Reclaimed wood, hand-painted murals and a one-of-a-kind LSU-themed entertainment room are only a few things that make John and Robin Stevens’ home unique. After planning for two years to build their dream home, the couple enlisted the help of Elton

Tootle with Coastal Homebuilders to realize their dream.

This 9,135-square-foot, sprawling French-inspired estate is both rustic and traditional. Featuring reclaimed beams in the foyer, dining and great rooms, as well as reclaimed wood walls in the dining room, the new space has instant character.

Most of the flooring throughout is reclaimed antique pine, while other areas are travertine and slate. The kitchen features polished and leather granite, an open floor plan and top-of-the-line appliances. Windows along the rear of the home reveal the backyard, which features a custom pool with rock slide, a koi pond and outdoor kitchen.

Upstairs, guest bedrooms and the LSU-themed entertainment room occupy the space. A custom mural by Hans Geist spans an entire wall and sets the tone for the festive decor. LSU-themed furnishings, recreational games and a bar complete the room and make it a favorite space for entertaining family and friends.

Special thanks to:

Coastal Homebuilders

Landscape Logistics

Pleasure Pools

Hans Geist for custom paintings


Ken’s Plumbing

Valley Supply

Quality Electrical Installations

Blouin Fence

Supreme Ornamental