A long gallery – a typical New Orleans conditions in many shotgun houses – stretches from the street to the backyard. This multipurpose gallery organizes the entire house. Front steps pause at a stoop, then continue to the front porch which includes a lift for potentially physically challenged occupants. After the porch is the front door, which opens to a dining and entry area. Facing the front door is a pair of glass French doors that open to an insect-screened outdoor dining area. Beyond the insect screen is a private porch with large sliding glass doors leading back inside. At the rear of the house, the porch narrows to allow a flight of stairs down to the ground level. The gallery terminates in a live oak tree.
Gallery House was developed for a design competition sponsored by the USGBC and the Salvation Army for the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans. In collaboration with Andy Sternad, John Monnat, and Zach Gong.