3808 Bayside Circle is located in a secluded upscale residential development on Bayou DeSiard, in Monroe, Louisiana, with a population of 50,000 +/- in Ouachita Parish. It is on Interstate 20 between Vicksburg and Dallas, a sophisticated cultured well established southern city, with no other large cities within 100 miles. Taking every advantage of its extraordinary site, New Orleans Architect Lee Ledbetter worked with his clients about twenty years ago to create this stunning yet livable home. From the moment you enter the classic front, it is quickly evident that the architect utilized the best of artisans, suppliers, and materials available in the construction of this home. All exterior wood on the home including columns, hand-rails, French doors and windows are of custom design and made of mahogany and the residence has a grey slate roof. . More lake than bayou today, this beautiful waterway is coveted for its watersports including canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing and boat cruising. Including docks, boardwalks and a classic boathouse, this site has a footprint of almost two acres. It is a five-sided site. The waterfront runs an expansive 625 feet and no matter where you are in this elongated house . . . from every room . . . you have a view of the Bayou. With endless highlights available perhaps the most picturesque one is from the old-fashioned plantation-like gallery running all along the bayou side of the residence. A broad gable, a portico, and generous steps define the entrance to the pale-yellow brick structure on the cul-de-sac street side. The grand entrance opens to the great hall, a perfect “double cube” that is 22 feet wide, 44 feet long and 22 feet high. It has handsomely executed paneled walls, an exquisite marble mantel, with a dome ceiling made of plaster. It is stunning. The floors are quartered American black walnut planks and continue throughout most of the house. The walls are beautiful custom millwork finished in a French milk paint. The great hall’s three custom chandeliers were designed by the architect and are truly stunning. It is quite a masterpiece. The dining room is oversized and has ample storage. A large-secured silver closet lined with pacific cloth protects heirlooms and serving pieces. At this living end of the house is the vaulted ceiling primary bedroom with complete privacy, spacious walk-in closets, shoe storage, dressing rooms, his and hers closets, with compartmentalized baths, and pure luxury. The carpeted master bedroom has a domed 16-foot ceiling. A mirrored dressing room has three shoe closets with his and hers oversized closets for clothes. His and hers master bathrooms are well designed with his being finished in beautiful mahogany millwork. The breakfast and living rooms are combined off the kitchen and have a huge mantel and a gorgeous bold coffered ceiling. There are two kitchens with the main kitchen being finished in custom mahogany cabinetry with bluestone floors. The second kitchen serves as a butler’s pantry for caterers. At the other end of the house three bedrooms each have private bath and walk-in closets; and tucked away at the front, off the living room, is a spectacular book lined study with a rich dark patterned leather floor. Also, there is an exercise room over this part of the home. The quality of craftsmanship does not drop off in this wing of the home. The boathouse is constructed in the same style as the main house. Outside the home, New York landscape architect, Brian Sawyer, used massive amounts of Pennsylvania bluestone on the kitchen terrace and the large pool terrace as well as throughout the site. He designed a board walk that runs the entire waterfront made of palope wood and is a favorite place for all who visit. One third of the cost of this project was spent outside the home and it shows.