Acadian Inspired Residence13 Photos
Award Winner - 2011 Legacy of Design: Rising Star 1st Place Residential Singular Space (Dining Room) and Rising Star Award of Merit Existing Conditions (Guest Bedroom) Inspired by the classic Acadian cottage architecture of A. Hayes Town, this new construction project in Fort Worth captures the charm and character of life in historic South Louisiana. Characteristic white columns, large plantation shutters, and handcrafted gas lanterns from the French Quarter of New Orleans on the front exterior set the tone for this traditional home. Warm custom woodwork throughout the house perfectly marries the old-world inspiration with the client’s personal style and needs, especially in the trendsetting white kitchen where style meets functionality with a generous recessed range area for cooking, an industrial style faucet, and the pecky cypress ceiling detail. Dramatic exposed beams effortlessly compliment the beautiful reclaimed, wide-planked pine floors shipped from an abandoned barn in Virginia against the smooth cream contrast of the walls, ultimately creating a feel that is timeless by combining historic elements with current finishes. This effect is continued through the house with exposed brick fireplace feature wall and repurposed, antique stain-glassed doors that provide historical context for this newly constructed property. Though the home looks as though it has always rested beneath the shady branches of the large live oak tree in the front, the porch looks out over the carefully considered and climate conscious landscaping by Archiverde.

Dining Room - Straight View

View of antique dining table and buffet Photo: Sara Donaldson

Dining Room - Side View

Side view of antique dining table showing entryway Photo: Allison Gimpel

Dining Room - Side View

Side view of antique dining table showing entryway Photo: Allison Gimpel

Living Room

View of fireplace showing eclectic mix of furniture and custom, striped Tibetan rug Photo: Sara Donaldson

Guest Bedroom

Guest bedroom with reclaimed, antique door Photo: Allison Gimpel

Guest Bedroom 2

View of client's antique table with momentos Photo: Sara Donaldson

Entry

View of antique settee and mirror Photo: Sara Donaldson

Kitchen

View of kitchen with pecky cypress ceiling and detail of kitchen sink Photo: Sara Donaldson

Kitchen

View of kitchen with pecky cypress ceiling and detail of kitchen sink Photo: Sara Donaldson

Master Bedroom Details

Details of custom draperies and upholstery in Master Bedroom Photos: Sara Donaldson

Master Bedroom Details

Details of custom draperies and upholstery in Master Bedroom Photos: Sara Donaldson

Front Porch

View of the front porch looking towards the custom stained glass and iron garden gate Photo:Sara Donaldson Landscape Architecture: Archiverde, Dallas

Gibson Gimpel Profile

The design team of Emily Gibson and Allison Gimpel Photo: Dan Piassick