Life is easy in Country Club Place, an ultra-private, super-luxurious development across Brentwood Drive from the Baton Rouge Country Club. When you have a collection of three-story townhomes with private elevators and secluded pool courtyards, how does it get better? The Powell Group is developing Country Club Place, and when it's all said and done, there will be 28 residences. Five are already completed and occupied, and No. 10 Country Club Place is ready for move-in now.
No. 10 Country Club Place, which shares its address with the famous No. 10 Downing St. in London, will put the new owner in a place of prestige. Guests will know they've arrived at a pretty special place when they drive through the gated entry and up to the No. 10 residence. With brushed creama marfil marble and whitewashed oak floors below some of the finest materials and workmanship around, 10 Country Club Place re-defines luxury living in Baton Rouge.
Interior Design Consultant Anne McCanless is the designer of this residence, and was fond of using lots of natural materials and stones. Custom stairways between the three floors are elegant, but if you don't want to climb, the private elevator stops on all three levels. Each of the three floors is a long avenue to explore due to the rectangular shape of the structure, but should you become parched, there are bars, icemakers and refrigerators along the way. Ceilings on each floor are 11 feet, 11 feet and 9 feet respectively.
Quartzite floors begin outside on a walkway from the wrought iron entry gate and flows inside the front doors. Custom and antique lighting features are throughout the home. Builder Adam Town and Architects Chuck Oliver and Rachel Dansky spared no expense in No. 10, using materials like honed travertine and just about every conceivable stone.
The first floor of the residence contains two bedrooms, two baths, a small laundry and an awesome semi-outdoor living space. Sunlight in this area is directly overhead because the pool courtyard is enclosed on all sides. There's an outdoor kitchen with stone slab counters and a sink, a Wolf outdoor grill, and a beverage center and icemaker from SubZero. There's also an outdoor living room with a fireplace that overlooks the pool. Three copper trays spill water into the pool.
The second floor contains much of the home's living quarters. The kitchen is here, as is the butler's bar, a formal dining room, a keeping room and the living room. The third floor is reserved for this castle's king and queen, with a bedroom suite and two large baths - one for him and one for her - and another laundry room. Just about every room on all three floors has a premium view: some of the pool courtyard below, some of the Country Club Place grounds and some of the Baton Rouge Country Club golf course. Balconies are located on each floor.
Everything about this residence seems large and upscale. Spaces are wide open, and the neutral color scheme provides a clean, refreshed look.
The third-floor master suite is the ultimate private retreat. His marble bath has a vanity and a steam shower/spa with a bench and 7 water sources, including a rain head and handheld unit. Her bath is on the opposite side of the bedroom and has a 6-foot whirlpool tub, a vanity with a makeup desk, a walk-in shower and antiqued mirrored cabinetry. Both baths have massive closets with dressers. Just outside the master suite is an oval study with a view of the golf course.
The kitchen has shell limestone counter tops and is outfitted with the finest appliances, including a 6-burner Wolf cook top with a griddle, a Wolf double oven with a warming drawer, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher and a Wolf microwave drawer. The self-closing drawers and cabinetry are alder wood.
It is not often that gated million-dollar residences like this are put on public display, but you'll have a chance to see this one today. It will be open from 2-4 p.m. Don't miss it.
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