SECLUDED ESTATE HOME AND APPROXIMATELY 99 ACRES
The premier property known as Hillcrest Farm is located at the end of a secluded drive off Hwy. 25 in Folsom, LA - only 15 minutes from Covington! The curving drive enters the approximately 99 acres to the private gate and heavenly homesite. Approximately 30 acres of fenced pastures with 2 architectural appealing buildings adjoin the property. The 2,440 square foot brick maintenance building has 3 commercial type overhead doors on both sides for drive through accessibility, office, full bath, tool room and other storage areas. A beautifully designed barn was originally used as a llama barn and could easily be converted for horses. It offers open stalls, a spacious hay loft, secured storage room and a vet's room with a view overlooking a berthing stall for animals in labor or ill. The barn opens to fenced pastures for ease of use. This scenic forest insures a wild life paradise with resident deer, wild turkeys, wood ducks, and migratory waterfowl.
This exquisite West Indies Colonial style home boasts an impressive 6,930 square feet with 4 bedrooms / 4.5 baths of open spacious floor plan and abounding amenities plus an attached garage. The deep porches encircle the house and offer views of the sparkling pool and tennis court. Three stocked ponds contain large mouth bass and numerous perch.
A. Hays Town, renowned Louisiana architect, remodeled an existing house in 1970. His style resonates the characteristic of early Louisiana structures which served as the model for a complete rebuilding of the house in 1990-1991 with Arthur Middleton as architect. The renovation and expansion created the present home at the site of the original house and presents the perfect combination of style and modern luxuries.
The inviting entrance of the home opens to the living room with floor to ceiling double hung windows, sheltered by deep porch overhangs, wood burning fireplace with gas starter, expansive views of the pool, lawn, landscaped gardens, fields, gorgeous rolling hills, tree lines, and excellent views out of every window. Thick, wide heart pine floors, heavy timbered arches, built in shelving and fine architectural millwork are a few of the fine details throughout the Great House. The China Room, Music Room, Family Room, Gear/Gun Room, Outer Gear Room, Gift Wrap Room are among the specialty rooms located throughout this genteel residence.
The formal dining room features 10 foot ceilings plus floor to ceiling windows overlooking the landscaped gardens and adjacent pond. The ambience of the living area is carried thru with the same wide heart pine floors and heavy timbered arches. This is the perfect place for lingering over family dinners with entertaining conversation or intimate dinner parties.
The kitchen area will be the envy of any chef! Features include extensive quality cabinetry, corian counter tops, Wolf commercial gas oven with 4 burners and griddle, under counter electric oven, 2 dishwashers including a Hobart commercial three minute model for fast turnaround,Traulsen 4 door commercial refrigerator, Kedco 500 bottle wine cooler, Sub-zero freezer, built-in microwave/convection oven, 2 dual stainless steel sinks with disposals and a large pantry with adjustable storage. There is an adjoining wet bar area with ice maker and sink. Once again, there are large beam ceilings throughout with gleaming heart pine floors. A comfortable breakfast area with views of barns, pond and rolling acreage is the perfect place to start and end the day!
One of the many highlights of the home is the 1,800 sf Master Suite with an exquisite luxury bath and personality to spare. The Master Suite consists of: beamed and barn board ceiling, wet bar with convection microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, small sink, microwave, Italian tile and Carrera marble floors, Carrera marble dual showers and large Kohler Jacuzzi tub, separate Italian tiled toiled and bidet area, full length windows have dual glass with e-glass for energy conservation and privacy plus expansive views overlooking the pool, individual his and hers walk-in dressing room, and three individual vanities.
Two additional inviting bedrooms are located on the first floor with varying views of the lovely fields and sparkling pool. The large fourth bedroom is situated on the upper floor and features a large walk-in closet and private bath.
A huge family room can also be used as an office with a private entrance from the courtyard. This presents the perfect place to work or play with 2 built in roll top desks, fine paneling, wood burning fireplace with gas starter and heart pine mantel, built-in bookshelves and more views of the farm from large windows and doors.
A charming older but operable barn contains stalls, lab room outfitted with cabinets and drawers, 3 office spaces, feed loft, and functional 1/2 bath. This barn opens to fenced pastures for ease of use with houses or livestock and overlooks one of the stocked ponds.
Other notable features:
Dual glass throughout, some with e-glass
Specialty architectural millwork throught the home
Stereo speakers in various room of home and back pool area
Deep overhangs and porches around most of the home
Plexicushion Prestige Tennis court
In ground 30,000 gallon salt pool
Attached 2 car garage
60kw Onan generator capable of running entire main house
50kw trailer mounted, tractor driven generator for auxiliary use
Private well for water
5 Central air/heat systems
Underground telephone and power lines
Fenced and cross fenced pastures
Beautiful hardwood and pine woods perfect for nature or riding trails
ADDITIONAL ACREAGE AND IMPROVEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
The home and approximately 99 acres offered for sale is part of an existing estate of approximately 179 acres with additional improvements and buildings for $2,960,000. This include approximately 20 acres of pine and hardwood with winding horse and walking trails. This scenic forest insures a wild life paradise with resident deer, wild turkeys, wood ducks, and migratory waterfowl.
Additional acreage of approximately 79 acres of forest adjoins both the listed property and the approximately 30 acres with improvements. Trails wind through the forest for walks or rides and the scenic Bogue Falaya stream flows through the woods.
A delightful 1,200 square foot 2 bedroom/2 bath guest house connects the approximately 30 improved acres and approximately 79 forested acreage. This is perfect for visiting family and friends who may never want to leave!
Miscellaneous equipment and implements are negotiable for sale with the additional properties.
THIS IS TRULY AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY!
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