After building their first custom home years ago when they had a young family, Randy and Gretchen Bourgeois were ready to built another custom home with the same builder to fit their current needs and lifestyle. The team at Chris Ledet Homes joined the couple to create the home of their dreams.

While assembling the team that would complete their home, the Bourgeois brothers gave the couple a unique advantage. They would enlist the help of family to ensure that the best materials were used and the best decisions were made. Mark Bourgeois with A&H paint was instrumental with the selection of the flooring, Darren Bourgeois with Bourgeois Contractors custom built the cabinetry, and Jeff Bourgeois with Rod’s Superstore assisted with the appliance selections.

Knowing the layout they wanted, Randy designed the home while Les Gomez created the house plans. Carefully situated on a corner lot, the floor plan allows for abundant natural light. Brick walls enclose a large courtyard and exterior living space, allowing them to remain private. The walls are complete with functional shutters that can easily be opened to create a breeze or completely closed for privacy.

A custom pool and decking by Arcement Enterprises creates an oasis during the day or night. Multiple seating areas as well as an outdoor kitchen make the exterior living space a popular gathering place.

Inside, an open floor plan connects the living room, dining room and kitchen. Large windows reveal views of the courtyard and pool as well as allow natural light to fill the airy space. Brick accents and a wrought iron stair bannister add character and charm. The large kitchen is anchored with a large island with ample seating for company to pull up a stool and make themselves at home.