Explore the beautifully restored, circa-1912 home of Ryan Bordenave, who bought the Mid-City house in 2005 and renovated it, doing much of the work himself and with the help of his brother-in-law and his father. The house had been owned by a woman who lived there for nearly 60 years, passing away in her 90s. The property was badly in need of work when Bordenave, just 27 years old at the time, got it. “There was no running water when I bought the house, and the electrical system needed a complete modernization. It was still running on fuses and knob-and-tube. All of the walls were cracked, and the leaking tub created a hole in some of the floorboards. It was pretty rough,” he said. Today, the home has been completely updated and is a sophisticated yet cozy retreat filled with artwork and music that Bordenave loves.
Shotgun House Month presented by Entablature Design + Build & Entablature Realty
Join the PRC for a month-long celebration of the city's beloved shotgun houses, featuring guided virtual tours through five gorgeous homes and one exquisite bonus house. The tours will focus on the history of the property, the use of space, renovation details and a Q&A session with the homeowners, contractors and designers who make the space come alive. The tours are FREE to attend with a SUGGESTED DONATION of $25. In addition to the virtual tours, PRC will host an incredible lineup of other virtual programs, focused on the history of the shotgun house type and ways to decorate long, lineary spaces. More details and to order the virtual program at PRCNO.org.