Characterized by its oak-lined boulevards, parks, and antebellum mansions, the Garden District was designed in 1832 for rich Anglo-American citizens of New Orleans. Its architects created lots twice as large as those found in the Vieux Carre and landscaped them with gardens—hence the neighborhood’s name.
To this day, those private gardens give the neighborhood’s 19th-century homes much of their allure, especially in this case. A circa-1871 manse is back on the market after being sold in 2016, when it was one of the priciest homes available at the time. The two-story home has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. In 2012, restoration contractor and designer Michael Carbine renovated the French-inspired home. Today, its 3,630 square feet are a mix of clean, modern lines and antique textures—including limestone, brick, and wooden floors.
The main and guest house are gorgeous, but the gardens are the real showstopper here. Topiaries, Japanese magnolias, olive, and citrus trees flank a Belgian slate-paved courtyard with a heated pool. It’s pretty obvious that this home lends itself to entertaining—but just in case there’s any doubt, check out the poolside cabana and walk-in wine cellar.
Located a half block from St. Charles Avenue, the home asks $2,500,000.
Via: Jennifer Cohn Nierman and Elizabeth McNulty of Gardner Realtors