Emil Elmendorf House


509 Burleson

This raised cottage reflects a plan typical of Louisiana plantation architecture. It incorporates random-coursed ashlar and standing seam metal roofing, both locally common building materials. The lower level, four feet below grade, contains a kitchen, pantry, dining and storage rooms. A long flight of stairs leads to the raised main floor, which includes the parlor, living room and three bedrooms. At the rear, the asymmetrical plan extends into an L-shaped bounded by a spacious two-story verandah.

‘San Antonio Architecture, Traditions and Visions’, AIA San Antonio, 2007