This summer we're all about dreaming as a way to mentally lift us out of this blanket of heat, and the best thing for that is scrolling through photos of big, beautiful New Orleans homes. From historic Garden District Victorians, to a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired manse in Lake Vista, here are 10 New Orleans mansions on the market right now.
↑ 1415 Third St.
The basics: 10,516 square-feet, 7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms Asking price: $7,999,000
And here it is — New Orleans' most expensive home. This insanely pricey home was built circa the 1860s and offers a treasure trove of crown molding, chandeliers, and accents throughout its seven bedrooms and six and two half baths.
↑ 1448 Fourth St.
The basics: 9,800 square-feet, 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms Asking price: $6,500,000
The historic Cornstalk Fence Mansion in the Garden District mansion spans 9,800 square feet. Gorgeous archways adorn its interior, along with elegant chandeliers, crown molding and a staircase that is what old world New Orleans dreams are made of.
↑ 295 Walnut St.
The basics: 7,400 square-feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms Asking price: $3,990,000
This house right on Audubon Park is giving us major Secret Garden vibes with its large British-style conservatory. Window filled dining and sitting rooms also provide lots of sun and views of the park. There's also a pool in which to party while surrounded by your lush backyard.
↑ 2929 Prytania St.
The basics: 7,089 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms Asking price: $2,995,000
This Garden District Greek Revival has gorgeous architectural features — high ceilings, wood floors, mantel pieces, deep moldings, a double parlor, and a kitchen with wood beams and cabinetry — and rooms opening to the terrace, patio and pool.
↑ 1527 Sixth St.
The basics: 6,818 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms Asking price: $2,990,000
This house has both a huge screened porch and a terrace to look out onto your saltwater pool and outdoor kitchen. You also get 13-foot ceilings; a big kitchen and dining area; original hardwood floors, medallions and millwork; and a bar.
↑ 2503 St. Charles Ave.
The basics: 7,639 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathrooms Asking price: $2,859,000
Famed New Orleans architect Thomas Sully designed this Queen Ann Italianate for "colorful, swashbuckling capitalist" Joseph Walker in 1880, and it was restored in 2002. Gorgeous details like archways and huge windows fill the space.
↑ 4 Everett Place
The basics: 6,486 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathrooms Asking price: $2,750,000
If you look up "mansion" in the dictionary, a picture of this house should accompany the entry. This stately mansion in an Audubon-era cul-de-sac features large wrap around porches and a grand double parlor with an equally grand staircase. The backyard features a brick patio with fountain.
↑ 634 Esplanade Ave.
The basics: 4,316 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3-and-a-half bathrooms Asking price: $2,195,000
Built by Middlemiss and Murray, this two and a half story home features sweeping ceiling arches, intricate medallions, and tasteful crown molding throughout. The home was renovated in 2011 but still retains most of its old New Orleans charm. The home is Second Empire architecture style, which was one of the most popular architectural styles of the city.
↑ 1633 Dufossat St.
The basics: 8,813 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms Asking price: $2,700,000
Both the Real World New Orleans cast and former Pelican Baron Davis once called this sprawling Uptown estate home.
↑ 434 Lakeshore Pkwy.
The basics: 4,017 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathrooms Asking price: $1,495,000
For a more modern take on the mansion, this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Lakeshore West home features artful glass windows, Brazilian cherry flooring, a wet bar, and a chic, well-manicured backyard area with gazebo. It's quite a party pad (just needs a pool).