Wednesday, June 04, 2008
A commenter on the post earlier today on the OffBeatHomes-featured treehouse suggested it was a modern 'garconniere'. Garconnières have a variety of purposes. In Louisiana, they are structures in plantations that housed the adolescent sons of the plantation owners. Here's a fine example above, courtesy of Coleen Perilloux Landry (whose other photos are well worth exploring) on the Houmas House plantation in Darrow, Louisiana. Interestingly, La Garconnière is also how the Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine film The Apartment is translated into French since it can also mean a bachelor pad. It would also of course be a marvellous place to do some serious shedworking.
Posted by alex johnson at 8:43 PM