Extensive renovation of three historic structures in the Vieux Carré with contemporary floor plans and building systems.
Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-Use Multi-Family
New Orleans, LA
This residence is comprised of three structures that were built in 1815 and collectively suffered from extensive termite damage and failing foundations. The project called for a substantial exterior restoration with interior renovations to introduce contemporary floor plans and building systems, yet satisfy preservation requirements set by the Vieux Carré Commission and the National Park Service.
Internal updates included shifting the living area towards the courtyard to open onto a landscaped exterior space, increasing light and experiential openness. Bead board ceilings were restored and an early-19th-century wood truss structure was re-exposed in the kitchen. The two rear cabinet rooms, a traditional element in colonial architecture in southeastern Louisiana, now house a bathroom and a kitchen. General improvements to all three structures include new mechanical systems with geothermal heating and cooling elements, while the courtyard renovations introduced new flagstone paving, fountains, exterior lighting, and landscaping.
Recognition for 910 Toulouse
AIA New Orleans
Award of Merit
Louisiana Landmarks Society
Excellence in Historic Preservation
AIA Gulf States Region
ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter
Excellence in Construction Award
Award of Merit
Vieux Carré Commission
Certificate of Honor