Creole Shotgun cottage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana sits in the Beauregard Town Historic District. The description states the first record of the house is from an insurance map dated 1892 and that this Creole shotgun cottage has Greek Revival elements. I call it a charming little piece of historical house heaven.
Loaded with originals galore like heart-pine floors, 1800′s hand-turned interior cypress columns, wainscoting, cypress sills, and 19th century bath tub to list a few. Someone has loved it back to life as the shotgun cottage underwent restoration in 1998.
Shotgun houses are mainly in the south, but I read this style stretches up into the Chicagoland. Fun facts about shotgun houses is John Mellencamp’s song Pink Houses was inspired by a little pink shotgun house he saw in Indiana. Bruce Springsteen sang about them in We Take Care of Our Own from the shotgun shack to the Super Dome.
Let’s look at this little blue shotgun shack.
It’s kind of funny that shotgun cottages are rumored to be so named because you could aim a shotgun at the entrance and shoot straight through to the rear exit, doors open of course. Shotguns have no hallways, but have three to five rooms stacked one behind the other.
Looking shotgun back to front is the kitchen with gleaming wood cabinets and a closeup look at a cypress column on the left.
The countertops are stainless steel and looks like the open shelving was created simply by taking off the cabinet doors. I love the back door and heart pine flooring that runs straight to the front door and throughout the cottage. … Continue Reading
~ Home Depot Giveaway at Meet The Neighbors Party ~
As a thank you to those who come to Meet The Neighbors and appreciation for my regular readers, I am partnering with ARod and offering this Home Depot Giveaway that is a $25 gift card.
It’s an easy entry especially if you already follow us. Plus, you have two chances to enter to win.
Enter to win here and on Arod’s Home Depot Meet The Neighbors post on Makin My Apt a Home. We will announce our individual winners next Friday on the party post and through social media.
This means we have two things going on today, the party link up that runs through Monday like always and the Home Depot Giveaway $25 Gift Card chance to win that ends on June 19th at noon. … Continue Reading