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    Posted February 26, 2011 By in Press With | Comments Off on A Vacation Getaway

    Most of Guillot Building’s clients are looking for custom homes built in the New Orleans area or hire the building company for New Orleans renovation projects. But Guillot Building travels farther afield when asked to do so.

    A New Orleans local at one time had a vacation home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The home unfortunately was in the path Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in 2005. It goes without saying that the house was destroyed by the incredible power of the high winds and surging water.

    Five years later, the man who owns the property assembled together the motivation and the resources he needed to rebuild. He called on Guillot Building for the task.

    My team of sub-contractors and I traveled out to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to help our client reclaim his favorite vacation spot, We were glad to do it.

    – Walter Guillot, Jr., the owner of Guillot Building

    Guillot and the client worked with a draftsman to create a plan for the new structure. Learning from mistakes in the past, the client wanted the new building eight feet off the ground in order to be elevated out of the way from the surges of future storms. In that space underneath the building, Guillot laid down a concrete parking area for boats and cars.

    As the property is located so close to the water, Guillot used Hardiplank for the home’s exterior finish. This siding is made of a sturdy fiber cement and was a superior choice to other siding options. Vinyl siding grows brittle in the sun, aluminum siding can corrode, and wood siding rots without frequent maintenance, especially in the Gulf air.

    The house itself is a single story space. It’s not too big but just the right size for a weekend getaway. There’s a master bedroom for the owners and a second one for guests. The interior also contains a large den and a kitchen. A screened-in front porch and a open-air back deck offer relaxing outdoor spaces for lounging. Except for ceramic tile in the bathroom, rustic wood floors are used throughout the home.

    “The home is custom built so it’s exactly how the owner envisioned it. For him and his family, we constructed a wonderful vacation getaway.We loved working on this house, says Guillot.

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