It’s pretty rare to come across a luxury home with five pristine acres just five minutes from the south gates of the LSU campus. But that’s exactly what the home at 4950 Heritage Drive offers. The home is on a rare rural tract just off Highland Road on the edge of Plantation Trace.
A gated entrance to the property at the end of Heritage Drive allows visitors to drive inside and view the huge live oaks and pecan trees scattered across the grounds. A nearly 5,000-square-foot luxury home sits atop a hill overlooking it all.
Because it’s such a large piece of land so close to LSU, it could even be turned into a gated development, according to Susan Roshto Miller, the C.J. Brown agent marketing the property.
The home could use a few updates here and there, but this is a special piece of property south of the campus. Just inside the front door, the oak-floored foyer opens to a guest suite with a full bath on the right side. Ahead are the large main rooms in this rambling residence.
A side entrance near a two-car carport opens into the home’s morning room, where the sun shines through French doors and a floor-to-ceiling window. Oak floors are here, as well as throughout the first floor of this custom home.
French doors are used extensively in the home, which has four bedrooms and four and one-half baths. Five of those French doors line the family room, a huge space with a double-sided brick fireplace. The other side of the fireplace faces the formal living room, which has more French doors to the long front porch. Beautiful handmade cornices line the ceiling above the French doors.
The formal dining room has a stunning 24-light chandelier on a dimmer switch, along with two sets of French doors leading to a private patio off the front yard. Oak floors continue in the dining room and into the kitchen, which has a big SubZero, a five-burner Thermadore cook top and a pair of Wolf wall ovens. The beautiful custom kitchen cabinetry is stained walnut. The Corian counter tops are a bit dated, but isn’t it nice that the new owner gets to select new surfaces?
A hallway from the foyer bypasses the custom staircase to the second floor as well as another bedroom and full bath. The home’s fourth bedroom is upstairs, along with a storage closet and attic access at the landing.
The master bedroom is at the end of the hall and has, you guessed it, French doors to the front yard. There are two closets in the master bedroom as well as another pair of closets in the master bath.
The centerpiece of this elegant bath is a 7-foot, antique marble, half-moon shaped, jetted tub with a timer. There is just a single vanity, but it’s a nice piece of furniture with an upgraded bowl on a marble top. The oak floors continue in the master bath, giving it a well-dressed antique look.
Meanwhile, the back of the home has an L-shaped covered porch overlooking pristine acreage and mature trees. Two big circles of bricks make up two patios, providing plenty of space for entertaining large or small groups. At the center of one of these patio is a round brick fountain.
If you’d like to see this unique property for yourself, Susan Miller and her team at C.J. Brown will keep it open today 12/03/2017 from 2-4 p.m.
About this House
4950 Heritage Drive
5.26 acres (irregular shaped)
4,990 square feet
Four full, one partial
Susan Roshto Miller
C.J. Brown Realtors