Louisiana Open House Tours

Harkening back to quaint, coastal cottages that took root in the Deep South, our Bayou Bend Idea House, located in Covington, Louisiana, displays a pleasing mix of Creole and Craftsman details.

Along it’s front, four tapered, stucco piers rise to support scroll-cut beams and an upper porch. Enhanced with exposed rafter tails and evenly spaced clusters of slender, square columns, the upper porch services the upstairs bedroom level. Bayou Bend also includes a detached garage with living space above, resembling a bygone carriage house.

Open for public touring June 12, 2010 - September 12, 2010
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Admission: $5 at the door

Directions:
From Baton Rouge/ Ponchatoula, take I-12 East to Exit #59. Turn left onto Hwy 21, heading north. Proceed 1.2 miles to the 3rd traffic light; turn left onto Bootlegger Road. Then, go 1 mile to Terrabella Village. Turn right onto Terrabella Blvd, and follow directional arrows to Southern Living Magazine 2010 Idea House.

From Gulfport/ Biloxi, take I-10 West and merge onto I-12 West. Once on I-12 W, take Exit #59. Turn right onto Hwy 21, heading north. Proceed 1.2 miles to the 3rd traffic light; turn left onto Bootlegger Road. Then, go 1 mile to Terrabella Village. Turn right onto Terrabella Blvd, and follow directional arrows to Southern Living Magazine 2010 Idea House.

From New Orleans, take I-10 W toward Baton Rouge. Take exit 228, Causeway Blvd N exit. Keep right at the fork to continue toward N Causeway Blvd. Merge onto N Causeway Blvd and continue onto Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Proceed for 23.8 miles. After exiting the Causeway continue onto US Hwy 190 W for 4 miles. Merge onto I-12 W via the ramp to Hammond and proceed for 3.9 miles. Take exit 59 for Hwy 21 toward Madisonville/Covington. Turn right onto Hwy 21 heading north. Proceed 1.2 miles to the 3rd traffic light; turn left onto Bootlegger Road. Then go 1 mile to TerraBella Village. Turn right onto TerraBella Blvd and follow directional arrows to Southern Living Magazine 2010 Idea House.