20 January, 2010

New Orleans Architecture

https://www.liluinteriors.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/front-porch-300x235.jpgby LuAnne Silvia
New Orleans means different things to different people. Of course that is the beauty of it, there is something for everyone. For me it is a large outdoor playground, an outdoor museum of sorts with endless neighborhoods displaying a variety of architectural styles. My second trip I took some time to browse in the Faulkner House Books book store on Pirate's Alley and found a treasure of a book that delves into all the details of residential architectural styles found in New Orleans. Here are some sketches from the book New Orleans Houses: A House-Watcher's Guide by Lloyd Vogt. The opening page spoke to me directly as I personally think the best part of a home happens to be the front porch.
"This book is dedicated to the front porch, one of the jewels of New Orleans architecture for more than two hundred years, now fallen victim to the technological advances of the twentieth century." Lloyd Vogt
front porch
french colonial plantation
French Colonial Plantation
creole cottage
Creole Cottage
creole townhouse
Creole Townhouse
creole porte cochere townhouse
Creole Porte-Cochere Townhouse
creole entresol house
Creole Entresol House
italianate double gallery
Italianate Double-Gallery House
bracket shotgun single
Bracket Shotgun Single House
Here are some photos I took of homes in New Orleans, can you pick out the details and determine the style?
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detail 8
detail 9

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