A few months ago I saw “a house”:http://squanderedheritage.com/2006/09/28/and-then-there-is-this/ that almost made me faint. The singular achitectural style and audacity was something I never thought I would see again.

Well it seems that the style has caught on. Today while driving around I saw this on another street in Mid City.

Cement seems to be the muse in this instance. The Town Home, driveway,effect leading you in leaves a lasting impression.

One of the Neighbors asked me if I knew what the “thing on top” was for. Sorry to say I do not.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...