1717 stanford ave baton rouge, LA 70808

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This West Indies styled home is steps away from the LSU lakes. The dual entrances that front on both Stanford Avenue and Cherrydale Avenue provide ease of access. Separate from the 4,261 sq ft living area is an additional 757 sq ft guesthouse, office. Walled and gated, the home and guesthouse view onto a central flagstone and brick courtyard featuring a pool with fountain, an outdoor cooking cabana and entertainment area. Additionally, there are two fountain areas along the walled side yard. The principle living area is an open floorplan flowing through grand cased openings from the foyer into the loggia, old beamed gourmet kitchen, and living room that features a grand true masonry fireplace. It is floored completely in marble, limestone, and slate. Baths, wet-bars, and kitchen countertops are granite, marble, and tile. Loggia library and cabinets are cypress. Plantation styled double pocket doors open into the formal dining room featuring a bronze and crystal chandelier with view to the Live Oak bearing Registry Number 1929. 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths. The spacious master bedroom features 16 ft beamed ceiling, 2 separate dressing rooms, 1 custom European full bath with jacuzzi, 1 custom glass block steam-room with shower, and sun room. Updated new features include roofs, 4 Lennox HVAC’s, interior and exterior paint, carpet, LED lighting, and more. Underground utilities. This timeless home is pure custom in terms of design and quality materials. It is a collaboration between A. Hays Town disciple, architect Billie Brian, landscape architect John Edgar, and the owner whose work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Listed Date
Jun 4, 2019
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Detached Single Family
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University Gardens


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On Stanford Ave, next to Trinity Church



A part of the Greater Baton Rouge area, some consider the Highlands the perfect balance of life. Here, you’ll enjoy all the amenities of Louisiana’s capitol city while appreciating the slower pace of suburban life. 

While looking for your dream home in the Highlands, be prepared to set some time aside, because there are SO MANY options! As one of Baton Rouge’s largest communities, there is truly a home for everyone here. Looking for country club living; you can find it. New constructions in planned communities; you can find it. Beautifully preserved plantation-style homes; you can find it. Creole cottages? Ranch-style? Large lots with acres of green space? You can find it all!

With these home options comes an amazing community to call home. Like most Louisiana areas, the Highlands neighborhood has a network of hiking and biking trails and is incredibly walkable. Of course, you’re never far away from the woods and bayous that are prime for hunting, fishing and kayaking. Your kids will love this area too with an array of parks and fun things for them to experience like the Burden Center’s Children’s Garden. 

Location is key here at the end of the day. You’re never far away from the booming city of Baton Rouge, home to some of the state’s best restaurants, music and art scenes, festivals and markets. With the proximity to the capitol city combined with the unbelievable real estate options and suburban lifestyle, the Highlands neighborhood is an amazing place to put down your roots! 


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