Many may know this home as the Anne Rice mansion. Located on First St in the Garden District of New Orleans, the Brevard House is a historic landmark among the grand homes of this area. Completed in 1850 by Albert Brevard, the home is built as a mix of the Greek Revival and Italianate styles.
(Above) Example of Bousillage walls. From the Earth Architecture website: “Bousillage, or bouzillage, a hybrid mud brick/cob/wattle and daub technique is a mixture of clay and Spanish moss or clay and grass that is used as a plaster to fill the spaces between structural framing and particularly found in French Vernacular architecture of Louisiana of
Florida homes were originally built completely out of wood! When most people think of Florida housing, they think of concrete and stucco homes. However, traditional homes were originally wood frame out of pine and cypress. These style of homes were referred to as the Florida Cracker and the Caribbean (picture below). The Cracker style home