(So far in 2019)
The cold front that settled over the high-end Baton Rouge residential market following the 2016 August flood still hasn’t completely moved out of the Capital Region, though sales seem to be picking up as of this summer. Through the end of June, there’s been roughly a dozen houses sold for more than $1 million—almost double the amount compared to the midpoint of last year. Despite the slight uptick in sales, listing prices for the highest priced homes on the market are considerably lower this year and there hadn’t been a sale of more than $1.7 million through June. Furthermore, only the top two homes on this year’s list would have made last year’s list—on which the top home was listed at $7,995,000, followed by $4,995,000 and $3,950,000 listings. Prices also appear to be dropping, as evidenced by the home on Sunset Boulevard, which originally hit the market in 2017 and was featured on last year’s list with an asking price of just more than $3.5 million. The price has since been reduced to $2.9 million. Here’s a look at the five most expensive homes on the market as of early July:
Address: 21828 Turkey Creek Drive, Baton Rouge (Mallard Lakes)
Bathrooms: 7 full, 4 half
Square footage: 13,445
Year built: 2007
Agent: Robyn Eunice, Supreme LLC
List date: February
Features: Located on nine acres in the gated Mallard Lakes community, this estate includes an indoor basketball court, movie theatre, three-stalled stable, barn, private gym, and saltwater pool with a hot tub, as well as other luxury home features.
Address: 405 Sunset Blvd., Baton Rouge (University Acres)
Bathrooms: 5 full, 1 half
Square footage: 7,450
Year built: 1998
Agent: Quita Cutrer, Burns & Co. Inc.
List date: September 2017
Features: This traditional-style home sits on 1.75 acres in University Acres and features old pine floors, antique bricks and a master bedroom that overlooks the back porch and courtyard.
Address: 6921 Highland Road, Baton Rouge
Square footage: 5,247
Year built: 2005
Agent: Ann Mullens, CJ Brown Realtors
List date: August 2018
Features: This oak-lined estate sits on four acres and features an open kitchen, a wraparound porch, pond, pool and workshop.
Address: 18554 Village Way Court, Baton Rouge (Country Club of Louisiana)
Square footage: 8,362
Year built: 1999
Agent: Robin Hebert, Coldwell Banker One
List date: April
Features: Nestled inside the Country Club of Louisiana and located across from its courthouse, this European-style home located on two lots in a cul-de-sac features 150-year-old French double doors, marble floors, a cast limestone fireplace and tilings imported from Italy.
Address: 320 Highland Crossing Street, Baton Rouge
Square footage: 8,453
Year built: 1984
Agent: Trey Willard, BHHS United Properties
List date: May
Features: Pass by the front-entry pond and courtyard, and this contemporary-style home features a wine cellar, multiple sunrooms, a media room, pool and hot tub.