Colomb-Chauvin House

Colomb-Chauvin House

Built 1921
424 East Vermilion Street
Lafayette Historic Register Number 80
Designated September 16, 2010

The Colomb-Chauvin House is a single-story Craftsman Bungalow, a style made popular by the American Arts and Crafts movement in California in the early 1900s. Characteristic elements of the Bungalow style are the large overhanging eaves, exposed rafter tails and a full width front porch supported by tapered columns on square concrete piers. This historic home is constructed mostly of cypress, including the siding on the exterior façades. It derives its name from the Colomb family and the Chauvin family, who were the original owners through 2013. The building is now home to Svendson Studios, an Art gallery featuring paintings by Lue Svendson and photography by her son, Eric Svendson. Louisiana native, Lue Svendson is a painter and a landscape architect. Her early inspiration began with her love of art and nature and her artwork can be found throughout the United States and across the globe from Dubai to Costa Rica. Lue’s son, Eric Svendson is an accomplished nature photographer whose work was inspired by his love for hunting, fishing and exploring throughout South Louisiana. Eric and Lou are well-known for their generosity and their considerable sense of civic responsibility and pride.

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