April 2020

Found 3 blog entries for April 2020.

Middle class and diverse, Gentilly attracts those looking for a relaxed, quieter lifestyle that’s family-friendly and affordable. Roughly bounded by Lake Ponchartrain to the north, the Industrial Canal to the east, Bayou St. John to the west, and Interstate 6-10 to the south, Gentilly is an oak tree-lined residential neighborhood that’s convenient to the French Quarter, City Park, Dillard University, and the University of New Orleans. Gentilly Boulevard with its lovely architecture and mature oak trees and Elysian Fields Avenue with its shopping and commercial areas are the main thoroughfares.

Some parts of Gentilly – including Edgewood Park and Gentilly Terrace (listed as a National Register Historic District) – feature homes from the early 1900s

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There’s never been a better time to relax and breathe deeply in your own backyard oasis. From lush greenery, fragrant flora, and breezy patios to bubbling fountains, pretty pools, room for the kids to play, and even outdoor kitchens -- a backyard that’s been lovingly crafted and tended to offers a true respite from everyday life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee, take a nap, enjoy a cocktail, or gather with family, these homes with truly special backyards await.

1220 Dauphine St. A, New Orleans, LA 70116 

 

920 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115 

18 Newcomb Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70118

 

233 Sena Dr., Metairie, LA 70005 

 

2230 N. Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70117 

 

 

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The mid-century modern style may not be the first that comes to mind when you think of classic New Orleans architecture, but its distinctive lines, philosophy, and believers made an impression on the city that still exists today.

Built between the mid-1940s and the 1970s, the style was created and pursued by architects looking to the modern era and all the possibilities the future held for healthy living and social change. Its characteristic features include flat roofs, wide facades, large windows, floor-to-ceiling glass-sliding doors that encouraged integration with the outdoors, spacious, open layouts and terrazzo floors.

While some of the most well-known names associated with the style include Frank Lloyd Wright, there were a number of New

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