. But be warned, the new owner will have a difficult decision whether to spend more time inside or out.

The property sits high on a hill that overlooks Ward’s Creek. There’s a deck and a boardwalk overlooking the bayou that runs behind the property. Next is an irregular-shaped gunite pool with a spa and waterfall. A pool house has a full kitchen, a full bath and a laundry, according to Leighton Thorning, who is marketing the property for the Thorning/McKay teamn at RE/MAX Professional.

Everything begins in the marble foyer, accessed by a tall leaded glass entry door on the slate front porch. A custom wood and wrought iron staircase near the foyer leads to the second floor. Stained hardwood floors stretch from the dining room to the living room ahead, where a gas log fireplace is flanked by built-in cabinetry. Three windows across the back have wrought iron transoms and nice views of the slate back porch and courtyard.

The kitchen, keeping and breakfast rooms make up a huge family gathering area floored in durable ceramic tile. The kitchen has a long angling bar/counter topped with 3 cm slabs of Black Galaxy granite. The island contains a mini refrigerator, a Dacor oven and a prep sink.

A triple farm sink is below a corner window near a five-burner Dacor cooktop that has travertine backsplashes and a pot-filler. An icemaker is near a microwave-over-oven wall combo in this upscale kitchen. A granite bar and separate butler’s pantry are on the side of the kitchen near the living and dining rooms.

The nearby keeping room has a gas-log fireplace in one corner and views of the courtyard. Behind the kitchen is the home office with built-in cabinetry and shelves, as well as a huge walk-in pantry behind a tall glass door. By the way, all interior doors in the home are at least eight feet tall.

The home’s laundry and drop-off area are near a second set of custom stairs that head up to the LSU game room. The other custom staircase in the foyer leads to three bedrooms, two baths and a media room. The media room and one of the upstairs bedrooms has access to a New Orleans style balcony that views everything behind the house.

On the opposite side of this triple split floorplan is the master wing. Two bedrooms connected by a Hollywood bath are at one end of the hallway and the master suite is at the other. The master bedroom is floored in more hardwood. The master bath is large, with a walk-in shower, dual vanities with custom mirrors, and a 6-foot-Jacuzzi tub below glass blocks. One master closet is in the bath and the second closet is off the bedroom.

One of the home’s biggest surprises is the 20-foot endless lap pool in a room behind the master bath. The indoor pool has views of the outdoor pool and pool house out back. The purple and gold basketball court is on the side of the pool, and everything can be seen from the covered slate back porch.

If you’d like to see this beautiful Santa Maria offering for yourself, stop by today’s open house from 2-4 p.m.

About this Home

Address:

19669 Southern Hills Ave.

Lot size:

98 x 342 x 76 x 346 feet

Living area:

6,447 square feet

Bedrooms:

Six

Baths:

Five full, one partial

Price:

$955,000

Marketing agent:

Leighton Thorning

& Josh McKay

Contact phone:

225-205-8773 or

225-268-7763