Author: Photos by Craig Macaluso

A Different Kind of Treehouse

David and Debby Thornton’s Baton Rouge house could be described as a treehouse. Not the kind that sits high among the branches. Rather, it was built to coexist in harmony with the live oaks on the property and for its…

Modern Rustic

Outdoor living spaces were a must for the active family. The patio has an outdoor kitchen, a dining table and chairs and a sitting area with fireplace. The brick from Vintage Brick of Louisiana is reclaimed from an old church…

Home Again

Maureen and C.A. Miller reclaim the historic beauty of a 19th-century center hall cottage in Lake Charles

A Harmonious Home

Like an orchestra hitting its crescendo, the third annual Acadiana Symphony Decorators ShowHouse created its own excitement. Located in Vintage Park in Broussard, the event attracted thousands of visitors who came to see the very latest in building materials and…

Laurel Hill

Laurel Hill backs up to a 50-foot bluff and is surrounded on the other three sides by rich farmland and forest. This is where, in the mid-19th century, a simple farmhouse was built in Louisiana’s rich plantation country near St.…

A Visual Symphony

Few homes are more beautiful than a show house all dressed up with perfect landscaping, furnishings fit for the pages of a top national home magazine and just the right accessories. A return visit to a show house, once the…

Home: A Mansion on the Avenue

Our favorite movie is Gone With The Wind,” says Jack Lyles, as he sits on his wicker porch swing overlooking St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, “And this is our Tara.” His wife, Pam, adds, “I grew up in New…

Above the Store

Overlooking picturesque Cane River along the main street of  Natchitoches’ business district, this  amazing apartment was created by architectural designer James Hearron several years ago from a space that had endured life as a storage area over a hardware store.…

Fit to print

The exterior of the Southern Living Idea House 2005 has a distinct French flavor with high-pitched roofs and large columns.What happens when Southern Living magazine comes calling? No, not the subscription folks but a member of the top brass asking…

Darby Deluxe

The view from the entry through the double doors captures two of the old oaks on the three-acre siteChildhood dreams sometimes do come true – just ask Perry Segura. “When I was a young boy growing up in New Iberia,…

Escape to Nantachie Lake

The beautiful view of Natachine Lake can be seen from every angle of the wide wraparound porches, as well as from the two seating groups of comfortable furniture in the great roomLocated on 40 acres of pristine forest, 35 miles…