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More Luxury Condos Coming to Downtown?

Two former Maison Hospitaliere spots may very well be converted into luxury condos if the VCC likes what it sees. 822 Barracks St. opened its doors to impoverished elderly women in 1893 and, along with nearby 1220 Dauphine St, provided assisted living services for over a century. Both spaces were closed following Hurricane Katrina and have since been vacant. Lauricella Bourbon Properties, its current owner, is making painstaking care to preserve the historic elements of both places if their permit gains approval.

822 Barracks would be restored back to its original glory predating even the Maison Hospitaliere, circa 1840. What that means is more balconies and the demolition of an addition to make room for a "kitchen house". 1220 Dauphine would get a slightly more modern restoration dating back to the 1950s. As far as luxury living goes, spaces will range from 1,000 to 2,100 square feet, with select units having their own private courtyard. A pool is also planned, perhaps the greatest amenity of all.

Those of you wondering what happened with Maison Hospitaliere need not worry: they've partnered with the Greater New Orleans Foundation and are looking for projects that carry on their vision of helping women and families. Apply for grants and do some good here.

Developer Proposes Luxury Condos in French Quarter [Canal Street Beat]
· Luxury Apartments [Curbed NOLA]