New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - February 2008

Outdoor Living

Nordic Kitchens and Baths Inc: 4437 Veterans Blvd. • 504-888-2300 Nordic offers full-scale kitchen and bath design services utilizing the finest lines of luxury products, all by names you can trust, like Viking, Heritage Custom Cabinetry, Gaggenau, , and Sub-Zero.…

Straight Shooter

Affectionately and casually known as shotguns, these long, narrow dwellings are the jewels of the New Orleans housing landscape.The layout of a shotgun house is simple: Rooms are placed one behind the other in a straight line. As the legend…

Not-So-Secret Garden

Flowers are back in bloom at Longue Vue House and Gardens. An Alferez sculpture in the lilly garden at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. Volunteers in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. Spring is in full swing, which means now is…

Iron Fortified

I came around to iron the hard way. At a property I renovated in Tremé, repeated backyard burglaries taught me my wood fence provided a weak line of defense –– and privacy for miscreants to fiddle with locks and windows.…

Editor's Note

It was 18 degrees in Missouri and I was freezing when I saw the job posting in New Orleans. There was ice on top of snow on top of more ice. There were no leaves on the trees; the sky…