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Inside the Bayou Party Barn

Part stable, part entertaining space, this versatile structure has become a family's weekend retreat

October/November 2015

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Bayou Beauty

The stable entrance to the Heebes’ barn, built from reclaimed Louisiana lumber.

photo: Alison Gootee

A glimpse of the barn.

photo: Alison Gootee

An exterior view of the Heebe barn by architects Eric Grieshaber and George Hopkins in Louisiana.

photo: Alison Gootee

The outdoor fire pit on the property.

photo: Alison Gootee

Natural Selections

The Heebes’ miniature Sicilian donkeys outside the stable.

photo: Alison Gootee

The stable entrance to the party barn.

photo: Alison Gootee

The tack room.

photo: Alison Gootee

The bar.

photo: Alison Gootee

Vintage hog pans and copper cookware on open shelves in the kitchen.

photo: Alison Gootee

Kitchen shelves.

photo: Alison Gootee

Bonus Images

The dining room overlooking the swamp.

photo: Alison Gootee

photo: Alison Gootee

The wood-burning fish grill in the heart of the barn.

photo: Alison Gootee

photo: Alison Gootee

A window bed on the second floor.

photo: Alison Gootee

photo: Alison Gootee

photo: Alison Gootee

An antique creel collection in a guest bedroom by interior designer Melissa Rufty.

photo: Alison Gootee

A peek into the Heebe kitchen from the barn’s entry.

photo: Alison Gootee

A painting by the late Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter gives the barn local flavor.

photo: Alison Gootee

Swamp Sanctuary

A Creole pirogue tethered to the meandering swamp walk.

photo: Alison Gootee

The Heebe’s garden and gazebo.

photo: Alison Gootee

An alternate view of the Heebe’s garden.

photo: Alison Gootee

Fred and Jennifer Heebe.

photo: Alison Gootee

Interior Designer Melissa Rufty.

photo: Alison Gootee