When Jeff and Mia James started renovations on their newly purchased home in an older tree-lined neighborhood of Baton Rouge, the last thing they expected was a call from a neighbor telling them their house was falling down. But that is just what happened. “It changed everything—budget, design, everything,” Mia says. “I had never built a new house and I was terrified to do it, but we were so attached to this neighborhood.”
Ten-foot-tall plantation shutters give a historic look to this newly built home.