Fast forward to post-war New Orleans. Metairie became the area in nearby Jefferson Parish where city dwellers moved to escape the growing city congestion. These areas offered suburban lot sizes that were large by the standards of the time. A full 50' wide by 120' deep footprint seemed huge for people that were used to building on 25' wide lots. This new building format allowed a different style and approach to design. The Metairie Box became fashionable. Take a look at some of the following plans and see what can be done with a narrow format.