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Patchwork Plantation

A country retreat with New Orleans flair

June/July 2013

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Rebecca Vizard positioned her home on the land to avoid cutting down centuries-old live oaks.

photo: Brie Williams

The great room’s cypress walls were painted red and given an ochre glaze.

photo: Brie Williams

The Vizards with their dog, Lucille.

photo: Brie Williams

A walk-through armoire connects the master bedroom with the master bath.

photo: Brie Williams

Inside the playhouse.

photo: Brie Williams

The “Beer-de-lier” made of recycled bottle caps.

photo: Brie Williams

Rebecca tracked down World War II-era bunk beds for the playhouse.

photo: Brie Williams

The original 1947 stove was restored and is still in use.

photo: Brie Williams

A view of Lake Bruin from the main house.

photo: Brie Williams

The entrance to the playhouse, a favorite hangout for the Vizard’s adult children.

photo: Brie Williams