The two-and-a-half-story wood structure is raised on brick piers and displays a central stairway leading to the gallery on the second floor of the home. Classical Revival aesthetic dominates the home’s design, featuring symmetrical double-hung windows, Corinthian columns and dentils.
Preservation in Print
2523 Prytania St. was purchased by Anne Rice in the mid 1990s. Subsequent owners Reuben “Buzz” Harper and Les Wisinger extensively renovated the home — and hosted the PRC’s 2002 Holiday Home Tour Patron Party before selling to Nicolas Cage in 2004.
Ms. Christovich engaged in what she calls an “intellectual exercise,” furnishing the home in a manner that would “evoke the 19th century.” Co-author of the New Orleans Architecture book series (with Roulhac Toledano), Christovich was able to draw on her expertise in architecture, design and interiors to outfit the home in a manner fitting of its vintage.
Lynn and Scott frequently relax on the Carrara marble-floored porch in the evening with a glass of wine, and inevitably find themselves in a conversation with a neighbor walking a dog or a tourist wandering through the Garden District.
The 1960s built home of Catherine Burns Tremaine at 1435 Second St. fits perfectly into the historic Garden District, its Federal Revival style façade blending with the 19th century architecture that surrounds it.
Their home, a spacious corner lot in the heart of the Garden District and just a short distance from Lucy’s school, was an easy choice for Erin and Lawrence. Built in 1852-53, the double-galleried Greek Revival house is among the oldest homes in the neighborhood.
The mission of the PRC is to protect and preserve the City’s historic fabric, so we regularly monitor all demolition proposals in efforts to identify those structures that can be saved and rehabilitated.
The new May & Ellis apartment building has revitalized a long dormant stretch of Chartres Street after an impressive historic renovation.
The Garden Theater opened in the 1930s but closed in the 1950s. It was recently renovated into a chic and modern office space for Bond Moroch Public Relations.
While many tombs are in varying states of deterioration in some of the New Orleans’ most historic cemeteries, new hope is alive thanks to the Archdiocese’s recent commitment to exploring tomb repair.
With the support of The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force, Rebuilding Together New Orleans was able to take on repairing 83 year old Ernest Watson’s Bywater home.
In 1835, the company commissioned the architectural partnership of James Gallier Sr. and Charles Dakin to design what would be called the Merchants’ Exchange.