A three-bedroom, two-bath New Orleans style home in Upper Lafayette Address: 3303 E. Simcoe St. Size: 3,219 square feet Price per square foot: $86 Setting: Located in Upper Lafayette, this three-level home with views of massive oaks has a covered patio, cabana and salt water pool. The Home: The New Orleans style home has three bedrooms and a second-floor balcony with French doors. A spiral staircase leads to the third level with a bonus room (including vaulted ceilings) that can be used as a bedroom, workout area or office. The home also has a sun room, built in bookshelves and a brick fireplace. Contact: Kat Wilder of Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate at (337) 769-0498.
A three-bedroom, three-bath restored home in the Saint Streets area Address: 1020 Saint Patrick St. Size: 2,375 Price per square foot: $115 Setting: Located in the historic Saint Streets area The Home: This 1940 house on Saint Patrick has undergone an extensive remodel with the addition of a large master bath and walk-in closet. Hard wood floors and ceramic tile throughout with a study or office with built-ins and a bonus room that could work as a nursery. The home also has two separate living areas. Contact: Jason Ray of Keaty Real Estate at (337) 235-7770 or
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.