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   The old home on Bay St. Louis’ North Beach Boulevard that’s sporting new striped awnings is getting a loving restoration by its owners. They’re dedicated to preserving the home, built in 1785, while infusing it with modern amenities. With the French name Réveillon Manor, the home exudes charm and commands a sweeping view of
 story by Lynn Lofton
photos by Katherine Sowers
the Bay of St. Louis.
These homeowners are originally from New Orleans and
spent their childhood summers in the Bay.
Being from French ancestry, they are devotees of the South of France, and there are reminders of it all over the manor as well as in the gardens. “We wanted to bestow an incomparable sense of history when selecting
the bones of the project. It only felt right to show homage to the original owners of the manor, who were of French descent,” the owners said. “The Venetian plaster walls and wide plank flooring with their bumps and age old wear, give the manor a soul with character which established an open palette for the many French, Italian and Swedish antique furnishings we’re using.”
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