A New Orleans, Louisiana Bed and Breakfast with Heart and Hospitality
The Picard Family Home Circa 1891 - Designed and built by Thomas Sully
Thomas Sully (1855-1939) was the leading architect in New Orleans during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth. His many houses included examples of Second Empire, Queen Anne, stick-style, shingle, and Romanesque as well as the various revivals-Colonial, Beaux-Arts, and what might be termed Greek-Revival-Revival. Upper St. Charles Avenue was the most fashionable part of the city, and Sully houses helped to give it an air of comfortable elegance.
Mr. Sully designed this home for the Picard family in 1889 and the structure was completed in 1891. Henry Picard was a well respected business merchant and philanthropist. The mansion is an example of the Queen Anne style of the period.
Thomas Sully was a consummate detailer in wood appointments. He enlisted the best carpenters on his projects to carve small wood medallions and ornaments that were unique to his style and homes. Examples can be found throughout the Picard Mansion.