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Behind the Wrought Iron Fence on Bayou Road ….” Benachi House”, New Orleans

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Mid City Home Behind the Fence in New Orleans

Mid City Home, Unusual Iron Gate


Located at 2257 Bayou Road you can find this hidden gem, its a block off Esplanade Avenue.  The house was built in 1859-1860 for the cost of $18,000.  Built on the Esplanade Ridge it has survived for over 150 years.  The wrought Iron fence is unique and is a work of art.  It is now used as an event destination.

“Benachi House & Gardens is an authentic, classic New Orleans setting for a party, wedding ceremony and/or wedding reception – from elegant to trendy, crawfish boil to seated dinner. Available for a venue charge, the house and gardens together will accommodate up to 150-175 guests, while a ceremony, reception or party for up to 60 may occur indoors. In the event of rain, the house and its galleries will comfortably contain a buffet and bar and up to about one hundred guests. Included in all rentals are the patios, gardens and outdoor spaces, as well as the parlors, dining room, hallways and kitchen.”


Benachi House Wrought Iron


Mid City Homes, A lot of winners in this category….Beautiful Homes

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Mid City Double Cottage in New Orleans

Mid City Home in New Orleans, Raised Basement...


Mid City is one of the more beautiful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The styles are different, the colors are different and the yards are different.  You see some wonderful windows with a variety of panes and colored glass.  They look like homes of the 1920’s with variations of earlier New Orleans styles.  The yards are a little larger, the porches larger and the steps larger….



New Orleans Historic Esplanade Avenue Homes, Colorful on Esplanade….Vivid and Playful !!!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Esplanade Home in New Orleans1

New Orleans Homes, Brighten up your day



Almost hard to get more colorful homes than the three of these on Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans.  Esplanade is a beautiful Street with an awful lot of unusual homes that brighten the street.  The red and blue one in a Bed and Breakfast. Besides the colorful notice all the  details and woodwork that each of these homes exudes…..

Green Mansion on Esplanade Ave. New orleans


Louisiana Oaks and Spanish Moss at City Park in New Orleans…

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

City Park Oaks and statue

     Louisiana is blessed to have so many large oaks and places like City Park in New Orleans to display and protect them.  These trees are older than all of us.  If taken care of our great grandchildren can enjoy them long after we are gone.  These are just a few right off City Park Blvd. as you enter City Park.  The sunsets are some of the best times to catch a photo of these stately trees.

    Another way to see them is to take one of the three model trains through the Park.

City Park Oaks, Low limbs

City Park Oaks at Sunset

Esplanade Ridge, Bayou St. John, Historic Homes with Color and Great Gardens….

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

   A great New Orleans neighborhood that has a lot going for it is the area between Esplanade Avenue and Bayou St. John.  One really notices the amount great gardens and unusual plants and a large amount of color.  The homes are colorful and the gardens, flowers, baskets and greenery really add to the barrage of color….These houses are within blocks of each other…Have enough to do another 10-15 blogs….

    The area is full of things to do with City Park within walking distance, The Fair Grounds which is in the neighborhood, Historic Esplanade Avenue, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, large oak trees, and some great cemeteries….

Bayou St. John, Historic Homes on the Esplanade Ridge in New Orleans

Friday, October 12th, 2012

     These are some beautiful neighborhoods in Mid City that surround Bayou St. John.  Pictured are two home from different eras but each very, very nice.   Both these homes face Bayou St. John.  This is close to City Park and shot while on my way to lunch at Parkway Bakery….My pick for the best roast beef po-boy in town….

    Bayou St. John is not a new waterway by any means.  The natives knew it as Bayouk Choc .  It was a waterway from the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.  In 1701 the Spanish erected a fort to protect the area and named it Fort St. Jean.  It was not 1718 that the City of New Orleans was founded.

Craftsman Style Homes in New Orleans, 1905 to 1930 are newer but still very Historic

Monday, September 3rd, 2012


                This is a good example of a Craftsman Style home in New Orleans.  This one is in Mid City but you can find them in Mid City, Gentilly, Lakeview  and the Newer areas of Uptown after 1900.  Only in New Orleans can the newer areas be 100 years old. 

      “A Craftsman is characterized by having low, gentle sloping roofs, and being one story tall, although some Craftsmen also have attics and dormers. The house usually has wide eaves above a deep porch which has distinctive square pillars. The roof rafters are traditionally exposed, while the inside of the home has many built-in cabinets, nooks, seating, and shelving. The interior beams of the house are usually exposed and used as decorative elements as well.”

Cresson House at 2809 Esplanade is another New Orleans Historic gem of a home…

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

      The Cresson House is located at 2809 Esplanade Ave on the Esplanade Ridge.  The Queen Ann Center Hall was built in 1902 and is a very unusual style for New Orleans.  Such detail everywhere that you look.  I noticed it recently when the home was being painted which was not done overnight.  In these photos you can enjoy the new paint job and dream of sitting on the porch as the sun goes down on a Spring or Summer evening.

Spanish Influence on Esplanade Avenue, Driving the length is a drive through time!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

      Esplanade Avenue Starts at the Mississippi River and ends up at City Park at Bayou St. John.  Its like seeing 200 years of history beginning with the Creole Cottages of the French Quarter and ending up with the Spanish styles of the 1920’s and 1930’s as the Mid City area near the park was being developed.  One of the more interesting streets in New Orleans.

Renovation in Mid City of New Orleans, It is a big deal…

Monday, June 13th, 2011


       Renovating historic homes in New Orleans is like like a work of art.  This historic home on Esplanade is going to get repainted in the near future.  It takes a lot of work to sand, repair and repaint this historic Victorain in Mid City of New Orleans.  I will check back once its been repaintr