Located on a 2.9-acre lot in the prestigious, private gated community of Laurel Lake Estates, this custom-built 4-bedroom, 5 bath (including apartment) home is close to LSU and offers country living in the city! Serenity surrounds this home from the minute you approach the driveway. Sprawling trees and flowering landscapes help capture the spectacular beauty of this property. The living room features beautiful wood flooring, 12' ceiling, custom-built-ins, triple crown molding, a wood-burning fireplace, a bright interior, recessed lighting, and two oversized arched windows with plantation shutters. The gourmet kitchen offers custom built wood-stained cabinetry with shelving and a wine rack, an oversized island with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a 5-burner gas stove, and a breakfast bar capable of seating five. The spacious dining area features a brick accent wall and french doors. There is a large seating room with ceiling to floor windows overlooking the outdoor courtyard with a fountain. The master suite has a wall of windows, and french doors leading to the outdoor patio. The double master bath features a large soaking tub, double vanities, large walk-in closets, and a separate custom-built shower. There is an office with custom built-ins and a large arched window with plantation shutters. You will love your evenings outdoors in the brick enclosed courtyard, or under the extended covered patio with views of the massive backyard with mature trees. There is an apartment attached to the rear of the home which includes a living room, a full-size kitchen, large bedroom, a full bath, and a private garage. This home features 2 separate garages and a brick breezeway between the main home and apartment. Three new a/c units were installed in December of 2021, June 2022, and 2020. A new roof was installed in August of 2020. The beauty is truly a rare find. Call for your private showing today.