The Hillcrest Farm in Folsom, LA
Folsom, St Tammany Parish County, Louisiana
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The premier property known as Hillcrest Farm is located at the end of a secluded drive off Hwy 25 in Folsom, LA. The curving drive enters the 179 acre property through verdant pastures and pine and hardwood forest. This exquisite West Indies Colonial style home boasts an impressive 6,930 sf 4 bedrooms / 4 1/2 baths of open spacious floor plan and abounding amenities plus a 2 car attached garage. A detached guest house offers an additional 1,200 sf 2 bedrooms / 2 baths for your friends who may never want to leave!
Four large stocked ponds containing large and small mouth bass and numerous perch. A wild life paradise including resident deer, wild turkeys, coyotes, occasional bobcat, foxes, wood ducks, egrets, great blue herons, hawks and numerous species of migratory waterfowl. Over 3,500 feet on Bogue Falaya frontage including both sides of this beautiful stream.
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 through 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.
One of the two large barns and the brick equipment building were also designed by architect Arthur Middleton. The metal barn contains 11 horse stalls, lab room with extensive cabinets and drawers, 3 office spaces, feed loft and functional half bath. The high barn was originally used as a llama barn and could easily be converted for horses. It offers an upstairs vet's living room with a view overlooking a berthing stall for animals in labor or ill. This building could also be converted to an architecturally interesting dwelling, if so desired.
The maintenance building has 3 commercial type overhead doors on both sides for drive through accessibility, tool room and other storage areas plus a full bath.
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