Peace on the Pond

Tucked away in Phase 2 of Acadia Plantation in Thibodaux behind a quiet and serene pond, sits a traditional yet eclectic home. A French Colonial style home, with an obvious Hays Town influence, the open plan home seeks to bring the outdoors in.

With an abundance of natural light streaming through the windows, the view from every room is perfect as you gaze upon the cane fields, the pond, the courtyard and garden, or even just the big night sky.



Andy McDonald Design Group had designed a previous home for the homeowner, and they were excited to work with him again. As Phase 2 began to get underway, the atmosphere began to entice them to build again. The homeowner knew they wanted an open plan home with lots of windows and light, with a screened porch and an outdoor kitchen and patio conducive to entertaining.

They decided to enlist Paul Ledet with Chris Ledet Homes to build the home because of the quality and integrity in which they build their homes. Home Building Specialist, Nancy Bernard, and BuilderTrend, the construction software, kept the team very organized with the details and timing of the decisions to be made. From the time the lot was purchased to move-in day was a mere 10 months.

Local designers and vendors assisted every step of the way in helping to make the custom home complete.



“I hired Gretchen Talbot with A&H Paint to help me with the overwhelming decisions that needed to be made in the construction phase,” shares the homeowner. “She was a godsend helping me decide on paint colors, both exterior and interior. From the choice of brick to picking out cabinet hardware; so many decisions needed to be made! We made a few road trips to look at and pick out fun things for the house, from The Bank Architectural Antiques to Triton Stone and more.”

The homeowner also enlisted the help of Scott Simoneaux with Lynn’s Furniture to assist with custom furniture and Eva’s Drapery Workroom from Houma to manufacture the window treatments, bed linens for the master and guest bedrooms and throw pillows for the living room and foyer. Mrs. Eva’s installer, Warren Hull, also hung most of the artwork and built the headboard and nightstands for the guest bedroom.

When it came to tile in the home, Destinee DiMaggio, Rita Gros and Amanda Gros with Perque’s Flooring in Thibodaux were very helpful and accommodating in selecting the right materials and patterns for the bathrooms, kitchen surrounds and the flooring.  Amanda was particularly helpful with follow-ups of the work performed by Perque’s to be sure everything was done perfectly.



In the courtyard, Michael Richard with Chackbay Nursery completed the landscaping, as well as the water bowl and firepit. Sheri Murphy and Kristi Pitre with Valley Supply Company of Houma added the finishing touches in selecting light fixtures and gas lanterns.

It is truly a struggle for the homeowner to choose a favorite spot in the home. Each area of the home has been well thought out, down to the very last detail. The views top the list, with an area off the kitchen great for viewing the stars and moon from the comfort of the living room. The screen porch is perfect for having coffee in the early morning, or relaxing in the evening with a glass of tea or wine. Interior details such as the heated floors in the master bath and the antique doors of the master suite and powder room also also make the list. POV

Photos by Misty Leigh McElroy