The raised-basement house with either 1-1/2 or 2 stories above is a distinct style of the coast and bayous of Louisiana. Because of the high water table in these areas, few homes were built with below-grade basements. Our Lowlands House offers the option of building with or without the raised basement. Our updated version was inspired by a small plantation house on Bayou Lafourche. It's customary to use masonry at the raised-basement level and wood clapboard above. Here, the basement level is covered in a molded brick.