When it comes to building or remodeling a home in New Orleans, Pentek Homes is the leading contractor to trust. We specialize in custom-designed homes, complete renovations, expansions and commercial contracting, all while staying true to the city's classic style. However, if your home is located in a local historic district, there are certain regulations you must adhere to in order to preserve the authenticity of the neighborhood. Local historic districts are designated by the New Orleans City Council and administered by local historic district commissions.
This means that if you live in a neighborhood such as the French Quarter, Marigny, Garden District or Irish Canal, you must take special considerations into account when it comes to remodeling or renovating your home. These regulations cover changes to the exterior of all buildings within the district, as well as new construction and demolition requests. Fortunately, these guidelines have helped hundreds of homeowners update their homes while still preserving the character of their communities. It is possible to build new buildings in a historic district, but they must comply with the same design guidelines that control renovations or remodelings of existing buildings.
If you're looking to buy an older home in New Orleans, you may be attracted to its distinctive architecture and character. However, these homes often require renovation in order to bring them up to code. Pentek Homes is experienced in working with local historic districts and can help you navigate the regulations so that you can make your dream home a reality.