By Steve Wheeler
Real Estate Editor
January 19, 2013
The custom Country French style home at 12015 Home Port Drive in The Waterfront at Maurepas has an open floor plan, exquisite millwork and two boat slips along 100 feet of waterfront property. It’s tailor made for living the good life at the water’s edge. Just 20 minutes from the Wal-Mart in Gonzales, the Waterfront is home to upscale residences along the Diversion Canal, a long and wide body of water that connects the Amite River to Lake Maurepas.
With 100 feet of waterfront, the property has more frontage than the average home on the Diversion Canal, said Brenda Gerard-Zeringue, the C.J. Brown agent marketing the home. There is a 50-foot boardwalk along the water and a brick walkway leads up to the immaculate 2,278-square-foot home.
Inside, the flooring of choice is porcelain tile that looks like slate. The tile is used throughout the home except in the three bedrooms, which have carpet. The home takes full advantage of its healthy waterfront, with tall windows lining all the back walls. Great water views are available from the living room, the master bedroom, the breakfast room and bedroom No. 2. The home is bright and open, with a split floor plan. Attention to detail is evident in this custom home, which has exceptional millwork throughout. All interior doors are 8-foot, and most room transitions consist of cased arches and entryways. All bedroom closets have built-in dressers.
The living room has a fireplace with an extra generous helping of millwork on either side. Built-ins include bookcases, cabinets and a media center. Even the crown molding above has an extra piece along the ceiling that adds more drama to the woodwork. The formal dining room to the right of the entry foyer has a large picture window trimmed with unique wavy separators for the glass. Cased arches are on both entrances to the dining area.
The master suite has a tray ceiling and offers three tall windows to the water. The long master bath has two vanities separated by drawers and more cabinetry. A whirlpool tub below a glass-block window is adjacent to the oversized walk-in shower. The master closet in back has lots of shelving and more built-in dressers. The laundry is along a short hallway to the 2-car garage, which has a good-sized workshop and attic access.
Meanwhile, the kitchen is delineated from the living room and the breakfast room by an angling split-level bar topped with black granite slabs that match the counter tops. Kitchen cabinetry is stained in a warm brown color, and appliances include a glass-top range with an oven and a microwave. Bedrooms No. 2 and 3 share a full hall bath.
But the highlight of this home in The Waterfront is, of course, the waterfront. Two boat slips with hoists are at one end of the boardwalk, which has a cypress tree at its center. Back up at the house, a covered porch with a pair of ceiling fans overlooks it all.
Residents in The Waterfront say the sunrises and sunsets are fabulous. So if you’re anxious to escape city life and live along the water, but you don’t want to be too far from town, you should make it your business to head down to the home at 12015 Home Port Drive in The Waterfront for today’s open house. The home will be kept open from 2-5 p.m.
Address: 12015 Home Port Drive, Maurepas
Lot size: 100 x 159 feet
Living area: 2,278 square feet
Baths: Two full, one partial
Marketing agent: Brenda Gerald-Zeringue, C.J. Brown Realtors
Contact phone: 225-939-9311