New Orleans is always a source of inspiration for me. I feel so lucky to be able to live and work in a city that is so filled with beauty- both in nature and design. Our home on Audubon Park opens up onto a beautiful section of aged oaks, fountains and geese that flock to New Orleans in the winter. Having such a constant reminder of how beautiful and special New Orleans is makes me want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible architecture and spaces that we sometimes take for granted.
Before Audubon Park was opened to the public, the land was a plantation in early colonial days. The original name was "Upper City Park" as it was not to be confused with the already-established "City Park" in the Mid-City area of New Orleans. The park development came after the closing of the World's Fair and largely follows a design by the famous John Charles Olmstead, who was a principal of the renowned Olmstead Brothers landscape architecture practice. Pictured above is a photo of the live oak trees that line the alleys Audubon Park, a quintessential image of New Orleans.
This beautiful Queen Anne-style home on Audubon Park.
This is just one example of the beautiful homes that line Audubon Park. So many have been painstankingly restored to their original glory by a teams of local architects and designers (my own home included). Just taking a stroll down Exposition Boulevard gives a glimpse into the many different architecture styles that make are represented in Uptown New Orleans. If you have not had this experience, make your way off the beaten path into the world of the architecture and beauty that is Audubon Park.