The current owners determined that they wanted something spectacular that they could be stewards of for years and then pass on to another family or the next generation. They wanted lots of outdoor space but still close to the airport, LSU, and downtown. They also wanted an escape to a low crime town with a "Friday Night Lights" feel where the entire community supports the top rated schools in the State (16 years) and State Champion Football (2 Years). The criteria included Louisiana Charm with Slate Roofs and Live Oaks in the lineage and quality of Al Jones yet updated for today's living with white marble, wood beams, and whitewashed brick. Such a property is hard to find, so they purchased one of the finest homes in the Baton Rouge area on 2.76 acres in the heart of Zachary and embarked on a year-long down to the stud complete remodel. Later, in 2015, they turned to Al Jones to expand the home by adding a theater room, billiard room, en-suite 5th bedroom with separate entrance, and office/mudroom. Later they created outdoor spaces with a Professional Bocce Court, Fire pit, and Outdoor Kitchen. The result of their efforts, is "one fine estate that shows like a new home." It was published in a Coffee Table Book and numerous magazine/web features. The home is ready for your family with 5 BR, 4 Full Baths, and 2 Half Baths. Large Formal Dining Room, Foyer, and Formal Living Room are for entertaining while the massive open breakfast room, kitchen and keeping room are great for living. Most of the living area is downstairs. Upstairs is a Den and three bedrooms. A spare room near the lower floor master could be used for exercise, nursery, or craft room. It features, 4 "real" masonry fireplaces, true custom mahogany closets, fire sprinkler system, 32 camera hardwired surveillance/security system, gunite pool with Spa, large covered porches, multiple formal gardens by Eduardo Jenkins and an in ground trampoline.