New Orleans, Louisiana
2021 Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Historical Renovation/ Restoration $250,000 and Over
Built in the 1800s by a lumber baron, the house was passed down by many generations and owned by only four different families. Many of its original architectural elements remained onsite, including plaster medallions, mantles and pine floors, which all required varying degrees of restoration. In addition, the house had no central air and was in need of significant updating to make it livable in the 21st century. A poorly built 1970s addition was removed from the back, allowing for a modern kitchen and an upstairs master suite to be added in its place, hidden from view so as not to disrupt the historic front elevation.