A Natural Paradise in White Oak Landing

Most folks know that White Oak Landing is an upscale subdivision with large lakes and trees, walking trails and beautiful natural scenery. That’s especially true for the property at 18633 Bay Ridge Court, where the flora and fauna share a 1.7-acre lakefront lot with a 3,121-square-foot luxury home.

The National Wildlife Federation has named the property a “Certified Wildlife Habitat,” meaning there is food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young.

The wildlife is behind the home in a beautiful multi-tiered landscape that meanders down peninsulas to the edge of the lake. Boardwalks, trails, and fishing piers are included, and wood decks and a covered porch overlook it all.

If you prefer to watch nature from air-conditioned comfort, “There’s a view of the lake from nearly every room in the house,” said Libby Ammon, the Coldwell Banker ONE agent marketing the property. The home sits on 1.7-acres along the lake and has a large shady front yard. In back, trails and boardwalks meander down to the water’s edge.

Water is pumped up from the lake and flows across a rock waterfall before streaming back down into the lake, meaning very little maintenance is required on the waterfall. On the other side of the decks, a 1,300- gallon swim/spa will remain with the house, Ammon said.

While the deer, squirrels and other wildlife have a nice home here, so do the humans.

The entrance is through a leaded and stained glass doorway into a foyer floored in dark parquet floors. Stairs to the second floor are in the center, and around both sides is access to the vaulted great room, where windows provide a wide view of the decks and lake. The windows have remote-controlled black-out shades.

Down a hall to the left of the foyer is the carpeted master suite, which is also vaulted and has nice views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The master is one of several vaulted areas of this interesting layout. The master bath has a whirlpool tub, a walk-in shower, a skylight and a stone vessel sink on a long travertine tile vanity. Behind the master bath is an office/nursery with more nice views of the property.

Along the hall to the master are the laundry room and a guest bath, both of which have slate tile upgrades.

The ceramic kitchen has mostly new stainless appliances, including a two-drawer Fisher Paykel dishwasher, a trash compactor, an ice maker and a microwave over oven combo. There’s also a double-wide stainless refrigerator and a double-wide farm sink.

The dining room – one step down from the adjacent kitchen – has what might be the best lake views of all.

A breezeway leads from this end of the house to a two-car garage and separate workshop. Upstairs, there are two more large bedrooms – one left and one right from the landing – and each has its own full bath and walk-in closet.

The home, located in a quiet cul-d-sac along the lake, also has a security system and three zones of air conditioning.

The home will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to see this unique White Oak Landing residence.

About this home

• Address: 18633 Bay Ridge Court

• Lot size: 1.7 acres

• Living area: 3,121 square feet

• Bedrooms: Three

• Baths: Three full, one partial

• Price: $550,000

• Marketing agent: Libby Ammon,

Coldwell Banker ONE

• Contact phone: 225-938-3176


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