The opportunity to own a grand Greek Revival townhouse in the French Quarter comes along once in a lifetime—or three. This jaw-dropping 1850s home has remained in the same family for three generations. Its 6,361 square feet include several apartments, an expansive courtyard, and a wraparound cast iron balcony overlooking what’s arguably the world’s greatest spot for people-watching: Bourbon Street.
The opulence starts in its recessed entrance, which is flanked by Ionic pilasters and entablatures. The front door opens to a chandelier-hung foyer.
From the foyer, enter the double parlor, where you’ll find richly detailed crown molding, ceiling medallions, and doorway arches.
There’s also a formal dining room.
The narrow kitchen features a long island, more crown molding and chandeliers, and—most notably—three sets of double doors that open to the brick courtyard.
The “courtyard” descriptor doesn’t really do the outdoor area justice—this is more like an enclosed yard with statuary, antique plantings, a fountain, walking paths, and a greenhouse. A graceful spiral staircase connects balconies to the courtyard.
The bulk of the home’s seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms are less grandiose than the formal parlors and dining room, but no less elegant.
Neighbors and members of the local community may remember this home was recently in the news. It is now on the market for $2,500,000.
Via: Ricky Lemann of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred