Sited on a 32' x 105' urban lot, the Bienville House is a seven-bedroom duplex designed to maximize outdoor space. The rear unit contains four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, while the front short-term rental has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. A sliding glass wall opens the front of the house onto a deck overlooking the front sidewalk, encouraging interaction with its New Orleans neighbors. In the rear, an exterior deck extends from the interior communal space over the entire rear yard and next to the raised pool, while dual sliding glass walls allow the interior and exterior to blend together. Its rectangular exterior is clad in fiber cement panels, echoing the raw concrete surfaces of the interior.
Photos: Justin Cordova / Nathan Fell Architecture