New Orleans Magazine - February 2018

Tanga Winstead and the Bargeboard house redesign

BY LEE CUTRONE | GREG MILES PHOTOGRAPHS

Time, neglect and hurricane Katrina conspired to make Tanga Winstead’s job of renovating a century–old bargeboard house – purchased just four months before Katrina - a tangled web. The attic was filled with soot that had become muddied with moisture and was seeping into the house. The slab of a 1930s addition was cracked. When it rained, runoff from an adjacent church parking lot was washing away the earth surrounding the house. And those were just a few of the challenges she faced. But for Winstead, saving something of historic worth outweighed the myriad problems. Read more on MyNewOrleans.com

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Tanga Winstead