This Uptown mansion’s grave masonry facade gives no indication of the colorful modern design that lurks within. Beyond its columns and arches, there’s a 4,993-square-foot interior that is as luxe as it is lively.
Flanked by a modern light fixture that looks like the love child of a space station and a Tetris game, the center entry divides a formal living room and dining room. Large, transom-topped windows provide leafy views of the yard, and Carrara marble floors are a cool counterpoint to the home’s vibrant collection of art, which includes pieces by Ashley Longshore.
A den and kitchen complete the quadrant of rooms downstairs, and a central staircase provides access to the second floor and its collection of five bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The home’s most unusual feature is its basement—you’ll rarely find this amenity in a city with a water table as high as New Orleans’. It’s hard to tell if this basement is completely subterranean or it it is partially raised, but the presence of windows suggests the latter construction method. A home gym and den with a brick fireplace complete the low-slung space.
The masonry home is business in the front, party in the back, thanks to a resort-caliber pool and outdoor kitchen with a fire pit and hot tub. There’s also an outdoor shower and bath.
Situated by Tulane University in the toniest of tony neighborhoods, the circa-1908 property wants $1,950,000.
Via: Shaun McCarthy of McCarthy Group Realtors