It’s hard to say which is richer: this two-story Greek Revival townhouse’s craftmanship or its history. Built in 1849 for banker Frederick Rodewald and purchased by New Orleans-born novelist Grace King in 1904, the home sits on a double lot overlooking Coliseum Square. The asking price for this historically and architecturally significant treasure recently dropped from $2,750,000 to $2,250,000.
Almost every inch of the four-bedroom, six-bathroom property reveals exquisite attention to detail, from the marquetry patterns in the double parlor to the 18th-century Italian grisaille paneling in the study. The plastered brick exterior is flanked with fluted Ionic and Corinthian columns. The master suite includes a sitting room, two walk-in closets, and a gallery with leafy, live oak views.
There’s also a guest apartment with interior and exterior entrances that includes a kitchenette, bathroom, fireplace, and bedroom. In another bedroom, arched, Parisian-style windows provide ample light and heighten the Old-World vibes. On the grounds, find a beautifully landscaped terrace, formal garden, and pool.
The manse is a stone’s throw from Coliseum Square—proximity to the public park was the height of fashion in the mid-nineteenth century, and the area remains enviable to this day.
Via: Scott K. James of Inhab Real Estate