Friday, September 21, 2012

A Chic Contemporary Home In The Big Easy

Whenever I think about homes in New Orleans, I always pictured them heavy on the traditional side, jam packed with antiques similar to those at Grandma's house. 
Source                                 The Historic Williams Residence on Royal Street

So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across this very contemporary home designed by New Orleans' own Lee Ledbetter for Sidney D. Torres IV and his fiance. The exterior of the home doesn't even give so much as a hint of the contemporary gems hidden behind it walls. Take a gander and you'll see what I mean.

Sidney D. Torres, IV and his fiance - are the extremely lucky couple that get to call this amazing place home.
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Now I have never been to New Orleans, (Nikki has been twice! Hate her!) but I'm dying to try some beignets at Cafe Du Monde and some authentic shrimp and grits so it's definitely on my Travel Bucket List. 

Do you think a home this contemporary loses that vibe that is unique to New Orleans? What do you think about Ledbetter's use of mostly neutral colors. Check out more Ledbetter's amazing work here.

Have a great weekend. See you on the flip side.

Debbie B. 


  1. I love it all!! ABoslutely right up my alley! Happy weekend!

    1. Same here....I'm dying for that couch.
      Great weekend to you too.

  2. One of my favorite article in that month's magazine loved everything about this home.

  3. I'm loving that foyer with the animal rug! Grrrrr....goood!

  4. that really is amazing. i love the strong western european influence, yet it just seems so american. i don't think i could ever handle living in a house that big, but it's so pretty!

  5. I think when you're dealing with the kitchen and bath you want to try to stay tru to the style of the home but at the same time if you plan on living there for years, I believe you should live the way you want. I think the interior is fabulous. I especially love the dark gray room.


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