Cape-Dutch Lake House in Baton Rouge, LA by McAlpine Architects (PHOTOS)

Cape-Dutch Lake House in Baton Rouge, LA by McAlpine Architects

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

A masterpiece of architecture and interior design, this Bobby McAlpine designed Cape-Dutch home is unlike anything else in Louisiana. The acclaimed architect collaborated with interior designer Ray Booth to create what would eventually be one of the most original lake homes you’ll ever see. The entire project from start to finish is said to have taken about five years. Architectural Digest noted that, “A center hall runs from front to back and is divided into an entrance area and a dining room. To one side of the hall is the living room, a nearly 50-foot-long space with two fireplaces and an ample bay window that faces the lake, while the opposite side of the structure is given over to the kitchen, workroom (where meals are sometimes taken), lounge, and butler’s pantry.” According to Architectural Digest, McAlpine wanted large windows, some with more than 40 panes with antique-style glass. The goal was to create something that would appear as if it had been there for over a century. Elegant, comfortable and inviting – all words that come to mind while scrolling through images of the home. We tracked the residence down on Google Maps and it turns out it is surrounded on three sides by public roadway, separating the home from direct lakefront. According to property records, the house spans a little under 8,000 square feet on a one acre property, was finished in 2012 and the lot is last recorded as selling in 2005 for $675,000. Architectural Digest photography


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