City Park Avenue Residence

City Park Ave.

New Orleans, Louisiana

A partial renovation of the first and second floors of an existing four-story house overlooking City Park, including a new breakfast nook.
1,877 sf

Wayne Troyer FAIA

Toni DiMaggio

New Orleans Magazine:

“Of the First Water”

Project Type: Interiors, Residences

This partial renovation comprises the first and second floors of an existing four-story house overlooking City Park. A screened porch off the kitchen is enclosed in glass to become a breakfast room open to the kitchen. New exterior stairs and landing enclosed by a screen for climbing plants connect the breakfast room with the rear courtyard.

The kitchen and breakfast areas are opened up for views of the verdant, tree-lined streetscape; the amenities have been fully modernized with new appliances, custom plyboo bamboo cabinetry and quartz counter tops. Between the kitchen and dining room, the laundry area was transformed into a butler’s pantry and bar; it also includes custom cabinetry.

Upstairs, the main hallway is re-lit and widened visually, allowing the owners to showcase their extensive art collection. Reconfiguring the walls creates a direct connection between the front and back of the house. Sliding cast resin and stainless steel translucent doors allow light to filter to the interior space and become artistic elements in their own right. The bathrooms on the second floor are updated with modern materials to compliment the historic fabric and emphasize the open, light quality of the house. They both contain custom-designed vanities. The laundry room is relocated to this floor as part of the residents’ “private zone,” while the open, renovated first floor is a fully social space.