By Steve Wheeler
January 26, 2014
Classically contemporary and balanced, the home at 2928 Bocage Lake Court is a private retreat behind stucco walls. The California modern design has soaring 24-foot ceilings and a wide open floor plan with marble covering the home’s expansive first floor.
The home is as private as it is posh, with a tall stucco wall surrounding the residence in Bocage Lake, an upscale gated community off Corporate Boulevard. Entry to the home is gained through a heavy wood door and past a rock courtyard and waterfall feature up to the glass front doors. When you step inside prepare to catch your breath. The main entry foyer/gallery is a mere 47 x 17 feet, with a 24-foot ceiling at the top of a custom steel and ash staircase.
The Baton Rouge architect of the home was Dwayne Carruth, but the residence looks like it could have been lifted from Los Angeles and dropped on its large Bocage Lake lot. The home has 6,342 square feet of living space, and much of it is either open or accessed by glass doors. Somehow you get the feeling that you can see everything in the home at once; the floor plan allows views all across the first floor, from the soaring foyer to the raised wood lounge, to the kitchen, dining room and living room at the end of the grand foyer. The master suite is very private, separated from the rest of the home by an interior courtyard with a glass fire pit. The living room also has a wide fireplace with glass rocks.
The house has clean symmetrical lines, and the first floor is floored almost entirely in marble tile. A raised wood dining area overlooks a private courtyard with a saltwater gunite pool, where five fountains create soothing sounds near the Bull outdoor kitchen. In this home, you’re never more than a few steps from refreshment: There’s a wine cooler in the outdoor kitchen and a second one in the main kitchen. With its open floor plan and flowing layout, this home has proven itself ideal for entertaining; the current owner reports successful parties for as many as 150 guests.
The kitchen displays a large island topped by Caesar stone, a stainless GE appliance package including double ovens and a warming drawer, a five-burner Thermador cook top and a Miele coffee bar. The upscale kitchen cabinetry is in a green hue by the Brazilian company Florense. A formal dining area separates the kitchen from the living room and has a nice view of the interior courtyard.
Off the foyer are two guest bedroom suites, each with its own full bath. All of the baths in this five-bedroom home are top-drawer courtesy of Kohler and Amalfi. The master bath has a long Caesar stone vanity leading to an elegant slipper tub and a Kohler shower with multiple programmable water sources. A second vanity is near the shower and tub. The master closet has its own laundry room – how convenient is that – and a second laundry room is located near the guest suites.
Up the custom staircase is an upstairs living room, a game room and a big home theater with an Epson HD projector. There’s also a balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard. Finally, this is also a “smart” home with controls regulating lights, security cameras and all three garage doors.
The listing agents, Jeffrey Welsh and Carol Poche’ of Keller Williams Red Stick Partners, have decided to keep the home open today from 2-4 p.m., so don’t miss this opportunity to take a look behind the stucco walls of this luxurious private retreat.
About this Home
Address: 2928 Bocage Lake Court
Lot size: 99 x 61 x 88 x 192 feet
Living area: 6,342 square feet
Baths: Five full, one partial
Marketing agents: Jeffrey Welsh and Carol Poche’
Keller Williams Red Stick Partners
Contact phone: 225-337-1861