Address
5544 Highland Baton Rouge, LA
Price
$ 850,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#2021011456
  • TypeSingle Family
  • ParishEAST BATON ROUGE
  • CityBaton Rouge
  • AreaEbr Mls Area 52
  • NeighborhoodBurgin Property
  • Zip70808
  • StyleCreole French Colonial
  • Price$ 850,000
  • Bedrooms2
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage2160
  • Lot Size1 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Durham Real Estate Inc
Data Source:
Greater Baton Rouge MLS (GBRAR) - 74 - LA
Property Description

Originally built on Highland Road, where Knox Hill Subdivision now stands; this Louisiana Creole plantation structure was built circa 1779 on a 1786 spanish Land Grant given to Joseph Petitepierre who was one of the original Klienpeters to arrive in East Baton Rouge parish.( petite Pierre literally translates to klein peter. In 1985 Robert H. Hodges bought and moved the house from its orginial site to 5544 Highland Road., which is 2 miles from LSU. Had he not agreed to purchase the house and move it, the house would have been demolished. It is a raised Creole plantation house with 2160 sq. ft. of liv area which included an additional designed by by famed Louisiana arch itect A. Hayes Town. This is the oldest inhabited dwelling in EBR parish. and believed to be one of the five (5) oldest homes in Louisiana. This house is listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places. The House is made of Cypress and it contains many of its original mud and moss over stakes (bousillage) walls. It is held together by pegs, not nails, using tenon and mortise construction. the attic contains a Norman truss. The roof is split cedar shingles. The floor plan is typical of Creole vernacular architecture with rooms arranged side by side, with no corridors. The floors are the original odd-planked cypress boards. It contains the original double-sided fireplaces. The ceilings are 10.5 feet high. There is a large front porch(Gallery) that is 38.5 feet by 11 feet wide over-looking Highland Road. The 2 bedrooms in the addition are both en suites with a shared baloncy overlooking Bayou Fountain. The entire house in central AC/ Heat. In 1989 the American National Trust began a contest to acknowledge preservation efforts across the country in various categories The Josepf Petitepierre (Klienpeter) House won first, overall grand prize of this contest as the best renovated home in AMERICA! The contest results were featured in Preservation Magazine!

Price History
7/15/2021 Listed $1,275,000
8/6/2021 34% - $850,000

General Features

Cooling 2 or More Units Cool
Garage 400
Heating Central Heat
Listing Area EBR MLS Area 52
Parking Gravel Surface
Pool Y/N No
Sub Type HISTORICAL

Interior Features

Lower Sqft 2160
Lvl 1 1
Lvl 2 1
Lvl 3 1
Lvl 4 1
Lvl 5 1
Lvl 6 1
Lvl 7 1
Lvl 8 1
Master Bedroom MBR Ceiling Fan
Room 1 DINING ROOM FORMAL
Room 2 DEN
Room 3 FAMILY
Room 4 KITCHEN
Room 5 OTHER
Room 6 BREEZEWAY
Room 7 BEDRM:MASTER
Room 8 BEDRM:MASTER

Exterior Features

Foundation Piers Found
Lot Dimensions 100 x 350
Lot Size Area 1
Room Types Bedrm:Master, Breezeway, Den, Dining Room Formal, Family, Kitchen, Other
Room Types Level 1 Bedrm:Master (L1), Breezeway (L1), Den (L1), Dining Room Formal (L1), Family (L1), Kitchen (L1), Other (L1)
Siding Wood Siding
Water/Sewer Public Sewer, Public Water

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 70808

Price
AVG $680K
$850K
Visits
AVG 118
213

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