A beautiful historic home in a stellar location mixes a casual country and fine city life. 5 minutes from the interstate and 8 minutes to LSU Stadium. Built by Lieutenant General Troy H Middleton, distinguished educator and senior officer of the US Army and former President of LSU with attention to detail including the use of tile and hard surfaces on the ground floor and beautiful hardwood on the second. The second owners renovations by Town Construction followed suit with granite and Mexican tile ground floors, and pine hardwood on the 2nd floor. Additions included walnut office, marble master bath and additional living area used for guests, au pier or mother-in-law. Enter through the gate on Highland road to enjoy the private beautiful 3.16 acre oasis oblivious to the hustle and bustle of the city. Citrus trees including grapefruit, oranges, satsuma, Live Oaks, camellias, azaleas, sasanquas in the front, screened in swimming pool in the side yard, and cypress, live oaks, mulberry and other trees and a pond with nesting wood ducks and lots of wild life in the back. Breathtaking views of the outdoors can be enjoyed from every room in the house. The main upstairs has a master bedroom with office and master bath, and two bedrooms each with their own bath. Downstairs, dining room, butler’s pantry, living room, sunroom, library, bedroom and bath. A utility room and spacious kitchen separates the additional area that can be used as a family/game room or guest area that includes two large rooms, laundry room, and a full and a half bath. Plenty of garage and storage space includes a two car garage and large drive through garage that can house a motorhome, boat or additional cars. The back of the property has a large metal building to store lawn and other equipment. Recent improvements include new architectural roof, water heater, HVAC. Truly a hidden gem on the historic highland road!
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