Laurel Estates

There are lots of two-story homes with balconies overlooking rear pool courtyards, but the unique custom offering at 2817 Laurel Estates Court offers two more things most other luxury homes don’t: a big downstairs media room and a downstairs apartment perfect for college students or elderly parents…see page 5.

There are lots of two-story homes with balconies overlooking rear pool courtyards, but the unique custom offering at 2817 Laurel Estates Court offers two more things most other luxury homes don’t: a big downstairs media room and a downstairs apartment perfect for college students or elderly parents. This beautiful residence is in Laurel Estates, a circular development at the back of Riverbend, an upscale subdivision just a short drive from the LSU campus.

Even though is near the heart of the home, the apartment can be completely independent, with an exit to the driveway and to the pool courtyard in back. The one-bedroom apartment even has its own fireplace and granite kitchen. “This would be ideal setting for a college student living at home or for elderly parents,” said Roychelle Williams, the RE/MAX Real Estate Group agent marketing the home.

With the exception of the apartment, all bedrooms in this 5-bedroom residence are upstairs. The media room is located directly behind the kitchen, and it has its own full bar with two levels of granite counter space, an icemaker, a refrigerator and warm cypress cabinetry. The 7-recliner media room also has a full bath and an exit to the pool courtyard, so when the ballgame’s on guests can wander inside and out. Floored in slate tile, the courtyard has a gunite pool with a brick wall containing three water fountains. There’s also a centerpiece fountain and a covered porch with a television and streetlamp-style iron posts supporting the L-shaped balcony above. Another highlight out here is the long granite outdoor kitchen, which has a stainless grill, a stainless sink, a stainless gas burner and stainless drawers for storage.

The kitchen, meanwhile, is floored in ceramic tile and is enclosed in a big area that encompasses the formal dining room. The island here has three levels, with leaded and stained glass pendant lights above. The counter tops are granite, the cabinetry is warm cypress and the cooking equipment is top notch. There’s a 6-burner KitchenAid cook top, a microwave and wall oven, a two-drawer dishwasher, a stainless refrigerator and a stainless sink below a window dressed in plantation shutters. In fact, the home has lots of plantation shutters throughout. Other upscale touches include cased and fluted entries, surround sound and a security system with cameras.

The upstairs, which is accessible from the foyer hall, has a total of four bedrooms, including two with a Hollywood bath setup. The master suite, which has an exit to the balcony overlooking the pool, is large, with pine flooring and a pair of cypress cutouts that flank a long sitting area with views outside. The master bath is large, with her granite vanity across from a whirlpool tub that sits below a block glass window. His short granite vanity is next to a large walk-in closet. The layout up here affords room for two offices (or an office and nursery), one of which has access to the balcony. There are two closets in the master bath, his closet by the shower and hers near the entrance. Her closet is, of course, larger and has four dressers.

The L-shaped balcony on the second floor has excellent views of the slate courtyard and outdoor kitchen, as well as the triangular-shaped back yard and pool. The home also has two driveways and parking for five cars. Don’t miss your chance to see this beautiful Laurel Estates home; it will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m.

Statistics:

  • Address: 2817 Laurel Estates Court
  • Lot size: 194 x 211 x 182 feet
  • Living area: 5,417 square feet
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Baths: Four
  • Price: $799,900
  • Marketing agent: Roychelle Williams, RE/MAX Real Estate Group
  • Contact phone: 225-939-7755