When architect Lee Ledbetter went looking for his dream home, he found himself drawn to the "whole crazy mess" of New Orleans. In a personal essay in Architectural Digest, he wrote about how much "the heavy atmosphere of green and fog, the sense of history that couldn’t be shaken" inspired him to pack up his life in New York and move to the Crescent City. It's here when he came across the Curtis House, a "midcentury-modern marvel" built by Nathaniel "Buster" Curtis of world-renowned architecture firm, Curtis & Davis, and it was love at first sight. "This was a house with a secret life, its sense of richness held deep within rather than being on public display," he wrote. "It was not the belle of the ball, it was the wallflower. And I was in love." Scroll down to see why Ledbetter fell hard for this stunning residence through photos by Pieter Estersohn for Architectural Digest.
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