Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Houmas House Plantation Batchelor Quarters

Houmas House Plantation Bachelor's Quarters
Burnside Plantation (Houmas House), Darrow vic., Ascension Parish, Louisiana . From the Library of Congress' Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. Date 1938

Structure as it looks today. I think every house needs one of these, don't you?
Two story hexagonal brick and stucco structures built as bachelor’s quarters, presumably to keep the peace and quiet in the main house, consisting of a sitting room downstairs and an upstairs bedroom.

Measuring the east garconiere for the Historic American Buildings Survey, April 1936. via


JudyMac said...

Would love to tour some of the lovely old plantation homes in Louisiana .... but it would not be during the high heat of summer. Actually, March or April would be an ideal time.

Thanks, Rosemary, for your tip about Soho-art for art prints.

Connie said...

What a unique and lovely building. Wouldn't it be pretty converted into a mother-in-laws apartment. That is if I were the mother-in-law, LOL.
Thanks for sharing.
Connie :)