Copper Vine Courtyard


Brechtel Hospitality


New Orleans, Louisiana



Outside view of lush courtyard with tropical planting bordering inside edges and hanging baskets throughout the courtyard.
Outside view of lush courtyard with tropical planting bordering inside edges and hanging baskets throughout the courtyard.
Inside view of courtyard seating, hanging baskets with ferns, lush tropical plantings, star jasmine vines.
Close up view stainless steel cables attached to side of wall, star jasmine to climb onto.
bird's eye view of the courtyard, table tops with lush tropical planting along the perimeter and hanging baskets above steel structure.
Coppervine sign attached to concrete wall with lush tropical planting from courtyard in the background.
View from across the street, Coppervine building and courtyard with coppervine sign lit up.
Interior view of Coppervine restaurant, wall of wine on tap, leather seating, wood furnishings, and navy blue accents.




2019 AIA New Orleans Industry Award for Landscape Design

Copper Vine, a new wine pub, opened its doors inside the historic building that once housed Maylie’s, one of New Orleans’ longest-running restaurants, which occupied the space from 1876 to 1986 and landed an individual listing on the National Register of Historic Places and landmark status from the Historic District Landmarks Commission. The current building was built in 1894 as an expansion to the original space. The original Maylie’s building fell victim to the city’s widening of O’Keefe Street in 1959, but the restaurant continued to operate out of the building until closing its doors after 110 years of service.

Copper Vine pays homage to Maylie’s with an atmosphere that harkens back to old New Orleans. The wine pub’s look begins with a strong statement in the form of a contemporary 30-seat corner patio with a lush array of hanging plants and wisteria, a notable feature of Maylie’s, recalling the profuse vines that once graced the front of the building. The building’s exterior proudly shows off its late Victorian architecture, with a cast iron balcony where hanging vines have also been planted.

The courtyard is shaded by a canopy of lush tropical plants while overhead steel beams hint at enclosure without sealing off the space of the only outdoor patio seating on Poydras. Hanging ivy, ferns, and vines create an intimate feeling and off er respite from the hustle and bustle of the Central Business District. The patio creates an organic atmosphere that is in conversation with the concrete surrounds.

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