Pennington mansion slightly more affordable
BATON ROUGE - The palatial Pennington mansion on Highland Road has a new list price, agent Shannon Smith revealed when she made the listing public in the last few days.
Now selling for $12,000,000, it's $6,000,000 more affordable. The house had been listed at $18,000,000. It's been said that it is the most expensive houses in the city.
The home, built in 2006, sits on 12 1/2 acres and is a massive 36,689 square feet. Stepping inside instantly transports you from the southern area of East Baton Rouge to an Italian castle.
There are nine bedrooms, just as many bathrooms plus three half-baths. In addition to the usual living room and dining room, the home includes a living room, home theater, gym, wine room and a "grand salon."
The real estate agent writes the house is "both a luxurious gem and private hideaway."
Despite its price tag that requires a near $58,000 a month mortgage, Smith told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday, locals have been interested in purchasing the house. Smith did not reveal specifics about her tours, and said the house was not open to public viewing.
The house is built for entertaining, a large pool is in the backyard where there is an outdoor kitchen and a gas/wood-burning pizza oven.
The house would be perfect for a large family, since there are three separate laundry rooms in the main house and one in the guest house.
The house, at the corner of Bluebonnet and Highland, has been the envy of many people who drive by; it sits behind tall gates and a guard house.
Smith's listing reveals even more about the house. Smith, who said she has managed the listing for a while, is also involved in securing housing for the film industry when movies are in production in the area. Her company, Blackstone Smith Properties, labels itself as a boutique realty firm.
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