40 years of design, a master mentor in A. Hays Town, countless homes across the country and sons following in his footsteps…a history of Al Jones Architect.
You can feel it in the antique brick, smell it in the centuries old European fireplace and hear it in the crackle of old New Orleans reclaimed wood.
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It looks like he’s greeting an old friend with a pat across the back when he taps one leather dress shoe lightly on the floor.
“This, I almost feel, is an antique piece,” architect Al Jones says of the longleaf heart pine planks as he quietly lets himself inside the Country Club of Louisiana home. “We used old-growth pine—just gorgeous.”
The scored, sunset gold boards were pulled from a derelict sugar mill and now form the foundation for the home of Craig and Cole Jennings and their family. If these floors could talk.
At 71, Jones has plenty of memories of his own with more than 40 years’ experience as a residential architect, a productive stretch as the acclaimed protégé of Time magazine-approved, Creole-inspired icon A. Hays Town, and decades as one of the more prolific and unique home designers in Baton Rouge.Read More
Here’s the scene – myself, my lovely wife Rebecca, my 5 year old daughter and twin two year olds living in 700 square feet of space surrounded by dirt, dust, roofing nails and exposed wiring. If this sounds like a bad idea to you, you would be right. I know from personal experience having just “completed” my own renovation of my own home.Read More
If you live in the South in the sweltering summer, a swimming pool looks a lot like a pot of gold. If you’re lucky enough to have one, you may consider building some kind of structure to make your pool area even more of a getaway. In our experience, here are some essential elements to the perfect pool house.Read More