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Craftsman Style Cottages in Mid City

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Craftsman Cottage on Leda Street, New Orleans

      The Craftsman style home was popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  A couple of litle streets in Mid City had to be developed at this time. It was likley on the grounds of the Luling Mansion near the Fairgrounds Race Track.

Mid City Craftsman Cottage 2014

Interesting Home in Mid City

“Pilot” or “Pitot” House on Bayou St. John……Looks the Part…

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Pitot House on Bayou St. John, New Orleans

      The home built in 1799 is a great example of a Creole Country Cottage. Located at 1440 Moss Street on Bayou St. John. It was restored in the 1960’s and is open fr tours and events today.

      It got its name from Jame Pitot who was the first Mayor of Incorporated New Orleans.  He was the fourth owner of the home.

      The house has been furnished with Louisiana and American antiques that date from the early 1800s through mid-nineteenth century.  Today, the Louisiana Landmarks Society uses the house as its headquarters, opens it for tours, and rents out the lawn and gardens for special events.

     The gardens are planted with plants that existed in that era of time. Its on my list for a visit.

Pitot House on Bayou St. John 

Bayou St. John Bridge...

Cottages Homes in New Orleans Become Quite Attractive and are In Large Demand….

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

New Orleans Homes, Small Corner Cottage


These small homes in Uptown New Orleans almost look too small by today’s standards.  These Homes are in big demand and can be fixed up so nice to look the part of a doll house. The lots are 25′ wide  and people want room on each side so many of the Homes are 10-12 ft wide.   They are often colorful and have nice porches, shutters and unique colors.  Just another example of how New Orleans Homes remain unique.

New Orleans Cottage Look...

Blue New Orleans Shot Gun Home, Narrow

Fantastic Shots Of New Orleans Porches and the Historic Homes ain’t Bad Either….

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

New Orleans Mansions, Shade City

Uptown New Orleans Home with designer windows

 Large and small porches in New Orleans in the heat of the Summer are always a welcome site.  These are some of my favorites from the last couple of weeks. The trees really help tame the heat and stifle the humidity of our Summers.  That is why they grow so well…

New Orleans Home, Uptown and shady...

New Orleans Mansions, Different Styles and Era’s…All Special…

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Mansion in New Orleans by Audubon Park, New Orleans Homes

Spanish Style Home in Uptown New Orleans

New Orleans Homes, Uptown

    Mansions in New Orleans come in all different styles and types.  There are just a lot of different styles as the ages of these homes range from 1870’s to the 1920’s.  The all have a lot of detail and were built when custom homes were the only thing being built.  All have some great porches and windows which is a New Orleans staple when it comes to these large homes….

Love the Natural Wood on Door ad Shutters…New Orleans Historic Cottages..

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

New Orleans Homes with Cypress Shutters and Victorian Trim

 Love the Natural Wood Door and Shutter, New Orleans Homes

     The natural wood look of these historic New Orleans Homes just seem to catch your eye.  They really add to the historic look.  Of course they take time to redo and scrape off all the paint.  The shutters and doors seem to come alive against the back drop of fresh paint and a multitude of colors….





Late Afternoon Shade and Color in New Orleans, Highlights Historical Homes

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

      The late afternoon shade as the sun makes it way down gives you some of the most interesting details of color and shade.  You do get to see an lot of details of iron works, porches, windows and doors.  You really can only get these shots at this time of day.  Its the golden hour of photography that only repeats itself as the sun is rising in the morning.  Just check out the angle of the sun as it falls from view.


Mansions in New Orleans…More than one would think….

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

     New Orleans has a lot of what I would call large and beautiful Mansions spread out over the City.  New Orleans was once a very rich city or had a large percentage of very wealthy people starting in the 1840’s when the wealthy began building large home on lush lots in what is now the Garden District.  The homes had large gardens and were much like mini-plantations.  Before this period the French Quarter was where it was at.

    The weath came from the fact that New Orleans was a center of shipping for the United States as people moved westward towards California.  Being a major port city spawned this development after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.  Enjoy the photos and think of what life may have been like 150 years ago.


Favorites on Camp Street in New Orleans…..

Sunday, April 1st, 2012


      Was so busy this week that I only took a few shots and these were two of them from Camp Street in New Orleans.  Overcast day allows for  lot of details as there are few shadows. These homes were both well taken care of and look like the jewels of the block.

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.