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This 19th-century masonry building conceals a sleek, stylish renovation

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The Lower Garden District townhouse went from blighted to beautiful.

Photos courtesy Aaron Dare of Tommy Crane Group

Formerly a neighborhood eyesore, this masonry townhouse received a sweeping renovation at the hands of architect (and former owner) William Rosenthal. The building’s exterior appears much the same as it did when it was built in 1886, but the interior is all open space, natural light, and clean, contemporary lines. On the first floor, a mezzanine office sits above the kitchen and overlooks the open living area, where 16-foot ceilings and concrete floors create an expansive, slightly industrial feel.

The kitchen also features wood paneling, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. (The bar cart tucked in the corner also gets our nod of approval.)

From the mezzanine level, ascend more stairs to arrive at the second floor, where two bedrooms and a bathroom await. Weathered brick-and-stucco walls provide contrast to the sleek, modern windows, which admit views of the Lower Garden District.

A narrow balcony overlooks one of the home’s best features: its landscaped backyard. The living area’s double doors open to the paved patio and pergola, making this home a good fit for entertaining.

Its asking price is $715,000, and you can check it out from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 11 during the open house.

Via: Aaron Dare of Tommy Crane Group

Lower Garden District

, , LA 70130