Esplanade Avenue might just be the nicest place to live in the French Quarter. It enjoys easy access to all the Quarter’s bars, restaurants, and music venues. Its oak-shaded neutral ground is a peaceful counterpoint to the bustling streetcar lines on Canal and North Rampart streets, which join Esplanade in forming the French Quarter’s man-made boundaries.
Then there are its graceful, 19th-century mansions. Built in 1856, this townhome was restored and remodeled by Chandelier Development to become four condominiums. The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom unit sits on the building’s first floor. Step through a door with stained glass details into a foyer with marble floors, and turn left to enter the 1,476-square-foot unit’s living area.
There, two large windows with interior trim provide views of a live oak’s burly branches. Crystal chandeliers, ceiling medallions, crown molding, and original hardwood floors are set against a minimal white palette and open floor plan. An arched door connects the living area and kitchen.
Let’s get a closer look at the detailing on that arched doorway, though.
Highlights of the kitchen include a marble island and backsplash, plus appliances by Wolf and Subzero.
Accessed via wide pocket doors, the master bedroom lies beyond a small dining area. High ceilings and transoms make the 280-square-foot room feel airy and spacious. The bathrooms are petite but luxurious—one has a soaking tub and the other has an enclosure shower. Both are tiled with marble.
The unit shares a pool with its neighbors. HOA fees are $911/month, and the asking price is $1,150,000. There’s an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 25, and another from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, October 28.
Via: Elizabeth McNulty of Gardner Realtors