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Landmarks Society honors 18 remarkable restorations

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --  The George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center was dedicated today on North Rampart street. After a major renovation, the former funeral home will house the Don ÒMooseÓ Jamison Heritage School of Music, and the foundationÕs other programs while also serving as a community arts center.The Jazz & Heritage Center is named in honor of George Wein and his late wife Joyce, the festival producers who helped to launch the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The Louisiana Landmarks Society announced this week the winners of its 2015 Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation, crowning 18 projects around the city with laurels. Projects range from the adaptive reuse of an office building as apartments, a mix of new construction and rehab of a cluster of houses, and… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, Feb. 3-16, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Charles DiLauro and Helen E. DiLauro sold this home at 1426 N. Derbigny St. in New Orleans to Bonnie Jean Klein for $355,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for Feb. 3 TO Feb. 16 BANKS ST. 4037: $395,000, K&T Institute LLC to Daniel H. Salzer and Diana Pipes Eustis. BARONNE ST. 301, 305: $1,750,000, 305 Baronne LLC to K&J Land & Development LLC. BARONNE ST. 740, JULIA ST. 819: $1,860,000, Susan Swanner… Continue reading →

St. Tammany Parish property transfers, Feb. 3-10, 2015

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for Feb. 3 TO Feb. 10 ABITA SPRINGS ANNEX SUBDIVISION, LOTS 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, SQUARE 35: donation, no value stated, Gustave W. Altobello Jr. and Patricia A. Corona to Sandra Altobello Lucas. South Abita Springs subdivision, lots 18, 20, 22, 24, 26,… Continue reading →

East Jefferson Parish property transfers, Feb. 6-11, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Nelson T. Ducote and Jeanine H. Ducote sold this home at 6117 Bridget St. in Metairie to Myers L. Marshall for $225,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for Feb. 6 to Feb. 11 ANTHONY AVE. 264: $167,000, Michael H. Goebel and Marlene M. Goebel to Lindsey L. Malbrough. CAROLYN DRIVE 427: $147,000, Terri L. Danna to Ivy B. Zacharias. ELMWOOD INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION, LOT 27, SQUARE A: $175,000, JLC3 LLC to Rudy &… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, Feb. 6-11, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Margaret G. Carbo sold this home at 117 Jasmine Lane in Waggaman to Meg C. Powell for $55,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for Feb. 6 to Feb. 11 BECKY DRIVE 112: $84,370, Bank of America NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. OAK AVE. 900: $65,000, Succession of Lenes J. Boudreaux Sr. and succession of Maude A. Boudreaux to Michael G.… Continue reading →

St. John the Baptist Parish property transfers, Feb. 2-6

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Steve Mullins and Gina Perilloux Mullins sold this home at 79 Ridgewood Dr. in LaPlace to Howard Columbus Bias, Jr., for $185,000.

St. John Property transfers for Feb. 2 to FEb. 6 RIVER POINTE 141: $133,000, Tanisha Danielle Jones to Freddie Vick and Audrey Russell. CANE DRIVE 26: $182,000, Cortney Lee Ballon Stevens, wife of /and Benny A. Stevens, III to De Juan N. Reid and Jannon B. Leonard. West… Continue reading →

St. Charles Parish property transfers, Feb. 2-6, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Guy Bourgeois and Tasha B. Bourgeois sold this home at 303 Nottaway Drive in Destrehan to Stephen Shayne Prine and Brittni D. Prine for $262,000.

St. Charles Transfers for Feb. 2 to Feb. 6 KING’S ESTATES PHASE 1 LOT 418: $28,000, RJM Enterprises Inc. to Family Resources of New Orleans Inc. KING’S ESTATES PHASE 1 LOT 418: Donation, Family Resources of New Orleans Inc. to Allison Smith. KING’S ESTATES PHASE 1 LOT 413:… Continue reading →

Home and garden calendar, Feb. 28 - April 7, 2015

ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465 EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. “Lessons with Lee” is… Continue reading →

LSU AgCenter hosts Camellia Stroll and Sale event

Photo provided by LSU AgCenter -- Camellia in bloom.

Camellias take center stage Sunday at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station when the center hosts its annual “Camellia Stroll,” co-sponsored with the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners Association. Why the hoopla? Because right now, the “winter rose” is in full, glorious bloom. Regina Bracy, resident coordinator of the… Continue reading →

New interior design book focuses on designer George Stacey

Photo by Zev Starr-Tambour -- Maureen Footer, author of George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic

The name George Stacey may not be well-known in design circles today, but New York author and interior designer Maureen Footer believes it should be. To prove her point, Footer has written a sumptuous and compelling book titled “George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic” (Rizzoli, 2014). Bryan Batt will welcome… Continue reading →

Home and garden calendar, Feb. 21-April 7, 2015

BAYOU GARDENS CAMELLIA OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Enjoy guided tours of the grounds at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., a talk by Hunter Charbonnet at 10 a.m. and a presentation by Jim Campbell at noon.… Continue reading →

St. Tammany Parish property transfers, Jan.27-Feb. 2, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Sirva Relocation Properties LLC sold this home at 45 Tara Lane in Mandeville to Ronald M. Garbarino and Connie A. Garbarino for $600,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for Jan. 27 TO Feb. 2 CLIPPER PLACE 71164: $160,000, Silva Lopes to Kyle J. Mouton and Carrie P. Mouton. HILLCREST COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, LOT 24, SQUARE 12: $3,500, William V. Feblis and Martha J. Fulmer to Alpha H. Howe, Lynn F. Howe, Michael A.… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Jarrod and Jennifer P. Champagne sold this home at 400 Jefferson Ave. in Metairie to Guice A. Giambrone III and Tania L. Giambrone for $1,051,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 CITRUS BLVD. 5821: $1,600,000, Citrus Court LLC to Citrus Square LLC. E. SHANNON LANE 274: $35,000, Cordelia R. W. Matherne, Marion W. Rafael and Sheldon E. Walker to Doucet Bros Construction Co. LLC. FRANKLIN AVE. 909: $152,500, Luis Aguilar… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Miguel A. Aguilera sold this home at 420 Huey P. Long Ave. in Gretna to Ronnie J. Arcement and Gracie C. Arcement for $255,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 MODERN FARMS SUBDIVISION, LOT 33-B: donation, no value stated, Brent L. Wyble to Timothy J. Toups and Jessica M. Toups. LANDER ST. 828: $113,000, Salvador J. Boudreaux Jr. and Kristi M. Boudreaux to… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Darryl L. Glade and Leah C. Glade sold this home at 3225 St. Ann St. in New Orleans to Benjamin M. Billings for $440,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for Jan. 28 TO Feb. 2 BANKS ST. 3036: $475,000, C&AN Investments LLC to Korbin M. Johnson and Renee W. Johnson. BANKS ST. 4513-15: $290,000, Mary Georgopoulos to Colette Brogna. BARONNE STREET CORNER UNION STREET, SQUARE 264, LOT E-1: $11,600,000, KMGR LLC to REJV8… Continue reading →

Just off parade route, Fournerats are in their home by Mardi Gras

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- With its asymmetrical façade, deep roof overhangs, stone foundation and columns, the home of Brennan and Ashley Fournerat on Peniston Street is a stellar example of the Craftsman bungalow style. The terra cotta roof may be its most striking feature.

Brennan Fournerat made a bold prediction when showing off his renovation-in-progress back in October. “We’ll be in by Mardi Gras,” he said. The goal was ambitious, considering the condition of the house at the time. Wiring, plumbing and HVAC still needed to be installed, a new kitchen and master bath built, walls painted and myriad… Continue reading →

Home away from home gives family historic setting for fun weekends

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A blend of form and function guided the renovations to the 1805-era Creole cottage on Toulouse Street.

Sunlight came streaming through the windows of the 1805 Creole cottage on Toulouse Street, as Joe and Stephanie Bruno described the experience of renovating and furnishing their French Quarter retreat. One of three historic buildings on the same lot, the cottage has been lovingly dubbed “The Jewel Box” by the Brunos, a nod to its exquisite furnishings and… Continue reading →

February comes up roses for more reasons than romance

AP Photo/Martin Meissner - Roses are associated with Valentine's Day but there are other reasons why February is a great month for the popular flower.

Valentine’s Day has become synonymous with roses, Champagne and chocolate. But there are better reasons that roses come to mind when February arrives. First, it’s an excellent month for planting roses, especially during the first two weeks. Second, it is the ideal time to prune roses established in the garden. Some gardeners resist the idea of adding… Continue reading →

New Orleans garden events, Feb. 7-March 28, 2015

GULF DISTRICT ROSE SOCIETY WORKSHOP: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 1500 La. 30, Gonzales. “Better Roses for Better Gardens” covers all aspects of growing roses in the local climate. $65 weekend, $40 Saturday (includes meal). noroses@gmail.com. ROSE PROPAGATION WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden.… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, Nov. 15-Nov. 20, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Barry K. Mayley and Susan Tauzier Mayley sold this home at 424-26 Vallette St. in New Orleans to James A. Hunt, Sarah E. Cory and Patricia H. Burrus for $154,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for Nov. 15 TO Nov. 20 BANKS ST. 3233-35: $280,000, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. to Joseph K. Laubach II. BARONNE ST. 344-46-48-50-52-54, PERDIDO ST. 833: $8,400,000, Punam Hotel Corp. to New Orleans Hotel Equity LLC. MAGAZINE ST. 760, UNIT 220: $305,000, Terry… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, Jan. 15 to Jan. 22, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Christopher J. Peck sold this home at 421 Baroni Drive in Kenner to Matthew C. Stigler and Melissa C. Stigler for $192,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for Jan. 15 to Jan. 22 ASHBORNE DRIVE 7305: $390,000, Elizabeth C. Skeins to Jared P. White and Rebecca E. M. White. ELMWOOD PLANTATION ESTATES, LOT 14, SQUARE 2: $137,500, David I. Oreck to Nicholas R. Reasons and Jennifer J. Carriere. FORTIER AVE. 8315: $216,500,… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, Jan. 15 to Jan. 22, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Eteldridge A. Sanders sold this home at 702 Richard St. in Gretna to Belinda B. Liebenau for $122,550.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for Jan. 15 to Jan. 22 CHURCH ST. 352: $5,000, Tracy R. Thomas to James Howard. GERRIE COURT 316: $18,500, Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Brendon Gautreaux and Jamie Gautreaux. Homeplace subdivision, phase 2, lots 1-61, square 5, lots 1-15, square 6, lots 1-20, square… Continue reading →

St. John the Baptist Parish property transfers, Jan. 12-26, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Garland K. Baynes, Jr. and Patricia Turner Baynes sold this home at 120 Belle Grove Dr. in LaPlace Baynes to Tran Demond Collins and Ashley Marie Collins for $208,000.

St. John Transfers for Jan. 12 to Jan. 26 HESTER DR. 371: $86,000, Jason W. Villemarette to Andy J. Yeargin and Kim Rice Yeargin. GROVE PARK 208: $10, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. to NNIK Enterprise, LLC.… Continue reading →

St. Charles Parish Transfers for Jan. 19 to Jan. 23

St. Charles Transfers for Jan. 19 to Jan. 23 PANTHER RUN AT ORMOND SUBDIVISION PHASE I LOT 49: $54,000, Jason Anthony Naquin and Rae Anne Mendoza Naquin to Reve Inc. VILLERE DRIVE 181: $280,000, Paul E. Scaffidi and Kimberly Bradshaw Scaffidi to Richie Fraychineaud and Leslie Doskey Fraychineaud.… Continue reading →

St. Tammany Parish property transfers, Jan. 6 to Jan. 20, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- John F. McCoy and Marion Sally Dean McCoy sold this home at 701 S. Lake Washington Court in Slidell to James A Charles III and Beci Lynn M. Charles for $166,500.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for Jan. 6 TO Jan. 20 ABITA OAKS SUBDIVISION, PHASE 1, LOT 10-D-2: $20,000, Investar Bank to Lloyd J. Aucoin Jr. and Patricia M. Aucoin. DUNDEE LOOP NORTH 2032: donation, no value stated, Patricia P. Gordon to Marvin C. Gordon. IRON ST. 73233: $80,798, Wells… Continue reading →

From bachelor pad to couple's home, how this parade-friendly New Orleans house has been transformed

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- The Babineauxs are flanked by their dogs, Red, on the left and Obie. Red, a 16 year-old boxer mix, goes to work with Brett every day and is a celebrity in local lumber yards.

Brett Babineaux can hardly remember a time when he did not give a parade party — spontaneous or planned — at the Napoleon Avenue home he has owned since 1998. That’s because the raised-basement house he now shares with his wife, Whitney, lies on the bead-catching side of the avenue just off Magazine Street and,… Continue reading →

New LSU extension agent to teach the basics and more

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Lee Rouse, Assistant Extension Agent of horticulture for Orleans Parish at City Park's  Botanical Gardens in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Lee Rouse noticed something surprising when reviewing a list of courses available to home gardeners: Most were either very basic or very advanced. “I realized that there was very little right in the middle, the kind that offered information that intermediate gardeners need,” said Rouse, who assumed the mantle of Orleans Parish extension agent for the Continue reading →

New Orleans home and garden calendar, Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 2015

PROPER PRUNING: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. “Lessons with Lee” is a series of monthly horticultural classes taught by Lee Rouse of the LSU AgCenter on timely topics. The inaugural lecture is “Proper Pruning,” which will cover techniques, timing and tools. $10 with advance registration. (504) 483-9473,… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, Jan. 9-Jan. 14, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Rulong Ye and Lie Xu sold this home at 345-347 18th St. in New Orleans to Patricia M. Shenkel for $305,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for Jan. 9 to Jan. 14 CARONDELET ST. 619-21: $3,250,000, New Orleans Scottish Rite Foundation Inc. to CDB Carondelet LLC. JOHN CHURCHILL CHASE ST. 610, UNIT 19: $375,000, Kelly L. Babineaux to Lilian Aida Lovell. JULIA ST. 815, CARONDELET ST. 751: $100 and other… Continue reading →