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Blitch Residence and Studio di Architettura


Blitch Knevel Architects


Abita Springs, LA


1987 Honor Award of Excellence Louisiana Architects Association, 1987 Award of Merit New Orleans Chapter, AIA

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The three level residence respects the Abita style cottage predominant in the region, replete with tin roofing and wide veranda, but with exuberant Italianate flourishes and detailing. The structures are elevated above a floor plain on timber piles.

The orientation of the Studio is focused on the cupola of the Vatican Pavilion salvaged from the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans, as well as to the Abita River and the architect’s residence on the site.

Design Publications

  • 1998 The Discovery Channel – Lynette Jennings Design
    “Showcase” Segment Featured Home
  • 1997 Home & Garden Network (USA), Life Network (Canada) 
    Homes By Design (International TV Series)
    Featured Home
  • 1989 Southern Living, June Issue – Cover Story
  • 1989 Inside Northside, Fall 1989 Issue, Selected for Publication
    Blitch Residence