Are there no more vampires in New Orleans? As we reported all the way back in October of last year, author and vampire queen Anne Rice and her fictitious hoard once called 3711 St. Charles Ave home. Though Rice only lived in the home for two years in the '90s, she is perhaps its most notorious resident, so it comes as a surprise that the six bedroom, six and a half bath estate would spend twice her tenure languishing on and off the market.
3711 St. Charles Ave was built all the way back in 1881 and was once owned by "Fifth Circuit Four" member Judge John Minor Wisdom, whose rulings were pivotal in the civil rights movement. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals building in the CBD was renamed in his honor right around the time Rice was selling her Uptown home.
The estate started its quest for a buyer back in November of 2010, first listing for $3.75M. It left the marketplace, comically added a few too many zeroes when it relisted, then dropped its price again. That cycle (sans zeroes flub) would continue until November of this year, where the last pricechop brought the 7,609 square foot property down to $2.195M.
For the architecture or history buff, there's a whole lot to love in its regal halls and spacious rooms. A literal dozen fireplaces dot the home and all are in working condition, tall ceilings with medallions and original hardwood keep to period and give the home elegance from head to toe. For all its preservation and history, won't somebody buy this gem?
· 3711 St. Charles Ave [Realtor.com]
· 3711 St. Charles Ave [Curbed NOLA]
· On The Market [Curbed NOLA]