In 1819, British architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe journaled about Creole cottages: “These one stories [sic] houses are very simple in their plan. The two front rooms open into the street with french Glass doors. ... The french stucco the fronts of their building and often color them.”
Though it has been extensively renovated and updated, this circa-1829 Creole cottage exemplifies Latrobe’s descriptors. Its first floor, which includes a foyer, open living/kitchen area and bedroom, is a modern take on the 19th-century plan that included “on one side...the dining and drawing room, the others, chambers.”
Thanks to its open floor plan, the 3,088-square-foot home is like those Latrobe describes: “[Creole cottages] employ the room they have, to more advantage, because they do not require so much space for passages.” Also noteworthy: exposed brick walls, pine floors, and high beamed ceilings.
The kitchen blends Old World aesthetics and modern amenities, thanks to its marble counters and gas stove. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlook the brick courtyard and provide ample natural light.
With its raftered ceiling and French doors, the master bedroom is simultaneously spacious and cozy.
In the master bathroom, finding elaborate tiling, plus a vanity and walk-in closet tucked under the sloping ceiling. It occupies the entirety of the home’s second floor, along with the master bathroom.
Here’s a bit of lagniappe: the property includes a one-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house with its own balcony.
This classic example of Creole architecture in the French Quarter can be yours for a cool $1,325,000.
Via: Brigitte Fredy of Latter & Blum Inc.