Bywater Three-Family Residence Renovation

This formerly blighted furniture store and apartments have been transformed into a renovated three-family residence located in the historic Bywater neighborhood. The interiors provide a contemporary feel with updated appliances, lighting and plumbing. Its original doors, mismatched windows, and arts and crafts-era layout however, was restored to maintain its traditional appearance. Historic features include the enclosed sunroom, bathroom cabinetry, the view under the stairs in one bedroom, and the small parlor door and window ledge in the downstairs space. A second story loggia in front and balcony in the rear grace its exteriors. Adamick Architecture worked closely with the Bywater Historic District Landmarks Commission to design and renovate this property, making it eligible for historic tax credits. Such historic tax credits enable the revitalization of this area as it makes transforming blighted properties such as this one affordable. (Photos by SNAP Real Estate Photography.)

The Adamick Residence

The Adamick Residence, an eye-catching and tasteful new construction, is the new home of our principal architect. Alec Adamick wanted to build a new home for his growing family that had adequate space using a palette of rich colors and finishes. Last October, he found an empty lot in the historic Irish Channel and built a 2400 square foot, three-story house with an additional 375 square feet of covered and screened-in porches. The Adamick residence was designed by Alec himself and built by Pentek Homes. This new residential construction takes the form of a traditional camelback, and its details are inspired by the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles with a spacious floor plan and double parlor. The Eastlake style is apparent at the beautiful front porch of the home with turned colonettes and an openwork frieze overhang, while the Queen Anne style shows though the use of fish-scale shingles and tripartite window at the top floor of the home. When you initially enter the double parlor, you are greeted by beautiful, locally-made chandeliers and medallions that complement the royal purple walls in both the great room and dining area. After you pass through these spaces, you enter an open kitchen and living space. The kitchen appliances, as well as the custom cabinetry and millwork, are primarily black and stainless steel with granite countertops. The screened-in porch at the back of the house allows the family to enjoy the lush garden while keeping the bugs away. The living quarters of the second floor have many large windows that allow natural light to grace the hardwood flooring in the rooms. The master bedroom and bathroom overlook the large backyard. The focal points of both master and kid’s bathrooms are reclaimed antique consoles that now serve as the bathroom sink cabinetry. The master bath also features a chrome clawfoot tub and walk-in shower. The third floor has a small office where one can look through the tripartite window back at the city’s skyline and a carpeted “rumpus” room that will host their guests and serve as a playroom for their son Gabriel. This single-family residence was fully approved by the Historic District Landmarks Commission for construction in a historic district.

Canal Street Retail Store

Adamick Architecture collaborated with the corporate design team at Athlete’s Foot to create this beautiful flagship store in the Giani building on Canal St. This high-end franchise location was completed on a highly accelerated design and construction schedule. We worked with the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) in New Orleans to approve the installation of the new storefront system within the historic Canal Street façade and collaborated with Athlete’s Foot to create a customized, New Orleans-themed store interior. Architectural features such as original cast-iron columns and exposed brick walls were preserved, new high-end finishes, custom product displays, new lighting and HVAC systems were incorporated into the stunning renovated interior (Photographs courtesy of Athlete’s Foot).

Hammond Single Family Historic Renovation

This gracious residential renovation in Hammond, Louisiana brought back a this historic home to its former charm. Adamick Architecture worked with Pentek Construction to restore the main residence and add a father-in-law accessory structure to the rear yard. Noteworthy exterior improvements to home include a covered back porch, a new deck, and installing more historically appropriate columns and hand rails on the existing front porch, which faces the Hammond Historic District. The interior renovations added a spacious updated kitchen, new cabinetry, and walk-in closets, and restored such vintage architectural features as the hardwood floors and generous wood windows. The remodeled home boasts five bedrooms and four-and-half baths. In addition to coordinating approvals from the Hammond historic district landmarks commission, Adamick Architecture helped the client establish the eligibility of the property for residential historic rehabilitation tax credits, reducing the overall cost of the project.

Freret Street Historic Facade Restoration

Adamick Architecture assisted in the historic restoration of a commercial building on Freret Street in New Orleans. This two-story structure originally housed a Chinese laundry on the first floor and apartments on the second floor. The renovation included restoring the stucco façade, and providing drawings to white box a restaurant downstairs and an office upstairs. This building was also made accessible to persons with disabilities without disrupting the defining historic characteristics of the building. We worked with the Division of Historic Preservation to make this design adhere to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, so the project could be eligible for tax credits. The stucco façade was resurfaced and painted. Adamick Architecture measured the entire existing building, prepared elevations that showed an appropriate restored appearance, and guided the project through review and approval by the State Fire Marshal and the city of New Orleans. (Photos by Scott Heath)

Bayou St. John Single Family Renovation

This historic double in Bayou St. John was renovated into a single-family residence along with its neighboring sister house. Adamick Architecture reconfigured the home to preserve the historic architectural appearance of a traditional Italianate double-shotgun while reorganizing its interior for contemporary use. We connected the original four front rooms to blend formal and casual style particularly valued in New Orleans, with a formal living room, den, diving room, and kitchen. Accessed by a hallway off the front rooms, the three bedrooms include a master bedroom with a master bathroom featuring a large walk-in shower, elegant cast iron clawfoot bathtub, and double-vanity. The renovation also incorporated modern amenities such as a laundry room, central and heat, and a sophisticated new kitchen. This 1,800-square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath single-family home showcases traditional architectural features such as soaring twelve foot high ceilings, original heart pine flooring, exposed brick fireplaces with wood mantelpieces, and restored double-hung wood windows. (Photography by SNAP Real Estate Photography, LLC.)

Bayou St. John Single Family Renovation

This historic renovation is one of four sister double shotgun houses just steps from the banks of Bayou St. John on Dumaine. The project was undertaken simultaneously with the adjacent property, which was one of the sister houses. This 2100 square foot residence was originally a double and was renovated into single family home. Once an eyesore after Hurricane Katrina, this three bedroom, three bath has been lovingly restored by Adamick Architecture. Some of the original historic features include brick fireplaces, antique heart pine flooring, 12’ high ceilings, brackets, and a clapboard façade. As you enter the house you are greeted by a large living room where the front two rooms of the shot gun were combined. As you pass through the historic sets of pocket doors you enter the dining room on one side or a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and wet bar on the other. A center hallway leads to the bedrooms. On one side two bedrooms share a jack and jill bath and on the other there is a spacious master suite. At the end of the hall an entertainment room looks out onto the spacious backyard and deck.

Irish Channel Gothic Revival Single Family Residence

This luxury new construction Gothic Revival style home is located in the historic Irish Channel. The 3,000 square foot house, designed by Adamick Architecture exclusively for Bakery Village, features a historically inspired design. This design combines contemporary conveniences and sophistication with old New Orleans charm, such as its front double gallery with gothic columns and arches. Design features of the first floor include full-height double-hung windows, a dining room, a contemporary open-style kitchen, large great room, and powder room make it ideal for entertaining. The second floor has a spacious master suite with walk-in closet and is located on the upper gallery along with the master bathroom. The second floor also includes two additional bedrooms, second full bathroom, and a laundry room. The rear entrance carport has a privacy garage door and fence, but opens to the back yard to offer even more entertaining space. The back and front porches boast beautiful river and city skyline views.

Irish Channel Greek Revival Single Family Residence

Adamick Architecture designed the Greek Revival style luxury single-family home exclusively for Bakery Village the Irish Channel. With historically inspired features and proportions, this 2,800 square foot home features high ceilings, tall windows, columned porches and balconies, and a gracious floorplan balancing tradition and modern comfort. The first floor features a formal living room, and an open-plan kitchen, dining, and family room off the rear porch. The second floor has a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet, upper gallery, and master bath, as well as two additional bedrooms. Amenities include butler's pantry, walk in closet, laundry room, and a rear yard carport. This home design by Adamick Architecture has been approved by the Historic District Landmarks Commission for construction in the Irish Channel Historic District.

St. Roch Cottage Renovation and Addition

This renovation transformed a modest L-shaped cottage into a gracious two-story single family residence located in the St. Roch area. Taking cues from historic New Orleans architecture, this 2,172 square foot home is composed of a restored shotgun style home converted into a camelback and a rebuilt two-story rear wing with double gallery. The living room occupies the front of the original house with a restored front porch and vintage door. The first floor of the rear wing includes kitchen with reclaimed wood and stone finishes, dining room, and pantry. The downstairs features a cozy guest suite with kitchenette, bedroom, full bath, and access to the lower gallery. The upstairs master bedroom suite has a master bath, walk-in closet, and private upper gallery. Two other bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room are also located on the second floor. Historically inspired features of this home include the classic box columns of the elegant double-gallery and interior details such as accent surfaces of reclaimed wood, reused vintage windows and doors in selected locations, and traditional moldings throughout the building. (Photographs by SNAP Real Estate Photography.)

Uptown Single Family Residence

Adamick Architecture designed this two-story single-family residence to fit right in its traditional uptown neighborhood. Constructed by Pentek Homes on a corner lot with mature tree canopies, this 1,760 square foot home has a historically-inspired facade featuring double-hung windows, hip roofs, capboard, and columned front and back porches. The first floor has an open-plan with living, dining, and kitchen areas that open out to both porches. Three bedrooms, two full baths, and a laundry room occupy the second floor. The master bedroom and bath feature his and her closets, dual vanities, large shower, and soaking tub. These modern amenities along with its traditional styling highlight the attention to detail that Adamick Architecture gives to new residential design. (Photographs courtesy of Pentek Homes.)

Magazine Single-Family Renovation and Addition

Adamick Architecture helped the clients renovate an existing building that had previously been subdivided into four separate apartments, and restore it to an elegant uptown single family home. This 4,050 square foot single family residence has four bedrooms and four and half baths, including a master suite and mother-in-law suite on the ground floor. Within the historic building shell, a redesigned interior layout incorporates both formal areas such as a foyer with double parlor, and a more contemporary arranged open-plan of great room, informal dining and kitchen. Balconies and porches in both the front and back allow gracious outdoor living while lending traditional style. Amenities include mud room, pantry, laundry room, and multiple walk-in closets and storage closets. With its exterior sensitively restored, this grand uptown home once again stands proudly among stately historic houses on this tree-lined uptown street.

Mid City Single Family Residence

This project is a new construction single family residence finished in 2014. The exterior is craftsman inspired to match the surrounding Mid City neighborhood. The building features a large open living space that overlooks the backyard. This is a three bedroom, three bathroom house, with a master bedroom and second bedroom on the second floor and a guest bedroom and bathroom in the front of the house on the first floor. We used beautiful reclaimed pine flooring throughout and all doors are made of solid pine. All millwork and casework, including the doors and flooring were milled in New Orleans. The master suite features a private balcony, dual closets and gorgeous en suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower. There is gated off street parking for one car and a huge backyard. The finished are really beautiful throughout the house and immaculate attention was spent on every detail. The photos show, in order, the exterior of the house, the large living area and kitchen, the guest bedroom and bath on the first floor, and the master suite at the front of the second floor of the house and the second bedroom and bathroom at the rear of the second floor of the house.

Lower Garden District Single Family Creole Cottage

This newly constructed 1,770 square foot single family residence takes after a beloved historic style of New Orleans home, the Creole cottage. Tucked under its traditionally steep roof, this new home combines spaciousness and charm with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths along with living room, den, and playroom. Gracious traditional detailing such as a wide columned front porch meet contemporary finishes and touches in an interior outfitted for present-day living. Built for Bertel Construction, this new home includes amenities such as a laundry room, master walk-in closet, and central air conditioning. This single family residence was approved by the Historic District Landmarks Commission for construction in a historic district.

Irish Channel Single Family Historic Renovation

This historic renovation created a spacious single-family residence out of a disused older building with 2,700 square feet over two floors. This unique home has a striking loft-like interior open living area and four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Quality finishes such subway tile, reclaimed lumber, and traditional moldings help create an inviting atmosphere in this unique building.

Lower Garden District Single Family Side Gallery Shotgun Historic Renovation

This project is a custom renovation of a single family home that qualified for $112,500 of tax credits. This Side Gallery Shotgun Single Family Residence is recognized nationally and locally as a contributing element to the historic Lower Garden District Neighborhood. The building sits on a lot that was part of the Saulet plantation before the subdivision in the 1800's, across the street from the site of the old Saulet home which was demolished in 1959. This building was in complete disrepair and was actually in structural failure at the rear of the building. To address this we designed a small custom addition that removed a shed roof that was in failure and replaced it with a kitchen extension, laundry room, and modification of the downstairs bathroom. The building was completely modernized and care was taken to preserve all the historic elements that were salvageable. The portion of the building that showcases the renovation, features a a double side gallery that overlooks the drive. The entrance opens up to a large dining area which looks into the kitchen that was part of of the custom addition. The landscaped yard features historic slate found on site during construction. This is a two bedroom, three bathroom house, with a spacious master bedroom and dedicated master bath on the second floor. All millwork and casework, including the doors and floors were milled in New Orleans. The master suite features a private balcony, walk-in closet, en suite bathroom and large shower. Gated off street parking is provided for two cars. The finishes and fixtures throughout the house were handpicked with a close attention to detail.

Lower Garden District Camelback Single Family Residence

This project is a new 1,500 square foot single family home finished in 2015. Emulating the exterior form of a traditional camelback, the interior balances a spacious, open plan for living and dining with privacy for three bedrooms and modern amenities. Behind the living, dining, kitchen and front porch for entertaining on the first floor is a private, spacious master suite complete with walk-in closet and well-equipped master bath. The camelback upper floor contains two additional bedrooms and a bath. This single family residence was approved by the Historic District Landmarks Commission for construction in a historic district.

Central City Single Family Cottage

This cottage located in central city is typical of many new constructions where parking is required on interior lots. In this design, we have placed the master suite at the front of the house, giving it access to the front porch. The house is actually entered at the end of the driveway. This entrance turns left on one of two bedrooms that share a jack and jill bath, and continues into a large open living/kitchen space. A covered porch off of this open living concept opens into a large backyard.

Central City Centerhall Single Family Residence

This is a new construction of a single family residence in Central City on a corner lot. The building is designed as a centerhall syle, but modified with a modern program. The front of the building has a formal living room and study. On one side of the building is two bedrooms that share a jack and jill bath and on the other side of the building is the master suite. The centerhall opens into a large open dining living area with a poweder room and pantry. The back of the house has a covered porch that allows access to the kitchen area from a gated off street parking space.

St. Claude Corridor Comedy Theater

Adamick Architecture had worked with The New Movement to find an appropriate location for their theater on St. Claude Arts Corridor. After a first location fell through, the group found a building that had almost been renovated into two apartments. However, we realized that we could use the ground floor as a theater space and the upstairs for classrooms, offices, and support spaces for the theater such as a literally green room. So we went ahead and tore up a perfectly good apartment on the ground floor to make way for the artist's new home. This space was converted into a long rectangular theater with a ADA bathrooms, merchandise stand (now a bar), and support spaces. The theater is up and running, and we are excited to announce that we just worked with the group to get them a conditional use to also sell alcohol on the premises. The back of the building is an open courtyard that has a fun existing mosaic of pastel broken tile that was kept and will now serve as the waiting area before shows.

Jourdan Valley Community Development

Adamick Architecture has created the master plan for Jourdan Valley, innovative cohousing development in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Developed by Jourdan Valley Community and to be build by Pentek Construction, this unique development incorporates both private residences and common facilities shared by the residents of the community. Adamick Architecture is pleased to contribute the master planning and residential designs for Jourdan Valley, as part of efforts to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward. Jourdan Valley has been published in recent articles by The Advocate and Curbed New Orleans:

Canal Street Historic Facade Restoration

Adamick Architecture assisted in the historic restoration of a commercial building facade on Canal Street, in order to meet the requirements of the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) in New Orleans for a Downtown District Development grant. The stucco facade surface needed to be returned to its historic appearance, including character-defining score lines that resembled stone blocks. Adamick Architecture measured the entire existing building, prepared elevations that showed an appropriate restored appearance, and guided the project through review and approval by the HDLC for construction. Subsequent to this project, the same client engaged Adamick Architecture to design a grant-funded historic restoration of the facade for another commercial building on the same block of Canal Street. This HDLC-approved facade restoration is currently under construction.

Marigny Shotgun Camelback Historic Renovation and Addition

This single shotgun was in complete structural failure when we first visited the site and there was a notice pasted on the front of the building that it had been condemned. The building was originally a single five room shotgun with a sidehall along the back two rooms and a storage shed addition at the back and sidehall porch. We camelbacked the building creating a large master suite on the ground floor that enjoys a rear balcony and the sidehall balcony. This room has multiple french doors that open onto this wonderful hidden sanctuary at the rear of the building. The camelback allowed for two additional bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. The rear bedroom has access to a gallery porch at the rear of the building and covers the original sidehall gallery. The original casings and doors were preserved as much as possible and the erroneously added front brick facade was removed to reveal a beautiful house that has three sisters along the block. While this project was originally done as a single family residence, the owner has since employed Adamick Architecture to add a sprinkler and alarm system to the building so that it can be used as a bed and breakfast.