It’s hard to imagine how one modern homeowner could effectively utilize this sprawling 10-bedroom, nine-and-a-half bathroom mansion’s 7,757 square feet. For the current homeowners, the solution was to use the dwelling for entertaining (galas, concerts, and Mardi Gras events) and short-term rentals while in the process of applying for a bed-and-breakfast license.
However, since short-term rental laws are up in the air, future owners might consider using the Garden District gem, which was designed by Thomas Sully, as a single-family home. Alternately, one might live in the main home and lease out the third-floor apartment and carriage house. The home has three meters and is zoned multi-family, according to its listing agent.
The two-bedroom apartment is a real charmer. Its highlights include a window-lined, chandelier-hung turret bedroom, a bargeboard accent wall in the kitchen, and a shower with multiple rainfall heads.
The main house is no less luxurious. Sixteen-foot ceilings provide a grand feel, and historic touches include plaster walls, wainscoting, and marble mantels. The original inlaid floors, oversized doors, and light features are present.
The kitchen is modern and built for entertaining, thanks to double dishwashers, Carrera marble countertops, a Wolfe range and Subzero appliances. A glass fruit chandelier provides a touch of whimsy.
The live oak-shaded corner lot, courtyard, sun room, porch, and balconies are just the spots for Mardi Gras parade viewing.
Via: Karon Reese of Inhab Real Estate