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2020 Award Winners

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Specialty

Healthy Home

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Greater New Orleans Parade of Homes—Reve Inc.

Gold

Luling, Louisiana

Architect/Designer | Reve Inc.

Builder | Reve Inc.

Developer | Ashton Plantation

Landscape Architect/Designer | Martin’s Nursery

Interior Designer | DES/ Sorte

Green Verifier/Rater | Baum Environmental Group Inc.

Marketing Firm | Latter & Blum

Photographer | Sara Essex Bradley Photography

This beautiful, affordable high-performance custom home feels much larger than 3000 sf. The floor plan is open and airy and allows for multipurpose spaces. It has many custom features, including wood/tile floors, custom cabinetry, high-performance appliances, a steam valet (reducing the need for dry cleaning), VOC detectors, smart LED lighting, and retractable fan blades for the outdoor fans.

Low- and no-VOC finishes were achieved throughout. The window package filters natural light within all areas of the home. The kitchen has an edible garden with dedicated water supply; custom barn doors help enlarge the space by reducing door swings and maximizing light. The air quality controls and water purification systems exceed local code requirements. The COVID 19 pandemic has increased the need for multifunctional interior/exterior spaces. The office is a dual workspace and accommodates small groups, as well as the dining room. The exterior veranda allows for small gatherings, and detached garage can be used as a studio/workshop. This three-bedroom, two-bath home successfully responds to the need for healthy, affordable housing.

From the Judges
The house is very successful at its price point, especially to incorporate the healthy living features that it did. It’s well thought out and speaks to its region. The judges praised the interior wall garden and noted that the detached garage is sited so as to maintain a nice yard.

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