A $2.25 Million Plantation Planted in Hilshire Village

The deeply set lot of a porchified plantation-ish spread in Ridgeley Place lends a Southern — or maybe just South Fork — feel to this 6-year-old home in Hilshire Village. The south-facing Acadian-style structure also features plenty of  pull-up-a-chair gathering spots inside.


Wide-plank hardwood floors finish out the foyer and front-facing formal dining room (above), while other rooms downstairs get sealed limestone:

Plantation shutters batten down the windows in many of the rooms, such as the first floor’s study (above) — currently used as an ol’-fashioned video game haven — and much of the downstairs master suite:

Even the master closet could have a view, in or out:

The carpeted second floor has the remaining 4 or 5 bedrooms, fitted with shutters and a few built-ins:

Among the mostly neutral-ized 7 bathrooms (4 full and 3 half) is this shared one between front bedrooms on the second floor:

And this variety of potty layouts:

There’s another hangout over the porte-cochère. Off it is an air-conditioned closet housing the 5,376-sq.-ft home’s camera system (not pictured).

The manicured back yard has a top-secret mosquito monitoring and eavesdropping system, according to documents. There’s also a detached 3-car garage, which has a small room not pictured in the listing.

Here’s what appears to be the view from the dog run off the garage:

Out front, there’s a little extra parking in front of the home’s automated gate:

The dormer-dotted home listed in late May with an initial asking price of $2,250,000.