Tucked in the back of the Country Club of Louisiana is a small exclusive area known as “The Links.” It is a collection of tall, incredibly well constructed and low maintenance homes overlooking one of the clear subdivision lakes. One of the homes, a 3,614-square-foot offering, is available now. The home at 19313 Links Court is one of the original homes in The Links, which was developed by Chuck McCoy.
The zero lot line homes in The Links all back up to the lake, and all are constructed of steel on top of concrete and steel pilings, according to Quita Cutrer, the Burns & Co. agent marketing the home. The home at 19313 Links Court goes one better – it also has a lifetime concrete tile roof that looks like clay tiles. From a structural standpoint, this home scoffs at storms and high winds.
Inside the residence, uncommon luxury awaits. The front entrance delivers guests into a long, tall foyer/loggia hallway that continues to the living room in the back of the home. Large rooms are on either side of this marble loggia, a crystal chandelier hangs overhead and eight columns stand guard on both sides. The first room on the right is the entrance to the guest suite, with a full bath and 16-foot ceilings. A wall of bay windows is in front.
Next is the formal dining room, where another crystal chandelier illuminates elegant dinner parties. Ceilings here, too, are 16 feet, and pecan planks are the flooring of choice. Across from the dining room is another bedroom, currently being used as an office. This room also has a full bath, a built-in desk and credenza and 16-foot ceilings. If you’re beginning to wonder, the answer is yes, every room in this elegant home has 16-foot ceilings. It’s one of the features that make it so special.
With ceilings this high, it’s natural that all interior doors are at least 8-feet tall, and all of the Andersen double-paned windows are massive – some of them 12-feet with transoms. The home also has a security system with surveillance cameras, Cutrer said.
At the end of the loggia, the living room has a wide stone fireplace and a wall of glass that allows wonderful views of the pool courtyard and lake. The home sits tall on the water’s edge and the pool and hot tub are down several steps, so unobstructed views of both are excellent from the covered rear porch. A granite wet bar accessed from the office or the living room has an icemaker, a refrigerator and wine storage. The bar can be closed off and virtually hidden from view on the living room side.
The master suite, meanwhile, also has excellent water views, an exit to the pool courtyard and, you guessed it, 16-foot ceilings with tall windows. The tall window setup allows people inside to see the sky and the weather, making the rooms seem even taller and larger. There are two closets in the master suite, one for him and a larger one for her with a cedar closet at the end. The marble master bath is opulent, with two vanities and a makeup desk, a corner Jacuzzi and a walk-in shower.
Meanwhile, the kitchen has a 10-foot island topped with slab granite and exceptional ash cabinetry by Brookhaven. A tall SubZero has panels to match the cabinets, some of which are glass-front with interior lights. A Viking commercial stove includes four burners, a grill, a griddle and a double oven with a 1,500-degree broiler. There’s also a corner appliance garage with a roll-up door. The kitchen and nearby keeping room are also floored in pecan.
Just down a short hall is the exit to a two-car garage and workshop. And finally, since golf carts are a mode of transportation for some folks in CCLA, this home has a detached, copper-roofed golf cart garage with a charger and a sink for cleaning golf clubs.
Tall and elegant with lake views in The Links, this country club home is virtually maintenance-free, with all the amenities.
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