Light fills $2.6M century
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Light fills $2.6M century

Aug 18, 2023

Majestically holding court on a prime corner lot in the University area of Uptown, 3 Audubon Blvd. is a century-old home with plenty of contemporary assets, including a shimmering pool and extensive space in the main home and the pool house.

With four bedrooms, three full baths and one half-bath and more than 5,200 square feet (4,400 in the house and 820 in the pool house), the $2.575 million structure is wrapped by large windows and French doors bringing plenty of natural light into the expansive spaces and details within.

From the entry, the formal rooms are accessible through a gracious double opening

Old-growth trees and mature landscaping frame the wooden edifice, gracefully accented by a two-story bay of windows and a red tile roof to balance the red brick steps and retaining wall holding the trimmed hedges.

A receiving area is flanked by a staircase with stained-glass windows in a bay that echoes the front architecture. A double opening is opposite, leading into a bright formal living room with a carved fireplace surround as a focal point amid the plentiful windows.

A side bay of windows echoes the architectural theme of the home found on both floors and on three sides.

A formal dining room sits nearby, with ceiling beams and more bayed windows to carry through the home's theme.

Wood floors unite the public areas of the first floor, including the den at the back. The grand space, large enough for both sitting and dining areas, features a plethora of built-ins and a brick fireplace. The beamed ceiling evokes a country inn's public room feel, fitting in nicely with the wet bar. Windowed doors with a fan and side lights offer access to the backyard.

With access to the kitchen, a dining space and the outdoor pool area, the den is a nexus of activity for the home.

A well-crafted kitchen includes an office space and ceiling-reaching cabinetry. Stainless appliances are in abundance, paired with stainless hardware on doors and drawers.

The primary suite enjoys a balcony with a view of the heated saltwater pool that fills the side yard of the home.

On the second floor, the primary suite has a coveted balcony that overlooks the pool and provides a prime spot for morning meditation. Stylish cabinets provide storage and space for electronics. The bath is a spalike retreat with soaking tub, glassed shower and double vanity.

Architectural details are evident in one of the additional bedrooms in the home.

The additional bedrooms are light-filled from numerous windows. One of the rooms is en suite.

An entertainment room on the third floor features a vaulted ceiling and extra space for family recreation.

A hot spot for family fun is the large heated saltwater pool located in the side yard. A brick surround creates extended space for functions, plus a fence adds safety.

A covered patio off the pool house features a striking stone fireplace as well as an outdoor kitchen making al fresco entertaining easy.

The patio attached to the pool house is an entertaining haven, with an outdoor kitchen and a fireplace — all covered and adjoining the extra space that includes a kitchen, bath and contemporary styling.

Behind the pool house is driveway parking for at least three vehicles.

In addition to a whole-house generator, the home has updated wiring, speaker and security systems, an electric gate and a basement for storage.

The home is listed by Margaret Stewart, of Latter & Blum, (504) 616-4154.

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