The home at 617 Jean Lafitte Blvd. sits on nearly a one-acre lot high atop a hill off Highland Road in some of the prettiest property East Baton Rouge Parish has to offer. The four-bedroom, four-bath home has more than 3,900 square feet of living space in a functional, flowing layout.

It all starts in front when you drive up the curving driveway to a big deck in front of the home. The deck leads into a screened porch with a granite outdoor kitchen. It might seem unusual to have the deck, porch and outdoor kitchen in front of the home, but there’s method to the madness. The deck and porch have fantastic views of the property across the street.

Inside, Cherrywood flooring stretches into the living room, which has a masonry fireplace flanked by built-ins on both sides. Turning right down a hallway from the living room, guests pass under wide cased openings into the formal dining room, then into the new kitchen. The home office is opposite the dining hall and has a built-in credenza.

Completely remodeled in 2016, the kitchen has beautiful quartz counter tops, porcelain tile backsplashes and an upscale appliance package that includes a 6-burner Viking gas cook top below a custom hood.

Expense was not spared in the new kitchen cabinetry, which has those cool self-closing drawers and a top row of glass-front cabinets with lighting inside. Double Viking convection ovens are in a nearby wall and a big fireclay farm sink is in a corner. A big picture window views the hill in front of the property, pretty much the same view as from the deck. The new painted cabinetry has lots of roll-out drawers and corner rotating shelves. It’s a well-done, fantastically functional kitchen.

The breakfast room and keeping room are adjacent to the kitchen. The keeping room is situated below a shed roof and has three massive windows dressed in fluted casings. A hallway leading from this area passes the large home laundry, a full bath and a wide media room. Renovated in 2016, the laundry is a big space with plenty of room for a large washer and dryer, as well as a hookup for a freezer.

At the end of the hallway is the master suite, which has Cherrywood floors in the bedroom and a tile bath. Bath amenities include a walk-in shower, a 6-foot Jacuzzi tub and dual vanities below custom mirrors. The master closet takes up the entire wall behind the vanities and has lots of hanging space and dressers.

The home also has a second master suite. This one also has Cherrywood floors and a master bath with dual vanities across from another 6-foot whirlpool tub. Two other bedrooms are located near this master suite. In total, the home has four large bedrooms and four full baths.

The home has an excellent lighting package that includes dozens of can lights, which for my money do the best job of spreading light over wide areas. There’s also a two-car garage with a non-slip coating on the floor.

Behind the garage is a covered carport and additional parking space. The back yard, meanwhile, has a privacy fence and plenty of room for a pool. During our visit, fruit trees in the back yard were loaded with satsumas.

If you’d like to see this beautiful property off Highland Road south of LSU, don’t miss today’s open house. Coldwell Banker ONE’s Charisse Hanchey and her team will keep the home open from 2-4 p.m.

About this Home


617 Jean Lafitte Blvd.

Lot dimensions:

155 x 260 x 155 x 260 feet

Living area:

3,901 square feet




Four full



Marketing agent:

Charisse Hanchey,

Coldwell Banker ONE

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