The setting for this property is one of the most idyllic locations on the entire Northshore. This private estate sits on 1/4 mile of highway and is entered though a double New Orleans style iron gate. Upon entering the property you drive over the pond dam to the 4br/3ba home wrapped entirely in Louisiana cypress. The home opens to a large master living area which opens on one side to a 40 x 20 ft cypress deck and internally to open viewing to the 14 x 30 ft kitchen. The kitchen is supplied with high end GE appliances, custom cabinetry and granite countertops which includes an island/dining room combo. The huge master bedroom, with walk-in closet, boasts 14 ft cypress cathedral ceilings and bathrooms on both sides with a Jacuzzi tub in one, and a Jacuzzi shower in the other. This area has antique quarter-sewn pine and 200 year old inch thick wide planked pine flooring salvaged from an old Chicago building. This entire living area boasts 14 storm windows and glass patio doors overlooking the 2 acre pond. In addition, the home has 3 additional carpeted bedrooms with great closets that look out to the hundreds of trees on multiple lawn areas. There is a game room that fits a pool table with an entire wall coated with video screen paint for projector viewing. The game room is adjacent to the air conditioned 2.5 car garage that includes a floored attic. There are also two other attics which can be be used for storage. The 2 acre pond has been professionally maintained for several years, and regularly produces over 4 lb bass, 1.5 lb bream and nearly 10 pound catfish, automatically fed 3x daily. It is fed by 2 separate natural streams and is set up to be well fed as needed during times of drought. The pond is home to dozens of 50 ft trees that grow in the water and on the island located on one side of the pond, including live ducks that stay year round. The pond also includes a long fishing pier (with attached feeder) and a fish cleaning station. For the kids and hikers the property has a 100 foot zip line and over a half mile of walking trails. The property also includes a sand beach the perfect size for beach volleyball or campfires near the water. The gardens include over a dozen raised beds loaded with vegetables and flowers. In addition, there is a fruit orchard with dozens of trees such as peaches, pears, plums, blueberries, figs and a number of citrus. The gardens also host a 30 ft archway for climbing fruits, such as grapes, muscadine and blackberries, in addition to hundreds of natural blackberries that grow in multiple areas. The back of the property is bounded by over 40 8' tall sweet virburnum specimens and on the front by over 100 clumping fern leaf 8' x 6' bamboo plants. In it's entirety, nearly 1,000 plants have been added to the property to enhance it's already lush foliage. In addition to the home and gardens, there is also a 30' by 30' concrete slab and an additional pad that has been set for a possible pole barn to be erected. (lumber is available if desired). Approximate room sizes are: Master BR - 30 x 17 Br #2 - 17 x 20 BR #3 - 16 x 14 BR # 4 - 13 x 12 LR 40 x 14 Game room 20 x 14 Kitchen/DR combo 30 x 14 Bathroom #1 - 14 x 9 Bathroom #2 - 12 x 9 Bathroom #3 - 9 x 6 Garage - 22 x 23 The home is entirely heated and cooled by dual HVAC units, has underground utilities, a dual septic tank system, supplied by well water and a water softener and state of the art security system including HD security cameras, This rare property is a beautiful country retreat completely ready for sportsmen, gardeners and families just over an hour's drive north of New Orleans, Come and view this property that has been owned by one family for well over 100 years. The owner is an licensed real estate agent.
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for Franklinton, Louisiana 70438