Architect Eddie Maestri of Lakewood grew up in New Orleans, so when it was time to design and build his own home, that city’s Garden District was part of his inspiration.

The “modern farmhouse” Maestri shares with partner Adam Moore at 6947 Coronado is on two upcoming home tours. It’s on the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes this weekend, and it’s on the Lakewood Home Festival, Nov. 9-11.

Maestri and Moore like modern architecture, but they wanted to give their home a feel like that of a farmhouse or Maestri’s grandparents’ Victorian house in New Orleans.

The wood-frame house’s exterior has the clean lines of a modern house, but with a traditional look.

On the ground floor, there are cement floors, but there are vintage touches, including reclaimed doors, shutters and gas lanterns.

“To give it a mix of modern and historic, we pulled a lot of things from New Orleans,” Maestri says.

The house also features a screened-in porch off the master suite, reminiscent of “sleeping porches” that many southern homes had in the first half of the 20th century.

The couple lived on La Vista starting in 2004 before moving into the new house last December. They are expecting twin boys in January, and Maestri says they chose the location partly because they want to send their kids to Lakewood Elementary School, the Lakewood tour’s beneficiary.

The AIA Dallas Home Tour, wich includes homes all over the city, is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $10 to see just one home.

The Lakewood Home Festival is Nov. 9-11, and tickets cost $15 in advance. Proceeds benefit Lakewood Elementary School.

More pictures of Maestri and Moore’s house, all of them by Michael Cagle, after the jump.


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