Situated on a secluded site, this home was inspired by the architecture of southern Louisiana, a blend of French Acadian and Creole influences. The Creole raised cottage shares common elements with its Carolina cousins, as both evolved to address similar concerns of climate and culture. The Creole influence is evident in the massing of the large hipped roof, integral porches, and flared eaves with deep overhangs; at the same time, the raised foundation, tall ceilings, and axial plan are traditional features intended to maximize air circulation in a coastal climate. By combining these vernacular elements with regional influences, the Creole Cottage balances the owner’s design goals with local traditions as well as the demands of both climate and site.
Photography: Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives
Interesting way to get height on home. Drop the shutters. Front porch is good - paul_thieroff