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View from Levee
Photo by Eean McNaughton
Entry Stair
Photo by Eean McNaughton
Photo by Hedrich Blessing
Living Room
Photo by Hedrich Blessing

Honor Award, Louisiana Architects Association, 1972.

Project Profile:
The 7300 square feet site for this project is located on Old River Road a few miles down river from Algiers Point with a marvelous view of the Mississippi River and shipping through the port. The buildable area is limited due to the corner location and the irregular shape. The owner wanted to take advantage of the view of the river as much as possible. The solution was to build the residence on concrete columns so the first floor was at the height of the levee, 13 feet.

The four-bedroom residence is designed for a family with 3 teenage boys required a spacious environment incorporating an open plan with privacy in the sleeping areas. A combined workshop, recreation, and music room with additional storage is separate from the living areas underneath the house.

Wood frame construction is supported on locally furnished laminated wood beams. Poured in place reinforced concrete columns support the floor beam system. The exterior skin is cedar shingles.

Owner: E. Eean & Joan McNaughton

Area: 3,238 S.F.

Firm Responsibilities:
Prime A/E services, Custom furnishings

Cost: $45,120

Completed: 1970