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    5544 Highland

    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    • $850,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 99 Days
    • ID#: 2021011456
    UPDATED: 36 min ago
    $850,000
    • 2
      BEDS
    • 1
      ACRES
    • 2
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 2,160
      SQFT
    • $394
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home

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    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!

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    5544 Highland Baton Rouge, LA 70808

    • Price: $850,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 36 min ago
    • ID#: 2021011456
    2
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    1
    Acres
    2,160
    SQFT
    $394
    $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Burgin Property
    County:
    East Baton Rouge
    Area:
    Ebr Mls Area 52
    School District:
    East Baton Rouge
    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!
    Exterior Features

    Carport Sq Ft 0 Covered Porch Sq FT 518 Exterior Wood Siding Foundation Piers Found Garage Sq Ft 400 Lot Dimensions 100 X 350 Parking Gravel Surface Pool YN No Style Creole French Colonial

    Interior Features

    Baths Display 2/ Cooling 2 Or More Units Cool Heating Central Heat Lower Sq Ft 2160 Master Bedroom Mbr Ceiling Fan Room Eight Bedrm:Master Room Five Other Room Four Kitchen Room One Dining Room Formal Room Seven Bedrm:Master Room Six Breezeway Room Three Family Room Two Den Room Type Bedrm:MasterBreezewayDenDining Room FormalFamilyKitchenOther Total Baths 2 Upper Sq Ft 0

    Property Features

    Approx Total Sq Ft 3078 Apx Age 76 + Years Association Fee None Builder A. Hays Town Electric Elec: Entergy Financing Cash FinConventional Fin Gas Utilities Gas: Entergy Lot Number 345 Property Type Detached Single Family Special Sale Type As Is Stories 1 Sub Type Historical Water Sewer Public SewerPublic Water

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    © 2021 Multiple Listing Service of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®, Inc. All rights reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Darren James & Associates powered by eXp Realty. Data last updated: 2021-10-23T13:31:54.607. Licensed in the State of Louisiana, USA. Darren James & Associates powered by eXp Realty || (225)335-7666 || Baton Rouge, LA
     
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