A Stylish Shotgun...

I love the shotgun houses that are prevelant near me in Cabbagetown (Atlanta) but I've always wanted to find a super stylish one on the inside. I came across this one yesterday, in the French Quarter in New Orleans. And it fits the bill...

It's an 1840's shotgun owned by Jerry Edgar, which he bought and renovated after Hurricane Katrina. Salvaged bargeboard (taken from old vessels that once transported products down the Mississippi River) was added to the wall and is my favorite element in the house. With so much natural light, this really works. 

Jerry rented the home to a very lucky lawyer named Joe McReynolds, who has created a rather hip bachelor pad.

As I love homes with lots of books, I'm a bit in love with this floor to ceiling bargeboard bookcase.  

I love the long window to the long breezeway. The wood from the ceiling in the front room was reused as wainscoting in the hallway. Read much more on the creation of this home, which happened with the collaboration of Farr + Huson Architects, here.

 

Photos: Daniel Erath     Content: Sweet Peach