An elegant residence sits among the trees of Tchefuncta Country Club, peacefully placed on Hummingbird Road in this venerable St. Tammany Parish development.
The spacious Covington dwelling features five bedrooms, four full and two half baths and more than 6,500 square feet of living space with unique and inviting aspects throughout.
This is country living on an enviable scale in a relatively new home (built in the last six years), all for $2.315 million.
And from the outside to the inside, there’s much to admire.
A stone parking court on the curved drive marks the entrance to home, framed with massive columns and arched windows, all hinting at the deft mix of materials to be found inside.
Old Chicago brick lines the foyer, which is filled with light courtesy of oversized windows and doors. The brick is repeated on the back wall behind the great room. Barnwood oak floors run throughout the living areas, while reclaimed heart pine columns, culled from an 1800s warehouse, adds interest through the area.
Off the foyer sits a spacious formal dining room, with floor-length windows, custom lighting and impressive crown molding.
The relaxed great room centers the home and boasts a two-sided fireplace with carved mantel and surround that opens onto the kitchen.
Spacious and bright, the commercial-quality kitchen features a roomy central island with Calcutta gold counters and backsplash, Thermador appliances, display cabinetry, with a reclaimed-wood ceiling inset and grand arched window. Off to the side, behind an elegant wrought-iron and glass door, is a wine closet.
The primary bedroom, which features another two-sided fireplace, opens into a spa-like bath retreat, with soaking tub and standing shower area, flanked by expansive counters.
Sinker cypress panels line the intimate office space, with custom cabinetry for storage.
Expanding the entertaining aspects of the home are two unique spaces. With plush seating for eight, the media room serves as an in-home theater, complete with wet bar. On the back stone patio, an outdoor kitchen is close to a roomy living area with an additional fireplace. An open backyard has plenty of room for a pool.
The home is listed by Diane LaPlace, of Keller Williams Realty Services in Mandeville, (985) 727-7113.
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