The Villa - Lake Charles
The Villa Restaurant is located on the First Floor and Mezzanine of the historically rehabilitated Craftsman era Noble Building on Pujo Street in Lake Charles. The building owner’s love and respect for the history of the building was a driving force in the project. Much of the building’s original elements were incorporated into the design and are still visible in the renovated space: wood floors, tin ceilings, stairs, dark trim, doors, windows, and original glass. Existing small bank vaults were converted to wait stations. Original office doors still inscribed with the original user’s name are now entrances to a private dining room and a code compliant restroom. The new craftsman inspired back bar along with the other remaining historic elements created the ideal backdrop for layering new, up to date finishes and design elements like lighting fixtures and a high contrast stone tile design at the front of bar.