Contemporary elegance with 4.9 acres on the Vermilion River in Fernwood. Opportunities like this do not come along often. With deco flair and modern lines, this home will beautifully accommodate your family and warmly welcome the most discerning guests. Built in 1999 by Wayne Hebert with architect G.M. ''Skip'' Wallace Jr. with corresponding architect Kevin Gossen, interior architect Richard Holley, and landscape architect Ted Viator.The grand entrance will entice you into the formal living room with immediate views of the lawn sloping down to the river and adjoining cypress swamp with all things quintessential to south Louisiana. To best capture the sweeping views, the main living area is on the second floor with seamless elevator access. For the chef's delight, the kitchen boasts ample space and the finest appliances for all your culinary creations (Gaggenau dual fuel cooktop, Viking ovens, and Traulsen refrigerator). Under the sway of the historic Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper adorning the vaulted ceiling, there is ample storage in the floor-to-ceiling white oak cabinetry where a library ladder runs the length. The kitchen has a cozy keeping area and then a separate INSIDE grilling area! Beyond the kitchen is a glassed-in porch with panoramic views of the lawn, river and swamp. When desired, such as for entertaining, the kitchen can be separated from the porch by a hidden wall, a system of sliding floor-to-ceiling white oak panels. The dining room boasts an authentic Art Deco era hotel pendant, a full butler's pantry and adjoining 2500+ wine cellar. The third-floor piano balcony stretches above to the formal living room sharing the floor-to-ceiling views. The master suite is also on the top floor of the home, a wing comprised of a library, bedroom with fireplace, double bathroom, dressing room, room-sized closet, and enclosed porch. Bath amenities include heated flooring, a Corian steam shower, and onyx countertops and trim. On the ground floor, off to one side of the formal living room, is an Under-the-Sea themed full bar with 150-gallon aquarium feature. Also, on the ground floor you will find the mahogany office (which can also be used as a 4th bedroom), the "princess" suite, and the mother-in-law suite (with its own kitchenette and living room). Both suites are their own wing of the home with a door out to the loggia. This arch-and-column travertine area is a welcome respite from the day offering closer views of the swamp habitat. A wood burning fireplace and ceiling heat lamps allow year-round use of the loggia. You'll enjoy the stroll down to the riverside, stabilized by two-tiered bulkhead, to access a deck and floating boat dock. You'll also enjoy exercising your usufruct rights by taking a walk around the adjoining 5-acre Federally protected wetland. Outdoor amenities include a gazebo, a hidden closet for late deliveries, a tool shed and half bath. Near the gazebo and separated from the house by an open-air breezeway is an additional bedroom with full bath and a large bonus room (604 sqft not included in the square footage). The 3-car garage is heated and cooled and has a walk in closet shelved to store many more amenities included in documents on the Amenity List (not to mention several clever architectural features and surprises!). Check out www.fernewood.org for covenants & restrictions. View www.105WatersideDrive.com for estate video tours and more photos!