The tall French offering at 3132 Grand Way Ave. in Lexington Estates has 14-foot ceilings, custom millwork and plantation shutters on nearly every window. Built in 2009, the home has lots of custom amenities and looks practically brand new.
Lexington Estates is off Nicholson Drive just south of Bluebonnet, and has one of the nicest subdivision entrances around, with a guard house, lakes with fountains and a brick-walled sign and entrance.
This week’s featured home has a tall front elevation with a vertical oval window above the entrance. Inside, heart pine flooring is the choice for many of the rooms.
The foyer has soaring a 14-foot ceiling that continues in the home office to the right, the formal dining room to the left and the living room straight ahead. Wide transoms top the cased entries leading to these rooms, and the office can be closed off with double doors. Chandeliers and tray ceilings are prominent features throughout.
Just inside the foyer is a short hallway with another cased entry to the living room. This interior hallway is not exactly a loggia, but it’s an unusual twist in a home with lots of custom features. “It’s not the basic house at all,” said Nancy Kemske, who is marketing the home for Pro-Sold Realty.
The living room has as a fireplace with a wood mantle and travertine tile surround, with intricately-milled cabinetry on both sides.
The only thing separating the living room from the long kitchen is an equally-long, arching, split-level island topped with 3cm granite. The kitchen has tall painted cabinetry above travertine backsplashes. The appliance package is stainless, with a 6-burner KitchenAid cook top and a microwave/oven combination. The island has a stainless double sink and a narrow diamond-patterned backsplash. The cook will never be alone in this central family gathering place.
At the far end of the kitchen is a separate breakfast room with a chandelier and tall plantation shutters. Homeowners in the South love the look of plantation shutters, and this home is filled with them.
The master suite is on the same wing as the guest bedroom and full bath. The carpeted master bedroom has more plantation shutters and dual closets on a short passage to the master bath. The master bath is impressive, with dual L-shaped vanities topped by Italian marble tile. The floor is ceramic tile, and the focal point is a soaring, 15-light cathedral window above a 6-foot whirlpool tub. There is also a walk-in stone tile shower with a frameless glass door.
On the other side of the home, two more bedrooms share a Hollywood bath along a hallway floored in more heart pine. A half-bath, a large laundry room, and an even larger crafts room with built-in counters is also on this hall, near the exit to the home’s two-car garage.
The home also has a fenced back yard with a curving aggregate patio. A slate tile porch with two ceiling fans in a beaded board ceiling overlooks the patio and back yard.
The home also has a surround sound system and mature landscaping.
This beautiful Lexington Estates home will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to see it.
About this Home
Address: 3132 Grand Way Ave.
Lot size: 70 x 140 feet
Living area: 3,315 square feet
Baths: Three full, one partial
Marketing agent: Nancy Kemske,
Contact phone: 225-281-3859
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