Doesn't this New Orleans cottage look like it should be on one of those 21st century "Small House/Big Style" television shows? (Or maybe in domino?) A charming example of Creole architecture, it was built in 1833 for a free woman of color living in the Marigny district.
The trend in the Crescent City has always been to add a little unexpected elegance to even the most humble cottages. Although it's not really visible in the pictures shown here, this house has a Greek key door surround. (Greek Revival style is very prevalent in NOLA.) Since Grant Gibson has such an affinity for Greek key and a flair for working with tiny spaces, this place made me think of him.
Greek Revival details are also evident in the houses shown below.
All house images are from New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence, Richard Sexton and Randolph Delehanty, Chronicle Books, 1993. Table skirt image via Grant K. Gibson .
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