Footprints of the Past: St. Francisville’s Afton Villa Gardens

It is the kind of place where you would walk in a dream—if your dreams are very good—gardens worthy of the gods carpeted… more »


It’s A Baton Rouge Thing: An artist revives a historic cottage in Baton Rouge’s Garden District

Helen Bolin remembers as a child growing up in the Southdowns area of Baton Rouge always wanting to live in the Garden District… more »


From Lakeview to Lakewood: Surviving in Style

Janet and Allan Molero were pleased when their Lakeview cottage was covered in the press a few years ago. It was finally complete,… more »


Timeless on the Tortue

Step into the past on the banks of old Bayou Tortue, southeast of Lafayette. Build a house from the ground up and make… more »


New York Style: At Home in the Garden District

The entry is a trip through time when you visit Ned Charles at his rather spectacular old apartment on the second floor of… more »


Garden Inspirations: an inviting oasis for entertaining

The home of Joel and Monica Broussard serves not only as a lovely enclave for the family, but also welcomes many visitors. The… more »


The Gardens of Houmas House

On the east bank of the Mississippi River’s so-called Sugar Coast, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the storied Houmas House Plantation rises… more »


A Petite French Quarter Paradise: Jane and Archie Casbarian’s gem of a garden

Have one of those tiny, hard-to-landscape patches in your backyard? You could, like certain Mid-City homeowners, pour a cement slab and paint it… more »


Little Cabin in the Woods: Getting in touch with nature

Imagine yourself in the perfect setting, a place where you feel the most relaxed. For some people, a secluded beach comes to mind;… more »


Artful Landscape Design: Creating a lifestyle in the great outdoors

All landscape architects by definition love outdoor environments. Richard J. Hymel, A.S.L.A. is the principal landscape architect and co-owner of Ferris Land Design,… more »