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Garish French Quarter 'Oasis' With Indoor Pool Asks $1.8M

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Welcome to this "private intimate oasis" in the French Quarter, a just-listed brick house that looks pretty ordinary from the street view, but oh, just wait. A step inside reveals the over-stimulating interior "designed as a Roman villa," complete with an indoor pool that has custom inlayed mosaic marble tiles of Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam." Need more pizzaz while taking a dip? The fiber optic ceiling raises the trippiness level by giving a "star light effect" over the pool. Other notable features in the gaudy 2,730-square-foot St. Philip Street home include "copper Kama Sutra-inspired temple doors" into the master suite, a Terrazzo floored garage that can apparently double as an entertainment set-up, and a "Roman-inspired" sunken tub. Dating back to 1964, the three-bedroom, two-bath dwelling last sold in 2004 for $138,526, according to public records. Today's asking price: $1,800,000.

· Listing: 941 St. Philip St. []