Preserving The Vieux Carre – The Maison du Parc Story
New Orleans is filled with many architectural wonders from Creole cottages and Shotgun houses to huge Saint Charles Avenue Mansions. You can see influences and styles from Creole & Greek revival styles, to Greek revival & Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Renaissance Colonial, Gothic architecture, and even some Mid-Century Modern styles. Some how it all seems to work so well together despite the style differences. But, Preserving The Vieux Carre has always been a monumental task for New Orleanians whether it was overcoming the fires in 1788 and 1794 or simply maintaining and caring for the historic buildings from the passage of time.
Unfortunately, many of the buildings in the French Quarter and surrounding areas are needing a little bit of updating and repairs. It is not an easy task to not only preserve a building but also bring it up to modern standards in design. However, there have been some wonderful architectural projects occurring throughout the French Quarter area and one of them is the Maison du Parc.
“Maison du Parc is comprised of a perfect blend of renovated historic structures and brand new construction to create ten unique luxury residences. This exclusive community offers residents the privacy of owning a single family home, with the effortless living of a condominium. ” It is located just a few blocks from the birthplace of Jazz, a stroll away from the nation’s longest operating green market and community theater, and only minutes from Jackson Square and the Mississippi River. There is so much to say about how much went into restoring this property from design to implementation, but one of the best ways is to just see some pictures. Check out the before and after pictures and the interior video of this wonderful property below:
Maison Du Parc Before The Renovations
Maison Du Parc After The Renovations
The before and after pictures of the property truly do tell a wonderful story of a neglected property that was brought back to its former glory but with modern conveniences and design. The Maison du Parc will continue to be a part of the New Orleans Architecture that can now be enjoyed for generations to come.