Attendees of Prospect. 2, Prospect. 3, and various other art installations over the years may have unknowingly visited the home studio of artist and urban planner Robert C. Tannen at 4725 Dauphine Street in Holy Cross. The 1,411-square-foot Victorian double, now converted to an open-concept single-family home, is on the market for $329,000.
“There’s something just magical about this place,” Tannen said in a 2015 interview with The Times-Picayune. “There’s some kind of peacefulness. It’s this incredible paradox — a lovely rural spot just 20 minutes from the French Quarter.”
Tannen and his wife Jeanne Nathan co-founded the Contemporary Art Center in 1976. Their landmark “Art House on the Levee” served as a place for artists to congregate and collaborate on projects ranging from large-scale canvas murals to cultural tours.
Built in 1898, the rustic, two-bedroom, two-bathroom bargeboard double still has its original pine floors and brick fireplaces. A staircase leads to an attic-like loft perched under the vaulted ceiling and cooled by a window air-conditioning unit, like the rest of the house.
Its wide front porch, nestled at a grassy junction between the Mississippi River and the Industrial Canal, has pastoral views of the levee and passing tugboats. In the backyard, a banana tree-studded double lot and salvaged bargeboard deck are an expansive setting for crawfish boils, art installations, or whatever else this home’s new owner wishes to create.
Via: Bart Gillis of Keller Williams Realty