A $23 million condo development in the French Quarter at the site of a former Civil War-era widow’s home is nearing completion, reports CityBusiness.
The Maison du Parc condo development takes over sites at 822 Barracks St. and 1220 Dauphine St. that once housed the La Socíeté Hospitaliere des Dames Louisianaises, a home providing for elderly women after the Civil War that eventually became a skilled nursing facility. The Dauphine Street property was demolished to make way for some of the units, and the 1830-era Barracks Street property is being restored. A kitchen house on the property is being converted into the condo’s "entertainment center" with a wet bar and other amenities.
Units have been on the market for awhile, but they won’t be officially complete until mid-September.
The complex has 10 units, ranging from 1,700 square feet to 4,400 square feet and with prices ranging from $1.1 million-$3.25 million, ranking them among the most expensive homes for sale in New Orleans. Each unit has a balcony, private courtyard, and granite cobblestone driveway; three of the condos have private pools, but there is also a main courtyard with a pool.