New Orleans Home Series Italianate Camelback

Dated: 07/16/2013

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I want to be able to walk you through the different styles of homes in New Orleans, point out the details, and find out what makes that one special.  As I started reading about the different styles I had no idea how complex each one was. The list of details can go on and on.  The majority of these homes can be found in the New Orleans-Garden District&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=100000000&map=0&quick=1&submit=Search' title='Search Properties in Garden District'>Garden District, Uptown,  and Marigny/Bywater dating back to 1718. I’m going to jump in with some of my favorites and they are in no particular order. A home that stands out with some beautiful details is the Italianate Camelback. . The style was popular in England and the American New Orleans East&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=100000000&map=0&quick=1&submit=Search' title='Search Properties in East'>East Coast beginning in the 1840s, and took hold in New Orleans in the 1850s. It was a very popular style during the 1860s and 1870s, and some of its elements appeared in a mixture with other styles until at least 1900 (nola.gov). This style is similar looking to a Greek revival; however some details set it apart. You can see a dramatic parapet which is arched and bracketed cornices. Also the arched openings of the porch are repeated in the double hung windows and door transoms. The front of the house also features cast-iron railings and a curved partition. It is possible for some of these homes to be missing a portion of the details due to renovations. A conversion from a double to a single can eliminate the partition or even the second set of steps to the dwelling. This is just a quick snap shot of what to look for with this style. You can see even more detail in the Double-Gallery house (Corinthian columns and louvered shutters).
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Clint LaCour

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