Soon after this Treme home was built in 1803, it become part of the College d’Orleans, a place of higher education for Creole youth. Today, it’s among New Orleans’ most architecturally significant properties, and it’s on the market.
The home packs a high degree of detailed, opulent touches and finishes into its expansive 3,456-square-foot layout. From stained glass windows to Venetian plaster, it is dense with detail and history. The 14.5-foot ceilings feature exposed hand-hewn beams, painted blue to accent and complement the warm tones of the wooden floors and antique Chinese cabinetry.
There are three bathrooms and four bedrooms, many with views of palm tree fronds. Three balconies and a brick courtyard extend the home’s living area to the outdoors. A petite two-story guest house (living room on the first floor, bedroom on the second) shares courtyard access. Gates parking for two cars is included.
The property is less than two blocks from the French Quarter, Armstrong Park, and the Rampart streetcar line. It’s asking $975,000.
Via: David Axel Oestreicher of Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty