The home at 14743 Audubon Lakes Drive in prestigious University Club Plantation is a five-bedroom southern traditional beauty with lots of style. With bluestone porches front and back, this home has a triple split floor plan with lots of room. The home has 12-foot ceilings, heart pine floors and a beautiful kitchen with an upgraded stainless appliance package.

But perhaps best of all, the home backs up to wooded wetlands way in the back of University Club, perfect for quiet evenings on the bluestone patio with nothing but nature in back.

A brick-edged concrete driveway turns into the manicured landscape in front of the brick and stucco home. A triple garage loads to the left, and copper gas lamps adorn the front entrance. The front porch is floored in beautiful bluestone tiles.

Inside, heart pine flooring starts in the foyer and continues into the formal dining room to the left and stretches to the living room straight ahead. The dining room has a set of French doors to the front porch.

The living room has a 12-foot ceiling with rich crown molding. To the left is a double gas fireplace, surrounded by granite and a tall wood mantle. Arched built-in bookcases are on both sides of the fireplace. In back, three windows with a total of 21 lights serve double duty: allowing lots of natural light inside and allowing views of nature outside.

On the other side of the living room wall, the keeping room shares the back side of the gas fireplace. Floored in 20-inch ceramic tile, the keeping room is adjacent to a breakfast room with a large window to the back.

The kitchen, meanwhile is separated from the keeping and breakfast rooms by a massive antique beam that lines the ceiling. A large center island is topped with granite slabs that match the counter tops and accent the tile floors and beautiful stained cypress cabinetry. The backsplashes are travertine. On one end of the kitchen is a big, 6-burner Jenn-Air gas cook top. Elsewhere, there’s an upgraded stainless appliance package and a huge walk-in pantry with a light-switched door. A small butler’s bar with a sink and icemaker is located between the kitchen and the formal dining room, and a built-in entertainment center is next to the bar. In the keeping room, it’s your choice: fix yourself a drink and enjoy the fireplace or sit back and watch television – or you can do both.

The master suite is in another of the home’s three wings, this one angling towards the back. Heart pine flooring returns in the master bedroom, and a tall wood window views the woods. The master bath is long and elegant. A 6-foot whirlpool tub is below a window on one wall, and a walk-in shower with a rain head and handheld unit is in back. His vanity is back by the shower, while her vanity is very long, and includes a makeup desk. A ceiling fan hangs above. The oversized master closet is accessed by a pocket door, and has lots of hanging space.

Two bedrooms that share a Hollywood bath and a built-in desk are on the home’s front wing, and a hallway to the garage includes a half bath, the laundry room, a mud room and two offices.

This lovely home is 3,857 square feet of luxury living way in the back of University Club Plantation, near the end of a quiet dead-end street. If quiet luxury living is your goal, you should check out this offering in the Club.


Address: 14743 Audubon Lakes Drive

Lot size: 90 x 185 feet

Living area: 3,857 square feet

Bedrooms: Five

Baths: Three full, one partial

Price: $675,000

Marketing agent: Peggy Callihan, Burns & Co.

Contact phone: 225-939-6504

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