• by Bonnie Rushing photos by Misty Leigh McElroy

Situated on a picturesque lawn adored by azaleas in bloom, the home of David and Robin Bourgeois is timeless and pristine. With a pool and tennis court located on the property as well as convenient access to the golf course, the couple seized the opportunity to purchase the home in 2006. 

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Drawn to the beautiful bones and grand scale of their traditional southern home, a local family brought new life to the original space by creating an atmosphere of laid back luxury. By embracing many details of the original structure and tweaking the existing floor plan to fit their family’s…

  • by Bonnie Rushing photos by Misty Leigh McElroy

Built in the 70’s with a decidedly Mid-Century Modern style, Christopher and Anne Rodrigue embraced the home’s style in their home renovation, creating an updated, livable space for their family. 

  • by Bonnie Rushing photos by Misty Leigh McElroy

After living a number of years in downtown Thibodaux, Kainen and Sarah LeBlanc stumbled across a lot in a quiet area of town and quickly made the decision to build a home to raise their family in the St. Charles Community where Sarah grew up.

  • by Bonnie Rushing photos Brian Waitz

Surrounded by her two sisters and their families, Jennifer Hebert and her husband Duane are right at home on family property. Each taking turns to host during the holidays, it’s become a family tradition to gather at their home on Christmas Eve. 

  • by Bonnie Rushing photos by Brian Waitz

Recently relocating from Crescent Farm Plantation to downtown Houma, St. Martin & Bourque chose a mid-century modern classic to accommodate its law offices.

  • by Bonnie Rushing

For over 10 years I’ve had the privilege of sharing countless homes in our community with you. The spirit and hospitality of the owners who have opened their doors are what the South is made of and has kept our readers coming back for more. Our homes are so much more than structure and decor…

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Renowned for its Greek Revival styling, the craftsmanship and distinctive characteristics of Orange Grove Plantation earned a designation on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1840, along the bank of Bayou Black, the estate currently encompasses a 4.5-acre tract of land surro…

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Growing up just down the street from where he’s now raising his family, Nick Lichenstein always wanted to return to the country. Building their rural retreat on seven acres of land was a dream for he and his wife, Courtney. Taking three years to plan and an additional 18 months to execute, t…

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When Dennis and Kim Elfert were looking for a home, they hoped to find it in a quiet, established neighborhood with mature trees. The couple was fortunate to find a home in just the right location that could be remodeled over time. The comfortable ranch style home with great curb appeal was …

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While it’s difficult for homeowners Doug and Elise Gregory to isolate a favorite space in their home, the most memorable event was their wedding in 2015. After exchanging vows in the courtyard, the couple made the newly renovated house their home.

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Built in 1928 by E.F. Toups along the banks of Bayou Lafourche, this home has nearly 100 years of history in its walls. Situated on a large lot with mature fruit trees, the craftsman style house is now home to Gary and Naomi Landry.

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When Kate Theriot was looking for a place to call her own in 1995, she stumbled upon a cottage for sale and immediately fell in love. As fate would have it, the three proposals before her’s fell through and just like that, Kate was home. 

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With an appreciation for the tradition of Carnival season as well as the festivities, Craig and Lisa Hebert’s favorite time of year is Mardi Gras. Attending various balls, parties and parades have inspired their tradition of collecting and displaying parade memorabilia and holiday décor that…

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When a local designer began to travel more for business, it became increasingly difficult to maintain his home and garden and downsizing was the perfect solution. As the owner of BRAVO Graphic Design and Home Staging, Philip Toups sold his downtown home and opted for a gated apartment commun…

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Once a young family laid eyes on a Acadian style home in an established neighborhood, they knew they would call it home. After several months of renovations including repainting, improvements to the kitchen and revamping the fireplace to include a large hearth and mantle, the family settled …

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When Corey and Cyd Hebert decided to build a new home, they wanted a sophisticated and functional space for their family. The custom four bedroom home has a welcoming entry that leads into an open concept living room and kitchen. The space, only separated by a large kitchen island complete w…

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Originally built in 1999, Geri Lynn LeBlanc’s home recently underwent an amazing transformation. The renovation was extensive, taking almost seven months to accomplish. Enlisting the help of Wayne Macks of Way-Nor Construction, Geri began the renovation journey on the 6,000 square foot space…

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After purchasing their ranch style home in 2005, Dwayne and Jennifer Beeson have enjoyed the process of customizing and renovating both the interior and exterior over time. The giant live oak tree and the painted cream exterior give the home curb appeal.

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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.

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Inspired by beautiful resorts while traveling the world, the backyard of a local couple is truly a sanctuary. Creating an elegant retreat that was perfect for entertaining and spending quality family time was a requirement.

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As their children grew up, moved away and had families of their own, the Talbots outgrew their old home when everyone came to visit. They decided to build a new, larger home to accommodate their family.

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In 1947, Allen Danos Sr., a descendant of south Louisiana farmers, borrowed $2,000 to start a small tugboat company with his brother-in-law, Syriaque Curole. The entrepreneurial-minded duo hung up their Danos and Curole shingle, purchased their first vessel, the Yoyo, and contracted their fi…

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Tatum Arcement saw a photograph of a pool house online and was inspired by its style and size. She and her sister-in-law sat down and sketched the house she would call home after a year of planning and another year and half of construction.

  • By Bonnie Rushing

Once Dean and Danielle Cheramie found a house that fit their lifestyle, they just needed to make it their style. The Acadian home is perfectly situated on a large lot, complete with a pool and guest house. Wanting to give the home a sophisticated, stylish and chic look while feeling approach…

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When LeRoux keyboardist Rod Roddy met and fell for Lisa Cinnater, the couple synced their interests and created harmony in an old home. The two share an appreciation for older dwellings, art, decorating and even repurposing materials and furniture, which is evident in the 1930s home in downt…

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Built by M.L. Funderburk and later sold to Dr. Rudolph Ellender, the home of Phillip and Dot Wu has a unique, eclectic style the homeowners refer to as traditional-meets-Asian. While decor found throughout the home has been acquired during world travels, Asian decor takes center stage.

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Following Hurricane Katrina, while then-New Orleanians Drs. Don and Wendy Gervais were still evacuated, they viewed and purchased their current home via photographs. They were searching for a space large enough to help relatives also displaced by the storm.

  • By Bonnie Rushing

Reclaimed wood, hand-painted murals and a one-of-a-kind LSU-themed entertainment room are only a few things that make John and Robin Stevens’ home unique. After planning for two years to build their dream home, the couple enlisted the help of Elton

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When they first laid eyes on the property that would become the site of their new home, it wasn’t exactly what a local couple had dreamed of. Gary and Faye purchased the property, the home of an unofficial dump, located on the Intracoastal Canal in 2003 and began the task of cleaning up

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Lending itself to A. Hays Town’s architectural design style, large exposed cypress beams, gas lanterns, antique pine cabinets and flooring, Saltillo tile floors and a New Orleans’s style courtyard nod to Town’s signature style.

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Moving into their home just before Thanksgiving, the Boudreaux family had much to be thankful for. Working with Pelican Builders of Thibodaux, the couple planned for nine months and built for 10 months before their French Acadian dream home was complete.