Work in Progress: Annunciation Home Addition and Renovation
This New Orleans Creole Cottage is Getting a Complete Home Makeover
DMG is in the process of transforming this outdated New Orleans Creole Cottage located in the Irish Chanel Historic District into another New Orleans staple home. While maintaining the home’s historic front façade, a new 2-story camelback addition will be added to the existing structure. The existing structure will be completely renovated, starting with receiving a new foundation that will bring it up to the current base flood elevation.
While the existing structure will maintain it’s original ceiling height, the home’s addition will boast 11 foot ceilings with artfully exposed beams. The existing windows will be removed and replaced with energy efficient operable aluminum clad casement windows. Skylights will be installed down the hallway, along with solar tubes in specific locations. This will bring in an abundance of natural light throughout the house, adding the perfect lighting to show off this New Orleans home’s total transformation.
Beautiful hardwood floors will be installed along with custom kitchen cabinets and quartz countertops. A screened in porch will be installed off the kitchen, allowing the homeowners to enjoy the classic New Orleans spring nights.
The home’s deteriorating wood siding on the East and West exterior walls will be removed and replaced with on-trend & more durable, Hardie siding, which will resist the effects of moisture and mold. The cottage’s siding on the front façade will be sanded and brought back to it’s former glory with a fresh coat of paint, operable wood casement windows, flagstone steps, and a stately iron gate.
What was once a rundown New Orleans cottage will soon be transformed into an elevated, energy-efficient home that preserves it’s original New Orleans architectural style while combining green-building technologies with modern amenities. Keep checking back for updates as this Creole Cottage is transformed into a charming New Orleans family home that is enjoyed for generations to come.
DMG | Expert Home Additions and Remodeling
As New Orleans’ leading design and build construction firm, we’ve dedicated ourselves to building and renovating quality residential homes just like this one, bringing our clients’ dream homes to life. As a reputable local homebuilder with extensive certifications and all required licenses, we are uniquely qualified to assist with any home additions or renovations you are considering. If you are interested in getting an estimate on a home expansion or would just like to speak with an experienced local contractor about your home remodeling options, contact DMG today.