The Southern Architect
At 71, Jones has plenty of memories of his own with more than 40 years’ experience as a residential architect, a productive stretch as the acclaimed protégé of Time magazine-approved, Creole-inspired icon A. Hays Town, and decades as one of the more prolific and unique home designers in Baton Rouge.
Here’s the scene – myself, my lovely wife Rebecca, my 5 year old daughter and twin two year olds living in 700 square feet of space surrounded by dirt, dust, roofing nails and exposed wiring. If this sounds like a bad idea to you, you would be right. I know from personal experience having just “completed” […]
If you live in the South in the sweltering summer, a swimming pool looks a lot like a pot of gold. If you’re lucky enough to have one, you may consider building some kind of structure to make your pool area even more of a getaway. In our experience, here are some essential elements to […]
NEW ORLEANS – The crescent city is unique. It’s the music, the food, the architecture, the people, Mardi Gras, poboys, and so on and so forth.
NEW ORLEANS – Five stories high, standing atop a loft in a centuries old French Quarter structure, there are noticeable gaps in the floorboards and light is pouring through from below. The wood floors are too old to even creek, instead they just moan. Getting here required a disconcerting hike up a series of old […]
Working hinges on shutters are an important detail often overlooked. The hinge allows the shutters to close protecting the window. The non-custom route is to nail or screw the shutter to the window or wall, remedy making the shutters inoperable.
The Detail: A skirt is a piece of trim just below the stool, or ledge, of a window sill.
The Detail: Believe it or not, a square hinge is a tell-tale sign of the quality installation typical in custom home construction. Simply put, a square mortise is more difficult to achieve than the more common rounded off mortise. At Al Jones, we specify a 3 ½” square mortise hinge. Why It Matters: It’s a small detail […]
Update: We still have a few of these rare signed copies to sell, so we’re lowering the price to $1500. If you are interested, please call us at 225.925.0123 or fill out the form below. It’s fairly well known that Mr. A . Hays Town was Al Jones’ mentor. So occasionally we have folks who bring […]
Al Jones Architect has been awarded a “Best Of ” 2013 award by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The firm was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.