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$2.5M Gets You Regal, Tropical Edwardian Mansion Uptown

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[UPDATE:] Curbed NOLA has been informed that "the house is three stories and has a one car garage with driveway parking for four additional cars. As the previous comment noted, it is not on the parade route, however, it is in walking distance to the parades as well as only three blocks from Isadore Newman School, the premier private school, as well DeLaSalle High School and the Jewish Community Center." While we were wrong about the home being on the parade route, 5335 St Charles' realtor may want to update their listing to correctly reflect the difference in driveway versus garage parking.

5335 St Charles Ave may be one of the few homes in New Orleans with both a basement and a dizzying four total floors above it. The 5,974 square foot Edwardian mansion provides a playful mix of tropical fun a la its pool, kitchen, and "breakfast area" (think just a small version of a dining room) with the regal touches of a typical mansion — ceiling medallions, chandeliers, crown molding, enough old wooden fixtures to buy stock in Old English wood polish.

Regarding those extra touches that go far beyond simply having five bedrooms and three and two half baths, 5335 St Charles is, of course, onnear the parade route and comes with a three car garage so you can stop frustrating revelers by lining up your trashcans in menacing formations to deter anyone from parking in front of your house. It's also got a wine closet. $2.5M gets you a big old mansion with all sorts of new possibilities, seeing that the basement is partially unfinished and that the "media room" may be able to turn into your own home theatre.

· 5335 St Charles Ave []
· On The Market [Curbed NOLA]