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New Orleans home and garden calendar, July 4-Aug. 8, 2015

MASTER GARDENER APPLICATIONS: Through July 31. The LSU AgCenter of St. Tammany is accepting applications for its Master Gardener training program, which consists of 50 hours of instruction on plant diseases, insects, trees, vegetable gardening, lawn care and more. In return for their extensive training, Louisiana Master Gardeners provide 40 volunteer… Continue reading →

Plantation parlor moved lock, stock and rosewood sofa into NOMA

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Visitors look at some of the features of the Butler-Greenwood Plantation Home parlor at the New Orleans Museum of Art in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, June 30, 2015. NOMA has acquired the furnished parlor of the Butler-Greenwood Plantation of St. Francisville, La., unchanged since the 1860s, and installed it in its entirety in the museum.

It takes a while to pull a room together until it’s right. Harriet Flower Mathews took nine years to complete her parlor at Butler Greenwood plantation in St. Francisville. She bought the 537⁄8 yards of carpet with its eternal bunches of red roses in 1852, the $200 golden drapery in 1859. Finally, on Jan. 25,… Continue reading →

Herbs, fruit trees flourish where blight once ruled

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- Garden on Dauphine Street

When Kathy Muse and a band of volunteers were cleaning up the 4800 block of Dauphine Street back in 2011, one vacant lot proved especially troublesome. Overgrown and nearly impassable, the lot had become a dumping ground for tires, construction debris and trash. Today, however, it’s a restful pocket park and orchard in the Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, June 10-16, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Betty K. Adams sold this home at 1904 Ute Drive in Harvey to Kin K. Hui and Hui P. Ren for $80,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for June 10 to June 16 CAMBAY DRIVE 120: donation, no value stated, Susan Lacombe and Steven Lacombe to Wayne R. Lacombe. CAMBAY DRIVE 165: $33,000, Dolly F. Marse, Michael J. Marse, Stephen Marse and Russell L. Marse to Randazzle Properties LLC.… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, June 10-16, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Kevin P. Breen sold this home at 3425 Cypress St. in Metairie to Salvador A. Pellittieri for $370,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for June 10 to June 16 COLONIAL AVE. 624: $405,000, Gregory Mikevich and Katherine E. Mikevich to David H. Coe and Rachael M. Coe. ELMWOOD SUBDIVISION, LOT P-2: $3,456,892, Fre Gretna LLC to AE1 Income & Growth Fund 25 LLC. GENERES DRIVE 2305: donation, no… Continue reading →

St. Tammany property transfers, June 9-15, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Rockwell Builders LLC sold this home at 38 Mark Smith Drive in Mandeville to Martin E. Padilla and Trisha C. Padilla for $799,750.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for June 9 to June 15 BALD EAGLE DRIVE 148: $85,000, Money Hill Plantation LLC to B&J Land & Development LLC. GRANDE HILLS ESTATES, LOT 4, SQUARE 1: $180,000, Gallo Investments LLC to Richard A. Lang and Elizabeth T. Lang. PACKET PLACE 71153: $187,500, Dennis… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, June 8-11, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Karen A. Barousse sold this home at 4732-34 Iberville St. in New Orleans' 2nd District to Jonathan F. Randall for $333,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for June 8 TO June 11 ANNUNCIATION ST. 1461-A: $230,000, Louis Hebert and Cindy M. Hebert to Ronald J. Mizell and Susan M. Mizell. BANKS ST. 3238: $439,000, Vivia C. White to BP&K LLC. CARONDELET ST. 334, UNIT 309: $310,000, Western Union Building LLC… Continue reading →

Heat-loving vinca fall prey to fungus in the soil

Cora Apricot Improved vinca (Photo by Allen Owings.)

Over many decades, we have come to count on colorful, sturdy vinca (Catharanthus roseus) as the workhorse of our summer gardens. With its pretty pink, white and purple blooms clustered en masse on a low mounding plant, vinca have served as beautiful and dependable bedding plants that can stand up to the hottest days in south Louisiana.… Continue reading →

10 years later, New Orleans’ Lakeview is on the rebound

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- detail for Lakeview Street Seen

Where I’m walking: The 6000 block of Louis XIV Street in the Lakeview neighborhood, on the east or odd-numbered side of the block. On the north is Germain Street; on the south, Polk. I’m just a few blocks away from the vibrant commercial strip along Harrison Avenue, where restaurants, groceries and banks offer everything… Continue reading →

Home and garden events calendar for June 27-Aug. 8, 2015

LEVEE GARDEN PLANTING EVENT: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 5000 Warrington Dr. Join volunteers working to plant native vegetation in the rain gain garden located at the east breach of the London Avenue Canal. The rain garden is part of a permanent outdoor exhibit that explains the engineering failures that caused New… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, June 2-9, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Daniel J. Craven Jr. and Christy J. Craven sold this home at 613 Brockenbraugh Court in Metairie to Bongsig Choe for $390,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for June 2 to June 9 COLONIAL FARMS SUBDIVISION, LOT A: $190,000, Champion Mortgage Co. to William Ellzey and Melinda Ellzey. GROVE AVE. 563: $110,000, Carrie D. Bellau to Joshua A. Kippes and Claire L. Kippes. MAGNOLIA ACRES SUBDIVISION, LOT J-4: $125,000, Dora R. Higgins,… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, June 2-9, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Harold J. Blakemore Jr. and Donna M. Blakemore sold this home at 33 Willow Drive in Gretna to Richard Andreotta Jr. and Lacey A. Andreotta for $300,333.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for June 2 to June 9 FELICIA DRIVE 137: $60,000, Dwayne Pritchett, Sandra P. Neal, Julie P. Gonzalez, Rodney Pritchett, Tina P. Pierce and Donald Pritchett Jr. to Keith M. Wicker and Karen F. Wicker. JACQUELINE DRIVE 128: $85,500, William B. Carragain Jr. and Sharon… Continue reading →

Collector selling off a house full of mid-century furnishings

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- Those who enjoy mid-century modern design will find plenty to feast their eyes upon at the tag sale in Conards home.

When Brad Conard bought his home in Carrollton’s Leonidas neighborhood a dozen years ago, it had languished on the city’s blighted list for a long time. Weatherboards were nearly bare, the front porch had been enclosed, and the last two rooms — where the kitchen and bath had been located — had collapsed into the… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, May 18 to May 22

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Airianzo Wells and Natisha Brown Wells sold this home at 138 Portrush Drive in LaPlace to Scott Timothy Falgout for $185,000.

St. John Transfers from May 18 TO May 22 PORTRUSH DRIVE 138: $185,000, Airianzo Wells and Natisha Brown Wells to Scott Timothy Falgout. MAIN STREET 3508: $250,000, Davis Leroy Smith to Jared S. Hotard and Tania C. Tabor. Lot 9 and 11 of Sq. 7-B Lot 13… Continue reading →

St. Charles property transfers, May 26 to 29

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- James T. Moore and Karen Stier Moore sold this home at 27 Belle Grove Dr. in Destrehan to Timothy S. Marcel and Sarah Elfort Marcel for $392,000.

St. Charles Transfers for May 26 TO May 29 ELLEN STREET 420: $205,000, Blaine Joseph Caillet and Karen Zeringue Caillet to Lawrence Butler and Shirley M. Butler. SUNSET DRAINAGE DISTRICT 1: $97,000, Robert Falgout, Warren J. Falgout Jr. and Roberta A. Falgout Richuox… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, May 28 to June 1

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Lance P. Livaccari and Crystal B. Castro sold this home at 412 Third Ave. in Harvey to Preston J. Duhe and Claire P. Duhe for $126,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for May 28 to June 1 MODERN FARMS SUBDIVISION, LOT P-Q-8: $79,900, Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to Christopher J. Zibilich and Jessica L. Buras. PRIEST DRIVE 217: $32,000, Christiana Trust to Jean Pickney. OAK AVE. 1013: $86,902, Wells Fargo Bank… Continue reading →

New levee garden and exhibit mark site of levee breach

Sandy Rosenthal could barely believe it when a resident of the Filmore Gardens neighborhood called to tell her that a vacant lot at the exact site of the London Avenue canal eastbank levee breach was available for leasing. “I never would have known about it if it weren’t for the relationships that have been built since… Continue reading →

St. Tammany property transfers, May 27 to June 1

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Barry L. Frederick sold this home at 115 Beau Arbre Court in Covington to Trisha L. Bergeron for $260,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for May 27 to Jun 1 11TH ST. 70233: $139,900, Roy L. Breeden to Vestavia Holdings LLC. ABITA SPRINGS TERRACE SUBDIVISION, LOTS 2, 3, 4, 5, 23, 24, 25, 26, SQUARE 9: $100 and other good and valuable consideration, Linda S. Benoit Cox to Rodger… Continue reading →

A one-time label factory becomes a convenient modern dwelling

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- High ceilings and banks of factory windows give the home of Jim Lestelle and John Stephens a spacious feel.

Few homeowners would leave graffiti on the walls of their downtown loft, but Jim Lestelle and John Stephens aren’t just any owners. “We love the scribbling and the blocks of color on the columns because it reminds us of what this place used to be and who used to work here,” said Stephens, an interior decorator… Continue reading →

New Orleans area home and garden events, June 13-July 30

PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park’s Pelican Greenhouse, off of Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive and south of I-10 overpass. The sale includes gingers, salvias, roses, herbs and more. Free. (504) 483-5464, plants@nocp.org for a full list. GROWING TROPICALS TALK AND PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon sale, 10 a.m.… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, May 19-26, 2015

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Full Sail Investments LLC sold this home at 1337 Constance St. in New Orleans' 1st District to Emily E. Eagan for $440,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for May 19 TO May 26 BARONNE ST. 815: $850,000, 815 Baronne LLC to Joshua Yellin. BAUDIN ST. 4417: $175,000, Aserena M. Butler to Kevin F. Tucker and Cheryl L. McRae. BAUDIN ST. 4420-22: $284,340, Vichet Tan and Sarith C. Tan to James T.… Continue reading →

St. Tammany property transfers, May 19-26, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Raymond J. Dean Jr. and Vicki W. Dean sold this home at 7275 Brookwood Drive in Mandeville to Jeffrey S. West and Deana B. West for $390,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for May 19 to May 26 ABITA OAKS LOOP 118: $150,000, William D. Hart to Phillip L. Mardis. MINKLER ST. 71100: $252,000, Mark F. Krause and Stephanie S. Krause to Timothy D. Breshears and Tiffany O. Breshears. NAVAJO DRIVE 765: $238,000, Rick D. Larousse… Continue reading →