An Elegant Country Life

The 5,635-square-foot home at 21506 Turkey Creek Drive in Mallard Lakes – Baton Rouge’s gated subdivision of mansions – is country living at its finest. The home sits on nearly 13 pristine acres and has a private pond as well as a stocked lake. And if you like to cook and entertain, this home is about as nice as it gets.

Let’s start out behind the home, where a breezy outdoor kitchen and party room overlooks the backyard paradise. And this is no barbecue pit with a firebox, it’s a well-designed space with a fully-equipped kitchen and a full bath. French doors on all sides open to allow breezes from, and views of, the pool and lakes out back. There’s a Viking refrigerator, a dishwasher, a grill and a big copper farm sink. The party can easily flow inside and out around the saltwater pool, which has a hot tub and fountains that spill from a brick wall. The room has a fireplace, a beaded board ceiling and old pine lentils. There’s a built-in fryer and even a boiling station with a floor drain on the back side of the room.

The home was designed and owned by a cook and restaurateur, so guess what? The kitchen is a masterpiece. There is a double Wolf oven and cook top combination with a total of six burners and two grill/griddles in an old brick cove in the kitchen. The refrigerator is an oversized SubZero, and there are stainless countertops around the stove and on the long island bar. The top of the bar and other counters, of course, are granite. There are warming drawers, an icemaker and a dishwasher, all top-name brands. The pantry is massive, and a butler’s bar is convenient to the formal dining room. The great room even has a sunken bar with a refrigerated wine closet, another icemaker and a beverage center.

The adventure of visiting this home begins in front. Like many homes in Mallard Lakes, this mansion sits way off the street, with manicured landscaping surrounding the home. When you cross the elevated slate porch, old brick floors welcome guests into the foyer. In fact, old bricks and antique pine floor most of the home. All interior doors are 8-feet tall and made of cypress. The formal dining room is left of the foyer and the great room is ahead. Ceilings soar to 20-foot in the great room, which has a wall of glass overseeing the lush acreage and waterfront.

The master suite has its own private courtyard and arbor. Pine floors in the master bedroom give way to travertine in the elegant master bath, which has a refrigerator and a corner Jacuzzi with more great views. The shower room – and it is a room – has multiple water sources and benches. Double doors lead to an office (or exercise room) across from the master suite. A guest suite with its own full bath is also located downstairs.

There are two separate upstairs areas of the home, one above the four-car garage and one over the main house. Over the garage is a theater room complete with a big screen, eight elevated recliners and a bathroom. Over the main house are two more bedrooms with full baths and a multi-purpose room with views and built-in cabinetry.

The landscaping stays green and lush thanks to an irrigation system, and when the lights go out the home has a whole-house generator.

About this Home

Address:

21506 Turkey Creek Drive

Lot size:

280 x 1,456 x 369 x 233 x 129

(12.96 acres)

Living area:

5,635 square feet

Bedrooms:

Four

Baths:

Four full, one partial

Price:

$1,800,000

Marketing agent:

Cherie Giblin,

RE/MAX Real Estate Group

Contact phone:

225-939-0999