New Home Draws Inspiration from New Orleans

by on September 1, 2011 » Add the second comment.

Val and Linda Puckett are bringing some inspiration from the deep south to South Main with their beautiful full-time residence currently under construction on Buzz Boulevard. At 1,700 square feet plus a garage, the Kenny Craft design takes inspiration from the architecture of New Orleans.

Family was the biggest factor in the Pucketts’ decision to sell their home in Glen Rose, Texas and move to South Main; their son Philip Puckett and his family, including their two young granddaughters, have been living in their newhome on South Main Street since last winter. Cindy’s parents, meanwhile, have a beautiful home on Swift Circle. As a father of two whose grandparents also live here, it’s a real joy for me to see another multi-generational family like the Pucketts and Cannons choosing to make South Main their home.

Asked what else they enjoy about the town and neighborhood, Val told me he likes how “There’s something to do and some style of outdoor endeavor for every age group. We also like the diversity of people and all the families here.”

That and the cooler weather. “We came from such heat that to run, walk or have coffee outside is a real luxury… We like the coolness and freshness of life here along with all the things you want to do outside. To us it’s very refreshing.”

Accordingly, the Pucketts have designed a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy. The living room and first story master both open onto a south-facing courtyard with an outdoor wood fireplace. There’s also a fireplace in the living room and Master.

Asked about their ties to New Orleans, Val told me that “Growing up in Texas, New Orleans is one of the first places you travel to. In places like the Garden District, you see a creole mix of many influences with a base french.”

According to Kenny, the New Orleans influence is evident in such details as the hipped roof massing with broken eaves, the arched transom windows, porch details inspired by Creole cottages, and shutters on the exterior. As with other homes in South Main which draw on diverse architectural inspiration, Kenny has incorporated a number of details that make the home consistent with the “South Main Style;” the local river rock foundation and chimneys, corrugated metal roofs, stoop gable and tall “two over two” windows capturing breathtaking views of the Collegiate Peaks all make the home decidedly “South Main.”

Val and Linda plan to move into their new home this winter… Welcome to the neighborhood, we’re so glad to have you as neighbors!

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