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NOTE: There was an error in the original description of 7037 Chestnut Street residence.
That home was proudly designed by the owner, Penny Francis, of Eclectic Home. It has been corrected online.

 Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

1. Penny and Todd Francis - 7037 Chestnut Street

Originally built in 1912 as a two-story double, the home of designer Penny Francis and Octave Francis III features Neoclassical Revival elements, on a more eclectic facade. A 2013 renovation, designed by Penny Francis of Eclectic Home and constructed by Bill Finley, included a total remodel of the galley kitchen, addition of a rear porch, updating all bathrooms, and converting a bedroom into a master bathroom retreat.

 Rendering provided by Melancon Ortega Design

Rendering provided by Melancon Ortega Design

2. Meredith and Stephen Morel - 201 Audubon Street

Though easily mistaken for a century-old home, this Neotraditional residence was constructed in 2018. Designed for Stephen and Meredith Morel, the home presented a unique challenge to architect Patrick Melancon, of Melancon Ortega Designs, due to its odd corner lot dimensions that are narrow along Magazine Street and long along Audubon Street. 

 
 Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

3. CeCe and Trevor Colhoun - 221 Walnut Street

The three-story residence of Cece and Trevor Colhoun was designed and constructed in 2006. Guests encounter the Neotraditional facade with Italianate-style quoins via a verdant courtyard facing Walnut Street. 

 Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

4. Caroline and Murray Calhoun - 452 Audubon Street

Constructed in 1918 under the design of architect Frank G. Churchill for Dr. and Mrs. Ray McLean Van Wart, this Colonial Revival later underwent a renovation by architect Myrlin McCullar in 1973, opening the kitchen by removal of pantry walls, updating the library, and combining two upstairs bedrooms to create a master suite. 

 
 Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

5. Featured Home - 479 Audubon Street

Erected in 1902 under the ownership of cotton exporter Emile Dreuil, this two-story Neoclassical Revival is believed to have been originally designed by architect Francis J. MacDonnell. 

 Rendering provided by Melancon Ortega Design

Rendering provided by Melancon Ortega Design

6. Rebecca and Dan Lester - 485 Audubon Street

Constructed in the 1960s, this two-story, ranch style home was recently expanded to three stories by architect Patrick Melancon of Melancon Ortega Design. 

 
 Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

Photographed by Sara Essex Bradley

7. Leigh Ann Schell and McGready Richeson
7515 St. Charles Avenue

More than a century old, this Neoclassical Revival residence served as a popular wedding venue from the 1950s through 1970s. In 2012, Leigh Ann Schell and McGready Richeson purchased the home and enlisted Melancon Ortega Design to provide architecture, interior design, and project management in a full renovation of the four-story main house, update to the two-story guest house, and pool addition.