French Quarter Residence
An extensive renovation of a circa 1830’s row house ½ block from Jackson Square.
When acquired by a local doctor this building on the corner of Chartres and Madison, was in a serious state of neglect. It consisted of two lower income apartments and a ground floor retail space with an additional apartment in a detached service building.
The renovation was designed following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and was certified by the National Park Service. The two apartments on the upper two floors were combined into a single family residence with family areas on the second floor and bedrooms on the third floor. A new stairwell accessing the upper floors was designed in a style empathetic to the period of the building. The interior was extensively renovated and included all new mechanical and electrical systems, new bathrooms and kitchen designed in a traditional style. Exterior renovations included a new slate roof, restoration of a section of missing gallery and new exterior millwork to match the original where missing or needing replacement.
General improvements to all 3 structures included all new mechanical systems incorporating geothermal HVAC systems. Courtyard renovations also included new flagstone paving throughout, fountains, exterior lighting, and new plant materials. The historic interior has been restored, adding a new kitchen and bath in the two rear cabinets.
Vieux Carre’ Commission – Certificate of Honor, 2008