Touring the 28th KTBS 3/St. Jude Dream Home is more than just a visual undertaking. Griffing encourages visitors to experience the different textures in the home first-hand. “We’re encouraging people to be tactile this year.
The Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana’s annual Parade of Homes will take place on the weekends of June 2-3 and 9-10. The homes will be open for selfguided tours from 1-6 p.m. daily. The two-weekend event will feature homes located throughout Caddo, Bossier and DeSoto parishes.
Nestled on a tranquil 22 acres in Frierson is the stunning family home of Creed Contracting owners Justin and Heather Penn. Built to suit the lifestyle and needs of their young family and to serve as a model home for clients, the couple crafted a home they intend to live in forever.
Any local who has driven through the Spring Lake area knows this memorable home. Dubbed the Greyhound Estate and perched prominently on the corner of Spring Lake Drive and Creswell Road, the home is recognizable from its Greco-Roman-inspired exterior façade.
Builder Ryan Smith says hands-down it is the most in-demand neighborhood in the city. The unique community has it all, with parks and playgrounds, shopping, restaurants, a bank, a family medical clinic and a school. It also has its own fire station and nearby veterinarian clinic.
Built in 1953, this midcentury, modernstyle gem stuns with inspiring architecture and 2.27 acres of lush, green grounds. Midcentury modern homes were built from 1945 to the 1980s. The architecture is simplicity defined by large windows, geometric lines, open spaces, elevation changes and integration with nature.
Dr. Susan Shattuck said busy careers kept her and husband, Doug Fryett, from putting much effort into the home they built in Spring Lake’s Beaux Rivages neighborhood in 2004. When she was ready to redo the home, Shattuck heard that her go-to decorator, former Shreveport interior designer Stephen Forte, had moved out of the area.
After moving to Shreveport from Texarkana, the Gambills knew they wanted a home in South Highlands, so they rented and waited for the perfect house to go up for sale. They originally looked at the home next door, but it had already been remodeled and Jessica wanted something they could mold themselves.
A glass and metal door leads into a foyer flooded with sunlight. A modern “Sputnik” light from Henson’s Lighting shines down on a painting by local artist Vanika Terhune. A bright blue basket weave console table and lamps from the space: interiors collection sit beneath the painting.
Optometrist Dr. Rachel Borel of Silverblatt Eye Clinic in Shreveport says checkups should begin during infancy. “The first exam should be at six months, followed by an exam between 2 to 5 years old, then again before the start of first grade, and then every two years after that,” she said.