R. Kyle Alagood

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The Hilton

Built in 1979/80, The Hilton is a beautiful approximately 2,694 square foot ranch style home located in the Harrisonburg school district on just under 2.5 acres at 773 Routon Road in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. For more than 35 years, Hilton and Betty Boothe took great care of the home in which they raised four children and hosted over-the-top Christmases for their three grandchildren.

$185,000. Serious inquiries only. E-mail Kyle at rkylealagood@yahoo.com or send a text to (323) 366-0350.

The home was built on a mound at approximately 61.19 ft., and it has never flooded. The Hilton is a perfect home for a growing family or for grandparents who want plenty of room for their loved ones to spread out.

The Hilton features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious sunken family room that opens into the dining room and has 15 foot vaulted ceilings, and solar panels that offset the cost of central air conditioning and heating throughout (avg. monthly electric bill is almost always under $100). Neutral colored ceramic tiles throughout the primary residence area make clean-up a breeze and allow for customization with just a few well-placed rugs. The Hilton has a massive mix-use room measuring 33.5′ x 14.5′ (approximate) with wood floors and an attached laundry room.

As you enter The Hilton off the enclosed carport, you step into a mud room that is primarily used to store hunting equipment. Large cabinets, deep drawers, and a gun safe (negotiable) are perfect for the hunter in your life. Not big on the outdoors? In the past, four children unsuccessfully practiced piano for years in this room.

From the mud room, guests step into the dining room, which is open to the kitchen and sunken living room, separated by beautiful banisters. The dining room has checkered ceramic tiles in bone and sand, with built-in glass cabinets to show off that china pattern or artwork, and a pair of French doors with built-in blinds that open to a covered patio for entertaining on breezy days.

The Hilton’s kitchen has enough beautiful white tile counter space to prepare Thanksgiving dinner on one side and lay out a buffet for the family on the wide counter top between the kitchen and dining room. Spills are not a problem because beveled tiles along the counter edges stop liquids from running onto the floor. For people who run out of storage, worry not! The Hilton’s kitchen has solid wood cabinets galore. The electric stove is conveniently located between the sink, which has a new garbage disposal, and the refrigerator, so cooks do not have to run around the kitchen (and children can watch from afar without getting under foot).

The family room is meant to be lived in, and The Hilton’s family room is big enough for family and friends alike. The fifteen-foot vaulted ceilings might be the high point in this beautiful sunken family room, but the custom built-in bookshelves and brick fireplace steal the spotlight, as will the photos of family and friends a lucky buyer will place on the shelves. The fireplace has a gas insert, but it could easily be converted back to wood. Plenty of light filters in through the window facing the front, and cardinals enjoy feeding outside. Under the Persian rug (not included in sale of house) is a ceramic tile floor with sand-colored tiles surrounding a pattern of four bone-colored diamonds (a large diamond in the center with four small diamonds in the corners of the room).

Flowing from the formal entryway behind the family room and leading to the front door facing Routon Road is a central hallway that feeds into the kitchen then to the bedrooms.

The first bedroom off the hall is to the right, facing south toward Routon Road. It is 11′ x 12′ (approximate) and features a large closet with framed mirror sliding doors. Natural light fills this bedroom throughout the day, but faux wood blinds control the sunlight. Because it faces south, there is never any blinding light or radiant heat to wake up whoever sleeps in this bedroom.

The second bedroom is in the center of the house, on the left off the hallway. The bedroom is a cozy 10′ x 11″ (approximate), and it is entirely interior. This room is perfect for light sleepers or people who may not like Louisiana’s thunderstorms. It is the quietest room in the house, and no light leaks into the room from outside. It has a medium-sized closet with framed mirror sliding doors.

The two hall bedrooms share a galley-style bathroom, which has two sinks and a walk-in bathtub/shower with massage jets, a heated seat, and LED ambient lights in the water.

The primary bedroom in The Hilton is a spacious 15′ x 12′ (approximate) room filled with light from three windows. Two windows face east for sunrise, and one faces south. Whoever wakes up in this room controls the sun with honeycomb blackout shades. A king size bed, mirrored dresser, and tall dresser fit with plenty of space to spread out. Built-in cabinets provide extra storage and a space for a television.

An en-suite bathroom with his-and-hers vanities ensures two people can get dressed in the mornings. The bathroom includes a garden-style Jacuzzi tub with a shower for those relaxing nights, and a small window facing east above a high-seat lavatory adds natural light to the room. The en-suite also includes a walk-in closet (approximately 9′ x 4.5′) with rods and shelves all around to provide enough storage for his and her summer and winter clothes.

The north side of The Hilton, off the kitchen, is a massive 33.5′ x 14.5′ (approximate) multi-use room with beautiful wood floors, lots of windows, and a large wash room. The multi-use room has served as the primary office for a successful drilling consultancy, a daycare, an extra dining room, and a place for guests to sleep. It has two outside doors, one opening onto the covered porch (which opens to the dining room) and one in the laundry room that opens to the back yard. Built-in cabinets and two built-in bookcases ensure there is a place for everything in this home. The multi-use room is also the perfect place to add a fourth bedroom or create an in-law suite.

The Hilton’s large laundry room features a tile floor, washer, dryer, sink, lavatory, stall shower, and small closet. A small window above the washing machine opens to the east.

With just under two-and-a-half acres of yard, The Hilton enjoys more privacy than expected on a residential road. The left from Routon Road into the concrete drive leading to the home is serenely covered by a canopy of pink crepe myrtles. At the end of the drive is a 20′ x 22′ (approximate) metal carport with a 7’3″ clearance height for trucks (approximate), plus a small storage unit in the back and basketball goal in the front. The back side of the carport is a 19′ x 20′ (approximate) covered shed for lawn equipment, a tractor, or a workshop, with an approximately 9′ high opening.

Turning right at the end of the driveway leads to The Hilton’s attached carport, which is fully enclosed in brick. The carport is 18.75′ x 19′ (approximate) with a 6′ (approximate) clearance for vehicles. A door on the right leads to a small workshop with a workbench, shelving, and tool storage. The second door on the right leads into The Hilton’s mud room. A small step up from the carport leads to The Hilton’s enclosed patio, which has doors into the dining room and multi-use room. Two picture windows adorn the sides of the doorway that leads to the back yard. A concrete patio along the north side of the home provides room for the grill, so guests can stay in the patio’s shade while socializing with the cook.

The Hilton also features a small wooden storage shed with a roll-down metal door to store the lawnmower, lawn equipment, and tools. The storage shed also has a removable wood panel that serves as a dog door and leads to a large fenced-in area for outdoor pets.

Surrounding The Hilton are 10 beautiful pecan trees that produce every year, two crabapple trees, and deep green St. Augustine grass. A second driveway crosses the ditch to provide access to the east side of the property.


Built in 1979/80 with mix-use room added around 1984.

Approximately 2,694 square feet sitting on just under 2.5 acres.

Built on a mound, elevation appx. 61.19 ft.

Harrisonburg School District

Three bedrooms, three bathrooms.

Central air and heating throughout.

Solar panels to offset cost of central air and central heat. (Avg. monthly electric bill is under $100).

ADT alarm system with cameras built in.

Concrete driveway with metal carport and wooden storage shed.

773 Routon Road, Jonesville, LA 71343


Email or text Kyle at rkalagood@yahoo.com / (323) 366-0350