French style on Pelican Point Parkway

With tall palm trees swaying in breezes off the lake, the home at 40072 Pelican Point Parkway has 3,507 square feet of luxury living space. There’s also a big rear porch and courtyard overlooking the lake e_SEnD a perfect setup for gatherings large or small.

Inside, the split floor plan is open and bright, with lots of natural light filtering in through tall wood windows.

Pelican Point is a resort-style golf course community just down Interstate 10 in Gonzales. The stucco and brick home on the parkway has a tall front elevation with a huge palm tree just to the left of the entrance. Another seven palms are scattered in front and back, and a two-car garage with a large golf cart bay is in front to the right.

Inside the residence, oak planks floor the foyer and formal dining room, located immediately to the right. Ahead is the carpeted living room, where tall windows overlook a covered rear porch as well as a big courtyard that steps down closer to the lake. In all, it’s a great setup for outdoor entertaining.

Tall arches frame the dining room and foyer when viewed from the living room, and the arches are repeated on the back porch, which has a stained and scored concrete floor. The living room’s granite tile fireplace has built-ins on both sides, including an entertainment cabinet on the right.

That’s also the direction to the master bedroom, which is in the back part of the residence with a view of the lake. A built-in credenza forms one wall of a private study which is attached to the master bedroom. The study has an exit to the rear covered porch as well as a view of a half-round brick fountain on the rear deck.

The vaulted master bath has a beaded board ceiling and upgraded light fixtures. A corner whirlpool tub sits below wood blinds in the marble-floored bath. There are also separate vanities with beveled-edge mirrors, and a glass-walled walk-in shower. The master closet has lots of hanging space and cubbies and a built-in dresser. There are two entrances to the closet – one from the bath and one from the bedroom.

Two more bedrooms connected by a Hollywood bath are on the front side of the home opposite the master suite, and both have walk-in closets.

One of the bedrooms is set up as an office, with a built-in wall of shelving, cabinetry and an attached glass desktop.

On the other side of the home, the kitchen is awash in cypress cabinets – including a dry bar – all finished in a warm honey tone.

Often, builders install lots of cabinetry because there isn’t room for a walk-in pantry. Not only is there a nice walk-in pantry in this home, there’s also a butler’s pantry with glass-front cabinetry of its own. The kitchen is floored in 18-inch ceramic tile and is separated from the living room by a wide granite island/bar that can seat eight. Kitchen appliances are GE Profile, including a 4-burner gas cook top and a microwave-over-oven combo. A cozy breakfast area is at the end of the kitchen and has a nice view of the lake as well as an exit to the covered porch.

Another bedroom with a full bath is located along the hallway to the garage. A long laundry room is here too, along with the stairs to the bonus/bedroom above the garage. Two dormers allow natural light into the bonus room, which has its own full bath and a walk-in closet.

Extras in the home include elegant window treatments that will remain, as well as a generator that switches on automatically when the power goes out.

This beautiful Pelican Point home will be kept open from 2-4 p.m. today.

Don’t miss your chance to see it.

Statistics

n Address: 40072 Pelican Point Parkway, Gonzales

n Lot size: 75 x 170 x 170 x 106 feet

n Living area: 3,507 square feet

n Bedrooms: Five

n Baths: Four full, one partial

n Price: $430,000

n Marketing agent: Linda Gaspard, RE/MAX First

n Contact phone: 225-298-6889