photos via Christie's International Real Estate
Looking to drop a few mil on a historic mansion that sits on a third of an acre and happens to be within stumbling distance of the Frenchmen Street hoopla? You're in luck. The Claiborne Mansion, built way back in 1859 for the son of Louisiana's first elected governor, William C.C. Claiborne, is up for grabs with a $3,800,000 price tag, making it one of the priciest listings in town. The nine-bedroom, nine-and-a-half bath dwelling is currently doing business as an inn—thankfully someone kept it classy here, unlike another b&b we've seen—and Architectural Digest notes that the Marigny property "retains its old-world charm." Interior perks at the 7,026-square-foot Dauphine Street spread include 14-foot ceilings, original wideplank hardwood floors, plaster ceiling medallions, and marble mantles and bathrooms. Out back there's a guesthouse, an envy-inducing 40-foot-long saltwater pool, a gazebo and vegetable garden, and the ultra-coveted bonus of off-street parking.
· Listing: 2111 Dauphine St. [FQ Realty]
· On The Market: New Orleans' historic Claiborne Mansion [Arch. Daily]
· The Claiborne Mansion [official site]