Nestled on a rare one-acre lot near Webb Park, the home at 1909 Woodland Drive is a 5,447-square-foot Tommy Cockfield design with faux stone arches, columns and high ceilings, giving the residence the look and feel of a luxurious Tuscan villa. An asphalt driveway winds its way through landscaped grounds to a slate courtyard in front, where guests are welcome to sit on concrete benches and enjoy the peaceful sounds of a slate walled waterfall.
Looking like it could have been transplanted from the Mediterranean, the home has a long tall roof with slate ridgecaps. The grounds are manicured front and rear, with a huge open green space along a winding patio courtyard in back.
Inside, a loggia bordered by columns and archways marks the transition from foyer deeper into the home’s interior, with an elegant formal dining room on the right and a study on the left. Beautifully finished stained and scored concrete is the primary flooring, although the family room is travertine and the bedrooms are carpeted. All of the windows in the home are Marvin, and there are plenty of them. Lack of natural lighting is not a problem here.
Faux stone columns and archways stand among the tall baseboards, triple crown molding and interior transoms. It’s as if the home itself is urging guests to meander from room to room. And with only four bedrooms in nearly 5,500 square feet of living space, the rooms are large. The home also makes excellent use of pocket doors, saving space and creating better flow for entertaining. When you toss in the huge rear courtyard, accessible by three tall arched doors from the living room, you’ve got a great setup for fall soirees.
The home has two fireplaces – one in the living room and one in the family room – both designed by Jon McArthur. A bar with an icemaker and glass-front cabinets serves the living room and the area near the kitchen and breakfast room. A horseshoe shaped counter is in the kitchen to serve guests who walk in from the living room. The kitchen has another island with a five-burner gas cook top, a double undermount sink and an appliance garage. Cabinetry is a natural washed look, and the amazing breakfast room has three walls of Marvins that allow great views of the back.
The home’s east wing is for guests and family. A large family room, the guest bedroom and bath, and a study hall that leads to the home’s three-car garage are all accessible by a long solarium hallway from the main part of the house.
On the other side, the master wing has a big bedroom that is nearly doubled in size by a sitting room with three walls of Marvin windows. The master bathroom is really the master bath rooms – one for him and one for her. She gets a whirlpool tub below a window, a vanity with a makeup desk, a huge L-shaped closet, a separate toilet and a ceiling fan. He gets a vanity, a large closet of his own, his own toilet and a ceiling fan. A large shower with a rain head has entrances from both sides.
Meanwhile, the rear porch has a beaded board ceiling and a speaker system to keep the outside crowd happy. A rear concrete courtyard winds the length of the house, with individual seating areas. The green space back here is huge, with a special play area on one side. This single-story residence, situated on a huge lot off Broussard Street not far from Webb Park, is a rare find in this part of town.
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