Designed by A Hays Town in the late 1930s, this one-of-a-kind home has never before been on the market. During an 18 month renovation begun in 2003 the home was taken to the studs, with all new wiring, plumbing and infrastructure. A few of the unique features of this home include: a cypress barrel vaulted passageway from the living room to the library, French doors across the back of the home that were custom-made in Baton Rouge, an elevator for ease of access to the second floor, an expansive master bedroom with custom glass front bookcases, heated marble floors in the luxurious master bath and large his and hers walk-in closets with built-ins. A handsome library with wet bar features cypress built-ins, millwork and custom mantle. In addition to the formal living and dining rooms, there is also a breakfast room with an accent wall of antique brick. The cook’s kitchen boasts a 60 inch Wolf range, a Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, a prep sink, wine cooler and warming drawer. The home has plenty of options for outdoor entertaining with 1400+ sq ft of covered porches. The rear porch runs the length of the home and can be accessed from the library, breakfast room or kitchen. Outdoor speakers, skylights and ceiling fans make the rear porch the perfect spot for outdoor dining. A bluestone terrace overlooks the lawn and parterre garden with fountain. A woodland garden provides an unexpected treat, with wooded walking paths, “hidden” outdoor rooms and a soothing waterfall. There is also a 400+ square foot bonus space over the two car garage that could serve as a guest suite, art studio, exercise room, etc. At just over an acre, this property is a private, restful retreat right in the middle of the city. Opportunities like this do not come along often. Don’t miss it!