A Garden District Italianate shotgun house in New Orleans.
A lovely example of the Italianate style applied to a classic New Orleans shotgun house in the Garden District. One of America's most famous neighborhoods, the district is filled with wonderful 19th and early 20th century homes. More than two dozen full color photos are used to illustrate the Italianate style in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.
Understanding the style of a house is the essential first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes necessary for modern life in an old house.
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Raised center hall Italianate villa in the Garden District. This type of home was popular in New Orleans from the early 19th century until about 1875. Like this beautiful home, most were one-and-a-half stories, raised above ground on brick piers, and had a full-width gallery with six columns supporting an entablature. Five bays with a centered door was typical. Their side-gabled roofs often had a central dormer. Aside from the Garden District, many surviving raised center hall homes can be found in other sections of Uptown and along the Esplanade Ridge. #neworleans#architecture#gardendistrict
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