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We’ve Found the Perfect Tailgate Spot

We’ve Found the Perfect Tailgate Spot | Distinctive Homes

Can you smell it in the air? Cooler temperatures, falling leaves, a big pot of jambalaya cooking… It’s the most wonderful time of the year in southern Louisiana – football season! At the Lakes at Harveston, you don’t need to go far to feel the spirit of Tiger Stadium. Here’s how you can gear up for game day from the comfort of your home.

Get in the zone.

Whether you’re looking to take a leisurely stroll along the trails at Preservation Park or pump some iron at the state-of-the-art Preservation Hall fitness center, it’s always recommended to get in the right frame of mind to set the tone for your day.

Gather your supplies.

With close proximity to a variety of grocery stores and a community garden at the neighborhood’s center, you have easy access to everything you need to feed your troops. And, if you need an extra boost of inspiration, LSU itself is less than 10 miles away!

Fire up the grill.

Nothing says “Louisiana Saturday Night” like spending time outdoors with a cold drink in hand and spicy hot sausage on the grill. Your outdoor kitchen and spacious patio make up the ultimate spot for entertaining guests. Don’t forget to break out the cornhole for a few rounds!

Cheers to victory.

Wind down the evening in your spacious living room, with the Tigers on the big screen, of course. There’s plenty of room to call the plays, start the wave and work on your touchdown dance. Then, at the end of the fourth, you can confidently raise a glass to a job well done.

Get ready for your home in the Lakes at Harveston to become the go-to for a good time all season long. If this lifestyle sounds like one you could get used to, then get in touch with us today for more details.

The Art of Distinctive Homes

The Art of Distinctive Homes

It takes more than just superior craftsmanship to make a house a home. Distinctive Homes recently partnered with local artists to help decorate our newest model home in The Preserve at Harveston, and what a difference it made! Original art is not only beautiful, but also has the power to evoke emotions, tie a space together, and create a powerful focal point for any room. Meet the talented local artists and be sure to follow them for more great art and inspiration:

Jen Pontti Artist

Jen Pontti (@jenponttiart)

Jen is a self-made artist and a single mother of two. She paints most of her work with her own two hands, carefully controlling the balance between order and spontaneity in her art. Her courage with color leaves an explosion of diverse complexion that accentuates the fine details of Distinctive Homes.

 Sharon Bailey Artist

Sharon Bailey (@sharonfbaileyartist)

Creating art since 2007, Sharon reveals a humble appreciation for the countryside in her work. Her focus has a wide range of subjects—all of them leave you charmed by the beauties of southern-style living. Her paintings bring a sense of nostalgia, even in a newly built home.

 Claire Gowdy Artist

Claire Gowdy (@clairegowdyart)

As an abstract and impressionist artist, Claire is an experienced painter. She believes that art is the strongest catalyst for emotion. Her strategically juxtaposed color gracefully implements a novel quality fit for our exclusive homes.

Laura Welch Taylor Artist

Laura Welch Taylor (@laurawelchtaylorart)

After attending the art program at LSU, Laura started her own business of wedding portraits. She also paints ceramic kitchenware, perfect for adding nuanced flare. If you ever invest in one of our homes, ask her to capture any special moment to keep the memories alive.

Allison Dillard Artist

Allison Dillard (

Allison is a natural talent with textured abstract art, using acrylics, pastels, and alcohol ink. She collects the simple things in nature and manifests them as simply extravagant. Her work effortlessly conveys wild splendor that patiently waits for you in our Distinctive Homes.


Want to see these artists’ work in person and experience our latest model home at The Preserve at Harveston? The Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge is currently hosting this year’s Parade of Homes “Parade Your Way,” which allows you to tour beautiful homes throughout Baton Rouge’s finest neighborhoods virtually or in-person. Register for FREE by clicking here, or for more information on the Parade of Homes, follow them on Instagram or Facebook.

The Parade of Homes – Baton Rouge, LA

Parade of Homes

Interested in touring the latest Greater Baton Rouge neighborhoods and experiencing our builders’ craftsmanship as well as the most recent innovations in the industry? The Parade of Homes in Baton Rouge will give you just that and much more! This is your chance to not only tour the most exclusive homes in Louisiana but also gather new ideas along the way. The Parade of Homes is put on every year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge, who is the voice and hands protecting and building the American Dream of Home Ownership in Baton Rouge.

This year, Parade Your Way allows you to control how you tour, whether it be in-person or virtually from the comfort of your own home, which is launching the week of May 18. Registration is now FREE – register here to participate. You can also download the app, HBA Parade, to see the 71 homes on the Parade route and the latest touring information. 

One of our homes that will be featured in the Parade of Homes is ‘The Windermere’ located in The Preserve at Harveston. This is our newest model home, featuring timeless details, upscale appointments, and the perfect open-concept layout for hosting and entertaining. The LaCantina folding accordion doors are something you have to see for yourself – opening up to a beautiful and functional outdoor space equipped with operable screens to keep the area bug free and air-conditioned to keep you cool while grilling or enjoying your outdoor time.

The Preserve at Harveston Baton Rouge


If you are interested in participating in the Parade of Homes, please visit the HBA website to register. Download the app (HBA Parade) and follow them on Instagram and Facebook @hbagbr for more updates on Parade of Homes 2020.

Distinctive Homes Announces Rebrand and New Website

Distinctive Homes New Brand

Distinctive Homes is excited to announce the completion of our company’s rebrand project with the launch of our new website. To continue to push the 17-year-old brand forward and make a statement within the custom home building space, founder and owner Tyler Watson partnered with Brew Agency to give a fresh, modern update to the company that would portray the same feeling of comfortable elegance as he delivers with his homes.

Distinctive Homes New Website

Along with a new brand, the company’s website was redesigned to provide visitors an updated look and user-friendly experience. The Distinctive difference is in the details, and this is brought to life on the new website through the many images and features showcasing Distinctive Homes’ standout work and experience.

The Preserve at Harveston

The spotlight of the site is Distinctive Homes’ featured project in The Preserve at Harveston where Tyler is proud to be one of the select, premier builders for the neighborhood. 

The Windermere model home exhibits Distinctive Homes’ exemplary craftsmanship and precise attention to detail. Take a virtual tour to envision yourself living in elegant comfort at The Windermere. 

Since 2003, Tyler and his team of professionals have taken great pride in delivering homes, not just houses, that meet clients’ needs. With a thorough, hands-on approach, Tyler makes the experience easy and effortless for his clients. Whether you’re interested in building your custom dream home or want to benefit from a semi-custom model home, Distinctive Homes’ experience and versatility can deliver what you’re searching for. We welcome you to take a look at the new site and learn more about Distinctive Homes: