Contemporary design meets historic detail in a stunning Audubon Street home

Contemporary design meets historic detail in a stunning Audubon Street home

The two-story Neoclassical Revival-style residence at 479 Audubon Street was constructed c.1902 for Emile Dreuil, a prominent cotton exporter and native of St. Lucia in the British West Indies. When the current owners purchased the home in 2016 and decided to renovate, they selected architect Megan Bell of Bell Butler Design and Architecture to oversee the project. This article was written by Beth A. Jacob, AIA, Senior Associate of the MacRostie Historic Advisors New Orleans office.

Home Tour Feature - 452 Audubon Street

Home Tour Feature - 452 Audubon Street

NOAF’s friend and partner, Katrina Horning, of New Orleans Architecture Tours, shares the history behind the Colonial Revival home of Caroline and Murray Calhoun. Completed in 1918 by architect Frank G. Churchill, this home was clearly free from the earlier constraints of symmetry and designed to reflect the ideals of past architecture but add a new twist. After all, it is Colonial Revival, not Colonial Copies.