Explore this petite jewel box of a house owned by talented designer Dee Speed. Her 1,465-square-foot, two-bedroom Creole cottage in the Faubourg Marigny dates to at least 1887 and was once a store/bakery as well as a residence. After repairing structural issues and water and termite damage, she has decorated the home in rich colors, lush fabrics and treasured family antiques. Preserving the house’s patina, including the original wide-plank wood floors and the non-functioning fireplace between the sitting room and master bedroom, was important to Speed. “I wanted you to see and feel the history of this part of the Marigny, the story of these homes and what old New Orleans was like for the working-class men and women who lived in this neighborhood,” she said. “I wanted imperfect knots in the wood beneath my bare feet. It’s character with history and meaning.”
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.