Located just south of scenic Covington in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Maison du Lac is the northshore's newest gated community. The lakeside setting and numerous community parks and green spaces afford residents the unique opportunity to spend their leisure time socializing with friends, participating in favorite sports and other activities, or communing with their nature.
The Estates at Watercross Subdivision is located in the heart of the fastest growing corridor in St. Tammany Parish, tucked away on the scenic and historic Tchefuntce River. The Estates at Watercross preserves the natural setting and beauty of the notable piney woods of Covington, LA and features lush vegetation and brilliant trees. The riverfront setting and the community boat launch, parks and green spaces afford residents the unique opportunity to spend their leisure time socializing with friends, participating in their favorite water sports and other activities, or communing with nature. The neighborhood will feature multiple riverfront lots and river access for all residents while preserving 30 plus acres of natural bottomland hardwood habitat. The aesthetic vision for the Estates at Watercross development consists of a classic, timeless design concept where homes utilize Louisiana vernacular and traditional form, yet mix architectural style and creative elements.
Moving backward and forward at the same time. It’s a statement seemingly meant for a riddle — but in reality, it’s the philosophy of the New Urbanism movement. This movement has us looking back at the great cities of our past and reviving what made them work. Intimate scale. A village square. Green space. These were the things that created such a strong sense of community throughout these towns. And by reintroducing them, New Urbanists hope to bring the same strengths into the present.
New Urbanism and a return to the traditional neighborhood are the motivation behind architect Steve Oubre’s village plan for TerraBella. Oubre’s vision is an answer to the promise of the Northshore that has been unfulfilled by the builders of suburbia. Public spaces mingled with homes, parks, and footpaths all lined with front porches and gardens. It’s an accessible way of life that takes cars out of the equation and keeps them in back lanes and garages, and puts the charming Southern architecture front and center, just as it should be. And while it’s the architecture that initially catches the eye, it’s the idea of moving backward and forward that creates a better way of life for generations to come.