Tucked on a cast-iron fenced lot a block off Magazine Street, this Garden District mansion has a sedately symmetrical facade that belies its whimsical interior design. Seven imposing columns and four gas lanterns flank the center hall, where transoms, wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows are among the period touches. The home was updated in 2017 with a new roof, generator, and more.
The formal living room has a Grandmother’s-parlor-on-absinthe feel, thanks to details like the cabbage rose wallpaper and hot-pink velvet furniture. Mantels and crystal chandeliers provide an antique vibe, but the open living area and kitchen in the rear is decidedly modern. There, you’ll find all the hallmarks of a 2019 new construction: open shelving, a stainless-steel vent, clean lines, and a simple, muted palette. It’s a stark contrast from the more-is-more aesthetic that wraps hand-painted wallpaper from the baseboards to the ceiling in a bedroom, and places a fireplace and a crystal chandelier in a walk-in closet.
Speaking of bedrooms, this 3,964-square-foot abode has four of them, plus four full baths and two half-baths. There’s also a second “auxiliary kitchen” tucked off the landing, and a petite but serviceable backyard trimmed with brick walking paths and topiaries.
The asking price is $1,300,000.
Via: Fred Buras of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices