In a world of faux shiplap and oversized columns, this renovated Greek Revival home is a real palate cleanser. Its clean lines, 13-foot ceilings, and built-in bookcases broadcast simplicity and elegance, thanks to a focused renovation that prioritized historical accuracy and stripped away ill-suited additions.
During a series of improvements that took place from 2013 to 2018, the Uptown home was leveled, repainted, landscaped, and more. The renovation preserved many original elements, including plank pine floors, plaster cornices, walls, and ceilings, and Portoro marble mantels. Layers of paint were peeled away from mantels to reveal original faux painted marble baseboards.
As a result, the home appears much as it did when it was purchased in 1849 by commerce merchant Samuel S. Green. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom property covers 3,000 square feet and has served as a boarding house as well as a single-family home. Framed by cast iron work, its double gallery overlooks an expansive, oak-shaded landscaped corner lot in the Garden District. The asking price is $1,275,000.
Via:Britt Galloway and Margaret Stewart of Latter & Blum, Inc.