Maison de la Luz
A new luxury hotel from Atelier Ace designed in collaboration with Studio Shamshiri, this project involved the restoration and rehabilitation of a six-story 1906 building adjacent to New Orleans’ former city hall.
The architecture and interiors team worked in tandem to meticulously restore several historical elements found within the six-story 1906 building adjacent to New Orleans’ former city hall. Originally designed by Allison Owen of Diboll and Owen Architects, the structure is in line with the Italianate style, an architectural character typical of turn-of-the-century buildings in New Orleans. Inspired by the building’s storied history, the team strived to breathe new life and a revived purpose into the project via several design interventions
The original historic grand stair was maintained and serves as the main entry to the building. Along with a variety of original lighting fixtures and historic windows, colorful marble floors, French wallpaper, and a carefully curated selection of furniture—including skirted armchairs, copper-topped tables, and elaborate Roman mosaic-tile baths—a cohesive aesthetic comes together to create a wholly unique experience, one prioritizing privacy and a layered narrative experience over the clamor of a bustling public hotel.