If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...with another price chop. This six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom St. Charles Avenue mansion, once owned by the queen of vampire tales Anne Rice, is back on the scene with a new broker, new photos (that aren't exactly million-plus-dollar listing quality but the place did just re-list last week, so better shots may emerge), and a new, lower price of $2,395,000. The 7,609-square-foot spread, located just a couple blocks outside of the Garden District, has played quite the numbers game—from a $3,190,000 ask in 2012 to the $2,699,500 price tag in 2013, then shooting for $2.65 million and $2.45 million before its most recent $55,000 price chop. With all the talk of Uptown real estate flying off the market, it remains a mystery why no one is snatching this place up. Built in 1883, the house has original millwork and working fireplaces, stained glass, a mahogany and cypress staircase, and a four-car garage, all on a corner lot. If nothing else, Anne Rice superfans may appreciate that her fictional Mayfair family "Amelia" lived here.
· Listing: 3711 St. Charles Ave. [Gardner Realtors]
· Check out this Uptown mansion, once owned by Anne Rice [Curbed NOLA]