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A 19th century French Quarter townhouse asks $1.2 million

Come for the gorgeous courtyard, stay for the clawfoot tub

A two-story yellow stucco Creole townhouse has a balcony with an iron railing.

During New Orleans’s own “belle epoch” in the 19th century, the city saw one of its most prosperous decades in the 1830s, largely because of the city’s massive market of enslaved people and the booming cotton and sugar trades.

Built within a row of Creole townhomes constructed near the end of that decade, a circa 1830s two-story home in the French Quarter has entered the market at $1.2 million. Possibly constructed by French-born architect Claude Gurlie, who built the neighboring homes and owned property throughout the Quarter, the two-bedroom home on Gov. Nicholls Street was built in 1836.

The carriageway and former service entrance lead to a newly renovated kitchen and two living areas, one of which is a library-esque sitting room anchored by a detailed brick fireplace. Upstairs, the roomy master bathroom features a clawfoot tub, and the master suite opens to a balcony that offers a stunning Quarter view. A second bedroom with attached bathroom looks above the brick-lined backyard patio, and the entire home was recently outfitted with new plumbing and electrical.

The home, which landed on the market less than a week ago, is listed by Mat S. Berenson of Latter & Blum.

A library-like den has two massive Persian rugs in front of a large blonde-colored fireplace mantel on the left, with two matching French door windows on the wall.
Two French doors open to a balcony in as master bedroom with dark wood floors and a king bed with blue bedding.
A tiled master bathroom has a glass walk-in shower on the left. a white clawfoot tub in the rear, and a white marble vanity with two sinks on the right.
The top of a stairwell has white rails and a dark wood bannister leading to a hall with a window.
A brick-lined courtyard is shaded by two leaning trees standing above a fire pit in the center with a small table and chairs in front of it.