This Bywater stunner, located in one of New Orleans's most vibrant and eclectic neighbourhoods, was a true diamond in the rough. The homeowner purchased the home after touring it through FaceTime from New York city, being sold solely on the home's great bones and original charm. We fully updated the home's electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems while painstakingly preserving every architectural detail as well as restoring several damaged details such as plaster work. Once it was all up to date we set about furnishing and decorating in a mix of the home owner's existing items and adding some charm and excitement. This colourful little home is quite the eye catcher!
Quesnell Crescent House
Quesnell Crescent is a house we restored over the course of a year, touching everything from the foundation to the electrical and plumbing. It is our most extensive and complicated renovation yet, but also one of the most spectacular as the house sits on a half acres in a desirable River Valley neighbourhood and features incredible mid-century details and even a pool!
Home Sweet Home
Welcome to our little corner of the world! This is our second home, which we purchased to renovate to our tastes after living in a brand new builder basic house for a couple of years. We yearned to customize a home, but being young and broke, we had to learn how to do it all ourselves. It has slowly evolved over time as we saved money and made progress, and is a reflection of our personalities: fun, simple and a little bit 'out there'.
Cottage K is the name we gave a small 1950's bungalow we renovated and sold in the Fall of 2013 in a highly desirable central downtown neighbourhood. It was a full kitchen and bathroom reno and we restored as much of the original charm as we could salvage, while adding an eclectic, unique mixture of furnishings to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers. To date it is one of our favourite and least expensive renovations!
The Laurier project was one of our most complicated as we opened up most of the central living spaces and converted multiple rooms into a master suite. It was also our first project where we finished all living spaces, even the basement, which covered 4 levels! The outside was a large part of the transformation and while we didn't stray far from the original look and feel of the home it brought it up to date and appealing to families looking for a fully updated home in a great neighbourhood. It is also one of my favourites in that we shot our show's sizzle reel here and I credit this house for getting us on the road to Big Easy Reno!
Jasper Place is a fun project we tackled in 2019, converting a tired longterm rental into a cozy and fun vacation rental property! You can find the house on VRBO as Sunbeam Bungalow.