Designed for a 1950â€™s planned community in New Orleans where the â€œfrontâ€ of the houses face pedestrian muses and the â€œbackâ€ of the houses face the access streets, this residence accommodates what in reality are two front doors within a two-story box. The front doors open from both sides of the box into a double-height space that separates the formal living area from dining and kitchen functions on the first floor and the master bedroom suite from childrenâ€™s and guest bedrooms on the second floor.
The house, clad in white brick, is a series of sloped forms around the entry courtyard. The garage is pulled away from the main mass of the house, creating a private courtyard at the street side entrance. This courtyard is further defined by an abstract â€œmoatâ€ of water that a visitor steps up and over when approaching the house alongside the pool. The master bedroom is cantilevered out over the pool, creating an outdoor sitting room with fireplace below.