During the late 18th and 19th centuries, a most distinctive house type-a mix of Spanish and French influences-evolved along the rivers and bayous of the Lower South. This Acadian Classic house plan blends the character and regional charm of those early dwellings with the comfort and convenience demanded by today's Southerners.
This raised, climate-conscious plan was designed to keep its owners cool and dry. A gallery with balustrade spans the front and sides of the house. Square columns of hand-hewn cypress, simply carved, extend from porch to eaves.
Behind the traditional exterior, well detailed in a combination of brick and stucco, is an open, contemporary floor plan with about 3,200 square feet of heated space. Wide cased openings between rooms combine with high ceilings to produce a spacious effect. The master bedroom suite is on the main level. Generous space in the master bath provides enough room for exercise equipment.