Chances to own a home like 249 Grand Avenue come along once in a blue moon. This home has a magical quality to it, and trust me when I say, ''You've never been in a house like this before!'' This 3,059 square foot, 3-bedroom, 4-bath (plus two office/bonus/studio rooms) home sits on nearly a third of an acre of absolutely stunning river property with views that offer respite from a busy world any time of the day or night -- unique design from curb to bayou and jaw-dropping views from every space inside and out. Finding this magnificent contemporary home anywhere would be amazing, couple it with a huge lot on the Vermillion River with its grand Live Oak tree covered in Resurrection Fern and you have a show-stopper.The front elevation has recently undergone a face-lift, with the result being seamless in its incorporation to the feeling of the home. Mid-century in feel and classic in construction, the entrance steps have sleek, elegant nighttime lighting and are draped with beautiful landscaping, a prelude of the gifts of nature you're about to encounter. Set in the bend of Grand Avenue, the front porch is another "room" where you can watch neighborhood walkers and bikers as they cruise by. Once inside, you'll need a few moments to absorb the breathtaking view of the river and grounds, all visible through wall-to-wall windows! The foyer takes you right into the living room which has a gorgeous wall of book cases, flanking a gas fireplace and, of course, breathtaking views of the river. This home is made for and has a history of entertaining large groups and hosting sizable dinner parties and yet, small gatherings feel intimate and cozy too. Designed by architect Randy Moore (who taught at University of Louisiana-Lafayette), the almost tree-house feel has a hard-to-describe wow factor and a universal appeal in its design. The open floor plan connects dining area and kitchen, offering a plethora of design opportunities. The chef's kitchen has a new stove, dishwasher and refrigerator (all purchased and installed in 2020) and utilizes every inch in the most practical ways. A butler's pantry adjoins with plenty of storage and additional counter space. The traditional pantry has plenty of room for storage as well. On the far side of the kitchen is a breakfast nook or keeping room, currently a cozy spot for reading and a great work space with a laptop desk perfect for working from home. The master suite offers views of the river and property that start a day off right! The master is oversized with a computer/office nook and room for all of your furniture. Master bedroom and bathroom have both been updated and feature a very large walk-in closet. The home has gorgeous wood flooring on the main floor and upper level, while the lower level flooring is brick. From the living room, an eye-catching spiral staircase takes you upstairs to a loft area which could be an additional bedroom plus another bedroom with loads of built-in shelving and storage, a large closet, and also the MOST interesting bathroom you've ever seen think glamour and size in a luxury tree house. The oversized tub is the center attraction and also has plenty of hidden storage too. From the entry level (the middle level), a glass-enclosed staircase leads to the lower level. The lower level opens out to the backyard and has the perfect bonus room/party room or studio. The lower level also has and bedroom and full bath. If you need more storage, don't fret! There are 3 additional storage rooms that are your "attic." A deck on the Vermillion is the perfect spot for afternoon fishing and plenty of trees to hang hammocks. There are also additional outdoor spaces, one deck space on the lower level is home to a koi pond and the upper level balcony is perfect for grilling and a seating area that offers the best al fresco dining in the parish. Call for a showing soon, you'll be so glad you did. Up to $3,000 in closing cost assistance with preferred lender.