El Khoury Residence


Covington, Louisiana


Ramy El Khoury, MD

This house is sited on a bluff overlooking a forested bottom land along the banks of the Little Bogue Falaya River. The beautiful site is forested with pines, magnolias, and beech trees with a beautiful spring-fed creek flowing along the west side of the bluff. The building program required a pool cabana / guest house, swimming pool as a major feature at the entry, and open living/dining/kitchen arrangement with a master suite on the ground floor, and 3 guest bedrooms on the second level. The unique site characteristics required a free-standing carport with an entry trellis along the side of the lap pool. The owner intends to phase construction with the pool cabana / guest house and swimming pool being the first phase and the main house the subsequent construction.

The structures are oriented east-west with the north façade overlooking the bluff. The simple shed roof form exposed structure slopes to the south opening the expansive views to the north. Material palette consists of stucco, shou sugi ban siding (wood treated by fire), aluminum and glass window systems, and a standing seam metal roof.