A former French Quarter firehouse has hit the market — all two units of it. 929 Bienville St is being offered as a pair or by unit, though there's no discount to purchasing both — cumulative price is still $4.85M. Unit A happens to have 411 more square feet but the same amount of beds and baths as Unit B. Regardless of how much of the firehouse you go for, the far more interesting part is how Engine No 7 got to this point.
Designed by E. A Christy (of Myrtle Banks building fame) and built by Muir and Fromberg in 1907, the building was just another normal firehouse, operating under NOFD for four decades. Its most recent renovations as a home took place in 2005, when homeowner John Kirkendoll enlisted the help of Bockman + Forbes Design to turn it into dual condos for him and his brother.
Bockman + Forbes are still insanely proud of their design prowess, as you can see by their dedicated Engine No 7 page or their website. Those also in love with the intriguing property have much to rejoice over — four bedrooms, four and two half baths with four parking spaces and a saltwater pool, its interior spanning a spacious 5,698 square feet.
· 929 Bienville St [Realtor.com]
· On The Market [Curbed NOLA]