June and David are two cool (and very sweet) people that I know. He is a landscape designer who has been working non stop on various movies being filmed in New Orleans for the past few years, including winning an Oscar for Benjamin Button. She is a project manager, overseeing complex contracting jobs.
They live in a garden compound in the Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans, just across the street from the Mississippi River.
An extensive article was recently written about them HERE
They invited us over for dinner poolside the other night. It was one of those fine New Orleans nights, cool with low humidity, the sky filled with stars.
The garden is fantastic, though a bit perverse since we cannot see the river over the top of the high levee.
The place still feels like a beachy vaaction home.
Dinner was delish, grilled steak and shrimp, with Key Lime pie for dessert.
I took a few quick snapshots of the inside of the house, a single shotgun situated horizontally across the property, instead of the usual way that looks like a trailer parked on a long narrow lot.
French doors open unto the garden,
The living room has a great collection of retro furniture.
All the walls have a Venetian plaster look, and some of them are actually Venetian plaster.
Quirky touches are everywhere, like the shrine to pearls, and the mask hanging in the kitchen.
The kitchen is basic and functional, and the big window overlooks the garden.
The dining area is simple. I love the finish on the walls. It looks so soothing and cool to the touch.
There are three large bedrooms and a couple of large bathrooms.
Furnishings are simple and pretty.
Here's some Venetian plaster in one of the bathrooms.
Now if only Sandy Bullock would invite us over...