An architect duo gives their 1950s Lakeview ranch house a clean-lined makeover
by R. Stephanie Bruno
nola.com / 11.26.2011
It wasn't very difficult for Patrick and Elizabeth Ferrara Kraft to decide where to buy when they were shopping for a house in New Orleans.
After all, Elizabeth Kraft grew up on Snipe Street in Lake Vista, where her parents, Brian and Priscilla Ferrara, still live. Her sister lives on Crane Street nearby.
And her family operated a lake area landmark -- Ferrara's Supermarket -- for 99 years before Hurricane Katrina washed it away.
So when the architects, both in their 30s, heard that an elderly neighbor on Thrasher Street planned to sell her home, they left a note on the door and crossed their fingers...more