Simply Charming

After living a number of years in downtown Thibodaux, Kainen and Sarah LeBlanc stumbled across a lot in a quiet area of town and quickly made the decision to build a home to raise their family in the St. Charles Community where Sarah grew up.

The couple took their time gathering ideas and planning for their Acadian style home for almost three years before breaking ground. During the building phase, they enjoyed visiting local shops to purchase fixtures and details as well as visiting nearby towns to hunt for antiques, old doors and unique finds to customize their home. Outfitted with simple, farmhouse inspired decor that’s both casual and comfortable, the LeBlanc’s home has the perfect amount of charm.

The timeless exterior is constructed of hardie board with a brick skirt made of St. Louis bricks and features a large front porch that is clad is wood tongue and groove boards. Rustic interior elements such as remilled antique heart pine flooring, brick flooring and arches add warmth and character to the newly constructed home as does repurposed cypress doors and a fireplace mantle and mudroom bench crafted from cypress. In the kitchen, a hand crafted wood countertop on the island by Ray Bilello, Sarah’s dad, anchors the space.

Enjoying afternoons watching their children Avery, Ladd and Kathryn play while swinging on the front porch swing, also made by Sarah’s father, the LeBlancs follow the family tradition of a peaceful life in the county.